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October 28, 2013, 6:20 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  iPhone Sales Grow 26% to Establish New September Quarter Record  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's Q4 '13 Beats With $37.5B Revenue, $7.5B Profit And $8.26 EPS On Strong iPhone Sales  —  Apple has just released its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings, reporting $37.5B in revenue, $7.5B in net profit representing $8.26 per share.  That marks a y/y growth of 4.2% in Revenue and 4.7% decline in EPS, with net profit down 8.6% y/y.
Dan Frommer / TechCrunch:
Apple's Rebound Quarter In Charts  —  Apple just reversed its slide, if you can call it that.  —  After three quarters in a row of slowing sales growth, Apple's September quarter - reported this afternoon - shows a modest re-acceleration.  See Matthew Panzarino's post for the financial big picture …
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPad Air Supplies Expected to Be Plentiful at Launch With In-Store Pickup Available  —  When Apple launches orders for the iPad Air on Friday, November 1, the company will reportedly accept requests for Personal Pickup, according to a source who notified MacRumors about Apple's plans.
Spiegel Online:
The NSA's Secret Spy Hub in Berlin  —  According to SPIEGEL research, United States intelligence agencies have not only targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone, but they have also used the American Embassy in Berlin as a listening station.  The revelations now pose a serious threat to German-American relations.
Wall Street Journal:
Marc Parry / Wired Campus:
‘The Zuckerberg Files’: New Scholarly Archive Scrutinizes Facebook CEO  —  In 2010 two privacy scholars published an op-ed criticizing the “Machiavellian” public-relations methods of tech companies like Facebook.  They analyzed a PR script that may sound familiar to many of Facebook's 1.2 billion users.
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung signs three-year deal to supply NBA with courtside tablets and monitors  —  NBA Teams Up With Samsung  —  The National Basketball Association has signed a wide-ranging, $100 million deal with Samsung Electronics Co. to bring the South Korean company's technology courtside at its games …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Syrian Electronic Army Targets President Obama in Latest Hack  —  Add President Obama to the list of the latest high-profile hacks.  —  A handful of sites affiliated with the President's nonprofit issue advocacy group, Organizing for Action, were compromised by a group of hackers on Monday morning …
Kathleen Pender / San Francisco Chronicle:
Tech, social media employers offer perks aplenty  —  Photo: Sarah Rice, Special To The Chronicle  —  Bay Area tech and social media companies are engaged in an arms race to see who can offer the most - and most unusual - benefits to employees.  —  While most Americans would be happy …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board  —  According to sources close to the situation, Twitter is planning on waiting until after its IPO — which is set to take place next week — to name its first woman to its board.
Todd Wasserman / Mashable:
Starbucks Lets You Buy Coffee for a Friend via Twitter  —  In the '70s, a Coke ad envisioned a day in which you could buy the world Coke to promote harmony.  Now, Starbucks is letting you do something similar, with the help of Twitter.  —  The coffee giant is launching a beta program called Tweet …

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