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April 23, 2014, 5:40 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Strong iPhone Sales Drive Record March Quarter Revenue and 15 Percent EPS Growth  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces 7 For 1 Stock Split, Boosts Its Dividend 8%, Adds $30B To Its Buyback Program  —  As part of its earnings cycle today, Apple announced that it will increase its dividend 8 percent, add $30 billion to its share buyback program current to a total of $90 billion, and split its stock 7 for 1 in June.
Facebook:
Facebook Reports First Quarter 2014 Results - Revenue was $2.50 billion, up 72% vs Q1 2013 - Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, up 82% vs Q1 2013 - CFO David Ebersman stepping down later this year; will be succeeded by David Wehner  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles at Zynga: “Ultimately a Ship Is Better With One Captain”  —  Mark Pincus is stepping down from all operational duties at Zynga, the social gaming company that he founded in 2007.  As part of the change, he will shift to non-executive chairman …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV  —  Code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggests that Siri is headed to the Apple TV in future.  Pierre Blazquez first found the reference on Friday. 9to5Mac has since confirmed that the code does exist in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1′s files.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Etsy buys Grand St.  —  The handmade marketplace has acquired Grand St., a marketplace for indie electronics.  —  FORTUNE — Etsy, the operator of a handmade marketplaces, has acquired Grand St.  —  Grand St., which sells indie electronics online, had raised $1.3 million in seed funding …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer  —  Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware.  Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus.  Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled …
Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Study: Samsung's Apps Are Ubiquitous but Unloved  —  As Samsung Electronics's best-selling smartphones face increasing competition from a horde of Chinese lookalikes, one of the South Korean giant's key goals has been to translate demand for its devices into interest for Samsung's homegrown software and services.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Google Maps ‘Time Machine’ Lets You Stroll the Streets of the Past  —  Ever wish you could travel back in time?  A new feature on Google Maps Street View, rolling out world-wide today, lets users zip through imagery dating back to Street View's beginning in 2007.
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon adds HBO shows to Prime Instant Video; HBO Go coming to Fire TV at some point  —  Amazon now has streaming rights to a number of HBO series and will make them available through Prime Instant Video starting May 21, the company said Wednesday.  —  In addition, Amazon said that it will add HBO …

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