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January 2, 2015, 12:55 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.
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:
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.
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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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.
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Sony to give PlayStation Network members 10% off one transaction in PlayStation Store to make up for outage; qualifying PSN Plus subscribers get five days extra  —  Here's how Sony is going to make up for the PSN outage  —  PlayStation Network went down on Christmas as the result of a cyberattack …

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