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Technology Report: U.S. manufacturers group opposes stricter Internet regulations

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U.S. manufacturers group opposes stricter Internet regulations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Association of Manufacturers on Wednesday wrote to congressional and Federal Communications Commission leaders to oppose potential stricter regulations for Internet service providers.
Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation China prospects
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.
Instagram crosses 300 million users, edges past Twitter
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's photo-sharing service, Instagram, said it had more than 300 million users, sharing over 70 million photos and videos each day.
U.S. Internet start-up Connect gets investment from China's Fosun
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Connect, a San Francisco start-up that helps consumers manage their social networking and mobile messaging contacts, has raised $10.3 million in a funding round led by the venture arm of Chinese conglomerate Fosun International.
Dr. Phil's startup launches video visits with U.S. therapists
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Doctor On Demand is the latest Silicon Valley startup to bet that people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counseling.
Fancy a quick getaway? JetSmarter app will hail a private jet
ZURICH (Reuters) - Wannabe jetsetters can now hail a private plane anywhere in the world from their smartphones thanks to an app that makes luxury air travel more accessible, at least to those who can afford the $7,000 membership.
GungHo to launch 'Puzzle & Dragons' in China with Tencent
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese smartphone app maker GungHo Online Entertainment said it would launch its hit game "Puzzle & Dragons" in China through a partnership with Tencent .
Sony CEO ordered 'The Interview' toned down, Rogen objected: emails
NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony's Hollywood studio.
Cyber attack could cost Sony studio as much as $100 million
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Corp's movie studio could face tens of millions of dollars in costs from the massive computer hack that hobbled its operations and exposed sensitive data, according to cybersecurity experts who have studied past breaches.
Congress expected to reboot Internet tax issues in 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is moving this week toward putting off until 2015 any conclusive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes.
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