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Sony, former workers in deal to settle lawsuit over 'Interview' hacking

- Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc has reached a settlement agreement with nine former employees who had filed a lawsuit claiming that their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hacking tied to the studio's release of a comedy film set in North Korea, "The Interview."

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Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

BERLIN - China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics.

Amazon's 'Dash' button now effectively free

- Amazon.com Inc said its 'Dash' button, which allows customers to place orders instantly, will now be effectively free.

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Brazil's president says Uber costs jobs, needs regulation

BRASILIA - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff criticized ride-sharing software Uber on Wednesday for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labor concerns about the world's most valuable venture-backed start-up.

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German carmakers win U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia maps

WASHINGTON - German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes have won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Nokia's maps business for around 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion), the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

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Twitter announces global expansion of self-service ads platform

- Microblogging website operator Twitter Inc said it had expanded its self-service ads platform to more than 200 countries and territories from 33 countries.

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