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How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack
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How Sony Employees Reacted Immediately After the Hack

Employees relied on phones and note pads to reach one another, and paychecks had to be cut manually using an old machine.
Court Approves $5.9 Million Settlement in Conde Nast Internship Case
Class Action Lawsuits

Court Approves $5.9 Million Settlement in Conde Nast Internship Case

Those who interned at the publishing giant from June 2007 to the present are expected to receive payments up to $1,900.
North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say
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North Korea Had Help With Sony Hack, Investigators Say

An official close to the ongoing investigation says that some aspects of the hack were beyond North Korea's abilities.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Game of Thrones' Top the Most Pirated Media of 2014
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'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Game of Thrones' Top the Most Pirated Media of 2014

Unsurprisingly, piracy numbers line up with the year's box office numbers and television ratings.
Nina Zipkin
Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion
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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion

The company raised a fresh $1.1 billion from investors and is currently the No. 3 smartphone company in the world behind Samsung and Apple.
For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year
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For the First Time, an Emoji Has Been Named the Most Popular Word of the Year

The heart emoji appears billions of times per day across blogs, Twitter, Facebook and major news outlets, according to a study by the Global Language Monitor, an Austin-based analytics firm.
Geoff Weiss
'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend
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'The Interview' Earns $18 Million in Opening Weekend

The embattled film became the No. 1 online movie in Sony's history.
Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone
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Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

The mobile giant is rumored to be discontinuing the Alpha after a few short months on the market.
Lisa Eadicicco
Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules
Sharing Economy

Airbnb Hostess Who Earned $61,000 in 9 Months Now Faces Eviction, Judge Rules

The battle against Airbnb in New York City rages onward.
Geoff Weiss
Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards
Gift cards

Walmart Is Piloting an Exchange Program for Your Unwanted Holiday Gift Cards

Shoppers can now cash in gift cards from roughly 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants in exchange for a Walmart card.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores
Minimum Wage

U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores

The world's largest retailer will adjust salaries in more than 1,400 locations due to minimum-wage hikes across the U.S.
'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds
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'The Interview' Draws Sell-Out Crowds

The film opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day, drawing crowds of people who said they were championing freedom of expression.
Why Americans Are Working Longer Than Ever
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Why Americans Are Working Longer Than Ever

The average retirement age has risen to 62 from 57.