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January 10, 2014, 9:45 PM

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The Wirecutter:
Tech we're looking forward to in 2014: a realist's guide to CES  —  The annual Consumer Electronics Show is all about showing off what's in the future of hardware and gadgetry.  But although there are thousands of announcements and prototypes to sort through, most of what's announced at CES …
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Presenting our Best of CES 2014 Awards winners  —  Curating the Best of CES Awards as an official CEA partner is not a responsibility we take lightly.  Finding plenty of worthy finalists was easy, but narrowing down each category to just one winner?  Not so much.
Paul Graham:
Female Founders  —  I was accused recently of believing things I don't believe about women as programmers and startup founders.  So I thought I'd explain what I actually do believe.  Some accused me of being sexist—of being biased against female founders.  To anyone who knows Y Combinator that would seem a pretty implausible claim.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Supreme Court to Hear Aereo Case  —  The Supreme Court has granted review to broadcasters' challenge to the legality of startup Aereo, in a case that may not only determine the future of digital streaming of station signals but of network television itself.  —  Without comment …
Bill Flook / TechFlash:
Exclusive: LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy to step down  —  LivingSocial Inc. CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy told staff Friday he plans to step down as chief executive of the D.C.-based deals company.  —  O'Shaughnessy will remain CEO until his replacement can be found, which is expected …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Path receives additional $25M in funding led by Indonesia's Bakrie Global Group, an “up round” according to CEO  —  Exclusive: Path Closes $25 Million Funding, Led by Indonesia's Bakrie Global Group  —  Path, the private social network, said it had finally closed a $25 million Series C round …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
HP to launch inexpensive Android smartphone for emerging markets as soon as next week  —  HP, the world's biggest PC manufacturer, is set to launch its smartphone as soon as next week  —  We've gotten word from inside HP that the company is set to release an inexpensive Android smartphone aimed …
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Don Reisinger / CNET:
Yikes!  Target's data breach now could affect 110M people  —  Target's data breach is a bit broader than once believed.  —  The major retailer on Friday announced that up to 70 million customers have had their personal information stolen as part of the company's payment card data breach.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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