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January 27, 2014, 11:00 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.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Tim Cook admits iPhone 5c share lower than expected, says demand was ‘different than we thought’  —  Though Apple doesn't break down sales of individual iPhone models, Chief Executive Tim Cook admitted on Monday that sales of the iPhone 5c represented a smaller mix of total handset sales than his company anticipated.
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
Perkins: I Regret Using the Word Kristallnacht  —  In an exclusive interview, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers Co-Founder Tom Perkins discusses his comments comparing the treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.  He speaks exclusively with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's “Bloomberg West.”
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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Microsoft:
Microsoft Brings World's Fastest Texting to Windows Phone 8.1  —  Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014.  Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
2 Ways Live Chat Can Enhance Your Customer Service  —  Landing a new customer is 5x more expensive than keeping an existing customer.  How do we keep our customers happy?  By providing outstanding support.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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