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January 27, 2014, 6:35 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.
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.
More: iMore and VentureBeat
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple execs say iOS and OS X won't merge, and 10.10 will prove that  —  Among the hoopla surrounding the 30th anniversary of the Mac last week, Macworld's Jason Snell had an excellent interview with Apple's Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, and Bud Tribble about both the past and the future for the Mac.
More: BGR, MacRumors and TechnoBuffaloThanks:@jordankahn
Maria Kiselyova / Reuters:
Russia's Megafon signs new iPhone deal with Apple  —  (Reuters) - Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator, Megafon, said on Monday it had signed a direct contract with Apple Inc and resumed selling iPhones after a four-year break.  —  Megafon has not been able to sell iPhones since 2009 …

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