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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By 21 December 2014

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AT&T says 'sponsored data' does not violate Net neutrality

AT&T's top exec in Washington denies the company's new "sponsored data" service will hurt consumers, amid claims from digital rights advocates that it violates FCC Net neutrality rules.

By 10 January 2014

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AT&T dials up toll-free 'Sponsored Data' as CES starts

Long-talked about, AT&T is the first of the carriers to pull the trigger on the 1-800 equivalent of data that wouldn't count against customers' caps.

By 7 January 2014

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Wow. Such fast. Dogecoin to sponsor Nascar racer

Enthusiastic Dogecoin-toting Reddit users pooled together a chunk of cryptocurrency change to sponsor a Nascar driver at Talladega Superspeedway.

By 27 March 2014

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Facebook wins final approval for 'Sponsored Stories' settlement

The social network pays out $20 million and adds more user controls to settle a lawsuit over a feature that publicized users' "likes" on advertisements without permission or compensation.

By 27 August 2013

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Forget the Apple Watch -- Dole makes a wearable banana

To celebrate eight years as a Tokyo Marathon sponsor, Dole's Japan division has outfitted a banana with sensors and LEDs to create the world's first edible wearable.

By 20 February 2015

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Facebook to sunset Sponsored Stories by April

The controversial type of ad unit, which was the focus of a class action lawsuit, will soon be no more.

By 10 January 2014

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Backstage at the Oscars: Transforming the Dolby Theatre for the show

On a normal day, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is a movie theater, with the surrounding shopping complex overrun by tourists. It's hard to believe this is the home of the Oscars -- which makes the transformation even more impressive.

By 22 February 2015

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​Telstra CEO David Thodey announces retirement

After six years as CEO and a number of major changes at Telstra, the head of Australia's biggest telco is stepping down to be replaced by the company's chief financial officer, Andy Penn.

By 20 February 2015

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Katy Perry to Super Bowl fans: Buy my stuff, now

Those of you watching Sunday's half-time show will be able to buy Perry paraphernalia in the moment across social media and connected devices.

By 2 February 2015