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January 18, 2014, 9:30 AM

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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Dropbox Raises About $250 Million at $10 Billion Valuation  —  BlackRock Is Leading the Deal Alongside Previous Backers  —  Dropbox Inc. has closed on about $250 million in a funding round that values the online-storage provider at close to $10 billion, according to two people familiar with the deal.
Greg Bensinger / Digits:
Amazon patents method for anticipating your purchases to move them to a shipping hub near you  —  Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It  —  Amazon.com knows you so well it wants to ship your next package before you order it.  —  The Seattle retailer in December gained …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF's scorecard rates Obama's proposed NSA reforms at 3.5 out of 12  —  Rating Obama's NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained  —  Earlier today, President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency.  We were heartened to see Obama recognized …
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Andreessen Horowitz raising $1.5 billion for new fund  —  Andreessen Horowitz is raising its fourth fund in six years.  —  FORTUNE — Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is in the process of raising $1.5 billion for its fourth fund, Fortune has learned.
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
Cisco's Security Report finds that 91% of attacks in 2013 were Java exploits  —  Java Primary Cause of 91 Percent of Attacks: Cisco  —  There are many different risks and attacks that IT professionals had to deal with in 2013, but no one technology was more abused or more culpable that Java …
Joseph Czikk / BetaKit:
Hopper, the Startup That's Been in Stealth for Six Years Finally (Soft) Launched This Week  —  It's been six years since a bunch of ex-Expedia and TripAdvisor engineers started working on Hopper, a Montreal and Boston-based startup that has raised $22 million in funding.
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Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Exclusive: Cybercrime firm uncovered six active attacks on U.S. merchants  —  The sign outside the Target store is seen in Arvada, Colorado January 10, 2014.  —  (Reuters) - The cyber security firm IntelCrawler said on Friday that it has uncovered six ongoing attacks at merchants across …

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