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January 27, 2014, 6:00 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  iPhone and iPad Sales Drive Record Revenue and Operating Profit  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013.  The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Apple breaks its sales records with 51M iPhones and 26M iPads sold in Q1 2014  —  Apple breaks iPhone and iPad sales records in Q1 2014  —  51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads bring Apple record revenue  —  Apple predicted its first financial quarter of 2014 to be a big one, and those predictions were spot on.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple's Mixed Q1 2014 With $57.6B Revenue, $13.1B Profit And $14.50 EPS  —  Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings, reporting $57.6 billion in revenue, $13.1 billion in net profit representing $14.50 per share.  Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits:
Apple Had Trouble Keeping Up with Demand for iPhone 5S, CFO Says  —  Apple's chief financial officer said the new high-end iPhone 5S sold better at the end of the year than Apple's own projections, but didn't elaborate on demand for the new less-expensive iPhone 5C.
James Ball / Guardian:
NSA and GCHQ target ‘leaky’ phone apps like Angry Birds to scoop user data  —  GCHQ documents use Angry Birds - reportedly downloaded more than 1.7bn times - as a case study for app data collection.  —  The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
FBI seized entire TorMail database in Freedom Hosting investigation, now executes search warrants on it for unrelated cases  —  If You Used This Secure Webmail Site, the FBI Has Your Inbox  —  While investigating a hosting company known for sheltering child porn last year the FBI incidentally seized …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
CEO of Winklevoss-funded BitInstant arrested in Silk Road investigation, charged with money laundering  —  Winklevoss-Funded Bitcoin Startup's CEO Arrested In Silk Road Investigation  —  The widening circle of arrests in the investigation of the Silk Road drug market sites just extended into the heart of the Bitcoin community.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Facebook Is Seeking “Editors” for News App  —  For years, Facebook has sworn by the power of algorithms to serve users a personalized mix of status updates, stories and photos.  It's what makes up the heart of the company's premier product, the News Feed.  —  Soon, Facebook will add another approach …
Craig Karmin / Wall Street Journal:
Starwood Hotels tests allowing customers to skip check-in desk, open rooms with smartphone app  —  Smartphones to Open Doors at Some Hotels  —  Starwood to Begin Test of Virtual Keys Stored in Apps … Guests arriving at the Aloft Hotel in Manhattan or one in Silicon Valley will soon …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive  —  Microsoft is renaming its SkyDrive cloud storage to OneDrive.  The software giant has registered onedrive.com and the company has a promotional video on YouTube announcing the new name.  Microsoft says the name change will take place soon …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google paid more than $500M for DeepMind, beating out Facebook; creates ethics board to ensure technology isn't abused  —  Google Beat Facebook for DeepMind, Creates Ethics Board  —  Google, which is acquiring DeepMind Technologies, has agreed to establish an ethics board to ensure …
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Obama administration reaches tentative deal with tech companies to disclose more details on government data requests  —  Justice Department reaches deal with tech firms on data requests.  —  Tentative deal with major Internet companies would allow them to tell the public more details about how the government collects data

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