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January 7, 2015, 1:45 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 …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
AT&T will let Mobile Share Value customers rollover unused data to the next month starting January 25  —  AT&T will let 50 million customers carry over unused data to the next month  —  AT&T's data plan just got a lot more forgiving.  Today, the company announced that starting January 25th …
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 …
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 …
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet:
Intel Compute Stick plugs into any HDMI monitor, runs Windows, costs $149; stripped down Linux version costs $89; available March  —  CES 2015: Intel introduces Compute Stick with Atom quad-core CPU  —  Summary:The PC-on-a-stick will come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 for $149, or Linux for just $89, when it starts shipping in March.
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.
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.
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.

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