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Technology Report: North Korea still a suspect in Sony attack despite denial

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North Korea still a suspect in Sony attack despite denial
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is a principal suspect in the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, a U.S. national security source told Reuters on Thursday, while a North Korean diplomat denied Pyongyang was behind the crippling hack.
Uber's latest funding round values ridesharing company at $40 billion
(Reuters) - Uber said it raised $1.2 billion in its latest funding round and had additional capacity remaining for strategic investments, valuing the U.S. taxi service firm at $40 billion.
Samsung asks appeals court to throw out $930 million damages in Apple infringement case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd asked a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to toss out an order that it pay Apple Inc $930 million for infringing on iPhone patents to make its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.
Barnes & Noble ends pact with Microsoft in Nook Media
(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc struck a deal to buy Microsoft Corp's stake in Nook Media LLC, ending a two-year partnership and clearing the way for the bookseller to spin off its loss-making e-reader and digital content division.
Exclusive: Intel Security CTO Michael Fey joins Blue Coat as COO
(Reuters) - Michael Fey has left Intel Security Group to become chief operating officer at Blue Coat Systems Inc, a privately owned network security company.
U.S. auction of Silk Road bitcoins draws 27 bids
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday received more than two dozen bids for 50,000 bitcoins seized from the alleged owner of Silk Road, an Internet black-market bazaar on which authorities say drugs and other illegal goods could be bought.
BMW tries to succeed where Daimler failed with London car-share scheme
LONDON (Reuters) - BMW launched its car-sharing service in London on Thursday, barely six months after fellow German carmaker Daimler said it was shutting its equivalent initiative in Britain.
Intel to invest $1.6 billion in China factory
BEIJING (Reuters) - Intel Corp will invest $1.6 billion to upgrade its factory in the city of Chengdu in western China, the latest sign of how the chipmaker is deepening ties in a market that is proving increasingly troublesome for some U.S. technology peers.
Cyber attacks, drones increase threats to plane safety: insurer
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Cyber attacks and commercial drones pose a growing risk of commercial aeroplane crashes, a major insurer said, running counter to a long-term decline in fatal accidents and insurance premiums.
Orange CEO says expects BT to decide on mobile deal by Christmas
PARIS (Reuters) - Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard said on Thursday he expected BT Group to decide before Christmas on whether to bid for the UK's largest mobile network operator, EE, or its smaller rival, Telefonica's 02.
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