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Wednesday Highlights: Apple announces record sales for March quarter with revenue of $45.6 billion and $10.2 billion profit, also announced is a board-approved 7-for-1 stock split alongside a dividend increase; Forbes' Mark Rogowsky sums up what all the analysts are predicting: "Flat revenues, minimal earnings growth due only to share buybacks, a tiny uptick in iPhone sales offset by a downtick in iPad sales."; Chris Ciaccia hopes future plans get spelled out by Cook and team as Apple is being "squeezed for new breakthrough product as iPhone and iPad sales go flat"; more in our Apple/Macintosh, and Finances sections; meanwhile the Samsung vs. Apple saga continues into day 10 with the South Korean company gunning for Apple's FaceTime having purchased a patent covering its technology; and Google is apparently shouldering some of the money for Samsung in their fight against Apple; EE Times sees "tech talent war" starting once the no-poaching case between Apple, Google is resolved; Apple allowing public to sign up for beta testing OS X; smart move says Jonny Evans; Mac OS X Hints has a how-to for creating a Fusion Drive with a recovery partition; Fortune takes us on a tour of Apple's Amsterdam store; new TV ad hits the airwaves in which Apple calls up the Pixies; hack allows you to use AirPlay with Google Play Music; GottaBeMobile reviews the MacBook Pro Retina after 6 months of use; Matt Haughey recounts Steve Jobs' connection to rural Oregon; ZDNet review of Samsung's Galaxy S5, "solid...but could have been better"; and you remember Linux, right? Well Ars Technica reviews the latest Ubuntu, concluding it misses boat on big changes.

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Apple/Macintosh
2014 2Q Results
  • "Apple Reports Second Quarter Results: Strong iPhone Sales Drive Record March Quarter Revenue and 15 Percent EPS Growth/Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.3 percent compared to 37.5 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 66 percent of the quarter's revenue." Apple 3:52 PM
  • "Apple Expands Capital Return Program to Over $130 Billion: Board of Directors also Approves Seven-for-One Stock Split" Apple 3:52 PM
  • "Apple Expands Capital Return Program to Over $130 Billion" Business Wire 3:52 PM
  • "Apple Reports Higher Profit, Stock Buyback: CEO Cook, in Interview, Says Shares are Undervalued" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Apple Sales, Profit Top Estimates as IPhone Still Strong" Bloomberg 3:56 PM
  • "Apple beats estimates with earnings" USA Today 3:54 PM
  • "Apple Announces 7 For 1 Stock Split, Boosts Its Dividend 8%, Adds $30B To Its Buyback Program" TechCrunch 3:55 PM
  • "Apple Splits Stock 7-For-1, Will Splash $130B In Cash On Investors" Forbes 4:01 PM
  • "Apple shares jump on iPhone sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Ahead of Estimates, but Company Sees Sales Dip Ahead" Re/code 3:56 PM
  • "Apple beats analyst estimates for second-quarter earnings" Macworld 4:01 PM
  • "Apple Jumps on Earnings Beat, Stock Split" TheStreet 3:56 PM
  • "Apple tops estimates, announces 7-for-1 stock split" CNET 4:23 PM
  • "Apple Beats the Street, Reports $45.6 Billion Revenue and $11.62 EPS" The Mac Observer 3:53 PM
  • "Apple's Q2 iPhone sales boom, carry declining iPad performance" AppleInsider 5:07 PM
  • "Apple announces 20 million Apple TVs sold through Q2 2014" 9to5Mac 6:12 PM
  • "By the numbers: a breakdown of Apple's Q2 2014 earnings call" 9to5Mac 6:49 PM
  • "Apple's Profit Climbs, but Cracks Are Showing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:17 PM
  • "Apple's stock split removes an obstacle to its inclusion in Dow Jones average" Dallas Morning News [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 PM
Apple News
  • "Angela Ahrendts to join Apple next week, as retail SVP" 9to5Mac 4:27 PM
  • "Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to Join Apple Next Week" MacRumors 4:27 PM
