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December 18, 2014, 7:05 AM

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New York Times:
U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures's computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy  —  A poster for the movie “The Interview” is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta.  Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel …
Dave McNary / Variety:
Sony Has ‘No Further Release Plans’ for ‘The Interview’  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment has walked out on “The Interview,” deciding against releasing the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy in any form — including VOD or DVD.  —  “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” a spokesman said Wednesday.
Business Insider:
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Amazon brings one-hour delivery to New York City with Prime Now  —  Service rolls out in select areas of Manhattan today, with other cities coming in 2015  —  Amazon today announced a new service called Prime Now, which promises one-hour delivery for a range of “daily essentials.”
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple to instate country-specific app taxes in EU starting Jan. 1  —  In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales with lower taxes.
Nicholas Carlson / New York Times:
Book adaptation: How Marissa Mayer fought to turn around Yahoo and lost her way  —  What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs  —  Credit: Illustration by Matt Dorfman.  Photographs by Getty Images.  —  Eric Jackson was sitting in his hotel room on Sea Island, Ga. …
Lisa Fleisher / Wall Street Journal:
Eurostat study finds nearly one in every five Europeans aged 16-74 has never used the internet  —  1 in 5 Europeans Has Never Used the Internet  —  Believe it or not, at a time when many of us are glued to our smartphones and messaging apps, there are still many Europeans who say they have never used the Internet.

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