Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. What started off as a relatively quiet afternoon quickly turned into a whirlwind of news, with Apple releasing its financial report for Q1 2013 today. There was a lot to go over between the report and the earnings call, and you can find all of the news in our round-up. Unfortunately, investors didn’t like some of the stuff in Apple’s report, sending its stock price down in after hours trading. We also received the results of THQ’s auction today, with a number of its studios being sold off to other publishers and the core business shutting down.
Netflix shared its results for Q4 2012 today, posting a profit of $8 million for the quarter, while Google’s stock was given a nice little boost on the heels of yesterday’s financial report. Samsung has overtaken Apple as the largest chip customer in the world, and we got word that Vice President Joe Biden will discuss gun violence in a Google+ hangout tomorrow. If new rumors are to be believed, then the HTC M7 might be getting a reveal on February 19, and we caught a glimpse of canned Netflix hardware today.
Google said today that government requests for data went up in 2012, while it seems the search giant’s iOS apps grew their market share by quite a bit last year. Three people have been charged in the “Gozi” computer virus, and comScore says that Facebook finished 2012 as the number one app. The Opportunity rover will soon be beginning its 10th year on the surface of Mars, and Kim Dotcom told the world that his new site MEGA will “take encryption to the mainstream.” The Verizon Nokia Lumia 822 and DROID RAZR HD have been given some new colors just in time for Valentine’s Day, and we found out that Call of Duty and Medal of Honor have been banned in Pakistan because don’t shed a very good light on the country.
MLB At Bat will be on BlackBerry 10 sometime before the baseball season kicks off, and GameStick has added a new tier to its crowdfunding campaign for indie developers. An open multiplayer beta for Crysis 3 will be kicking off next week, and Hyundai has introduced a new, inexpensive tablet that comes packing a quad-core Exynos processor. The Nokia Drive+ Beta is now available for everyone using a Windows Phone 8 device and living in the US, UK, or Canada, while the Speaker Trio system from Bem Wireless is now shipping for $299. Finally tonight, I explain why Nintendo is on the right track with the Wii U, while Chris Burns tells us why Apple and Samsung are putting their competition on notice with their one-brand manufacturing. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night folks!