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January 8, 2015, 8:40 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon is building an end-to-end platform for hardware startups, part of an effort to become their main sales channel  —  Amazon Secretly Working on New Platform for Inventors  —  Amazon sells most of the name-brand electronics you can think of.  Now, it appears, it wants to be the place …
Facebook Media:
Facebook says video posts per person have increased 75% globally, 94% in US since last year  —  What the Shift to Video Means for Creators  —  We're increasingly seeing a shift towards visual content on Facebook, especially with video.  In just one year, the number of video posts per person …
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.
Kazunori Takada / Reuters:
Sony to delay sale of PlayStation 4 in China  —  (Reuters) - Sony Corp will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, due to “various factors”, according to a statement on Thursday.  —  Sony Computer Entertainment said in the statement that a new sale date had not yet been determined.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Google Capital Invests In Indian Real-Estate Platform CommonFloor  —  CommonFloor, which claims to be India's largest online real estate platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Google Capital.  What's notable about the funding is that it marks Google Capital's third investment …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Samsung expects fourth-quarter profit to drop 37 percent from year ago  —  Decline in quarter would mark fifth consecutive quarterly drop for the world's largest maker of smartphones.  —  Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it expects its fourth-quarter earnings report to show a decline …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Super cookies allow sites to track users using most popular browsers even in privacy mode  —  Browsing in privacy mode?  Super Cookies can track you anyway  —  For years, Chrome, Firefox, and virtually all other browsers have offered a setting that doesn't save or refer to website cookies, browsing history, or temporary files.
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Sarah Lane to leave TWiT, join TechCrunch as executive producer of video  —  THE NEW NEW  —  Hey!  So my big announcement is that I'm joining the team at TechCrunch as Executive Producer of Video.  And I've been trying to figure out how to post news about my own little new career chapter without …
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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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Kantar: Apple's share of smartphones up in nearly all markets on strength of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for the three months ending November 2014  —  Apple's Bigger iPhones Dent Android's Sales Momentum  —  Apple's newest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, have put a spring in iOS' smartphone sales figures …
Andrew Watts / Medium:
A 19-year-old college student describes how and why his demographic uses the various social media platforms  —  A Teenager's View on Social Media  —  Written by an actual teen  —  I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience …

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