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December 18, 2014, 2:05 PM

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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 …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Secret is relaunching as a faster anonymous social network with chat  —  Talk to any of Secret's 15 million users in just two taps  —  When Secret launched in February, it quickly became the most talked-about new social network in Silicon Valley.  Like other '"anonymish" social networks …
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Amazon launches Prime Now for Prime subscribers in New York City: one hour delivery of select items costs $7.99, two hour delivery is free  —  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
Katie Benner / Bloomberg View:
Jawbone delays UP3 fitness band release until after holidays, offers discounts to preorderers  —  Jawbone's Missing Christmas  —  If you wonder how long the market can support richly valued startups, and what sorts of corporate stress might test investor enthusiasm, look no further than Jawbone …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Redfin raises $70.9M to continue national real estate expansion … Redfin today announced $70.9 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle real estate brokerage will use to continue its national expansion.  Total funding in the 10-year-old company now stands at $166 million.
Janelle Lawrence / Bloomberg:
Boston Uber Driver Charged With Raping Woman Seeking Ride  —  A Boston man who works as an Uber Technologies Inc. driver was charged with taking a woman to a secluded area and raping her, as questions about the company's driver-screening process prompted it to begin an assessment of its safety programs.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about the IPO, competition, and the company's future strategy  —  Box CEO Aaron Levie: From Commodity to ‘Defining Strategy’  —  Box CEO Aaron Levie is one of the biggest cheerleaders for a new generation of corporate technology that he says can transform businesses and make employees more productive.
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Intel to power two new 4G Lenovo smartphones in early 2015  —  The chipmaker is expected to expand its smartphone partnership with Lenovo, introducing phones for both China and the global market in the coming weeks.  —  Intel is taking another step forward in its march toward mobile relevancy.

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