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January 9, 2015, 12:40 PM

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Amrutha Gayathri / Reuters:
Box seeks to raise up to $162.5M in IPO at $11 to $13 per share at a valuation of up to $1.55B  —  Data storage company Box expected to be valued at up to $1.55 billion  —  (Reuters) - Online data storage provider Box Inc (IPO-BOX.N) expects its initial public offering to be priced at $11-$13 per share …
The Cluetrain Manifesto:
Two “Cluetrain Manifesto” authors present 121 “New Clues” to take on threats to the Internet of 2015  —  New Clues  —  Hear, O Internet.  It has been sixteen years since our previous communication.  In that time the People of the Internet — you and me and all our friends …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Lizard Squad's DDoS attack service “Lizard Stresser” runs mostly on thousands of hacked home routers  —  Lizard Stresser Runs on Hacked Home Routers  —  The online attack service launched late last year by the same criminals who knocked Sony and Microsoft's gaming networks offline …
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming soon to Europe, firmware now online  —  The Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) and Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) are mid-range devices that Samsung is hoping will attract consumers with their metallic designs, but both devices have been in limited supply due to production issues …
CoinDesk:
State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline  —  CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest quarterly State of Bitcoin report, featuring a 2014 Year in Review, an in-depth analysis of data and events from the fourth quarter of 2014 and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Uber cuts prices for riders and guarantees earnings for drivers in 48 cities starting Friday  —  Uber just cut prices in 48 markets  —  This hasn't happened in awhile.  Uber just slashed its cost in 48 of its US markets.  The last time it started giving such big discounts was half a year ago, at the start of summer.
Hannah Jane Parkinson / Guardian:
Google-backed fund donates €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo, Zuckerberg condemns attack, Apple shows solidarity with banner on site  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Apple and Google respond to Charlie Hebdo attack  —  Facebook CEO condemns attack while Google donates £195,000 to support satirical magazine …
Lester Victor Marks / AppleInsider:
Griffin's Lightning cables with reversible USB plug coming in March for $29.99  —  Griffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March  —  At CES this week, Griffin Technology took the wraps off a new USB-to-Lightning cable with a twist — the USB Type A plug …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Apple Hires HP Veteran to Head Corporate Sales  —  Apple has hired a longtime Hewlett-Packard executive to run sales of its products to large corporations, and he may take on a role involving international sales of the forthcoming Apple Watch.  —  Via LinkedIn John Solomon
Reuters:
Bitstamp says it will resume trading today after breach which resulted in 19K stolen bitcoins  —  Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp says to resume trading on Friday  —  Bitstamp, one of the largest exchanges for the digital bitcoin currency, said it would resume trading later on Friday …

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