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January 14, 2015, 11:10 PM

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BlackBerry Press Room:
BlackBerry denies it has engaged in buyout discussions with Samsung  —  BlackBerry Responds to Media Report  —  Waterloo, ON - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) ("BlackBerry") is aware of certain press reports published today with respect to a possible offer by Samsung to purchase BlackBerry.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook launching “Facebook at Work” employee collaboration tool with a handful of test companies  —  Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks  —  About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely …
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin falls below $185; hash rate drops, mining not profitable, making network volatile  —  Bitcoin Price Continues to Fall, Breaks $200 Mark  —  The bitcoin price fell below the landmark $200 point at 07:24 (GMT) today, putting it back into territory not seen since late 2013.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google's modular Project Ara smartphone to pilot in Puerto Rico later this year with between 20 and 30 Ara modules available by launch  —  Google's modular Project Ara smartphone will begin pilot testing in Puerto Rico later this year  —  Google is holding its second Project Ara developer's conference today …
Barak Turovsky / The Official Google Blog:
Google Translate mobile app auto-detects language in spoken conversations and adds instant translate in camera view  —  Hallo, hola, olá to the new, more powerful Google Translate app  —  Often the hardest part of traveling is navigating the local language.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Moovit Picks Up $50 Million to Help Transit Riders Find Faster Routes … Moovit has raised $50 million for a mobile app that lets riders plan trips and anticipate obstacles on local public transit systems in more than 500 cities around the world.  —  The Series C round includes corporate …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe offer joint payment of $415M to settle US poaching lawsuit  —  Bigger Settlement Said to Be Reached in Silicon Valley Antitrust Case  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley companies have sweetened the pot to try to get rid of an embarrassing class-action antitrust suit …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Google Voice founder and former Google Ventures general partner Wesley Chan joins Felicis Ventures as managing director  —  Former Google Ventures General Partner Wesley Chan Joins Felicis Ventures As Managing Director  —  One of the earliest members of both Google and Google Ventures has found a new home.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
GoPro partners with Vislink to create wireless transmitter for live HD broadcasting  —  GoPro to Launch Wireless HD Transmitter for Live TV Broadcasts  —  GoPro wants to make it easier for TV networks to weave video from its mountable cameras into live sports and events programming.

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