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Technology Report: Sony CEO does not expect studio upheaval after cyber attack

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Sony CEO does not expect studio upheaval after cyber attack
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai does not see the November cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment causing major upheaval in the studio's business.
Fundraising site Kickstarter drops Amazon for payments
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Crowdsourced fundraising site Kickstarter has dropped Inc as its global payments processor in favor of Stripe, the fast-growing startup used by Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Apple Inc.
North Korea boosted 'cyber forces' to 6,000 troops, South says
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean military's "cyber army" has boosted its numbers to 6,000 troops, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, double Seoul's estimate for the force in 2013, and is working to cause "physical and psychological paralysis" in the South.
Daimler's self-driving concept car turns into mobile living room
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Germany's Daimler AG wants to reset consumers' expectations about self-driving cars with its futuristic Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept, unveiled Monday evening at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Verizon not pursuing AOL takeover: CEO
(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the company is not planning any major acquisitions, following a report that Verizon had approached AOL Inc for a potential deal.
LG Display presses on with OLED TV despite doubts
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd plans to increase production capacity of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for TVs, seeking growth in a new technology field that its rivals have dismissed as still too expensive to succeed.
Jobs site operator Glassdoor raises $70 million from Google, others
(Reuters) - Glassdoor Inc, the operator of jobs website, said it raised $70 million from Google Capital and existing investors Tiger Global, Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.
Sony CEO praises employees, partners for standing up to hackers
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Sony Corp Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai on Monday praised employees and partners of the company's Hollywood movie studio for standing up to "extortionist efforts" of hackers who attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Investors raised $7 billion from stakes in Israeli tech firms
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Investors raised $6.94 billion from selling stakes in Israeli technology companies in 2014, a five percent increase on the previous year, boosted mainly by an increase in stock market listings.
Wireless charging inches ahead as two industry groups merge
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two of three global industry groups vying to establish a dominant standard for wireless charging technology have agreed to merge, bringing consumers a small step closer to throwing away their smartphone power cords.
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