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January 7, 2018, 2:55 PM

Top News

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
Dogecoin market cap hits $1B+; price has risen 400%+ in the past month; creator says it's a sign of broader market excess as it hasn't been updated in 2 years  —  Dogecoin, the parody coin named for an internet meme featuring a Shiba Inu dog, has broken off the leash.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Recent public outcry against Alibaba's Sesame Credit and Tencent's WeChat over user privacy point to a growing demand for online data protection in China  —  SHANGHAI — China's biggest online payment company offers its hundreds of millions of users a breakdown on their spending each year …
Ryan Selkis / TwoBitIdiot:
Thoughts on cryptocurrencies for 2018, including prices and investing, people involved, taxes, ICOs and crypto funds, promising applications, and more  —  Happy new year, everyone!  —  The post-Christmas, pre-New Year's period is always one of my favorites.
Masha Borak / TechNode:
DJI president Luo Zhenhua said he expects the company's 2017 sales to reach $2.7B in an interview with China's Phoenix News  —  Updated: A previous version of this post stated that Luo Zhenhua is the vice-president of DJI.  Luo Zhenhua is now the president of DJI.
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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Digi-Capital report: AR/VR startups raised more than $3B in 2017 with Magic Leap, Improbable, Unity, and Niantic accounting for ~$1.6B  —  Tech companies working with augmented reality and virtual reality technologies raised more than $3 billion in venture funding in 2017.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
How to connect in 60 seconds...  The best sales professionals are always looking for the slightest advantage to help them connect with more clients and close more deals.  —  They focus on small things …
CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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