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January 28, 2014, 10:30 AM

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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.
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.
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 …
James Ball / Guardian:
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.
Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters:
Samsung sets new smartphone sales record in fourth quarter, widens lead over Apple: report  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sold a record 86 million smartphones in the fourth quarter and widened its lead over Apple Inc even after the U.S. firm reached a new iPhone sales high, data from research firm Strategy Analytics showed.
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:
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
ISPs No Longer Have to Block The Pirate Bay, Dutch Court Rules  —  The Pirate Bay is arguably the most-censored website on the Internet, but that's no longer the case in the Netherlands.  —  In 2010 Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN went to court to try and force Ziggo, the Netherlands' largest ISP, to block The Pirate Bay.
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 …
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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