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January 28, 2015, 11:20 AM

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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever  —  Apple had a pretty good quarter.  —  And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history.  And not just for Apple.  For any company.  Ever.  —  This page charts the past record holders.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple reports $16.1B in revenue from greater China, up 70% from same period a year ago  —  Apple's Earnings Soar on Strong iPhones Sales in China  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is famous for setting trends.  —  In China, though, Apple has found success by following one.
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Richard Leider / YouTube Engineering …:
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 <video> 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.
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
FCC: Blocking Wi-Fi in hotels is prohibited  —  Marriott asked the FCC to please let it block Wi-Fi.  The hotel gets a firm answer.  —  On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission issued an “Enforcement Advisory” stating that blocking W-Fi in hotels is unequivocally “prohibited.”
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple took down Photos for OS X preview pages, but launch plan still on track  —  Apple made a small change to its website last year upon the public release of OS X Yosemite that has led some to question the release date of Photos.app for Mac.  Originally announced for an “early 2015″ release …
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 …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Microsoft is no longer manufacturing the Surface 2  —  Microsoft's Surface just had a very healthy quarter, bringing the company $1.1 billion in revenue.  While we don't actually know how many units that is, Microsoft says that most of them were its newest model, the Surface Pro 3 …
HP:
SPOTLIGHT ON MHEALTH: Mobile Phone Health Technology  —  Nowhere is the power of mobile health technology (or mHealth, for short) felt more profoundly than in the developing world.  The simplest of care—say, monitoring a sick child's unsteady breath—can be compromised by a caregiver's lack of formal education.
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