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July 24, 2013, 12:30 AM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Sales of 31 Million iPhones Set New June Quarter Record  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended June 29, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per diluted share.
Dan Frommer / TechCrunch:
Apple's No-Growth Q3 2013 In Charts  —  Apple just reported June quarter results, and as expected, sales were pretty flat — up just 1% from last year to $35.3 billion.  It's been a while since Apple has released any major new products, and it shows.  —  A few highlights:
More: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Apple sold 31.2m iPhones and 14.6m iPads in Q3 2013, up 20% and down 14.1% year-over-year respectively  —  During its earnings announcement for its fiscal third quarter of 2013, Apple revealed that it sold 31.2 million iPhones and 14.6 million iPads.  According to those figures …
Dan Frommer / TechCrunch:
Apple's Growth Rocket Has Hit A Wall.  What Will Get It Started Again?  —  Apple's stunning growth over the past decade has been one of the biggest stories in all of tech.  Even as the company released new product after new product, and grew larger and larger, its growth rate continued to accelerate, far surpassing its competitors.
More: SplatF
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Apple in China: $27B sales in the last 12 months, 500K iOS developers  —  Apple is doing well in China despite that sales were down this past quarter, CEO Tim Cook said today in the company's third-quarter earnings call.  —  “Let's put it in perspective,” Cook told analysts and investors.
More: Digits, CNET and TechCrunch
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple Beats In Q3 2013 With $35.3B In Revenue, $6.9B In Profit, $7.47 EPS, But Posts Another YOY Earnings Decline  —  Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings — it reported $35.3 billion in revenue (slightly up 0.9 percent from $35 billion in the year-ago quarter) …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Verizon Reveals The $99 Motorola Droid Mini, $199 Droid Ultra, And The $299 Droid Maxx  —  As if we didn't already have enough Motorola phones to wait for, Verizon showed off a trio of new Motorola DROID smartphones at a (surprisingly cozy) event in New York City.
Joanna Stern / ABC News:
Facebook to Let You Say Why You Hide News Feed Posts  —  It's not exactly a dislike button, but Facebook soon plans to roll out ways to better understand why you don't like something in your News Feed.  —  Currently, when you hide something in your News Feed, Facebook begins feeding …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Granted 49 Patents Covering Lightning, Mac mini, Cameras plus an Interesting Euro Patent with an iPhone Camera Shift  —  It's a huge day for Apple in respect to newly granted patents.  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 49 granted patents for Apple this morning.
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:
Google Reader Died Because No One Would Run It  —  No one took ownership of Google Reader internally because it wasn't a top priority for Larry Page and his inner circle of lieutenants.  And if you aren't working on something that the boss cares about, then what's the point?  —  Via: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Dating app Tinder briefly exposed the physical location of its users  —  Tinder, the popular mobile dating app that matches people based on how they rate each other's photographs, briefly exposed the physical location of its users to other people on the service.  —  The location information wasn't visible in the app.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 1020 review  —  There was no shortage of stunned faces in the audience when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress 17 months ago.  Who would have thought a Symbian-powered device would be a show-stealer — in 2012?
More: BGR, The Verge and ReadWrite

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