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January 28, 2014, 8:45 AM

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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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Framing Google Glass: the headset of the future now works with prescription lenses  —  Just shy of a year after the Google Glass Explorer edition started arriving on early adopters' doorsteps, Google is announcing a way for people who need prescription glasses to use it.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Glass to Be Covered by Vision Care Insurer VSP  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google and VSP, the nation's biggest optical health insurance provider, have struck a deal to offer subsidized frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear.
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 …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Apple says it received less than 250 National Security Orders in the first half of 2013  —  Following the terms of an agreement announced today between government agencies and a number of tech companies, Apple has released an updated report on National Security and Law Enforcement requests.
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Douglas MacMillan / Digits:
Yahoo in Talks to Buy App Developer Tomfoolery for $16 Million  —  Yahoo is in talks to acquire business app developer Tomfoolery for about $16 million, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.  —  The discussions are at an advanced stage but the deal isn't yet final, the people said
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Intel's voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn't use the cloud  —  There's a problem with today's voice recognition systems: They're just too slow.  Anyone who has waited in frustration while Siri or Google's Voice Search “thinks” about even the simplest commands knows what I'm talking about.
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis' Mahalo Is Reborn As Mobile News App Inside  —  Jason Calacanis is getting back into the news business with a new app called Inside, which highlights and summarizes the top news stories.  —  Although Calacanis has been involved in several startups and startup events …
Bill Laing / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft contributes cloud server designs to the Open Compute Project  —  On Tuesday, I will deliver a keynote address to 3,000 attendees at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose, Calif. where I will announce that Microsoft is joining the OCP, a community focused on engineering …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Global Smartphone Shipments Top 1 Billion For The First Time Thanks To Cheap Android Devices, Says IDC  —  The global smartphone market shipped one billion units in a single year for the first time, with Samsung as the leading vendor, according to a new report by research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
More on DeepMind: AI Startup to Work Directly With Google's Search Team  —  Google has been buying a lot of crazy stuff lately.  At least eight robot companies, including humanoid robot-maker Boston Dynamics.  Nest, the smart home company that designs thermostats and smoke detectors.
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.”

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