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January 10, 2014, 6:30 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Cell Phones Let Cops Track People For A Thousandth Of The Price, Study Finds  —  It's no secret that the ability to track a cell phone has led to a sea change in law enforcement surveillance methods.  But now a pair of researchers have actually put a number to the plummeting cost …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
It's Never Too Early To Say Goodbye  —  “You can't just quietly slip out the door,” I've been told by too many people I trust.  So okay, fine, here's this post!  —  Since you asked, TechCrunch is in a really good place right now.  —  The various numbers we use to measure ourselves …

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