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July 22, 2014, 10:35 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  iPhone, Mac & Services Growth Drive Record June Quarter Revenue & 20% EPS Growth  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Tim Cook Says Businesses Could Revive Slowing iPad Sales  —  Although iPad sales were below analyst projections for a second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that the tablet can continue to grow, particularly if Apple can increase sales to businesses.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft:
Microsoft Cloud Growth Drives Strong Fourth-Quarter Results  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") for the quarter were $15.79 billion …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel  —  After producing a long line of e-book readers and tablets (not to mention a set-top box), Amazon has its sights set on the smartphone market.  But finding success here won't be easy, even for an established tech giant like Amazon.
William Shatner:
William Shatner reviews Facebook Mentions, calls it “ill conceived”  —  Facebook Mentions Versus Facebook Pages Apps  —  I want to talk and compare an app that most of you don't have access to: Facebook Mentions and compare it to the Pages App that anyone who has a Facebook page can download and use.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
‘One more thing’: ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff  —  “We're not copying Apple's products.  End of story.”  —  A man wearing a black top and denim jeans stands on stage promising to unveil “one more thing.”  As much as that might sound like the familiar finale …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple granted comprehensive ‘iTime’ smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support  —  In one of the clearest signs that Apple is — and has been — working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit In California Over Alleged Labor Violations Affecting 20K Employees  —  While Apple today reported its quarterly earnings, another group seized the moment to push out another bit of Apple-related news.  The company is being sued in a class-action suit …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet  —  Amazon's first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play.  However, the current implementation of the new …
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
To focus on services, Microsoft should split in two and make the Windows business a separate company  —  It's Time to Split Up Microsoft  —  To understand why so many serious Microsoft observers were encouraged by Satya Nadella's week-ago memo Bold Ambition and Our Core,1 it's useful …
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Chris Morran / Consumerist:
Comcast Memo: Rep From “Painful” Retention Call Was Doing “What We Trained Him To Do”  —  A week after the posting of the neediest customer-retention call in Comcast history, the fallout continues, with the company's Chief Operating Officer telling Comcast employees in a memo leaked to Consumerist …
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:
Ex-Goldman trader raises $1.6M for bitcoin exchange bitFlyer, looking to expand beyond Japan by year end  —  Ex-Goldman Trader's Bitcoin Exchange to Fill Mt. Gox Void  —  Yuzo Kano quit Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS:US) twice: once for a rival bank, the second time to open Japan's first bitcoin exchange since the collapse of Mt. Gox.
More: CoinDesk and NEWSBTC
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Tor developers vow to fix bug that can uncloak users  —  Developers of the Tor privacy service say they're close to fixing a weakness that researchers for an abruptly canceled conference presentation said provides a low-cost way for adversaries to deanonymize hundreds of thousands of users.

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