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January 9, 2015, 10:55 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 …
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 coming soon to Europe, firmware now online  —  The Galaxy A3 (SM-A300) and Galaxy A5 (SM-A500) are mid-range devices that Samsung is hoping will attract consumers with their metallic designs, but both devices have been in limited supply due to production issues …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Uber cuts prices for riders and guarantees earnings for drivers in 48 cities starting Friday  —  Uber just cut prices in 48 markets  —  This hasn't happened in awhile.  Uber just slashed its cost in 48 of its US markets.  The last time it started giving such big discounts was half a year ago, at the start of summer.
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.
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 …
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 …
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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