RE/CODE NEWS AND CONTENT

Media

Dr. Evil Invades SNL to Blast North Korea and Sony (Video)

North Korea falls short of real evil, according to Dr. Evil.

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December 21, 2014, 7:13 AM PST

Media

Amazon and Netflix Run Full-Page NYT Ads to Push Their Big-Money Web TV Shows

The ad placements come as TV lovers head home for the holidays and get ready to binge-watch to their hearts content.

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December 20, 2014, 3:16 PM PST

General

On Ice Bucket Challenges and Surviving Social Media: Re/code’s 2014 #Mustreads From Other Sites

Harassment and abuse on the Internet, Amazon vs. everyone and more.

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December 20, 2014, 5:16 AM PST

Mobile

BlackBerry Working With Boeing on Secure Phone That Self-Destructs

The Android-based Boeing Black phone will use BlackBerry Enterprise Service.

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December 19, 2014, 4:11 PM PST

Voices

The Supreme Leader’s Plan (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

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December 19, 2014, 3:00 PM PST

Policy

FCC Launches Effort to Help Online Video Providers Compete With Cable Guys

The plan could make it easier for online video companies to start offering less-expensive cable-like service.

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December 19, 2014, 2:21 PM PST

News Brief

Facebook Expands F8 Developer Conference for 2015

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December 19, 2014, 12:53 PM PST

Social

New Facebook App Lets You Put Stickers All Over Your Photos

Facebook may have found a way to make Messenger a little stickier for users.

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December 19, 2014, 11:41 AM PST

Media

President Obama Slams Sony for Canceling “The Interview”; Sony Blames Theater Owners (Updated)

Sony “made a mistake” in canceling screenings of “The Interview,” the president says.

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December 19, 2014, 10:27 AM PST

Voices

Socrates in Silicon Valley

As Plato’s teacher knew — and as every fresh report of the tech sector’s abusive behavior should remind us — a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

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December 19, 2014, 10:00 AM PST

Security

FBI Says North Korea Responsible for Sony Hack (Updated)

There were similarities to previous attacks attributed to North Korea.

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December 19, 2014, 9:01 AM PST

Policy

T-Mobile Settles Government “Cramming” Charges for $90 Million

Most of the money will be returned to subscribers who paid bogus and unauthorized SMS charges.

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December 19, 2014, 9:00 AM PST

Media

Sony Pictures Hackers Demand “The Interview” Never Be Released

Even promotional trailers should be removed, the demands say.

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December 19, 2014, 8:53 AM PST

Security

For North Korea’s Cyber Army, Long-Term Target May Be Telecoms, Utility Grids

They seem to have attacked South Korea this way in 2013. So, you know. Yikes.

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December 19, 2014, 8:05 AM PST

Mobile

BlackBerry Third-Quarter Revenue Falls More Than Expected

And yeah, that’s including a month’s worth of Passport sales.

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December 19, 2014, 7:46 AM PST

Media

Google Is Shocked — Shocked! — by Hollywood Studios’ Lobbying

Google takes a jab at the MPAA over a lobbying scheme unveiled, thanks to the Sony hack.

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December 19, 2014, 6:21 AM PST

Voices

Protecting the Internet From Government Control

The multi-stakeholder model must prevail for more countries around the world to realize the transformative benefits of Internet connectivity.

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December 18, 2014, 4:28 PM PST

General

Longtime Microsoft Executive Dean Hachamovitch Heads for the Exit

Hachamovitch, who for years ran the company’s Internet Explorer effort, says it’s time for something new.

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December 18, 2014, 3:41 PM PST