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January 16, 2015, 11:10 AM

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South East Regional Organised Crime Unit:
UK cybercrime unit and FBI arrest man in UK for DDoS attack on Playstation Network and Xbox Live  —  Man arrested for ‘swatting’ and denial of service offences  —  SEROCU, has worked closely with the FBI on the operation which focused on the denial of service attack of Sony Playstation …
Douglas Soltys / BetaKit:
Founding partners of Teehan+Lax, the design firm behind Medium, join Facebook  —  Teehan+Lax shutting down as partners join Facebook  —  A new era begins for the Toronto design community as the founding partners of Teehan+Lax announced this morning they are shutting down the company to join Facebook.
New York Times:
EU regulator says Amazon's deal with Luxembourg could amount to unfair subsidy, violate EU law  —  Amazon's Tax Deal With Luxembourg May Break Rules, E.U. Regulator Says  —  BRUSSELS — The European Union's antitrust office on Friday released a preliminary finding that a tax deal between Amazon …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Stephen O'Grady / tecosystems:
Apple's Swift rises from 58th in Q3 '14 to 22nd in Q1 '15 in Redmonk's language ranking list that uses Github and Stack Overflow data  —  The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2015  —  With two quarters having passed since our last snapshot, it's time to update our programming language rankings.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Mobile Industry Generated $3.3 Trillion Last Year, Created 11 Million Jobs  —  A new study finds that the mobile industry last year produced more than $3.3 trillion in revenue.  —  That breaks down to more than $400 for every man, woman and child on earth.  So everyone must be feeling a little wealthier, right?
Joe Rossignol / 9to5Mac:
Apple planning 5 new Chinese retail store openings by Feb, hiring for 15 new locations  —  Apple is committed to its promise of expanding its retail presence in China from 15 to 40 stores within two years.  Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts told Chinese website Xinhua that the iPhone maker …
BBC:
Google Glass to become an independent division reporting to Tony Fadell; Glass Explorer Program shutting down; production of device in current form to end  —  Google calls end to Glass programme but says kit is not dead  —  Google is ending its experimental Google Glass programme, the BBC has learned.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe settle US poaching lawsuit for $415M  —  Apple, Google settle U.S. poaching lawsuit for $415 million  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc and Google Inc agreed to pay $415 million to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit …

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