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April 23, 2013, 9:50 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  37.4 Million iPhones Sold; 19.5 Million iPads Sold  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple Q2 '13: Beats with $43.6 B rev, $9.5B profit at $10.09 EPS, with 37.4M iPhones sold, 19.5M iPads  —  Apple today announced its earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2013.  Apple's revenue amounted to $43.6 billion in Q2.  With earnings of $10.09 per share.  Apple posted $9.5 billion in profit.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Tim Cook teases ‘exciting new product category’ and ‘more surprises’ in the fall  —  During Apple's Q2 investor call, CEO Tim Cook teased “the potential of exciting new product categories,” and suggested that the company will announce new products in the fall.  “We've got a lot more surprises in the works,” Cook said.
Felix Salmon:
Apple's new pitch to investors  —  Today's earnings report marks the point at which Apple is officially no longer a high-growth tech stock, valued on its monster potential.  Instead, it has become a cash cow, valued on its ability to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into its shareholders' pockets.
More: Businessweek, Reuters, DealBook and iMoreTweets: @mattrosoff
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Returning $55 Billion to Investors as Forecast Trails  —  Apple Inc (AAPL). forecast sales that missed analysts' predictions and said it will return $55 billion in cash to shareholders in a push to compensate for a stock price that's been hammered by signs of slowing growth.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public  —  Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today.  —  All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
AP Twitter account hacked, makes false claim of explosions at White House  —  Anyone that follows the Associated Press on Twitter just heard “news” of an unprecedented national crisis.  “Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured,” the AP's account tweeted moments ago.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
How Microsoft is speeding up the Office trains  —  Summary: Microsoft's Office team has an ambitious roadmap ahead of it.  But can a team of 5,000 engineers move from delivering product releases every 2 to 3 years, to every quarter or even faster?  —  Microsoft's Office team has run like clockwork for at least the past decade.
More: Gartner and WinBeta
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Huawei exec: “We are not interested in the US market anymore”  —  After several months of intense lobbying to break into the US market—and even Congressional hearings over security concerns last year—Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei announced Tuesday that it is giving up.
Abbas Jaffar Ali / tbreak Dubai UAE:
Water-proof, dust-proof ruggedized version of Galaxy S4 releasing soon.  —  At the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch in Dubai today, the President of Samsung Gulf Electronics Mr. Young Soo Kim mentioned that a ruggedized version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be coming in the months ahead.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Uber wins in NYC lawsuit filed by limo lobby, clearing the way for city to test e-hail apps  —  A judge has ruled that the Taxi and Limousine Commission's e-hail pilot program is legal  —  A court ruling in Manhattan today represents one more incremental step in the drawn …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Continues to Dominate U.S. Online Video Purchase and Rental Markets  —  NPD today released a new report highlighting the U.S. online digital video market for 2012, finding that Apple continues to dominate both purchases and rentals.  —  In looking at purchased content …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft targets end of May for expanded Surface Pro availability  —  Summary: Microsoft is broadening availability of its Surface Pro PC/tablet hybrids during May and June, officials are saying.  —  After a couple of months of silence, Microsoft officials are sharing more about expansion plans for the company's Surface devices.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Challenges Yelp With Mobile Pages Redesign Featuring Actions, Local Biz Details, And Ratings  —  People go to Yelp for reviews, but also for phone numbers, addresses, and hours.  Facebook wants that traffic, so today it rolled out a global redesign of mobile Pages that features details …

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
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