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January 8, 2015, 4:50 AM

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Steven Musil / CNET:
Samsung expects fourth-quarter profit to drop 37 percent from year ago  —  Decline in quarter would mark fifth consecutive quarterly drop for the world's largest maker of smartphones.  —  Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it expects its fourth-quarter earnings report to show a decline …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
FBI Director: Sony's ‘Sloppy’ North Korean Hackers Revealed Their IP Addresses  —  The Obama administration has been tightlipped about its controversial naming of the North Korean government as the definitive source of the hack that eviscerated Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon is building an end-to-end platform for hardware startups, part of an effort to become their main sales channel  —  Amazon Secretly Working on New Platform for Inventors  —  Amazon sells most of the name-brand electronics you can think of.  Now, it appears, it wants to be the place …
Facebook Media:
Facebook says video posts per person have increased 75% globally, 94% in US since last year  —  What the Shift to Video Means for Creators  —  We're increasingly seeing a shift towards visual content on Facebook, especially with video.  In just one year, the number of video posts per person …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Super cookies allow sites to track users using most popular browsers even in privacy mode  —  Browsing in privacy mode?  Super Cookies can track you anyway  —  For years, Chrome, Firefox, and virtually all other browsers have offered a setting that doesn't save or refer to website cookies, browsing history, or temporary files.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Evernote lays off 20 employees globally in a partial restructuring  —  The company says it's making moves to improve its revenues in 2015  —  Evernote, makers of software and hardware for enhancing your intelligence, has laid off about 20 employees in offices around the globe, The Verge has learned.
Andrew Watts / Medium:
A 19-year-old college student describes how and why his demographic uses the various social media platforms  —  A Teenager's View on Social Media  —  Written by an actual teen  —  I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience …
Brendan Sinclair / GamesIndustry.biz:
Riot building a dedicated network for League of Legends traffic, should be ready end of March  —  Riot working with ISPs for dedicated League of Legends network  —  Company expects hardware to be finished by end of March, but service provider agreements could take longer
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Twitter Returns Bing Translator To TweetDeck  —  Users of the platform can now access translations of tweets in foreign languages again.  —  Twitter on-again-off-again relationship with Bing Translator is on again.  —  The company recently returned the feature to TweetDeck …

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