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October 21, 2014, 8:05 AM

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Apple:
Strong iPhone, Mac & App Store Sales Drive Record September Quarter Revenue & Earnings  —  CUPERTINO, California—October 20, 2014—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Tim Cook, in his own words, on why the iPad has a bright future  —  Apple's iPad business was the lone drag in its otherwise strong earnings report today. iPad sales last quarter dropped 13% from the previous year, to 12.3 million, their third straight quarter of decline.
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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box  —  Summary: In partnership with Dell, Microsoft is launching its Azure cloud in a box offering, codenamed ‘San Diego.’  —  Microsoft is teaming with Dell to create an Azure cloud in a box offering for customers who want to run their own, on-premises datacenters.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more  —  Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features.
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Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple clarifies Spotlight Search data and location sharing, says information shared is minimal  —  Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know  —  A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
Percy / GreatFire.org:
Report: Chinese authorities conduct “man in the middle” attack on iCloud.com users to harvest their data  —  China collecting Apple iCloud data; attack coincides with launch of new iPhone  —  After previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, the Chinese authorities …
Julia Powles / Guardian:
UK High Court determines ISPs must block sites selling counterfeit goods  —  Internet service providers must help crack down on fake goods, high court rules  —  In what is thought to be the first ruling of its kind, the High Court in the UK has determined that ISPs must try to block sites selling counterfeit goods
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia  —  Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network.  —  Ceglia's claim was dismissed earlier …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Amazon closes multi-year digital and print deal with CBS's Simon & Schuster, one of Big Five publishers  —  Amazon Closes Multi-Year Deal With Simon & Schuster, The Other Big Five Publisher It Was In E-Book Pricing Negotiations With  —  Amazon has inked a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster …

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