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Anya George Tharakan / Reuters: Electronic Arts Q3 beats expectations with $1.43B net revenue, boosted by strong game sales for older consoles and mobile phones  —  Games publisher Electronic Arts profit, revenue beats estimates  —  (Reuters) - Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O), publisher of the “FIFA” and “Madden NFL” …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook Opens Registration For F8 Conference Featuring Oculus, WhatsApp, Instagram  —  Omnipresence seems to be the theme for Facebook's F8 conference this year.  Today, registration opened allowing developers to apply for $495 tickets, though it's free to livestream.

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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom: Netflix is revamping its data architecture for streaming movies  —  Netflix is revamping the computing architecture that processes data for its streaming video service, according to a Netflix blog post that came out on Tuesday.  —  The Netflix engineering team wanted an architecture …

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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch: Prynt, a case that turns your phone into a Polaroid camera, is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter for $49  —  The Case That Turns Your Phone Into A Polaroid Camera Is Now On Kickstarter  —  The Prynt case, which lets you print photos directly from your phone, is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Brought More Android Switchers, New Customers Than Prior Models  —  During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about the sales split between the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple announces 1 billion iOS devices sold  —  Today during Apple's Q1 earnings call with investors, CEO Tim Cook announced that the company sold its billionth iOS device back in November.  —  Cook noted that the billionth device was a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus and that the company is keeping it at its headquarters in honor of the milestone.

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg: VMware Q4 exceeds expectations, $1.7B revenue, $1.08 EPS, adds $1B to buyback program  —  VMware Profit Exceeds Analysts' Estimates on New Contracts  —  VMware Inc. (VMW), the software maker whose parent company, EMC Corp., has been targeted by an activist investor, reported fourth-quarter profit …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Pay Responsible for Two of Every Three Contactless Payments on Visa, MasterCard, and American Express  —  Since its introduction in October, Apple Pay has accounted for two of every three dollars spent through contactless payments on Visa, Mastercard, and American Express …

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Rachel King / ZDNet: AT&T narrowly beats Q4 expectations with $34.4B revenue and $0.55 EPS  —  AT&T beats Q4 targets, betting big on business customer base in 2015  —  Summary:In the Q4 earnings report, AT&T boasted it is “leading” the Internet of Things wave with 19.8 million connected devices on its network thus far.

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Shara Tibken / CNET: Apple Watch to start shipping in April  —  Apple CEO Tim Cooks says development for the wearable is “right on schedule.”  —  Apple's first wearable, Apple Watch, will begin shipping in April, the company's CEO revealed Tuesday.  —  CEO Tim Cook, speaking during a call with analysts following …

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Jordan Golson / MacRumors: Apple reports $18B profit on record $74.6B revenue for Q1 2015, gross margin of 39.9%; holds $178B cash and marketable securities  —  Apple Reports Record Earnings and iPhone Sales: $18B Profit on $74.6B in Revenue for Q1 2015 [Conference Call Liveblog In Progress]

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Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Apple Watch will ship in April, Tim Cook says during earnings call  —  Apple has revealed that the Apple Watch will ship in April, though a specific date wasn't given.  The announcement came during today's earnings call.  —  Apple's wearable will support notifications and “glances” …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Apple sells a record 74.5M iPhones in Q1, a 46% YoY increase, 21.4M iPads, a 21% decrease  —  Apple breaks its sales records with 74.5M iPhones in Q1 2015, but iPad sales decline 21% to 21.4M  —  As part of the company's latest quarterly earnings announcement, Apple today revealed …

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Apple Beats In Q1 2015 With $74.6B Revenue, $18B Profit And $3.06 EPS  —  Apple has just released its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings, reporting $74.6 billion in revenue, $18 billion in net profit representing $3.06 per share.  Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 29.5 percent in revenue …

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Apple: Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results  —  Highest-ever revenue & earnings drive 48% increase in EPS  —  Growth led by record revenue from iPhone, Mac & App Store  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014.

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Yahoo Reports Mixed Q4 With Mobile Revenue Of $254M, Total Top Line Of $1.18B  —  Today Yahoo reported its fourth-quarter financial performance, including revenue excluding the cost of acquiring traffic of $1.179 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.30.

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Wall Street Gets What It Wanted From Marissa Mayer: Here's the Yahoo Plan to Spin Off Rest of Alibaba Stake  —  Yahoo said it would spin off the rest of its stake in China's Alibaba Group today, in order to create a tax-free distribution to its investors.  It said the transaction will result …

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Richard Leider / YouTube Engineering and Developers Blog: YouTube now defaults to HTML5 video instead of Flash  —  YouTube now defaults to HTML5  —  Four years ago, we wrote about YouTube's early support for the HTML5 tag and how it performed compared to Flash.  At the time, there were limitations that held it back from becoming our preferred platform for video delivery.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Pinterest Brings Ads To Users' Home Feeds  —  More users will be seeing ads on Pinterest, the company announced on Tuesday, detailing an expanded test of its advertising product which will now place ads in the form of “Promoted Pins” directly in users' home feeds.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems  —  New bug haunting Linux could spark “a lot of collateral damage on the Internet.”  —  An extremely critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distributions gives attackers the ability to execute malicious code …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft readies new free version of its Power BI business intelligence service  —  Summary:Microsoft is planning to introduce a free version of its Power BI business-intelligence tools/service, and will cut prices on its new, fully featured Pro version.  —  Microsoft is teeing …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Canalys: Apple shipped the most smartphones in China during Q4 2014  —  For the first time, Apple has beaten local smartphones vendors in China.  During Q4 2014, the company's iPhone line nabbed first place by units shipped in the Chinese smartphone market.

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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch: Lending startup Earnest raises $17M Series A led by Maveron and launches student loan refinancing tool  —  New Loan Refinancing Tool And $17M Round Shows The Importance Of Earnest  —  Louis Beryl, the founder of the personal lending (and now student loan refinancing) business Earnest, knows a thing or three about student debt.

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Dennis Kish / Google Fiber Blog: Google confirms Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham  —  Google Fiber is coming to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh-Durham  —  It's been nearly five years since we offered to build a fiber-optic network in one U.S. city as an experiment — and were met with overwhelming enthusiasm.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Apple Pay coming to 200,000 vending machines, kiosks, paid parking & other self-serve locations  —  While individual retailers have been announcing support for Apple Pay as more NFC terminals enable the service, it's still hit and miss on vending machines and other self-serve, unattended hardware.

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