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December 25, 2014, 1:40 PM

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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
The Interview now available to rent for $5.99 or purchase for $14.99 through YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video, and SeeTheInterview.com  —  Where To Watch ‘The Interview’ Online Right Now  —  Sony will release “The Interview” online Wednesday, the company announced.
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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung shutters flagship London store amid falling sales  —  Closing down a marquee location in one of Europe's biggest malls  —  What are Samsung Experience Stores?  Why, they're a dying species, if the latest development in Samsung's efforts to establish its own retail empire are any indication.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
NFL to post game highlights and other video clips on Facebook with Verizon Wireless ads, share ad revenues with Facebook  —  Facebook Scores NFL Video Clips With Ads From Verizon  —  Facebook has scored a big partner as it ramps up its online video ambitions: the National Football League.
Eric Meyer / Thoughts From Eric:
Facebook's Year in Review suggestions may in some cases be inadvertently tactless, hurtful  —  Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty  —  I didn't go looking for grief this afternoon, but it found me anyway, and I have designers and programmers to thank for it.  In this case, the designers and programmers are somewhere at Facebook.
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Uber CEO Indicted in South Korea Over Its Taxi Service  —  Prosecutors in South Korea charged Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick and the head of its domestic business partner MK Korea Co. with violating a transportation law.  —  San Francisco-based Uber …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Secretly Settled With Hotfile for $4 Million, Not $80 Million  —  It's been nearly a year since Hotfile was defeated by the MPAA, resulting in a hefty $80 million dollar settlement.  —  While the public agreement left room for the file-hosting service to continue its operations …

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