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January 5, 2014, 4:20 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]  —  Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, sources tell me.  [Update 1/5/2014 9:15am PST: Apple confirms the acquisition.]  The startup was founded and run solely …
Phil Libin / Evernote Blog:
Evernote CEO promises improved software quality, stability, and simplicity in 2014  —  On Software Quality and Building a Better Evernote in 2014  —  I got the wrong sort of birthday present yesterday: a sincerely-written post by Jason Kincaid lamenting a perceived decline in the quality of Evernote software over the past few months.
Jason Kincaid:
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Posts Second Operating Loss as Sales Continue to Slump  —  HTC Corp. (2498) posted its second consecutive quarterly operating loss as a continued decline in sales dragged down earnings at the Taiwanese smartphone maker.  —  Fourth-quarter operating loss was NT$1.56 billion ($52 million) …
George Lewis / Galapagos Digital:
Jeff Bezos flown from cruise in Galapagos islands by Ecuadorian navy after kidney stone attack  —  Billionaire Bezos Flown out of Galápagos  —  Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of the popular Amazon.com shopping website and current owner of the Washington Post …
Rap Genius:
Rap Genius begins to recover its Google search ranking, details SEO strategies, apologizes  —  Rap Genius is Back on Google  —  In this post we give more details about our misguided SEO strategies and how we got there.  We also explain our process and the tools we used to fix the problem and return to Google.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Connected Cars Driving 2014 CES to Become More of an Auto Show  —  CES has always been the place to find the latest in TVs, but each year, some other category seems to dominate the show.  —  A few years ago, it was PCs and netbooks.  E-readers also had a brief moment in the sun …
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
Thousands of visitors to yahoo.com hit with malware attack, researchers say  —  Two Internet security firms have reported that Yahoo's advertising servers have been distributing malware to hundreds of thousands of users over the last few days.  The attack appears to be the work of malicious parties …

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