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January 19, 2014, 1:30 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.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / Forbes:
Marc Andreessen Is Using Twitter Like A Real Human, And It's Amazing  —  Nowadays, if you're a prominent or powerful person, a Twitter presence has become de rigueur.  But for the vast majority of those who tweet, their Twitter account is just a feed for press releases.
Tweets: @karaswisher and @birsic
David George-Cosh / Canada Real Time:
Canada Says Bitcoin Isn't Legal Tender … Canada doesn't consider bitcoin to be legal tender, a government official said, putting a question mark over the use of the increasingly popular virtual currency here.  —  The Canadian government, along with regulators including the central bank …
More: CoinDesk and CNBC
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Rise Of The Hedge Fund Startup Investor (Again)  —  The first question I thought of when I read that San Francisco hedge fund Coatue Management was the backer behind Snapchat's $50 million round of funding was which VC firm lost the deal.  My second question was why take money from a hedge fund?
More: ForbesTweets: @semil
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.

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