  • "Apple's New Retail Leader Angela Ahrendts Officially Steps Into Her Role Next Week" TechCrunch 4:26 PM
  • "Burberry's Angela Ahrendts Starts as Apple Retail Boss Next Week" The Mac Observer 4:49 PM
  • "Can Apple's Future Plans Save It From an Earnings Implosion?"  TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Squeezed for New Breakthrough Product as iPhone and iPad Sales Go Flat"  IB Times 8:34 AM
  • "Does Apple Have Wearable Tech's Next Big Thing?" Bloomberg TV 8:33 AM
  • "Why Apple has stopped growing"  Quartz 12:12 PM
  • "How can Apple excite investors beyond Q2 FY14"s boring quarterly report?" iMore 12:20 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Preview: Everyone's Mind Is Made Up" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Apple Earnings: 4 Questions for Tim Cook Today" The Motley Fool 9:34 AM
  • "Apple Earnings: What to Watch" WSJ Blogs 9:34 AM
  • "All eyes on Apple Inc.: With today's earnings expected to be ho-hum, does Apple have a surprise up its sleeve?" Fortune 8:34 AM
  • "Bigger-screen iPhone 6 may mean smaller sales at Apple — for now: Apple fans, already waiting for the next big thing, may have paused on buying an iPhone as they wait for the large-screen iPhone 6, expected in coming months."  CNET 8:23 AM
  • "Apple vs Samsung, Day 10: The home stretch" Electronista 8:16 AM
  • "Samsung hopes to make FaceTime a headache for Apple: After weeks of playing defense against five Apple patents, Samsung this week went after Apple with two of its own patents: one it says is infringed when people make FaceTime calls, and another that covers the photo gallery feature found on iPhones, iPads, and some iPods."  The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Google agreed to shoulder financial burden in Samsung-Apple patent battle" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War" EE Times 8:52 AM
  • "What the Apple wage collusion case says about Silicon Valley's labor economy" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:14 AM
  • "Why Apple Can't Quit Steve Jobs"  ABCNews 12:20 PM
  • "U.S. judge denies Apple's move to hold off e-book antitrust trial" Reuters 9:07 PM
OS X
News
  • "You Can Now Run Beta Versions Of Apple's OS X—For Free" ReadWrite 7:48 AM
  • "Apple Fixes FaceTime on Older Versions of OS X, iOS 6 Still Not Working" MacRumors 8:02 AM
AppleCare/Troubleshooting
  • "How to detect and remove Genieo for Mac" MacIssues 8:47 PM
  • "Troubleshooting Yahoo/AT&T password issues" Macworld 8:35 AM
  • "My cousin is in Africa working for two years with Voluntary Services Overseas (helping to train local teachers). She has a Mac which she wants to upgrade to Mavericks. Her Internet connection is slow - it will take her 10+ days just to download Mavericks and then there are all the updates. So she asked me whether I can put Mavericks on a USB stick and send it to her (it will take about 6 weeks for the package to get to her village!). Besides Mavericks and the 10.9.2 update, I was just wondering if there is a list somewhere on apple.com of all the updates on top of 10.9.2 which I can also put on the USB stick, e.g. the SSL security update which came out today? Many thanks in advance for any advice!" MacInTouch 12:27 PM
Reviews/How-To/Tips
  • "Apple Fixes: Paving The Way To A Smoother Work Day" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Introducing Markdown on OS X" Tuts+ 9:10 AM
  • "Create a Fusion Drive with a Recovery Partition" Mac OS X Hints 9:10 AM
  • "Outline Much? Try The Think Different 'Thinking Man's' Outliner For The Mac" NoodleMac 7:45 AM
  • "Meet The Mac Document Writer For Word That You Will Love (except for one thing)" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "A Cheap And Easy Way To Monitor Wi-Fi Networks (and a cheaper way)" BohemianBoomer 7:45 AM
  • "Put Mac Storage On A Diet For Less Than A Dollar" TeraTalks 7:45 AM
  • "Free: Manage OS X's 'Open With' Menu" Mac 360 7:45 AM
Op/Ed
  • "The OS X Beta Seed Program" MacSparky 8:16 AM
