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  • Sony: PlayStation back online after 3-day outage Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas. In a blog post Saturday night saying service had been restored, Sony vice president Catherine Jensen added that "PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic to disrupt...

  • Dec 28- Apple Inc said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony Corp's "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio. Sony Pictures released the movie online via Google Inc's YouTube and Google Play, Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console and a Sony dedicated website first made the movie available last week after...

  • Dec 28- Apple Inc said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony Corp's "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio. "We're pleased to offer' The Interview' for rental or purchase on the iTunes Store," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in a statement. The news comes after Sony Pictures released the movie online via Google...

  • VANCOUVER, Dec 28- When Allan Pulga, a communications manager, found out he was going to be a father, he had to make a tough choice- stay in a tiny downtown condo or leave Vancouver. "When you're a young, single person, you can make Vancouver work financially," said Pulga, who was able to transfer to iQmetrix's Regina office. The average Vancouver- area property- including...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 27- A previously undisclosed hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe is probably backed by a country that misused security-testing software to cover its tracks and enhance its capability, researchers said. The attack program relied on software usually sold by Boston- based Core Security to companies and other...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation online gaming network after a Christmas Day cyberattack shuttered access to some customers, including holiday recipients of new game consoles. "If you received a PlayStation console over the holidays and have been unable to log onto the network, know that this...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation video gaming network after disruptions that a hacker group said it caused in a Christmas Day attack. It was Sony's second high-profile encounter with hackers this holiday season following the unprecedented attack on its Hollywood studio, which Washington has...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a solid showing that could be quickly eclipsed by the money Sony Pictures makes with its groundbreaking online debut of the raunchy comedy. After large movie theater chains refused to screen the comedy following threats of violence from hackers who opposed the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning. Microsoft's Xbox Live service, which also went down Thursday, was back online Friday although the company reported reported problems with...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 26- "The Interview" took in more than $1 million in a limited Christmas Day release, a decent start for the raunchy comedy that appeared dead after Sony Pictures pulled it from theaters last week following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea. Sony Pictures also released the movie online via Google Inc's YouTube and Google Play,...

  • PlayStation, Xbox hacked  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    A major hack attack has shut down Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox Live networks yesterday. Arik Hesseldahl, Re/code senior editor, discusses the group responsible and when services are likely to be completely restored.

  • 'The Interview' proves popular—for pirates Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in the film "The Interview."

    "The Interview" marked one of the first major studio experiments for digital distribution, and pirated versions appeared immediately.

  • Google & Microsoft take on Marriott  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    Google and Microsoft are teaming up to fight Marriott from preventing guests from turning their smartphones into hot spots, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • Dec 26- Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live was back up on Friday while Sony Corp's PlayStation Network remained offline for a second day after a hacker group claimed responsibility for attacking the two Internet gaming services. A Microsoft website that keeps track of the status of Xbox services listed Xbox Live's "core services" as up and running on Friday.

  • The nine biggest tech flubs of 2014 Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Jennifer Lawrence

    From executive gaffes to failed devices, there was plenty to talk about in tech in 2014.

  • Hackers deliver holiday blues to PS4, XBox gamers Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Lizard Squad, a hacker group, claimed responsibility for Thursday's connection problems to the PlayStation and XBox networks.

  • Sony says online PlayStation disrupted Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 10:58 PM ET

    TOKYO— Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies. A notice on Microsoft's Xbox website said it knew some users were having trouble signing in. it said, "We're aware of this issue, and we're working to find a fix ASAP!" That followed a cyberattack on...

  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's answer to Android Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics is planning a new product launch next year based on its own operating system as it tries to free itself from Android.

  • UPDATE 1-Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    Dec 25- Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The problems may have been exacerbated by Sony's decision to let consumers download the controversial movie "The Interview" through Xbox Video as well as other online sources.

  • Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox websites hit by delays Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:56 PM ET

    Dec 25- Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The problems may have been exacerbated by Sony's decision to let consumers download the controversial movie "The Interview" through Xbox Video as well as other online sources.