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January 2, 2015, 8:01 AM

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Fred Wilson / AVC:
Predictions for 2015 on IPOs, Xiaomi, messaging, wearables, Bitcoin, cybersecurity, and more  —  What Is Going To Happen  —  Yesterday I wrote a post summing up what happened in 2014.  In it I promised a post on what is going to happen.  What I did not specify was how far forward I am going to look.
Fred Wilson / AVC:
A look at some of the major technology trends from 2014  —  What Just Happened?  —  I'm not much for the rear view mirror.  I like to look forward, not back.  I guess that's why I'm in the line of work I'm in.  —  But I'm going to force myself to look back at 2014 and explain what just happened.
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Japanese police suspect 99% of bitcoins missing from Mt. Gox are due to internal system manipulation, not hack  —  Missing Mt Gox Bitcoins Likely an Inside Job, Say Japanese Police  —  Blame for 99% of the bitcoins missing from Mt Gox falls on internal system manipulation and not any external attack …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
OnePlus Releases Its First Non-Cyanogen Software: An Alpha Lollipop Build For The One  —  The situation between allegedly independent manufacturer OnePlus and its former software supplier Cyanogen Inc. is... strained.  After the software company signed an exclusive deal with Indian manufacturer Micromax …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Twitter's ‘While You Were Away’ Recap Feature Is Rolling Out To Many Users  —  Back in November, Twitter announced plans to implement a number of new initiatives to boost user engagement, and one of those features — a ‘While you were away’ recap of tweets you may have missed — appears to be rolling out to significant numbers of users.
New York Times:
Interviews with Sony employees show that the company was slow to realize the gravity and impact of hacking  —  Sony Hacking Attack, First a Nuisance, Swiftly Grew Into a Firestorm  —  LOS ANGELES — It was three days before Thanksgiving, the beginning of a quiet week for Sony Pictures.
Tal Kopan / Politico:
James Vincent / The Verge:
New tax rules for digital goods take effect in Europe, affecting apps, ebooks, music downloads, more  —  Apps, ebooks, and album downloads are about to get more expensive in Europe  —  New legislation is making internet companies fork out more tax, and consumers will likely pay the price
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple increases Mac and iOS Developer Program annual pricing by £19/€19 in a couple of EU countries, now £79 in UK and €99 in Germany  —  Apple increases iOS and Mac Developer Program pricing in EU countries to £79/€99  —  Apple has quietly increased the cost …
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Mark Scott / New York Times:
French search engine Qwant to launch child-friendly version this year, will have government support for use in schools  —  Qwant Wants to Be Alternative to Google  —  PARIS — Only a brave — or maybe foolhardy — company would take on Google.  —  Yet from a small office near the banks …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Snapchat raises $485.6M at $10B+ valuation from 23 investors  —  Snapchat Raises $485.6 Million to Close Out Big Fundraising Year  —  Snapchat Inc., among a pack of elite technology startups that has attained a valuation of $10 billion or more, capped the year with a filing that disclosed it raised $485.6 million.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court to put briefs and other filings online starting as soon as 2016  —  Supreme Court, in Big Leap, Plans to Put Filings Online  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will soon join other federal courts in making briefs and other filings available electronically, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. announced Wednesday.

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