  • "OS X Beta Seed: Apple's open is closed"  Computerworld 7:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "1Password for iOS complete rebuild, 1Password for Mac improves mini tool, sync and export" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Northern Tale 2 released on Mac" prMac 9:44 AM
  • "Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "AutoMailer 2.1 for OS X to merge data with emails and send to multiple addresses in text or web format" Tension Software 7:45 AM
  • "FxFactory presents Yanobox Nodes 2, the effects plug-in that blows your mind" IT.Enquirer 7:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Grand tour of the Apple retail palaces of Europe: Amsterdam/Dutch royalty once shopped in the century-old fashion house where Apple now sells iPads." Fortune 8:14 AM
  • "GameStop to ramp up expansion of wireless, Apple product stores" Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Free Registration Required] 12:11 PM
  • "GameStop's Simply Mac Apple Specialist stores adding 50 new locations next year" 9to5Mac 12:11 PM
  • "Women Sues Apple in Louisiana for iPhone 4S exploding in her Pants" Patently Apple 1:37 PM
  • "Taiwanese Company Sues Apple over iOS's Core Motion Framework" Patently Apple 10:48 AM
  • "Apple airs new 'Powerful' TV ad, promoting content creation on the iPhone 5s" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "Apple Sells iPhones To Reanimate The Pixies" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Apple Has A New, Good Ad For The iPhone Featuring A Pixies Song" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Apple gets slammed in Video commercial by workstation maker BOXX" Architosh 2:48 PM
  • "Nike denies ditching FuelBand amid Apple tie-up rumours" V3 8:15 AM
  • "Google Play Music comes to AirPlay devices via hack" CNET 8:23 AM
  • "Huawei exec: 'Word of mouth' will beat Apple and Samsung in Europe/World Mobile Telephone Factory No.3 won't fling the big bucks around just yet" The Register 10:53 AM
  • "Apple giving employees company-branded, reusable water bottles for Earth Day" 9to5Mac 1:08 PM
  • "YouTube Find: Animals go insane over the iPad" TUAW 9:10 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "FCC to Release Draft Net Neutrality Rules in May" Re/code 1:09 PM
  • "Facebook Wins FTC Approval for Oculus VR Acquisition" Mashable 12:14 PM
  • "Who's 'Next'? Customers are stepping up for AT&T's no-contract plan" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Backlash against Google Glass was a known risk, but worth it, says marketing head" 9to5Google 8:20 AM
  • "Sprint Will Make All Its Devices Unlockable From February 2015" Gizmodo 8:07 AM
  • "The Next Samsung Galaxy Cameraphone Leaks" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Akamai: Global average Internet speed grew 27% year-over-year to 3.8 Mbps, mobile traffic jumped by 70%" The Next Web 7:49 AM
Publications/Podcasts
  • "ACM 251: What's in an Upgrade, Apple's Google Gambit, the Future of iPhone" The Mac Observer 8:09 PM
  • "The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 23, 2014" TUAW 7:43 PM
  • "iMore show Apple earnings wrap-up LIVE tonight at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm BST" iMore 12:19 PM
Hardware/Software
  • "Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' may sport curved edges, display glass" AppleInsider 7:43 PM
  • "Sketchy new rumor point to possibility of rounded edges, curved-glass display in iPhone 6" 9to5Mac 7:43 PM
  • "Catcher to reap iPhone cycle benefits" China Post 12:13 PM
  • "Barclays revises Catcher target up on iPhone hype" Taipei Times 12:13 PM
  • "Catcher To Supply iPhone 6 Metal Casings, Apple Expected To Ship 70 Mil Units in 2014 (Report)" G for Games 9:10 AM
  • "Rumor: Apple taps Catcher for metal casings on next-gen 'iPhone 6'" AppleInsider 9:10 AM
  • "Apple's Unibody enclosure manufacturer apparently commissioned to build iPhone 6 metal casings" iDownload Blog 10:53 AM
