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January 15, 2015, 11:45 AM

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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Xiaomi takes on iPhone 6 Plus with 5.7" 1080p Mi Note phablet launching January 27 for $370; $530 Mi Note Pro with 2560x1440 display coming in March  —  Xiaomi mocks Apple with its very own premium phablet  —  There's just no stopping for the world's most valuable startup.
BlackBerry Press Room:
BlackBerry denies it has engaged in buyout discussions with Samsung  —  BlackBerry Responds to Media Report  —  Waterloo, ON - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) ("BlackBerry") is aware of certain press reports published today with respect to a possible offer by Samsung to purchase BlackBerry.
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Adobe Lightroom mobile comes to Android, but it's only for phones  —  Last spring, Adobe brought a version of its Lightroom photo-editing software to the iPad making for some convenient editing on the go.  Months later, a version of the app is ready for Android devices and it brings …
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin falls below $185; hash rate drops, mining not profitable, making network volatile  —  Bitcoin Price Continues to Fall, Breaks $200 Mark  —  The bitcoin price fell below the landmark $200 point at 07:24 (GMT) today, putting it back into territory not seen since late 2013.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Boxed, a wholesale shopping app, raises $25M series B led by GGV and DST  —  Boxed, a bulk shopping app, raises $25 million  —  Boxed, a mobile application for wholesale shopping, has raised $25 million in a Series B round of funding.  GGV Capital and Digital Sky Technologies led the round …
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Kimberly Weisul / Inc.com:
Marriott Abandons Quest to Block Personal Wi-Fi Hot Spots  —  After an unsuccessful legal and PR battle, the hotel chain says it will not seek to be allowed to block personal hot spots in its conference and convention areas.  —  Inc.com editor-at-large @weisul  —  WRITE A COMMENT
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Instacart quietly changed its primary revenue model from delivery fees and product markups to grocer fees  —  On the way to $220M in funding, Instacart quietly changed its business model  —  Kaitlin Myers a shopper for Instacart studies her smart phone as she shops for a customer at Whole Foods in Denver on October 28, 2014.
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