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January 11, 2014, 12:30 AM

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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.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Path receives additional $25M in funding led by Indonesia's Bakrie Global Group, an “up round” according to CEO  —  Exclusive: Path Closes $25 Million Funding, Led by Indonesia's Bakrie Global Group  —  Path, the private social network, said it had finally closed a $25 million Series C round …
More: Tech in Asia, TechCrunch, The Verge and PathTweets: @shaig
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
HP to launch inexpensive Android smartphone for emerging markets as soon as next week  —  HP, the world's biggest PC manufacturer, is set to launch its smartphone as soon as next week  —  We've gotten word from inside HP that the company is set to release an inexpensive Android smartphone aimed …
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 …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Dropbox says its outage is due to a ‘routine internal maintenance’ issue, denies any security breach  —  Cloud storage service Dropbox is experiencing intermittent outages this evening.  Around 6:00pm PST, accessing the service either by Web or through its mobile apps not possible.
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.
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.

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Microsoft:
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Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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