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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal: iPhone sales up 12.7% from a year ago driven by demand from Brazil, Russia, India, and China; iPad sales down 9.2%  —  Apple Reports Strong iPhone Sales  —  Sales of Smartphone Jump 12.7% in Latest Quarter, Ahead of Expected Refresh  —  Apple Inc. reported its second straight quarter …

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple announces Q3 2014 revenue of $37.4b: 35.2m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 4.4m Macs  —  Apple today announced its Q3 2014 earnings results, revealing that the company pulled in $37.4 billion in revenue and $7.7 billion in profit during the quarter. … Apple, as always, has also disclosed sales numbers for its main revenue generators.

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Apple: Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  iPhone, Mac & Services Growth Drive Record June Quarter Revenue & 20% EPS Growth  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 28, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion …

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LinkedIn: LinkedIn to acquire business marketing company Bizo for $175M  —  LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo  —  Bizo Provides Opportunity to Accelerate LinkedIn's Efforts to Offer a Comprehensive B2B Marketing Platform for Brands  —  LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world's largest professional network …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55  —  Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter performance, including revenue for the period of $23.38 billion and earnings per share of $0.55.

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Microsoft: Microsoft Cloud Growth Drives Strong Fourth-Quarter Results  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") for the quarter were $15.79 billion …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Intel Launches New Core i5, i7 Haswell Processors Possibly Slated for Retina MacBook Pro Refresh  —  Intel yesterday launched new Haswell processors designed for high-end notebooks, which could be slated for use in an upcoming refresh of the 13 and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models.

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Vlad Savov / The Verge: ‘One more thing’: ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff  —  “We're not copying Apple's products.  End of story.”  —  A man wearing a black top and denim jeans stands on stage promising to unveil “one more thing.”  As much as that might sound like the familiar finale …

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Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal: EU prepares to step up Google investigations, will likely revisit search antitrust settlement  —  EU Prepares to Step Up Google Investigations  —  Antitrust Regulators May Revisit a Proposed Settlement Over Search-Engine Practices  —  BRUSSELS—European Union antitrust regulators …

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch: Timehop, The App That Works As A Digital Time Capsule, Raises $10M Led By Shasta Ventures  —  Timehop, the app that serves as a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing your social networking photos and posts from a year ago or more, has raised $10 million in new funding.

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Ben Thompson / stratechery: To focus on services, Microsoft should split in two and make the Windows business a separate company  —  It's Time to Split Up Microsoft  —  To understand why so many serious Microsoft observers were encouraged by Satya Nadella's week-ago memo Bold Ambition and Our Core,1 it's useful …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft appoints former Best Buy exec to head its Consumer Channels Group  —  Summary: Microsoft has brought in a former Best Buy exec to head its Consumer Channels Group, which handles sales and marketing relationships with OEMs, operators and retail partners.

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Application performance management company AppDynamics raises $120M at $1B valuation, plans eventual IPO  —  AppDynamics Raises $120M, Valued at $1 Billion for Corporate Software  —  AppDynamics Inc., whose software monitors how applications are performing in order to help companies avoid bottlenecks …

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Rene Ritchie / iMore: Apple reaffirms it has never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service  —  On July 18, Jonathan Zdziarski, a former iOS jailbreaker and current iOS forensic scientist and law enforcement consultant, gave a talk at the HOPE X conference in New York City.

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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Apple granted comprehensive ‘iTime’ smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support  —  In one of the clearest signs that Apple is — and has been — working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet  —  Amazon's first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play.  However, the current implementation of the new …

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Analysts' estimates for Apple's Q3: revenues up 8.5% year over year, earnings up 18%  —  Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's fiscal Q3  —  With the world's most valuable company — and the hedge funds' favorite — set to report earnings after the markets close today, the eyes of Wall Street are once again on Apple.

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Tom Brewster / Guardian: Researchers: Lawyers blocked our Black hat demo on de-anonymising Tor  —  Shelved Black Hat presentation would have explained why you don't have to be the NSA to break Tor  —  The Tor network promises online privacy by routing users' internet traffic through a number of servers - or layers - while encrypting data.

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Kaylene Hong / The Next Web: Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band  —  Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has joined the wearables fray as it unveiled today its very first wearable device, a fitness band for only CNY79 ($13).  —  The Mi Band features sensors for tracking various health metrics …

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Richard Lai / Engadget: Xiaomi's latest phone gets a steel frame, IR blaster and top specs for just $320  —  Having sold 26.11 million phones in the first half of this year, the beast from the East that is Xiaomi is back again with a new flagship Android phone: the MI4.  For the first time ever …

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TechCrunch: Nvidia's Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming  —  The Nvidia Shield was a first attempt by graphics chip- and card-maker Nvidia, but it gave the company a taste for building gadgets that wouldn't go away, so now they're back with the Shield Tablet …

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Roger Cheng / CNET: Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth  —  The company added 1.15 million new tablets in the period, offsetting a slowdown in smartphone growth.  —  Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam.  —  Verizon's customer growth bounced back in the second quarter, thanks to a pickup in tablet and smartphone demand in the period.

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: Explaining Continuity: The tech tying iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite together  —  Continuity changes how your iPhones, iPads, and Macs interact with one another.  Let's look at the technology underneath all these features.  —  Apple  —  Apple wants you to buy Apple devices.

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Hillary Reinsberg / BuzzFeed: One of the most-viewed YouTube channels worldwide is a woman unboxing toys for toddlers  —  YouTube's Biggest Star Is An Unknown Toy-Reviewing Toddler Whisperer  —  Is it possible an unknown, one-woman toy-reviewing YouTuber called “Disney Collector” is making more money than most CEOs?

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times: Profile of Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel and chief official on public policy matters  —  Microsoft's Top Lawyer Is the Tech World's Envoy  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Bradford L. Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, was in Berlin meeting with government officials this spring when a case kept popping up unexpectedly.

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