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February 7, 2014, 2:25 PM

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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Tim Cook Says Apple Working on ‘Some Really Great Stuff’ in New Product Categories  —  Apple will launch products in new categories and the company is working on “really great stuff”, according to an interview with CEO Tim Cook in The Wall Street Journal this evening.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Repurchases $14B of Own Shares in 2 Weeks  —  CEO Cook Says Company Wanted to Be ‘Aggressive’ and ‘Opportunistic’  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Inc. has bought $14 billion of its own shares in the two weeks since reporting financial results that disappointed Wall Street, Chief Executive Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Apple, Google, Microsoft: Where does the money come from?  —  Summary: If you want to know why big tech companies act the way they do, follow the money.  Based on the latest SEC filings, Apple's still a successful hardware company, and Google's still in the advertising business.
More: Apple Gazette and BGR IndiaTweets: @alexdc and @marypcbuk
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
California Bill Would Require Antitheft Technology for Cellphones  —  A smartphone is sleek, compact and valuable, which makes it a perfect target for a thief.  Californian lawmakers want to require cellphone companies to fix that problem.  —  In the last year, officials in San Francisco …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook Deploys Robots to Save Blu-ray From Extinction  —  One day, your Facebook photos will sit in the hands of robots.  —  Behind the scenes at Mark Zuckerberg's social networking giant, Facebook engineers have already built these robots, and one of them was on display last week in downtown San Jose …
More: SlashGear
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Google Asks French Court to Suspend Privacy Notification Order  —  Order Forces Google to Notify Users of a Privacy Fine on its French Home Page  —  PARIS—Google Inc. asked a French court Thursday to suspend an order forcing it to notify users of a privacy fine on its French home page …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook Now Lets You Edit Your “Look Back” Movie  —  Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook would soon let you edit the automatically-generated “Look Back” videos the company had made to celebrate Facebook's 10th anniversary.  —  Sure enough: they just launched the editor.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Rdio teams up with Tesla for its first automotive integration  —  Music subscription service Rdio is getting into the automotive game, and it's got an interesting partner for its first integration: Tesla is going to use Rdio as its default dashboard audio service in Europe …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
LinkedIn kills its Intro email service after less than four months  —  LinkedIn just announced that it'll be shutting down Intro, a service meant to integrate LinkedIn contact details right into the iOS Mail app, after less than four months.  LinkedIn simply said it was discontinuing the service …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Beats In Q4 With Revenue Of $447.2M, But Growth Concerns Dampen After Hours Trading  —  Today, following the close of regular trading, LinkedIn reported its fourth-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $447.2 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.39 .
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