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October 20, 2014, 6:05 PM

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Apple:
Strong iPhone, Mac & App Store Sales Drive Record September Quarter Revenue & Earnings  —  CUPERTINO, California—October 20, 2014—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Apple's Q4 beats estimates with $1.42 EPS on $42.1B revenue; sold 39.3M iPhones, 12.3M iPads, 5.5M Macs  —  Apple Q4 2014 earnings: revenue surges on huge iPhone 6 sales  —  Apple, once the darling of Wall Street with a ballooning stock price, has disappointed investors in recent quarters with slowdown on its growth.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Check Out Gmail 5.0 For Android And Google's Plan To Handle All Your Email Accounts In One App  —  Google's been updating apps left and right recently to fall in line with its new material design philosophy, and the results have been impressive.  There are a few apps it appears Google's saving …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more  —  Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features.
Percy / GreatFire.org:
Report: Chinese authorities conduct “man in the middle” attack on iCloud.com users to harvest their data  —  China collecting Apple iCloud data; attack coincides with launch of new iPhone  —  After previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, the Chinese authorities …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple pushing to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month  —  Spotify Lowers Its Music Prices, Using a Family Plan.  Apple Wants to Go Lower.  —  Apple thinks streaming music should cost less.  Spotify agrees.  —  Spotify is effectively offering a price cut …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy  —  Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet  —  The Netscape creator turned Silicon Valley sage on why optimism is always the safest bet.  —  It's not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia  —  Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network.  —  Ceglia's claim was dismissed earlier …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
IBM stock drops over 6% after it misses earnings estimates, abandons 2015 earnings forecast  —  IBM Abandons Long-Promised 2015 Profit Target  —  IBM abandoned a long-promised plan to deliver $20 a share in profits by 2015 after suffering a significant slowdown in spending by its clients …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Amazon closes multi-year digital and print deal with CBS's Simon & Schuster, one of Big Five publishers  —  Amazon Closes Multi-Year Deal With Simon & Schuster, The Other Big Five Publisher It Was In E-Book Pricing Negotiations With  —  Amazon has inked a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Amazon Kindle Voyage review: The best e-reader is also the priciest  —  When Amazon introduced an updated version of its flagship Kindle Paperwhite last year, it took the easy way out — after all, tweaked internals, improved software and slightly better lighting do not a thrilling e-reader make.

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