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VC funding on decline, Hearst magazines on iPad and Kickstarter success stories...links to start your day with.

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Nestor Bailly, PSFK on January 21, 2013. @NKBailly

Venture funding declines for first time in 3 years. Mashable

The Mona Lisa beamed into space with lasers. Wired UK

Hearst to release content on iPad before hitting newsstands. All Things D

What works on Kickstarter. Economist

Sony to sell NY headquarters. Mashable

Amtrak proposes new high-speed rail line. Inhabitat

Rolling Stone magazine finally arrives on the iPad. MacWorld

Body scanners to be removed from U.S. airports. Bloomberg

Time Warner bans gun ads. Broadcasting & Cable

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