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January 7, 2015, 12:25 PM

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Mike Snider / USA Today:
Monster sues Beats; CEO Noel Lee claims he and Monster invented the technology behind Beats By Dre headphones  —  Tech firm Monster sues Beats and founders Dre and Iovine  —  Monster, which co-designed the original Beats By Dr. Dre headphones, is filing suit against Beats Electronics …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch launch expected in March, retail training set for mid-February  —  Apple is finishing up work on the Apple Watch's software, and sources familiar with the product's development say that the device is currently on track to ship in the United States by the end of March.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
12" MacBook Air to feature narrower, thinner body than 11" model, higher resolution display, edge-to-edge keyboard, single USB type-C port  —  Apple's next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air  —  Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:
The Interview ranks as Sony's top online film after streaming revenues reach $31M  —  ‘The Interview’ rakes in $31 million  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney)  —  Weeks after canceling and then un-canceling “The Interview,” Sony Pictures is taking a victory lap.  —  The controversial Seth Rogen comedy …
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
WhatsApp adds 100M new users in 4 months, now has 700 MAUs sending 30B messages per day  —  WhatsApp's Insane Growth Continues: 100 Million New Users in 4 Months  —  WhatsApp cofounder and CEO Jan Koum said on Monday that the messaging app has topped 700 million monthly active users.
Simon Khalaf / Flurry Insights:
Mobile app usage grew 76% in 2014, with most growth in lifestyle and shopping category at 174%; utilities and productivity growth also strong at 121%  —  Shopping, Productivity and Messaging Give Mobile Another Stunning Growth Year  —  In the six years that Flurry has been reporting …
Sean Hollister / Gizmodo:
YouTube Will Soon Support 360-Degree Video Uploads  —  Look out YouTube fans: soon, you'll be able to immerse yourself in videos that go all the way around.  Google has just confirmed to Gizmodo that it will be adding native support for 360-degree videos to its streaming video service.
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
UK National Property Register Site Exposed 28 Million Records: Researcher  —  Immobilise, the website of the United Kingdom's National Property Register, was plagued until recently by a privacy flaw that could have been exploited to harvest information on millions of registered users, a researcher revealed on Monday.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Mophie juice pack for iPhone 6/6 Plus now available for pre-order; prices start at $99.95  —  Mophie Juice Pack battery cases for iPhone 6/6 Plus now available for pre-order  —  Mobile battery case maker Mophie announced today three new versions of its popular Juice Pack charging case designed specifically …
Nate Swanner / SlashGear:
Google pulls Google TV developer tools, encourages developers to port apps to Android TV  —  Google drops Google TV, ports some devices to Android TV  —  Google TV was always kind of there, but never really any good.  After suffering with clumsy, expensive set top boxes and an almost total lack …

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