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January 14, 2014, 10:20 PM

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules, agency may appeal  —  An appeals court in Washington on Tuesday ruled that the FCC's “net neutrality” rules, which forbid prevent companies like Verizon from favoring some type of internet traffic over others, are invalid.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Facebook Could Launch Its Flipboard-Like News Reader This Month  —  After years of experimentation, cancellations and redesigns, Facebook looks like it is finally going to launch in the coming weeks a news reading service built for mobile devices.  —  The product is known as “Paper,” …
New York Times:
NSA is using radio waves to monitor and alter data on computers not connected to the Internet  —  N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States …
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
Foxconn Ships Over 1 Million iPhone 5Ss to China Mobile  —  Apple's major iPhone assembler Foxconn has shipped about 1.4 million iPhone 5Ss to China Mobile last week, according to a person familiar with the matter, ahead of the mobile giant's launch this Friday.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google releases Moto G Google Play Edition for $179/$199  —  This morning Google announced that its releasing a Moto G Google Play Edition starting at $179 for the 8GB model and $199 for the 16GB model.  There isn't much of a difference between the Google Play Edition and the regular unlocked GSM model …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Chrome 32 launches with noisy tab indicators, new Windows 8 look, better malware blocking, and supervised users  —  Google today released Chrome version 32 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  The new version includes tab indicators, a new look for Windows 8 Metro mode, and automatic blocking of malware downloads.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Patent stunner: Under attack, nation's most notorious “troll” sues federal gov't  —  Texas lawyer Jay Mac Rust, pictured here in 2006, has been revealed as the owner of MPHJ Technology Investments.  —  Super Lawyers  —  MPHJ Technology Investments quickly became one of the best-known …
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Uber Cofounder Is Launching On Demand Healthcare for the 1%  —  Sources tell Valleywag that after housing and transportation, the latest slice of public infrastructure to get the VIP, front-of-the-line treatment is healthcare.  We hear Oscar Salazar, an Uber cofounder who helped design …
More: CNETTweets: @jmover
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Why Techmeme's calendar is now listing even more events  —  Nearly two years ago, Techmeme began listing technology events, both on its front page, which showed events expected to result in news on Techmeme, and a dedicated events page which showed the same list, but projected several more months into the future.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:
Startups analyze phone location data, sell lifestyle profiles of owners, often with no consent  —  What Secrets Your Phone Is Sharing About You  —  Businesses Use Sensors to Track Customers, Build Shopper Profiles  —  Fan Zhang, the owner of Happy Child, a trendy Asian restaurant in downtown Toronto …
More: Digits, SiliconBeat and BetabeatTweets: @lheron
Writankar Mukherjee / The Econonomic Times:
Apple to relaunch 8GB version of iPhone 4 in India as sales lag  —  KOLKATA: Apple is set to relaunch the 8GB version of the iPhone 4 in the Indian market after losing sales and market share in the middle segment to rival Samsung in the last quarter after pulling out the model as part of a global strategy.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Early Android Veterans Raise $18M From Accel, Google Ventures For Stealth Company, NextBit  —  “What?  You're raising $18 million from Accel and Google Ventures and you can't even tell me what it is?”  I ask Tom Moss, who brokered carrier and handset maker relationships for Google Android when the OS originally launched.
More: VatorNews and Re/codeTweets: @koush
Lora Kolodny / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Applause Raises $43M to Test Apps, Hardware ‘In the Wild’ … A startup called Applause Inc., previously known as uTest, has raised $43 million to help businesses test their Web, mobile and desktop apps “on real devices in the hands of real consumers in actual markets,” rather than in a device laboratory …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Tumblr now lets you mention and link to specific users inside posts  —  As Tumblr evolves from blog network to modern social network, it is today adding a long-awaited feature: user mentions.  When you type an @ symbol into Tumblr's compose screen, a new field auto-populates a list of usernames …

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