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Bitstamp reopens after attack shuttered exchange

The bitcoin exchange is running on new hardware and using Amazon Web Services

Sales of Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader plunge during holiday shopping season

Total sales in the Nook division were down by more than half and content sales dropped 25 percent.

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iPhone 6 sales boost Apple's smartphone OS market share

The gains came at the expense of Android.

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Microsoft adds boards feature to Delve to ease content organization

All employees can create and add to a board, but they can only view content that they have permission to access

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Two Concur co-founders to leave following SAP acquisition

The departures of Mike Hilton and Raj Singh were planned well in advance, said analysts

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Hackers steal $5M in Bitcoins during Bitstamp exchange attack

Around 19,000 bitcoins were looted during the weekend hack, which targeted hot wallets

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Bitstamp claims its bitcoins are secure after attack forces exchange shutdown

The exchange hasn't offered many details on the attack, except that it targeted an operational wallet

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You can stream 'The Interview' now: Google, Microsoft, Sony make it available online

The news follows Sony's decision to release the controversial movie in some theaters on Christmas Day.

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Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

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Yes, Virginia, 'The Interview' will be shown on Christmas Day after all

Two US movie theater chains will screen the controversial comedy

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Google wants Windows server applications to run on its cloud

Customers can run Windows Server applications on Google's cloud without paying a licensing fee

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Uber drives past privacy issues and secures $1.2 billion in funding

Recent privacy concerns are part of Uber's "growing pains," said CEO Travis Kalanick

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Zendesk brings embedded customer service tools to mobile apps

Customers who don't get help immediately will use another app, Zendesk said

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Accounting differences, not fraud, led to HP's Autonomy write-down, says Lynch

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch says he has obtained an HP document that proves it