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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Capacity crowds pack screenings of 'The Interview' Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to Michael Moore's Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan, made special holiday arrangements for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But with President Obama among others criticizing the decision, Sony officials changed...

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Dec 25- "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 cinemas across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing sell-out audiences in many theaters where outspoken patrons said they were championing freedom of expression. Seth Rogen, who co-stars in the...

  • Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    MOSCOW— Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable." Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang's involvement in the hacking, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich...

  • Correction: NKorea-Mystery Outage story Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    LONDON— In a story Dec. 24 about North Korea's Internet outages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Falkland Islands are located in the North Atlantic. LONDON— North Korea's microscopic corner of the Internet has had a rough couple of days, suffering seven outages in 48 hours, according to one Web traffic monitor. "A large city block in London or New...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 25- "The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in midnight screenings in a smattering of U.S. cinemas on Christmas Day, drawing moviegoers who said they supported the studio's decision to stand up to efforts to censor the low-budget comedy. Seth Rogen, who co-stars in the film...