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  • 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...

  • N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview." North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy. It wasn't the first time...

  • N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:42 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview." North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un.

  • 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,...

  • Sony is in uncharted waters now with the film, which earned $1.04 million from 331 locations on Thursday, according to studio estimates, in addition to the untold VOD grosses. "Considering the incredibly challenging circumstances, we are extremely grateful to the people all over the country who came out to experience" The Interview "on the first day of its...

  • Top business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Those are some of the top business stories of 2014, as chosen by business editors at The Associated Press. Others include massive product disasters: A string of auto recalls after faulty ignition switches from General Motors Corp. and air bags in many car models caused injuries and deaths. Janet Yellen became the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and U.S....

  • 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.

  • Rethinking cybersecurity  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Lookout co-founder John Hering, provides insight to the safety and risks associated with downloading "The Interview" online, as well as the sophistication of the attack on Sony.

  • Streaming 'The Interview'  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Sony's film "The Interview' is streaming both online and in some theaters around the U.S. NBC's Hallie Jackson looks at whether the online streaming factor will eat into sales at the box office.

  • Early movers: SNE, QCOM, TSLA, GPRO & more Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • 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.

  • Will 'The Interview' profit enough?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Discussing the economics setting up for Sony's film "The Interview," with Brent Lang, Variety senior film reporter.

  • Sony's film sees light of day  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports consumers can find Sony's film "The Interview" on Google Play, YouTube Movies, among the places to watch it.

  • 'The Interview' draws big crowds  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:05 AM ET
    General Manager Brandon Delaney puts letters on the marquee sign announcing that the Plaza Theatre would be showing the movie "The Interview" beginning Christmas Day in Atlanta, Georgia, December 23, 2014.

    The "Squawk Box" crew discuss the large crowds that headed to the movie theaters showing Sony's controversial film "The Interview" on Christmas day.

  • Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    TOKYO— Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for. The stolid silence of Sony's Tokyo headquarters over the hoopla surrounding Sony...

  • 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...

  • 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.