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October 28, 2013, 8:15 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: 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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:
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft makes available its Azure-based Hadoop service  —  Summary: Microsoft's HDInsight service — a cloud-based distribution of Hadoop — is generally available.  Microsoft's planned complement for Windows Server has been replaced.  —  Microsoft's cloud-based distribution of Hadoop …
Jennifer Baker / PC World:
Google's European antitrust remedies don't cover google.com searches  —  Google's proposal aimed at dodging a fine from the European Commission for allegedly breaking competition rules doesn't include any changes to how search results are presented on the Google.com domain.
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 …

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