  • "iPhone 6 Release Date tipped for Q3 2014" BGR 12:13 PM
  • "Apple users left exposed to serious threats for weeks, former employee says: Patch delay comes two months after previous lapse for critical 'goto fail' fix." Ars Technica 2:29 PM
  • "Apple Patches Heartbleed SSL Bug in AirPort Base Station" The Mac Observer 8:11 AM
  • "Apple releases AirPort firmware update to combat Heartbleed flaw" V3 7:52 AM
  • "Apple security updates for Mac, iOS, and AirPort" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Apple Delivers AirPort Base Station Heartbleed Fix" FairerPlatform 7:44 AM
  • "iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV" 9to5Mac 10:53 AM
  • "iOS 7.1.x code points to Siri support on Apple TV" Electronista 10:48 AM
  • "Rumor: Siri Coming To Apple TV" AppleBitch 2:25 PM
  • "FaceTime For Mac Gets Updated, But iOS 6 Users Are Still Suffering" AppAdvice 8:19 AM
  • "The iPhone 6c Could Be Just As Beautiful As The iPhone 6. Here's Proof. [Gallery] Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Big-screened iPhone 6 envisioned in new artist renderings" CNET 8:23 AM
  • "Apple files patent for applying effects in iMovie, Final Cut Pro X" Apple Daily Report 7:43 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "Wisp: Eira's tale -A Casual And Relaxing Indie Puzzle Game Inspired By Nordic And Celtic Mythology For iPhone And iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 8:11 AM
  • "Simple Transfer Pro -Wireless Photo & Video Backup, Sync & Share For iPhone And iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $2.99)" Apple Sliced 8:11 AM
  • "Dark Slash For iPhone And iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 8:11 AM
  • "Mac Pro Prices & Deals" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "Mac mini Prices & Sales" MacPrices 8:09 AM
  • "Get 50GB of iDrive iOS cloud storage for 99 cents/That's per month, right? Nope: 99 cents for an entire year. And every year after that." CNET 8:23 AM

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Reviews/How-To/Tutorials/Tips
Reviews
  • "MacBook Pro Retina Review: 6 Months In" GottaBeMobile 7:43 AM
  • "iPad Air review: Apple's fast, sleek, amazingly lightweight tablet" Macworld UK 12:19 PM
  • "It's good to get rain on your upgrade parade: Crucial M550 1TB SSD" The Register 8:14 AM
  • "Review: Divoom Voombox Portable Bluetooth Speaker" iLounge 10:53 AM
  • "Review: Power Support Air Jacket Clear for MacBook Air 13"" Run Around Tech 7:50 AM
  • "Review: iPad Mate is handy for converting Videos, DVDS for Apple tablet playback" Apple Daily Report 7:43 AM
  • "Jimi: A brilliant little innovation for iMac owners" TUAW 7:16 PM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Skip the gym and enjoy quick workouts with the FitStar app" Macworld 6:45 PM
  • "Fix This App: R.B.I. Baseball needs to correct some errors before it's a hit" TechHive 8:02 AM
  • "Daily App: Tipcognito is a tip calculator masquerading as email client" TUAW 8:39 AM
  • "Best beer and wine apps for iPhone: Untappd, Drync, Elixr, and more!" iMore 2:27 PM
  • "Some Excellent Apps for Photography on the iPhone -Bangkok Post, Life" eXtensions 7:46 AM
  • "'Instantion' Review - Puzzles You Can Really Throw Yourself Into" Touch Arcade 2:27 PM
  • "'Fable Age' Review - Robin Hood, Aladdin, And Snow White Walk Into A Bar Together" Touch Arcade 12:18 PM
  • "NightCap Pro Review: Taking photos in low light conditions has always been tricky, but NightCap Pro has just made it easier." 148Apps 2:28 PM
  • "Wonder Golf Review: Help Alice explore a mini-golf version of Wonderland in the quirky Wonder Golf." 148Apps 8:35 AM
How-To/Tutorial
  • "PadGadget's DIY Project Spotlight: Washi Tape Smart Cover" PadGadget 9:11 AM
Tips
  • "PadGadget's iPad Tips: Adding Contact Information to Lock Screen" PadGadget 12:16 PM
Analysis/Commentary/Editorial/Opinion
  • "Understanding Why Tim Cook Says iPad Sales Weren't As Bad As It Seems" Re/code 9:14 PM
