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Sony hack fallout continues: The Interview released and North Korean Internet suffers outages

Sony Pictures has released The Interview online and in selected cinemas after being slated for pulling the movie following threats and hacking incidents.

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Lunar Mission One races past goal, thrills crowdfunding experts

This week Lunar Mission One (LMO), a project aiming to land a spacecraft on the moon’s South Pole, passed its first crowdfunding goal – and then some. Roughly $1.05 million of an…

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Instagram overtakes Twitter, Microsoft accepts bitcoin and Uber’s setbacks

In a blogpost Wednesday, Instagram announced that it reached 300 million active users, eclipsing Twitter’s most recently reported 284 million users.

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Consumers and companies told to learn from 2014’s privacy breaches

Kelsey Finch is policy counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington DC-based think tank seeking to advance best practice in data privacy. She has specialized in wearables, big data, de-identification…

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Google’s Europe problems, Samsung reshuffle and Twitter’s app tracking

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday, by a convincing 384 votes to 174, in favor of unbundling Google’s search business from its advertising and other businesses.

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Firefox picks Yahoo, Twitter’s search and Russian webcam site

A decade-long partnership between Google and Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, is nearing an end as the two have broken up in the U.S.

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Twitter debt downgraded, YouTube’s subscription services and Amazon’s book deal

Rumors of internal turmoil, a stock price that has fallen 37% in 2014, and a newly branded credit rating of BB- by Standard and Poor’s continue to put Twitter’s strategies into question.

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Facebook stock falls on future spending worries

Facebook beat analyst expectations when it revealed its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, reporting $3.2 billion in quarterly revenue at $0.43 earnings per share. The social media giant also reported a 7%…

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Amazon under investor fire, Ello stands by policy and Google’s new Inbox

In a press release on Thursday, Amazon disclosed its financial results for Q3 of 2014. The company sustained a net loss of $437 million, or $0.95 loss per share, compared with a $41 million loss in the same quarter of 2013.

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Ello the latest contender to challenge Facebook’s firmly held position

A decade ago, Mark Zuckerberg and a team of computer developers set up shop in Palo Alto to start the next big thing.  Since then, Facebook has dominated the social media sphere…

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