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January 29, 2014, 10:25 AM

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Steven Musil / CNET:
Obama proposes creation of six new tech manufacturing hubs  —  President Obama made a push for an expanded high-tech manufacturing base in the US during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, proposing the creation of six new high-tech manufacturing hubs in the US this year.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV graduates from hobby/accessory to product line ahead of major changes  —  Apple appears to be putting its ducks in a row ahead of major Apple TV changes.  Alongside last night's changes to the Apple Online Store to promote Valentine's Day specials, Apple added an entire Apple TV section.
Matt Martin / VG247:
Amazon's Android console to launch this year priced below $300  —  Retail giant Amazon will launch a dedicated games and entertainment device this year priced below $300.  —  Running the Android operating system, the system will compete directly with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo …
Stephen Lam / Reuters:
Exclusive: Google close to settling EU antitrust investigation - sources  —  (Reuters) - Google and EU regulators are close to settling a three-year antitrust investigation into the company's suspected anti-competitive behaviour after it offered improved concessions to allay competition concerns, two sources said on Thursday.
John E Dunn / Techworld:
Data centres now ‘magnets’ for DDoS attacks, says Arbor report  —  Bigger, badder but also sneakier  —  Data centres have become “magnets” for DDoS attacks with many recording a marked rise in incidents during 2013, Arbor Networks' latest Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report has found.
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Verizon LTE now available in 35 NYC subway stations  —  Many commuters around the world take underground connectivity for granted at this point, but New Yorkers are still disconnected more often than not while riding the subway, or even just waiting for a train.
Naoki Hiroshima / Medium:
How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username  —  A story of how PayPal and GoDaddy allowed the attack and caused me to lose my $50,000 Twitter username.  —  My $50,000 Twitter Username Was Stolen Thanks to PayPal and GoDaddy  —  I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q4 2013 Earnings Slide 6% To $1.27B On EPS Of $0.46, Display Ads Down 6%  —  Yahoo today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013, where it reported GAAP revenues of $1.27 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.46.  Excluding traffic acquisition costs, revenues were $1.2 billion.
Alexandra Chang / Popular Mechanics:
New 3D Printer by MarkForged Can Print With Carbon Fiber  —  Looking for a better way to make racecar parts, Gregory Mark invents a 3D printer that can print in tough, lightweight carbon fiber, the first of its kind.  —  Gregory Mark co-owns Aeromotions, which builds computer-controlled racecar wings.
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Medium, Evan Williams's Post-Twitter Media Startup, Raises $25 Million Round  —  Medium is about to become large.  —  The collaborative publishing startup has just closed a $25 million round of financing, the company confirmed, marking its first major funding raise since it launched a little more than a year ago.
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Lavabit case highlights legal fuzziness around encryption rules  —  While privacy advocates may see Lavabit as bravely defending U.S. privacy rights in the online world, federal judges hearing its appeal of contempt-of-court charges seem to regard the now defunct encrypted email service …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Has Closed The Tomfoolery Acquisition, Will Shut Down Anchor, Team To Work For Bonforte  —  We now have more details about the deal between Yahoo and Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio co-founded by ex-Yahoo and ex-AOL alums, which we and others have reported is getting acquired by Yahoo.
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo to Reorganize Into Four Business Groups  —  New Structure to Consist of PC, Mobile, Enterprise, and ‘Ecosystem and Cloud’  —  Lenovo Group Ltd. on Tuesday said it would shuffle its structure to create four business groups instead of the current two, as the Chinese personal-computer maker tries …

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