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January 7, 2015, 7:25 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
FBI Director: Sony's ‘Sloppy’ North Korean Hackers Revealed Their IP Addresses  —  The Obama administration has been tightlipped about its controversial naming of the North Korean government as the definitive source of the hack that eviscerated Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Tom Wheeler says FCC will vote on net neutrality on February 26th  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced that his office will vote on an official proposal for net neutrality on February 26th.  “We're going to circulate it to the commissioners on Feburary 5th and vote on it February 26th …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
AT&T will let Mobile Share Value customers rollover unused data to the next month starting January 25  —  AT&T will let 50 million customers carry over unused data to the next month  —  AT&T's data plan just got a lot more forgiving.  Today, the company announced that starting January 25th …
Simon Khalaf / Flurry Insights:
Mobile app usage grew 76% in 2014, with most growth in lifestyle and shopping category at 174%; utilities and productivity growth also strong at 121%  —  Shopping, Productivity and Messaging Give Mobile Another Stunning Growth Year  —  In the six years that Flurry has been reporting …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Evernote lays off 20 employees globally in a partial restructuring  —  The company says it's making moves to improve its revenues in 2015  —  Evernote, makers of software and hardware for enhancing your intelligence, has laid off about 20 employees in offices around the globe, The Verge has learned.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Twitter Returns Bing Translator To TweetDeck  —  Users of the platform can now access translations of tweets in foreign languages again.  —  Twitter on-again-off-again relationship with Bing Translator is on again.  —  The company recently returned the feature to TweetDeck …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
BlackBerry announces redesigned Passport for AT&T and BBM support for Android Wear  —  BlackBerry inexplicably redesigns the Passport for AT&T  —  BlackBerry ran a small press conference here at CES 2015 to announce a that it's releasing the BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic on AT&T. Oddly …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
VHX raises $5M from Comcast, Union Square, others, to help filmmakers sell their movies online  —  VHX Raises $5 Million to Help Movie Makers Sell Their Stuff Online  —  Did you hear?  It turns out people like to watch movies online.  —  That's the takeaway from the newest statistics from Sony …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
LG's webOS smartwatch is scheduled for early 2016, says WSJ  —  LG's smartwatch plans may be only a year away, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.  The report says LG's much-rumored WebOS smartwatch is set for release in early 2016, citing “a person familiar with the plans.”

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