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January 25, 2015, 7:10 AM

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Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
Music artists who refuse YouTube's aggressive Music Key terms lose all YouTube monetization options  —  Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key  —  Cello rock n' roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights …
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
What 1,000 attendees at Product Hunt's happy hour show about tech culture and the company's future  —  Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt's massive happy hour  —  The Product Hunt happy hour crowd in the outdoor half of 620 Jones  —  Credit: Taken by Carmel DeAmicis for Gigaom
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
California DMV stops making Uber drivers get commercial license plates; policy review pending  —  DMV to reconsider commercial plates for UberX, Lyft drivers  —  In an abrupt U-turn, the California of Motor Vehicles late Friday night retracted its finding that drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Taiwan-based mobile phone chipmaker MediaTek plans US expansion to challenge Qualcomm  —  Meet MediaTek, the brains powering your next budget smartphone  —  The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US.  That could mean more affordable smartphone options.
Microsoft:
Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub: The first device to unlock the power of the group  —  Surface Hub unlocks new capabilities for Microsoft's customers and demonstrates the flexibility of the Windows 10 platform.
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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 …

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Microsoft:
Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub: The first device to unlock the power of the group  —  Surface Hub unlocks new capabilities for Microsoft's customers and demonstrates the flexibility of the Windows 10 platform.
HP:
Printing Organs, Prosthetics & Devices: Medical 3D Printing Comes of Age  —  The ability to print three-dimensional objects instantly and with precision is revolutionizing entire industries, and healthcare is no exception.
Exitround:
How Much Are Actual Startup Exit Prices And Returns?  —  What are the actual returns for investors and founders when startups get acquired?  There is plenty of talk lately about bubbles, burn rates and risk …
Zoho:
5 Tips to Up Your Recruiting Game for 2015  —  The new year is officially underway and the signs are everywhere.  —  There's a signup sheet for treadmills at the gym, the produce aisle at your supermarket …

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