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  • Cleveland Cinemas: Wear USA colors, get free popcorn  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Cleveland Cinemas is one of the theaters that will show Sony's "The Interview." JRF Management director of marketing, discusses the security preparation that is going into preparing to show the film in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

  • Video gamers rejoice after Sony, Samsung hookup Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    Samsung and Sony agreed to provide the latter's PlayStation Now system on some Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.

  • Patent risk firm RPX to buy ‘Rockstar’ assets Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seal is displayed outside the headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia

    Patent risk management company RPX announced a deal to buy out the bulk of the assets owned by patent consortium Rockstar.

  • Early movers: DTV, WMT, UPS, GSK, SNE & more Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Sony to show 'The Interview'  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Sony has changed its mind and will show the "The Interview" on screens where theater operators want to show it.

  • NKorea outage a case study in online uncertainties Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    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. The mysterious problems have some talking of a retaliatory cyberattack by the United States, which holds Pyongyang responsible for last month's spectacular hack of Sony Pictures.

  • Holiday lights decorate buildings in the Central district in Hong Kong, China.

    On the last trading session before Christmas, Asian indices largely rose, with the exception of China, as a strong U.S. growth report card revived risk sentiment.

  • North Korea may get pushier next year: Nomura Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:42 AM ET
    TV footage showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un attending a ceremony marking the third anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il's death on December 17, 2014.

    Claims that North Korea has engaged in recent cyber-attacks could see the rogue nation ramp up military aggression next year, Nomura said.

  • Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 1:13 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields. Although analysts don't believe the decision will have any effect on Sony's image, it will at least give the movie-going public a chance to vote with their wallets and send North Korea a...

  • Is North Korea really responsible for Sony hack?  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Mark Rasch, Founder of MarkDRasch.com, is skeptical that North Korea is behind the cyber attack on Sony. He also explains why companies aren't doing enough to prevent data breaches.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 23- High-brow art house theaters and low-key college town cinemas became the unlikely stars of a Hollywood comeback by convincing the powerful Sony Pictures studio on Tuesday to let them screen "The Interview," the film shunned by the multiplexes and corporate chains. "This is completely atypical of Sony's usual deliberate and precise manner of...

  • Could cyber attacks worsen in 2015?  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 9:38 PM ET

    Tim Bajarin, President at Creative Strategies, says security measures in some firms like Target and Sony have vulnerabilities, which make them susceptible to cyber attacks.

  • The White House praised Sony's about-face, which the studio said would result in "a limited theatrical release" of the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and is about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. "The decision made by Sony and participating theaters allows people to make their own choices about the film, and we welcome...

  • Sony may sell unit that owns Beatles songs: DJ Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, WSJ reports.

  • Dec 23- Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company's leaked internal emails. The unit, which Sony owns jointly with deceased pop star Michael Jackson's estate, is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion- $2 billion, the Journal said.

  • Dec 23- Sony Corp is considering a sale of its Sony/ATV Music Publishing unit, which owns the rights to most of the Beatles' songs, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the company's leaked internal emails. The unit, which Sony owns jointly with deceased pop star Michael Jackson's estate, is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion- $2 billion, the Journal said.

  • After-hours buzz: Cal-Maine Foods, Gilead & Sony Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Cal-Maine Foods, Gilead & Sony.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents to patent management company RPX Corp. for $900 million. Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony formed the Rockstar Consortium to buy the patents for $4.5 billion, outbidding Google Inc. for the rights to technology used in many mobile devices.

  • Shortly thereafter, the White House praised Sony's about-face, which the studio said would result in "a limited theatrical release" on Christmas Day of the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco and is about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. "The decision made by Sony and participating theaters allows people to make their own...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Dec 23- Sony Pictures cleared the way on Tuesday for release of "The Interview" in some U.S. theaters on Christmas Day, less than a week after pulling the movie following a devastating cyberattack that has been blamed on North Korea. Sony Pictures Chief Executive Michael Lynton said there would be "a limited theatrical release" in the United...