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January 7, 2015, 6:05 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
FBI Director: Sony's ‘Sloppy’ North Korean Hackers Revealed Their IP Addresses  —  The Obama administration has been tightlipped about its controversial naming of the North Korean government as the definitive source of the hack that eviscerated Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
AT&T will let Mobile Share Value customers rollover unused data to the next month starting January 25  —  AT&T will let 50 million customers carry over unused data to the next month  —  AT&T's data plan just got a lot more forgiving.  Today, the company announced that starting January 25th …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Tom Wheeler says FCC will vote on net neutrality on February 26th  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced that his office will vote on an official proposal for net neutrality on February 26th.  “We're going to circulate it to the commissioners on Feburary 5th and vote on it February 26th …
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
T-Mobile scores 2.1M total new customers in Q4  —  T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) ended the year with a bang, adding 2.1 million total net wireless customers in the fourth quarter, capping a strong year of growth for the carrier.  T-Mobile CEO John Legere has pledged to pass Sprint (NYSE: S) …
Simon Khalaf / Flurry Insights:
Mobile app usage grew 76% in 2014, with most growth in lifestyle and shopping category at 174%; utilities and productivity growth also strong at 121%  —  Shopping, Productivity and Messaging Give Mobile Another Stunning Growth Year  —  In the six years that Flurry has been reporting …
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Avegant Glyph: a VR headset that looks like headphones, launching in autumn 2015 for $599 with preorders available now for $499  —  Would You Wear These Virtual Reality Glasses on a Plane?  (Exclusive)  —  One of the lingering (and somewhat compelling) arguments against the latest wave …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
VHX raises $5M from Comcast, Union Square, others, to help filmmakers sell their movies online  —  VHX Raises $5 Million to Help Movie Makers Sell Their Stuff Online  —  Did you hear?  It turns out people like to watch movies online.  —  That's the takeaway from the newest statistics from Sony …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
LG's webOS smartwatch is scheduled for early 2016, says WSJ  —  LG's smartwatch plans may be only a year away, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.  The report says LG's much-rumored WebOS smartwatch is set for release in early 2016, citing “a person familiar with the plans.”
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:
The Interview ranks as Sony's top online film after streaming revenues reach $31M  —  ‘The Interview’ rakes in $31 million  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney)  —  Weeks after canceling and then un-canceling “The Interview,” Sony Pictures is taking a victory lap.  —  The controversial Seth Rogen comedy …

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