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January 6, 2014, 4:40 AM

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Michael Brown / PC World:
Lenovo announces new consumer desktop PCs at CES, including an Android all-in-one  —  Lenovo announces new consumer desktop PCs at CES, including an Android all-in-one  —  LAS VEGAS—Lenovo announced several new desktop PCs at CES.  And in a move that's sure to give Microsoft heartburn …
Michael Brown / PC World:
Lenovo's mobile CES portfolio: A new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, fresh convertibles, and tablets  —  LAS VEGAS—If you're a computer junkie craving PC and tablet news at CES, Lenovo has you covered this year.  The company is taking the wraps off not only its revamped ThinkPad X1 Carbon …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lenovo's latest Miix 2 tablets use magnets to convert into a laptop  —  Lenovo has used the Consumer Electronics Show to showcase its latest Windows 8-inspired designs previously, and this year is no different.  The top PC maker is refining its Yoga range, but it's also taking a slightly different approach to detachable laptops.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
How Mark Zuckerberg turned around Facebook by prioritizing mobile ad revenues  —  Profitable Learning Curve for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  In Taking Facebook Public, Reshaping It Around Mobile Phones, Chief Gained Focus on Bottom Line … MENLO PARK, Calif.— Mark Zuckerberg needed help.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Roku Moves Beyond The Box, Partnering With Hisense And TCL To Introduce Roku TVs  —  Who would have thought that streaming set-top box manufacturer Roku would actually introduce a TV before Apple?  Well, it looks likely that's going to happen, thanks to partnerships with Hisense and TCL …
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Nvidia debuts 192-core Tegra K1 processor  —  Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, after nearly a year of promising outsized computing power for so-called future “superphones,” took the stage at CES today to unveil the company's latest mobile processor for Android.  The 192 CUDA-core Tegra K1 …
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
Netflix can't afford content you want, so it scours a limited library for things you may like  —  Netflix's dumbed-down algorithms  —  Alexis Madrigal has a rollicking investigation into Netflix's movie genres — all 76,897 of them, from category #1 (African-American Crime Documentaries) …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
When Growth Hacking Goes Bad  —  Andreessen Horowitz-backed music lyrics and annotations Rap Genius was the latest to stray over to the darker side of so-called “growth hacking,” with its spammy SEO tactics disguised as an affiliate program.  Called out, exposed and now punished by Google, the site's traffic has tanked.

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