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December 30, 2013, 3:20 PM

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John Chen / CNBC:
BlackBerry CEO: we're focused on enterprise services, messaging, growing QNX adoption  —  BlackBerry CEO: Here's our new strategy  —  By: John Chen, executive chair and CEO of BlackBerry  —  It's been easy for competitors to promote negative stories about BlackBerry, focusing on the business of the past.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Cisco “deeply concerned” over NSA backdoor claims  —  Cisco is investigating a claim by Germany's Der Spiegel that the company is among many whose devices have been backdoored by the NSA to assist in the agency's espionage efforts.  —  The Sunday article, which was based on leaked NSA documents …
Wall Street Journal:
Google to partner with Audi for Android-based dashboards, will compete with iOS in the Car  —  Google, Apple Forge Auto Ties  —  Consumer Electronics Show to Spotlight In-Car Digital Race … Technology giants Google Inc. and Apple Inc. are about to expand their battle for digital supremacy to a new front: the automobile.
Gopal Sathe / Livemint:
Google exec Steve Grove says Google+ could become the YouTube of live video  —  Steve Grove: Google+ could do for live video, what YouTube did for recorded video  —  With over three years in the Google+ team, and heading its community partner scheme, Steve Grove's role is to make sure …
Min-Jeong Lee / Digits:
LG to Soon Unveil webOS-Powered TV  —  South Korea's LG Electronics Inc. will soon take the veils off a television model that will run on the “webOS” operating system, highlighting its ambition of creating a prominent operating system for so-called smart TVs.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
U.S. Struggles to Keep Pace in Delivering Broadband Service  —  WASHINGTON — San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States, a progressive and economically vibrant metropolis of 1.4 million people sprawled across south-central Texas.  But the speed of its Internet service …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Virtual reality check: why controllers haven't caught up to the Oculus Rift  —  When you put on the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset, it feels like you're in another world.  You can turn your head in any direction and see things that don't exist as if they were right in front of you.
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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung's new chip could put 4GB of memory in your next smartphone  —  Think the 3GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 3 was a lot?  Samsung was only getting started.  The company has just unveiled the first 8-gigabit (1GB) low-power DDR4 memory chip, which could lead to 4GB of RAM in a multi-layered, mobile-sized package.

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