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December 31, 2014, 7:15 PM

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Jennifer Booton / MarketWatch:
New York City considers letting drivers pay for parking tickets with Bitcoin, Apple Pay, and PayPal  —  NYC weighs bitcoin, Apple Pay for parking tickets  — The city of New York issues eight to ten million parking tickets annually.  But great news: Drivers will soon be able to use …
Jana Winter / The Intercept:
FBI bulletin says hackers who attacked Sony have threatened an unnamed news organization  —  Sony Hackers Threaten U.S. News Media Organization  —  The cyberterrorists who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer servers have threatened to attack an American news media organization …
Tal Kopan / Politico:
FBI says report that Sony hack was perpetrated by a disgruntled Sony employee and piracy group hackers is “inaccurate” and based on “narrow view”  —  U.S.: No alternate leads in Sony hack  —  A briefing for FBI agents investigating the Sony Pictures hack by a security firm …
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Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Samsung squeezed past Apple in consumer satisfaction for smartphones  —  Apple may have owned Christmas, but Samsung won the year when it came to satisfying shoppers with its phones.  The latest stats from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, which surveys 70,000 consumers every year …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
HP sells Palm trademarks; brand could be resurrected with new smartphones  —  It looks like Palm will rise from the dead as a Chinese smartphone brand.  —  Palm, the legendary smartphone and PDA company, might seem dead and gone, but it's now looking like the name “Palm” will rise again as a zombie brand.
Julia Love / SiliconBeat:
Apple hit with class action over storage eaten up by iOS 8  —  Apple has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that it doesn't inform users just how much storage its new operating system will eat up - and then prods them to buy more space through its iCloud service.
Circa News:
Snapchat raises $485 million from 23 investors  —  Snapchat wants to make sending money to other users “incredibly simple” with a feature called Snapcash.  —  Snapchat disclosed in a Dec. 31 filing with the SEC that it raised $485 million from 23 investors.  —  Snapchat
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