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October 28, 2013, 9:25 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 …
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 …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple: Future Versions Of OS X To Be Free, $900M Increase In Revenue Deferral Due To Free Software  —  Today during its earnings call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that future versions of OS X would be free.  Last week, Apple announced that OS X Mavericks would be available for free …
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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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They're in Theaters  —  Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web.  Now it's toying with the same idea for movies.  —  This summer, the company announced that it in addition …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Samsung Launches Five SDKs To Lure Developers Into Its Hardware Web  —  Samsung kicked off its first Developer Conference in San Francisco today, and the Korean tech juggernaut is eager to show just how much it cares about the devs building apps and services for its hardware ecosystem.
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.
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 …
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 …
Rocco Pendola / TheStreet.com:
Netflix Is Not Coming to Comcast, TWC  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Between articles on Seeking Alpha in 2011 and TheStreet since then, I have characterized, with more than ample support, Netflix (NFLX) as a walking contradiction.  And, as my reporting throughout this article …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
How Kentucky built a reliable and easy-to-use online health care marketplace in just 9 months  —  How Kentucky Built The Country's Best Obamacare Website  —  Kentucky did it right.  The state's online health insurance marketplace has become Obamacare's city on a hill while the federal HealthCare …
Hanno Schlichting / Mozilla Services:
Introducing the Mozilla Location Service  —  The Mozilla Location Service is an experimental pilot project to provide geolocation lookups based on publicly observable cell tower and WiFi access point information.  Currently in its early stages, it already provides basic service coverage …
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.

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