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December 22, 2014, 8:40 PM

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Max Fisher / Vox:
North Korea's internet appears to be under mass cyber attack  —  Internet connectivity between North Korea and the outside world, though never robust to begin with, is currently suffering one of its worst outages in recent memory, suggesting that the country may be enduring a mass cyber attack …
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Unless It Removes Tweets Containing Hacked Emails  —  Sony's battle on people disseminating its hacked and leaked emails has extended from news outlets to random Twitter users to, now, Twitter itself.  Sony's lawyer has threatened Twitter with legal action …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google completes first fully-functional prototype self-driving car of the design it unveiled in May  —  Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional  —  Google today announced it has completed the first build of its self-driving vehicle prototype.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Song Lyrics To Top Of Search Results, Points Searchers To Google Play  —  Google is now displaying music lyrics at the top of its search results pages when you search for “song name” plus “lyrics” on Google - a move that may reduce the number of visits to music lyrics sites …
Steven Sinofsky / Re/code:
Steven Sinofsky predicts tablet resurgence, big enterprise challenges in 2015; sees 4K, beacons, payments, and more as technologies to watch  —  Forecast: Workplace Trends, Choices and Technologies for 2015  —  What's in store for 2015 when it comes to technology advances in the workplace?
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Comcast-TWC merger delayed, FCC says 7,000 docs wrongly held back  —  Comcast's plans to swallow its largest rival Time Warner Cable has suffered another setback as the FCC announced Monday it would once again halt its “shot clock,” which is the 180-day time period during which the agency seeks …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Twitter closes up 3.6% after analyst on CNBC's Halftime Report says “there's a good chance” Dick Costolo will be out as CEO within a year  —  ANALYST: 'There's A Good Chance' Dick Costolo Is No Longer At Twitter In A Year  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo's seat is warming up.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle buys Datalogix, beefs up digital marketing cloud  —  Summary:Oracle's acquisition of Datalogix complements the purchase of BlueKai and rounds out its data cloud.  —  Oracle on Monday said it acquired Datalogix, which provides digital marketing data as a service.

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
eero:
eero: your first line of defense against security breaches.  —  Thanks to our automatic and regular software updates as well as a number of other security measures built into our devices and software …
Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho Mail Desktop Lite Client  —  Get the best of both worlds.  —  There are times when you can't afford distractions while communicating over email.  This is especially true in the case of business emails …

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