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January 24, 2015, 2:35 PM

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Walmart starts selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick for $25  —  Remember Walmart's very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FFC's online database two months ago?  Turns out Walmart already started selling it for just $24.95, and is now getting ready to make it more widely available.
Brian Donohue / Threatpost:
Report: automated tank gauges at over 5,000 US gas stations are vulnerable to remote hacks  —  Thousands of US Gas Stations Vulnerable to Remote Hacks  —  The gauges that detect and prevent fuel leaks at more than 5,000 gas stations in the United States are utterly vulnerable to remote attacks …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony, Google, Apple Hit With Lawsuits Over Pre-1972 Music  —  The lawsuits have the potential of wiping out much older music from the Internet.  —  All of the leading providers of streaming music are now in the scorching hot legal zone involving pre-1972 music after seven lawsuits were filed …
BuzzFeed:
Uber suspended at least a dozen drivers because they complied with California law and registered commercial plates  —  Flouting Law, Uber Suspends Drivers For Properly Registering Cars  —  The ride-hailing giant has suspended some drivers in California who registered cars for commercial use.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, revamped Start menu, and Xbox app  —  Although Microsoft originally said it would release its new Windows 10 preview next week, the company has launched it today.  The January build, as the company is calling this version …
Bloomberg:
Box shares close at $23.23, up over 65% on first day of trading after $175M IPO  —  Box Surges in Cloud-Storage Debut After $175 Million IPO  —  Box Inc. jumped in its trading debut after raising $175 million in its initial public offering.  —  The shares rose 73 percent to $24.25 …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Google's Project Zero discloses three OS X vulnerabilities requiring access to machine; Apple's fix is still only in Yosemite's beta build  —  Latest OS X 10.10.2 beta kills Google-disclosed vulnerabilities dead  —  Google's Project Zero research program has disclosed and released proof …
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Popular Task Management App ‘Any.do’ Comes to Mac  —  Any.DO today announced the launch of a Mac version of Any.Do, the company's popular task management app for iOS, allowing users to manage their tasks and to-dos on multiple platforms throughout the day.  While the app quietly went live last week …

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