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December 30, 2013, 5:20 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.
Paul Graham:
What I Didn't Say  —  A quote from an “interview” with me (I'll explain the scare quotes in a minute) went viral on the Internet recently: … When I saw this myself I wasn't sure what I was even supposed to be saying.  That women aren't hackers?  That they can't be taught to be hackers?
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 …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
The man behind NYT Magazine's gorgeous covers is headed to Apple  —  You may not know the name Arem Duplessis, but you've no doubt seen his work on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in the past 10 years.  As design director at NYT Mag, he crafted some of the most stunning work …
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 …
bunnie:
Vulnerabilities in SD cards allow arbitrary code execution, opening door to MITM attacks  —  On Hacking MicroSD Cards  —  Today at the Chaos Computer Congress (30C3), xobs and I disclosed a finding that some SD cards contain vulnerabilities that allow arbitrary code execution — on the memory card itself.
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.
Aimee Groth / Quartz:
Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy  —  Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture.  The company's Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card.
More: Rands in Repose and Harold JarcheTweets: @lessien
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Nokia wins German patent injunction against all HTC Android devices including the One series  —  The New Year's Eve fireworks kicked off a day early at the Munich I Regional Court, where Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann just handed Nokia a Germany-wide patent injunction against all HTC Android devices …

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