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Security experts fear Sony attack to fuel more company extortion

NEW YORK - Sony Pictures' decision to shelve the film "The Interview" in the face of cyberattacks has set a worrying precedent and is sending companies scrambling to guard sensitive data, security experts said on Thursday.Full article

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BlackBerry reports adjusted profit, but revenue disappoints

As of 12/20/2014 1:09 AM
TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a small adjusted third-quarter profit and returned to positive cash flow, but shares fell as revenue declined more than expected. Full article

Why Apple's co-founder isn't a fan of smartwatches

As of 12/19/2014 10:35 AM
Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies.   Full article

Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

As of 12/19/2014 10:18 AM
Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones.   Full article

Amazon.com offers one-hour delivery in Manhattan

As of 12/19/2014 10:13 AM
NEW YORK -- Internet retail titan Amazon.com on Thursday began offering to have online purchases in some New York buyers' hands within an hour for a $7.99 delivery charge. Full article

Google looks to head off US antitrust lawsuit over Android

As of 12/18/2014 5:03 PM
Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from European authorities. Full article

Uber plans tighter screening for drivers

As of 12/18/2014 12:28 PM
Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer. Full article

Canada court to order Apple to turn over records in iPhone probe

As of 12/18/2014 9:58 AM
OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Canada agreed on Wednesday to order Apple Inc's Canadian subsidiary to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau to help investigate whether Apple unfairly used its market power to promote the sale of iPhones. Full article

US determines N.Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie

As of 12/18/2014 9:41 AM
(UPDATE) Sony Pictures on Wednesday pulled the theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," hours before a U.S. government source said investigators determined that North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony over the film.   Full article

Smart ties up with Zalora

As of 12/17/2014 8:09 PM
MANILA – Smart Communications Inc., through its mobile money service Smart e-Money Inc. (SMI), has entered a partnership with Zalora Philippines to use the electronic and mobile payments platform MePay. Full article

Uber faces tough rivals, regulatory glare in China

As of 12/17/2014 7:31 PM
BEIJING/SHANGHAI - Deep-pocketed Chinese rivals and tough regulators stand in the way of U.S. car-hailing service Uber's plans to conquer one of the world's biggest transportation markets, even after it signed a tieup with domestic internet giant Baidu Inc. Full article