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January 8, 2015, 12:25 PM

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Alex Dobie / Android Central:
LG shows off a functional Open webOS-based smartwatch with Audi car integration at CES  —  Exclusive: The hottest smartwatch of CES isn't running Android Wear — it's Open webOS  —  We bring you the inside look at the most mysterious timepiece of CES 2015
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Kazunori Takada / Reuters:
Sony to delay sale of PlayStation 4 in China  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, due to “various factors”, according to a statement on Thursday.  —  Sony Computer Entertainment said in the statement that a new sale date had not yet been determined.
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 …
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg:
Apple: App Store sales grew 50% and generated $10B+ for developers in 2014, responsible for creating 1M+ US jobs  —  Apple Touts U.S. Job Creation, Says App Store Sales Rose 50%  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), which has faced criticism for manufacturing its computing devices overseas instead of in the U.S. …
James Vincent / The Verge:
HTC's action camera can now stream live footage to YouTube  —  HTC is making its periscope-shaped Re camera a whole lot more functional with a software update that lets users live stream footage via YouTube.  The camera's Android app will receive the update on January 9th …
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.
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 …
sarah lane.:
Sarah Lane to leave TWiT, join TechCrunch as executive producer of video  —  THE NEW NEW  —  Hey!  So my big announcement is that I'm joining the team at TechCrunch as Executive Producer of Video.  And I've been trying to figure out how to post news about my own little new career chapter without …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Google Capital Invests In Indian Real-Estate Platform CommonFloor  —  CommonFloor, which claims to be India's largest online real estate platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Google Capital.  What's notable about the funding is that it marks Google Capital's third investment …
Stephen Pulvirent / Businessweek:
Samsung unveils its smart home strategy at CES, plans to develop open Internet of Things platform for developers  —  Samsung's Smart-Home Master Plan: Leave the Door Open for Others  —  The most important product at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show may not actually be a product at all.
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Rebecca Greenfield / Fast Company:
Fab Cofounder Bradford Shellhammer Is Launching Design Sales Site Bezar  —  After a year of soul-searching, Fab cofounder and former creative director Bradford Shellhammer is back in the flash sales game with his forthcoming startup Bezar, an online short-term sales hub for designers who are hand picked by Shellhammer.
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 …

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