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Internet outage seen in North Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute

WASHINGTON/BEIJING - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said.

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U.S. FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12

WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing delays in getting documents from Time Warner Cable.

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Uber business model faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan, Chinese mega city

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI - Uber Technologies Inc is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that it and its drivers are not appropriately licensed, adding to a string of official complaints aimed at the fast-growing U.S. start-up.

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Xiaomi raising over $1 billion from investors including GIC: source

SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI - China's Xiaomi [XTC.UL] is raising over $1 billion from investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC that would value the smartphone maker at over $45 billion, a person familiar with the deal said.

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Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness

NEW YORK - Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers.

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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. | Video

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