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January 10, 2014, 8:20 PM

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The Wirecutter:
Tech we're looking forward to in 2014: a realist's guide to CES  —  The annual Consumer Electronics Show is all about showing off what's in the future of hardware and gadgetry.  But although there are thousands of announcements and prototypes to sort through, most of what's announced at CES …
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Presenting our Best of CES 2014 Awards winners  —  Curating the Best of CES Awards as an official CEA partner is not a responsibility we take lightly.  Finding plenty of worthy finalists was easy, but narrowing down each category to just one winner?  Not so much.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Yikes!  Target's data breach now could affect 110M people  —  Target's data breach is a bit broader than once believed.  —  The major retailer on Friday announced that up to 70 million customers have had their personal information stolen as part of the company's payment card data breach.
Paul Graham:
Female Founders  —  I was accused recently of believing things I don't believe about women as programmers and startup founders.  So I thought I'd explain what I actually do believe.  Some accused me of being sexist—of being biased against female founders.  To anyone who knows Y Combinator that would seem a pretty implausible claim.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Supreme Court to Hear Aereo Case  —  The Supreme Court has granted review to broadcasters' challenge to the legality of startup Aereo, in a case that may not only determine the future of digital streaming of station signals but of network television itself.  —  Without comment …
Bill Flook / TechFlash:
Exclusive: LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy to step down  —  LivingSocial Inc. CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy told staff Friday he plans to step down as chief executive of the D.C.-based deals company.  —  O'Shaughnessy will remain CEO until his replacement can be found, which is expected …
Ian Austen / NYT Bits:
BlackBerry Chief Drops ‘Interim’ Label  —  OTTAWA — With little fanfare, John S. Chen has dropped “interim” from his title as chief executive of BlackBerry, the struggling smartphone maker .  —  Adam Emery, a spokesman for the company, confirmed the title change and said that this week during …
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:

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