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April 24, 2014, 7:45 AM

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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
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.
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Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Everything is ‘early days’ in Facebook's first-quarter earnings call  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg tout experiments with new products, new ad formats and new acquisitions.  —  FORTUNE — Eager to prove it can still innovate, Facebook (FB)'s executives touted …
More: Facebook, Re/code and eWeek
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Facebook makes $5.18/user annually in ad revenue in US and Canada, up more than 80% in a year  —  Facebook now has more than a billion mobile users every month  —  Facebook reported its first-quarter earnings today, posting revenues of $2.5 billion and earnings per share of 34 cents.
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 …
Simon Khalaf / Flurry:
A look at the demographics of “mobile addicts” who launch apps over 60 times per day  —  The Rise of the Mobile Addict  —  In May of 2013, KPCB's Partner and world-renowned analyst Mary Meeker shared her latest Internet Trends Report.  In that report, Ms. Meeker shared an interesting stat …
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, BGR and SecurityWeekTweets: @bartongellman
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Qualcomm's quarterly revenue growth dwindles, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower.
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
CEO of digital ad platform RadiumOne avoids felony domestic abuse charges after video evidence thrown out  —  Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video  —  RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week.

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