  • "Cassandra: Apple Q2 2014 Financial Report and Comments; Changes to Share Buyback Program" eXtensions 7:13 PM
  • "Apple Reports Record March iPhone Sales in Q2 2014" The Mac Observer 7:14 PM
  • "Quick Observations On Apple's Q2 2014" ParisLemon 6:38 PM
  • "Tim Cook: Apple will expand products, services into new market" AppleDailyReport 5:53 PM
  • "Tim Cook: 60+% of iPhone 4s and 5c buyers are 'Android Switchers'" 9to5Mac 5:33 PM
  • "iTunes software, service revenue grows at a double digit rate" Apple Daily Report 5:13 PM
  • "Apple Profits Hit Record, Cash Giveaway Swells" Tapscape 5:12 PM
  • "Apple, Earth Day, And The New Demands Of Leadership" Forbes 2:25 PM
  • "The Golden Age of Mac Upgrades is (Once Again) Upon Us" The Mac Observer 12:55 PM
  • "iPad Sales 'Lull' A Reality Correction Of Unmet 'Post-PC' Promises – The 'Book Mystique" MacPrices 12:27 PM
  • "Apple's new iPhone 5S ad: Complete with song about oh, really?" CNET 12:24 PM
  • "Apple: You're More Powerful Than You Think" RazorianFly 12:20 PM
  • "Tech Yeah! Apple rumors swirl" [Video Report] CNBC 12:18 PM
  • "Reading List: Green machine" Macworld 12:18 PM
  • "Definitive Proof the Apple vs. Samsung Case Is Really About Google" Time 12:15 PM
  • "Steve Jobs in my small world: Apple's co-founder and his connection to rural Oregon"  Medium 9:08 AM
  • "Why fret about iPad numbers when there's no such thing as the Android tablet? As Apple's financial disclosure draws near, analysts are comparing iPad sales numbers with those of the Android tablet market. The problem with that is there is no such thing as the Android tablet."  ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "The iPod Touch Is Responsible For More Web Traffic Than Windows Phone and Blackberry Combined" Cult of Mac 8:36 AM
  • "Apple vs. Samsung Patent Case Pulls Google Into The Spotlight To Back Its Android Partner" Forbes 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft, Apple And Google: Sleeping With The Enemy" Seeking Alpha 8:28 AM
  • "Video: Apple and Facebook: can they deliver what users want?" Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "Video: Would you trust Apple or Facebook with your money?" Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "How The iWatch Could Finally Kill The iPod Once And For All" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Why the iWatch could be the final nail in the iPod's coffin" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "'The Only Thing I Know About Apple TV Is There Are Some Amazing Engineers Working On Apple TV'" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Video: Apple: is wearable tech the big trend?" Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "Nike's Fuelband failure signals a win for wearables" Memeburn 7:56 AM
  • "Analysts (including the ADR Research Group) predict Mac, iPad, iPhone sales" Apple Daily Report 7:46 AM
  • "Apple, Nike, And Wearable Technology" Mac 360 7:45 AM
  • "Apple's Problem With iPhone Batteries" Mac 360 7:45 AM
Non-Apple
  • "When We Talk About Technology, It's Time to Stop Using the Word 'Mobile'" Time 1:09 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review" MacNN 1:08 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S5 review: Another solid Android smartphone that could have been better" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Ubuntu 14.04 review: Missing the boat on big changes/While a new kernel should mean better performance, Canonical's UI troubles persist." Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Facebook sucks at innovation and its products fail a lot" Memeburn 7:55 AM
Humor/Cartoons
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "LiveDeal Inc. Receives Apple Approval of livedeal.com iOS App" Business Wire 3:26 PM
  • "SuperMeet – Audio Network Delivers Production Music for Video" MacVoices 3:26 PM
  • "iPhone users can now get 100GB of cloud storage for $1 per year" BGR 12:20 PM
