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New York Times Technology News

  1. Bits Blog: Distracted Driving and the Risks of Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber
    In an effort to move fast, phone apps like Uber, Lyft and Flywheel may be placing a premium on speed and in the process sacrificing safety.

  2. YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots
    The technology company Interlude has attracted the attention of the music industry with a tool that creates music videos with branching plots subject to a viewer’s choices.

  3. The Media Equation: Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too
    Things have gone so deeply wrong so quickly, it is hard to keep track of all the mistakes that led us here.
  4. F.T.C. Raises Its Voice Under Its Soft-Spoken Chairwoman
    Edith Ramirez’s tenure as leader of the commission has been marked by an effort to bring the regulator into the public eye, directing particular attention on digital privacy and transactions.

  5. In China, a Rapid Jump to Mobile Advertising
    Next year, companies are expected to spend more money on digital advertising than on TV commercials in China.

  6. Bits Blog: Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing
    Next year, half of the chips Intel sells to cloud businesses will be custom. The company is used to selling tens of millions of the same thing, but outfits like Google and Facebook need special features, and pay for them.

  7. Obama to See if North Korea Should Return to Terror List
    President Obama said he would “review” whether to return North Korea to the list, part of a broader government response to a damaging cyberattack on Sony’s Hollywood studio.
  8. U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers
    As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea’s ability to launch such attacks.

  9. North Korea Warns U.S. Not to Take Sony Action
    Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with Washington to prove that it was not behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures.

  10. YouTube’s Chief, Hitting a New ‘Play’ Button
    The site is a huge cultural force, but an unfulfilled economic one. Susan Wojcicki’s mission is to change that.
  11. Corner Office: Robert Reid of Intacct: The Culture Always Comes First
    A chief executive says an early emphasis on strategy and execution led him to start focusing first on a company’s culture.
  12. State of the Art: Amazon Not as Unstoppable as It Might Appear
    Despite growing fears of its invincibility, Amazon could be threatened as smartphones transform the way Americans shop and goods are delivered.

  13. Obama Vows a Response to Cyberattack on Sony
    President Obama said the U.S. would “respond proportionally” to the attack on Sony Pictures after the F.B.I. said it had extensive evidence that North Korea had organized it.

  14. Business Briefing: Staples Says Breach Affected About 1.2. Million Cards
    Criminals used malware that may have allowed access to cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.
  15. T-Mobile to Pay $90 Million to Settle Claims of Wrongful Phone Charges
    The company is the third major mobile phone carrier, after AT&T and Sprint, to settle with regulators over the practice, known as cramming.
  16. Sued by Google, a State Attorney General Retreats
    The search giant accused the Mississippi official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove links to some content.

  17. Staples Says Security Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Cards
    Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October.
  18. App City: An App, Memoir, Guesses Your Fondest Memories
    Memoir, a time-capsule app that resurfaces photos, Instagram snaps, Facebook posts and more, creates a collage from what it thinks might be your most cherished moments and lets you share them.
  19. BlackBerry Narrows Loss, But Its Revenue Declines
    The company reported a drop in third-quarter revenue to $793 million, despite the introduction of a heavily publicized phone.

  20. Bits Blog: Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million
    Investors are bullish on the company’s prospects, particularly its new subscription-based, Netflix-like business model.