The price per bitcoin is up a little over 8 percent this Thursday on the Mt. Gox exchange at $883 USD (at this time of writing), following a week of partial stability (by bitcoin standards, of course).
The day started in the range of $820 USD, and seems to be jolting in the upward direction, much to the joy of the bitcoin community, who have had a whole month or so without any major price action.
Meanwhile at Bitstamp, the price per unit is at $798 USD — also climbing.
Could it be a sign of good things to come in 2014? You be the judge.