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January 18, 2014, 10:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple continues hiring raid on medical sensor field as it develops eye scanning technology  —  Apple is moving to expand its personnel working on wearable computers and medical-sensor-laden devices by hiring more scientists and specialists in the medical sensor field.
Vindu Goel / NYT Bits:
Former Yahoo COO De Castro was paid more than CEO, made at least $88M for 15 months of work  —  Yahoo's No. 2 Executive Made More Than His Boss (and Virtually Everyone Else)  —  It's hard to shed too many tears for Henrique de Castro, who was fired this week as Yahoo's No. 2 executive.
Steven Levy / Wired:
Why Obama's NSA Reforms Won't Solve Silicon Valley's Trust Problem  —  When Barack Obama announced his reforms of National Security Agency surveillance programs today, few people were as interested as Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, and Steve Ballmer.  —  And the president knew it.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Lightroom for iPad briefly appears on Adobe's website, coming soon with $99/year cloud subscription  —  Adobe will soon make the iPad an even more viable solution for mobile content creation: the company will soon unleash a version of its popular Lightroom photo editing suite that is optimized for tablets.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Security firm IntelCrawler says it has identified Target malware author  —  Security firm IntelCrawler said Friday that it has identified a Russian teenager as the author of the malware probably used in the cyberattacks against Target and Neiman Marcus, and that it expects more retailers to acknowledge that their systems were breached.
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.
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 …

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Microsoft:
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Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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