  • "Namo Media Upgrades Its Native Ad Platform With Ad Carousels" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "The Feeling Skin Is Either The Most Ingenious Or Goofiest iPhone Battery Case To Date" AppAdvice 12:17 PM
  • "15 iOS Apps + Games On-Sale This Wednesday" RazorianFly 12:17 PM
  • "Nanotips Liquid Turns Any Gloves into Touchscreen Gloves" The Mac Observer 12:16 PM
  • "V3 App - New Issue Out Now!" V3 12:09 PM
  • "PhySyCalc reinvents the calculator." PhySyApps 9:04 AM
  • "Beacondo makes it easier to develop new apps that interact with Apple's iBeacons" AppleInsider 8:36 AM
  • "Improve your fitness with RockMyRun" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Elevation Stand Adds Two Point Six Inches To Your iMac's Height" Cult of Mac 8:18 AM
  • "Logitech announces new, slimmer version of its Ultrathin iPad keyboard case" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon updates Kindle app with new Table of Contents, X-Ray features" iDownload Blog 8:08 AM
  • "Disney Movies Anywhere App Now Lets You Pause and Resume Downloads" iClarified 8:08 AM
  • "Meet Flappy48, The Clone Game To End Clone Games" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Viber for iOS gets a new flat design, multiple image sending and longer video messages" The Next Web 7:49 AM
  • "Award-Winning Productivity App NoteSuite is $0.99 for One Week Only" prMac 12:18 PM
  • "Tower Math for iPhone and iPad makes practicing math fun" prMac 8:15 AM
  • "Act Faster with iTrackFast App for Calendar, FlowNote, Share, Slideshows" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Ramble Interactive Releases Dragonfly Fleet for iOS" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Out Thinking Launches MakeMyMovie for iOS Devices" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "The first issue of Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine hits Apple Newsstand" prMac 7:49 AM
  • "Proposed Thunderbolt standard promises to support dual 4K displays" Insanely Great Mac 7:46 AM
Computer Industry
  • "As Microsoft's Q3 awaits, it's all Satya, all the time: CEO Satya Nadella, on the job since February, is suddenly everywhere, taking on the role of brainy technology visionary once held by Bill Gates as he seeks to steer Microsoft in a different direction." CNET 12:24 PM
  • "Nadella departs from predecessor's practice, will do earnings call Thursday" Computerworld 6:24 PM
  • "Microsoft may actually be on the right track with Windows 9: New leaked details: including some from the reemerged Russian blogger Wzor: bring renewed hope for a better Windows 9" InfoWorld 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation Earnings: Can Nadella Bring Back Growth?" The Motley Fool 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft and Equinix partner on private links between Azure and corporate cloud infrastructure" V3 7:52 AM
  • "Violin and Microsoft play all-flash storage duet to speed up applications: Storage vendor puts Windows Storage Server in its flash array for enterprises, speeding data delivery for use in Microsoft applications" IDG News Service 8:06 AM
  • "HP's top-end array just topped itself" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "IBM Opens Chip Architecture, in Strategy of Sharing and Self-Interest" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:24 PM
  • "IBM Spends $2.4 Billion On New Power Servers And Partners With Google And Nvidia To Go After Intel" Forbes 3:58 PM
  • "IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware: Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs." InformationWeek 12:24 PM
  • "IBM Unveils Servers With Its New Chips: Move Part of Effort to Revive Company's Hardware Business, Take Sales from Intel" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "IBM unveils new server model to tackle big data, analytics" Reuters 12:23 PM
  • "IBM BlueMix PaaS to Offer More Than 200 Partner Solutions" Talkin' Cloud 8:57 AM
  • "As Mainframes Turn 50, IBM Takes a Big Computing Gamble" WSJ Blogs 3:58 PM
  • "Server from IBM, Google, others part of effort to best Intel in data centers - CNET" CNET 12:23 PM
