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January 20, 2013, 3:45 PM

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Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Google's Eric Schmidt calls for an open Internet as he lifts the lid on his visit to North Korea  —  Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, has shared extensive thoughts about his recent trip to North Korea which he attended alongside former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, and others.
AFP:
Foreigners can now take own phones to North Korea: Xinhua  —  BEIJING: Foreigners visiting North Korea can now take their own mobile phones into the country, Chinese state media reported Sunday, citing an employee with the operator of the country's mobile network.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Mega-Launch: a fake FBI raid, dancing girls—oh, and human rights!  —  Amid wild theatrics, Kim Dotcom launches super-private cloud storage service.  —  Kim Dotcom may see himself as being at war with Hollywood, but the man has quite a sense of theatrics himself.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity  —  Unsubstantiated statements implicate US Secret Service in Swartz's prosecution and break Wikileaks' own ‘doxxing’ rules  —  Aaron Swartz died a week ago.  A public memorial service in New York City will be held later today.
Edward Moyer / CNET:
Memorial service honors Swartz as activist, individual  —  At a memorial gathering for Aaron Swartz in New York City, the tech activist's death prompts tender recollections and fierce resolve.  —  Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013  —  Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the main threads running through …
Aaron Levie / TechCrunch:
The Changing Of The Enterprise Guard  —  Editor's note: Aaron Levie is CEO and co-founder of Box.  Follow him on Twitter @levie.  —  When we decided to focus on selling to enterprises five years ago at Box, we saw some exciting emerging trends: workers needed tools that were far simpler to use …
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Business Insider:
Normal, Non-Geeky People Are Running Rampant On A New Dating App, Tinder  —  Today, one of our “normal” colleagues approached us about a new app all of her college-age friends and roommates use.  It's called Tinder.  —  Tinder is a simple dating app that anonymously finds out who likes your looks nearby.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Use Digital Editions to Ramp Up Pricing  —  Cosmopolitan readers can get their first year's subscription to the print magazine for $10.  But if they want the digital edition on their iPads, they will have to fork over $19.99.  —  That's a pricing maneuver so bold it may make even Cosmo readers blush.
New York Times:
With Graph Search, Facebook Bets on More Sharing  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook's greatest triumph has been to persuade a seventh of the world's population to share their personal lives online.  —  Now the social network is taking on its archrival, Google, with a search tool to mine …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
How Steve Jobs Buys a Company and Why Apple Bought Lala  —  Aubrey Johnson, a former Color employee, shares two stories behind the scenes at Apple's acquisitions of both Color and Lala — both firms were founded by Bill Nguyen before being acquired by Apple for two very different reasons.

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