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Sony investigators find links to North Korea in hack probe
(Reuters) - Hackers used tools in a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that were based on ones used in similar attacks conducted against South Korea by North Korea, a person familiar with the company's investigation said on Wednesday.
Luxottica signs deal with Intel to develop hi-tech glasses
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica is joining forces with U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp to develop glasses that combine its top fashion brands with technology that could allow wearers to access information about their health or location.
Former CEO Ballmer, activist Jesse Jackson enliven Microsoft meeting
BELLEVUE, Wash. (Reuters) - Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson livened up the technology company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, grabbing the spotlight from the current leaders on stage.
Global semiconductor outlook brightens, Microchip sees sales rebound
LONDON (Reuters) - Strong demand for smartphones and automotive electronics has boosted growth for the semiconductor industry this year, as a global industry association said results for 2014 were set to have beaten forecasts with further modest growth expected.
U.S. intelligence agency aims to develop superconducting computer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community has launched a multi-year research project to develop a superconducting computer, awarding its first contracts to three major technology companies.
Sony Pictures struggles to recover eight days after cyber attack
LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit.
Telenor and TeliaSonera signal truce with Danish mobile merger
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian telecoms company Telenor and Sweden's TeliaSonera have agreed to combine their Danish mobile businesses to boost margins in their toughest market.
Vodafone says other carriers should be allowed to take Metroweb stake
MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian arm of mobile phone group Vodafone believes that so-called other licensed operators (OLO) should be allowed to take a stake in Metroweb if infrastructure fund F2i sells its controlling holding in the Italian fiber optic network firm, Vodafone said in a letter to Italy's competition watchdog AGCM.
U.S. House subcommittee postpones hearing on net neutrality
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key House panel has delayed a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to write new Internet traffic rules aimed at assuring "net neutrality."
Exclusive: FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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