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January 9, 2015, 6:40 AM

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The Cluetrain Manifesto:
Two “Cluetrain Manifesto” authors present 121 “New Clues” to take on threats to the Internet of 2015  —  New Clues  —  Hear, O Internet.  It has been sixteen years since our previous communication.  In that time the People of the Internet — you and me and all our friends …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Apple Hires HP Veteran to Head Corporate Sales  —  Apple has hired a longtime Hewlett-Packard executive to run sales of its products to large corporations, and he may take on a role involving international sales of the forthcoming Apple Watch.  —  Via LinkedIn John Solomon
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
In the last year Google's share of US search traffic fell 4.1% to 75.2% in biggest drop since 2009; Yahoo's share grew 4% to 10.4%  —  Google Loses Most U.S. Search Share Since 2009 While Yahoo Gains  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s dominance of the U.S. Internet search market slipped last month …
Chris Mellor / The Register:
Samsung unveils PCIe SSD with data speeds of up to 2.15GB/sec and low power consumption of two milliwatts in standby mode  —  Samsung's SUPER-speedy SSD is a real power-sipper  —  512GB drive draws a TINY 2mW: Yes, that's two milliwatts  —  Samsung's latest small form factor PCIe flash drive shunts data …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Windows 10's Spartan browser will feature Cortana integration, stylus support for annotating webpages  —  Windows 10's new browser will have the most advanced features ever  —  Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10.
John Herrman / The Awl:
Facebook's latest post on video growth shows intent to demote publishers to producers, with uncertain benefits  —  Territory Annexed  —  Here is an update from Facebook about what “the shift to video”—that is, the sudden prevalence of auto-playing clips posted directly to the site—means to “creators.”
Lester Victor Marks / AppleInsider:
Griffin's Lightning cables with reversible USB plug coming in March for $29.99  —  Griffin shows off $30 Lightning cable with reversible USB plug, coming in March  —  At CES this week, Griffin Technology took the wraps off a new USB-to-Lightning cable with a twist — the USB Type A plug …
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Google may launch an auto insurance comparison shopping site in US as early as Q1 this year  —  New Clues on Google's Plans for Insurance  —  The insurance industry takes it for granted that Google will soon introduce its Google Compare auto insurance shopping site, which has been in Britain for two years, in the United States.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
The EFF's New App Is Android-Only, As Organization Calls Out Apple For “Outrageous” Developer Terms  —  Non-profit digital rights organization EFF rolled out a new mobile application this morning, which allows users to more easily access the group's “action center” from their smartphone.
Re/code:
Twitter's native video product launching within weeks, may have 20-second time limit  —  Twitter's New Video Feature Is Only a Few Weeks Away  —  Twitter is planning to unveil its new video product in the next few weeks, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.
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Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Google's developer diagnostic tool Cloud Trace enters beta  —  Summary:Originally introduced last June during Google I/O conference, Cloud Trace helps app developers spot hiccups and performance issues by finding the traces for slow requests.  —  Google's Cloud Platform business announced …
CoinDesk:
State of Bitcoin 2015: Ecosystem Grows Despite Price Decline  —  CoinDesk is pleased to announce the latest quarterly State of Bitcoin report, featuring a 2014 Year in Review, an in-depth analysis of data and events from the fourth quarter of 2014 and a look ahead to what 2015 might bring.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Facebook buys QuickFire Networks for video infrastructure gear, expertise  —  Summary:QuickFire Networks' technology includes T-Video, an appliance that is designed to sit in a 1U rack and do nothing but process and transcode video.  Welcome to Facebook's data centers.  —  QuickFire's T-Video appliance.
Cory Bennett / The Hill:
Senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee will reintroduce controversial cybersecurity information sharing bill, CISPA, on Friday  —  House Dem revives major cyber bill  —  A senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Friday will reintroduce a controversial bill …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Azure cloud adds G-Series virtual machines & a key management tool  —  Microsoft is moving right along in its efforts to maintain a leading position in the public cloud market.  Today the company is announcing a public preview for a new service for storing cryptographic keys in the Azure cloud …

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