  • "IBM's OpenPOWER: Too Little Too Late?" Forbes 3:59 PM
  • "Intel's Andy Bryant on 'tumultuous' two years as chairman: Q&A on Oregon tech, choosing a CEO and what went wrong on tablets" The Oregonian 8:52 AM
  • "System Builders Ask Intel: Where Is Our Future?" CRN 8:53 AM
  • "Cisco launches Managed Threat Defence security service" Telecompaper 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco: Recognized By NSS Labs And Very Serious About Cybersecurity" Forbes 3:59 PM
  • "A closer look at the Samsung and GlobalFoundries partnership for 14nm" ITProPortal 8:53 AM
  • "The state of the internet is under attack (but it's also faster)" Gigaom 8:09 AM
  • "Chip designer ARM sees smartphone recovery in second half" Reuters 8:31 AM
  • "Internet of things and wearables drive growth for ARM" ZDNet 8:47 AM
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Apple News
  • "Apple's Stock Jumps $40 (7.7%) in After-Hours Session" The Mac Observer 6:50 PM
  • "Live: Apple Q2 results are in. Shares to be split 7:1" Fortune 4:01 PM
  • "Apple's Tim Cook to discuss earnings, iPhone sales: live blog" MarketWatch 3:56 PM
  • "Live: Apple Beats On Earnings, Announces Stock Split, Stock Explodes Higher" Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "Live Call: Apple Reports Profit Increase" WSJ Blogs 3:54 PM
  • "Live Coverage: Apple's 2Q 2014 earnings briefing" Macworld 1:10 PM
  • "Liveblog: Apple's Q2 2014 earnings call happens at 5pm EDT today" Ars Technica 12:15 PM
  • "Apple spikes 8% on earnings beat, announces 7:1 stock split" CNBC 3:56 PM
  • "Apple Earnings Dominated by Major Stock Split and Dividend Hike" 24/7 Wall St. 3:56 PM
  • "Apple's Greater China Revenue Grew Sequentially In Q2 As iPhone Growth Impresses" TechCrunch 4:02 PM
  • "iPhones and profits up, iPads down for Apple in Q2 of 2014" Ars Technica 4:02 PM
  • "Apple Q2 2014 by the numbers: $45.6B revenue, $11.62 EPS" BetaNews 4:02 PM
  • "A year after Apple bond sale, investors wonder about more debt" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Here's What To Look For In Apple's Earnings" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "What to expect from Apple earnings: Former CEO John Sculley" CNBC 12:18 PM
  • "Apple Preparing to Crush Competition Again" TheStreet 8:34 AM
  • "Apple earnings: These insiders have the most at stake/Individuals tied to the company get set for the next leg up in the stock" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "Video: Will Apple's 2Q results please investors?" Telegraph 8:25 AM
  • "Apple: 3 Reasons Why I Won't Trade It" Minyanville 12:12 PM
  • "Apple spends US$1.07 million in lobbying for first time in a fiscal quarter" Apple Daily Report 12:09 PM
Industry News
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, Facebook, Amazon off as techs retreat/Apple and Facebook slip ahead of earnings results; Amazon signs deal to stream HBO shows" MarketWatch 10:53 AM
  • "Stocks Slip on Deep Drop in U.S. Home Sales" TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Stocks: The win streak is over" CNNMoney 4:24 PM
  • "Stock Futures Dip as Traders Eye Corporate Earnings" FOXBusiness 9:35 AM
  • "Stocks Drop, Snapping Win Streak: Poor Data on New-Home Sales, Mixed Earnings Weigh on Sentiment" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:25 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares end mixed/Stocks in Hong Kong fell on signs of further contraction in China's manufacturing sector, while a rally on Wall Street bolstered Japan in a quiet, holiday-shortened week for regional markets." MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks ease; Ericsson drops after results/Euro-area manufacturing activity at three-month high" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:32 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:32 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:44 PM

 
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