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  • Leaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    TOKYO/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entertainment business, leaked emails show. Loeb's New York- based Third Point took a 7 percent stake in the company in May 2013 and suggested that proceeds from a...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Government investigators fear the hackers behind the unprecedented attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may never be caught if they are under the protection of North Korea, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The law enforcement official, who declined to be identified because the investigation is ongoing, said authorities will require...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, Dec 17- Government investigators fear the hackers behind the unprecedented attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may never be caught if they are under the protection of North Korea, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. A threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's controversial movie about the assassination of the leader of North Korea...

  • Sony executives told theatres the studio would not pull the comedy. "I explained that we wanted to act in a responsible fashion and that the film was designed to entertain and not to make a political statement," Lynton said, in an email dated June 26th this year to Sony General Counsel Nicole Seligman. Sony Pictures parent Sony Corp declined to comment on Lynton's...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 16- Movie maker Lions Gate Entertainment Corp executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers. Daniel Loeb, an investor who was pushing Sony to partially spin off its entertainment business, told Sony Corp of America...

  • The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp's computer system last month, on Tuesday warned people to stay away from cinemas showing the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, and darkly reminded moviegoers of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks on the United States in 2001.. A Sony spokeswoman had no immediate comment on...

  • NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. The Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters," but noted it was still analyzing messages from the group, dubbed GOP. The warning did prompt law enforcement in New York and Los Angeles to address measures to ramp up security.

  • Obama's approval rate ticks up; US mood grim: Poll Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The number of Americans who say the country is on the right track ticked up, but the dominant mood country remains negative, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

  • LOS ANGELES— Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Included in the latest breach are emails from Sony Pictures co-chair and CEO Michael Lynton, as well as specific threats against patrons of the comedy, which depicts an assassination attempt against North...

  • BOSTON, Dec 16- U.S. security agencies are investigating a threat against theaters planning to show Sony Corp's controversial movie about an assassination of the leader of North Korea, and so far they have seen no real sign of an active plot, two U.S. officials said. An official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and another U.S. security official cast doubt...

  • No credible sign of plot against theaters: Official  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    Los Angeles authorities say there is still no credible threat against theaters, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • LG to introduce next-gen TVs in early 2015 Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    LG will release its own line of next-generation televisions in early 2015. This according to a statement released by the company.

  • Sony hackers threaten theaters  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    Sony hackers have now threatened theaters and theater owners with unspecified action for the premiere of Sony movie "The Interview," reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Sony facing 2 suits by ex-workers over data breach Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    It contends that the latest data breaches are especially "surprising and egregious" because Sony Pictures has been repeatedly attacked over the years, including a 2011 hack that revealed millions of user accounts on Sony's PlayStation video-game network. The case filed by Susan Dukow and Yvonne Yaconelli alleges Sony violated California laws meant to...

  • The Department of Homeland Security said there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters," but noted it was still analyzing messages from the group, dubbed GOP. The warning did prompt law enforcement in New York and Los Angeles to address measures to ramp up security. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 247 theaters across the...

  • The lawsuit against Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio, filed on Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, alleged that Sony failed to both secure its computer network and to stop hackers. Representatives with Sony did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the lawsuit. Unidentified hackers attacked Sony's computer network last month and have...

  • Sony sued over hack  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Sony Pictures has been sued by two former employees over its recent hack, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Sony hit with lawsuit by ex-employees over leaks Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    File photo: A gate to the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio complex.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has been sued in a class action by two people who described themselves as former employees and accused the company of failing to protect employee data.

  • Stiff upper lip: 007 carries on after script leak Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Daniel Craig and co-star Rory Kinnear took to a London canal in a speedboat on Tuesday for a waterborne sequence. The Sam Mendes- directed movie is filming at several London locations this week, and will later travel to Italy, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The film's title is the name of a terrorist organization featured in several early Bond films, but details of the...

  • Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range available. By no means are these the only good offerings out there.