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April 23, 2014, 10:10 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 …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple reports $45.6 billion revenue for Q2 2014: 43.7m iPhones, 16.3m iPads, 4.1m Macs, 2.7m iPods  —  Apple just announced its second quarter results for 2014 with revenue for the quarter coming in at $45.6 billion.  That's compared to the guidance it previously provided of $42 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Acquired 24 Companies Over Last 18 Months, 'We're On The Prowl' for More  —  During today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 24 companies over the last 18 months, some that are known and some that remain unknown.
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) …
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to propose net neutrality rules on Thursday that would let broadband providers give some traffic preferential treatment  —  FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules  —  Proposal Would Allow Broadband Providers to Charge Content Companies for Consumer Access
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Net neutrality dead for good?  FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals  —  ISPs could charge for improved access as long as they don't block Web services FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed today that proposed rules to replace the net neutrality regulations struck down by a court decision are on track for an FCC vote on May 15.
More: New York Times, Mother Jones and GigaomTweets: @nash076
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC to Release Draft Net Neutrality Rules in May  —  Federal regulators are expected to release draft net neutrality rules in mid-May as part of an ongoing effort to craft rules for Internet traffic that might actually hold up in court.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler …
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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon to pay HBO more than $300M over three years in streaming deal  —  HBO's Amazon Haul Is Big — But Not as Big as You Might Think  —  How much is Amazon paying to get its hands on HBO's old shows?  —  A lot!  But less than some people might have thought.
Tweets: @edmundlee
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Kristin Paget:
Apple patched critical WebKit vulnerabilities on OS X three weeks before iOS, exposing users  —  Apple + Patching = You're Doing It Wrong :(  —  Apple just released iOS 7.1.1, which contains a bunch of security fixes for a wide range of things.  Of particular interest is the list of issues they fixed in WebKit, which includes:
More: MacRumors, SecurityWeek and BGRTweets: @bartongellman
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.

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