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July 25, 2012, 7:50 AM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  17 Million iPads Sold  —  Board Declares Quarterly Dividend of $2.65 per Common Share  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35. billion …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's Reality-Check Quarter In Charts  —  Apple's June quarter results, released this afternoon, set a few records but fell short of many expectations, including mine.  —  iPhone and Mac shipments were particularly soft, while iPad sales — 17 million — set an all-time high.
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Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets  —  Trying to remember that pithy, brilliantly composed tweet about the latest Wes Anderson movie that you fired off a few months ago?  You're out of luck: Twitter lets users access only the last few thousand tweets posted to the site.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
HBO nixes idea of Netflix partnership  —  (Reuters) - Consumers who dream of watching HBO hits like “The Sopranos” or “Game of Thrones” by streaming to TVs using their Netflix accounts shouldn't hold their breath.  —  Netflix Inc CEO Reed Hastings raised the tantalizing possibility on Tuesday …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Chris Dixon:
BuzzFeed's strategy  —  BuzzFeed's CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company's strategy and progress.  I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission.  This isn't just the usual cheerleading email …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates, Its Newest Effort To Generate Revenue  —  Today Foursquare is launching its version of search ads, Promoted Updates.  —  Promoted Updates operate like Google's promoted listings or Twitter's promoted tweets.  They are pay-per-action ad placements …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple confirms: OS X Mountain Lion available tomorrow on the Mac App Store for $19.99  —  In its Q3 financial earnings press release today, Apple, has announced that OS X Mountain Lion will be available tomorrow.  The release will come exclusively through the digital Mac App Store …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy  —  We've written a number of stories about police officers interfering with citizens who are trying to record the actions of police in public places.  In some cases, cops have arrested citizens for making recordings in public.
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Facebook Opens First International Engineering Office In London  —  Facebook announced today that they have opened a London engineering office, adding to their Menlo Park, New York and Seattle engineering offices.  The company has 22 open positions at the new office.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Airbnb Scores Off London Olympics With Jump in Bookings  —  Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg  —  Airbnb added 6,000 London properties this year, including an event space inside the historic Tower Bridge.  —  Airbnb, a website for renting rooms in people's homes …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) MDP benchmarks blow away the competition (update: video)  —  As mentioned earlier, we've just gotten our hands on Qualcomm's latest development platform to see how its first quad core chipset fares.  And boy, that APQ8064 really doesn't disappoint …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Square Expects New Financing and a Loftier Value  —  For all of Square's challenges, raising money has not been one.  —  Square, the mobile payments start-up best known for its pint-size credit card reader, is close to raising roughly $200 million, which would give the company an implied valuation …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's Wild New Patent Covers TV & Advanced 5D Technology  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-five newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  This particular report covers a single, wild and crazy patent that touches on advancing television …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Management Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure  —  Facebook's acq-hiring like crazy and retaining plenty of top talent, but today marks another post-IPO departure as Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen told friends that he's heading …
John Letzing / Digits:
Google Says Patents, Tech Were Less than Half Motorola's Price  —  Google put a finer point on the value it placed on Motorola Mobility's intellectual property when it agreed to buy the mobile-phone maker, saying in a regulatory filing Tuesday that $5.5 billion of the $12.4 billion price tag …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Q2: Revenues Down To $531M, Lowest Decline In 7 Years; Traffic, Ad Reveues Up  —  AOL (owner of TechCrunch) continues to stem its declines, although it is still declining.  In Q2 results reported just now, the company noted revenues of $531 million.  That's a two percent decline …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
ARM Q2 beats forecast on strong chip demand; good outlook ahead  —  Summary: British chip designer ARM continues to exceed expectations despite a clammy economic outlook and competition in the face of larger chip makers.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  Follow @zackwhittaker
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Amazon Cracks Down on Kindle Web Browsing  —  When the Kindle launched in late 2007 it came with an experimental web browser as well as free web browsing over the 3g connection.  As nice as that was to have, all good things come to an end.  There are reports over at MobileRead today that Amazon …

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