December 11, 2014, 9:45 AM

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Sources: Sony Pictures using AWS to execute denial-of-service attack on sites where its stolen data is available  —  Sony Pictures Tries to Disrupt Downloads of its Stolen Files  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment is fighting back.  —  The studio behind the Spider-Man franchise and …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google News to shut down in Spain Dec. 16 in response to recently passed Spanish copyright law  —  Strict New “Copyright Law” Forces End Of Google News In Spain  —  Google has decided to shut down Google News in Spain.  This drastic step will occur next week (December 16) …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Xbox, Windows Store now accepting Bitcoin payments  —  You can now use Bitcoin to add funds to your Microsoft account.  —  Microsoft has added Bitcoin support to Microsoft accounts.  Bitcoin funds can be added to accounts to enable digital purchases from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video stores.
Neeraj Saxena / Times of India:
Xiaomi banned from selling, importing phones in India: Report  —  NEW DELHI: Delhi high court has put paid to Xiaomi's surging sales juggernaut in India.  At least for now.  Hearing a case filed by Ericsson India against Xiaomi, the court on Monday passed an ex parte order forbidding …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Cloud collaboration startup Huddle raises another $51 million  —  Summary:Huddle plans to keep growing its geographical footprint in the United States and Europe while doubling the size of its product team.  —  The enterprise cloud storage market continues to be a stacked horse race.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple debuts cellular LTE-equipped iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China  —  Apple on Wednesday announced cellular-capable iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models will be available in China later this week, offering support for region-specific wireless networks used by major telecoms like the world-leader China Mobile.
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security, founded by ex-NSA employees, raises $8M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins  —  Can three ex-NSA snoops stop the worst hacks before they start?  —  An e-mail arrives in your inbox: relevant, knowingly addressed to you, hardly suspicious.
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Jawbone discounts its fitness trackers for corporate customers with UP for Groups  —  Your Boss Would Like You to Wear a Jawbone Fitness Tracker  —  Jawbone wants to become a part of the workday.  The company's new service, UP for Groups, will sell discounted fitness trackers …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
eBay CEO Likely to Leave Board and Join PayPal's When Companies Split  —  EBay CEO John Donahoe will likely depart eBay's board of directors when the company spins off payment subsidiary PayPal next year, according to two people who have discussed the topic with him.
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
YouTube For Android Gets Offline Playback... But In India, Indonesia And Philippines Only  —  Here's something neat.  Google has introduced offline video playback for YouTube mobile users.  That's an exciting feature but there's bad news for most TechCrunch readers: it's only available …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Google:
Google begins notifying users of $19 million settlement with FTC over in-app purchases  —  Google has started notifying users of its Play Store about a $19 million settlement it reached with the FTC in September.  The company is being required to pay out refunds for in-app purchases …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Korean E-commerce Leader Coupang Raises $300M Led By BlackRock  —  Seoul-based Coupang, an online retailer, announced today that it has raised an impressive $300 million in new funding led by BlackRock Private Equity Partners, with participation from Wellington Management Company, LLP …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix wants its app on cable providers' set-top boxes, may be nearing a deal with AT&T  —  Netflix wants to hook up with your cable company in 2015  —  Netflix's new strategy to take on cable involves becoming best friends with cable: The video streaming service has been working hard …
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