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Staying & going: eBay to spend $35M to retain execs, while cutting ties to ALEC

eBay CEO John Donahoe has 23 million reasons to stick around until the company splits in two next year. The San Jose-based e-commerce giant will spend more than $35 million to retain Donahoe and four other top executives until PayPal Read More →

Hackers to Sony: We’re good as long as no one ever sees “The Interview”

The anonymous hackers who attacked the computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the "The Interview," a comedy about two journalists going to North Korea to attempt to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un, have issued a new demand: Make sure the Read More →

Google declares war on Hollywood … and Mississippi

"We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret, coordinated campaign to revive the failed SOPA legislation through other means, and helped manufacture legal arguments in connection with an investigation by Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We read the Internet this morning so you don't have to. Here's what's going on: Apple CEO Tim Cook is "deeply offended" by BBC allegations of labor abuse at Chinese factories where iPhones and iPads are built. eBay Read More →

Quoted: Sony hack, extortion likely sign of more to come

"I fully expect to see more actions like this against film studios or other soft targets because they have not paid attention to cyber security for so long." -- Jeffrey Carr, CEO of cyber security company Taia Global, Read More →

Off topic: ‘Interview’ scene, whale party, emailing tools, Colbert farewell

Check out the surprisingly gruesome scene from "The Interview" that likely most angered North Korea. And in non-exploding-head matters, take a peek at this drone video of a humpback-whale feeding frenzy, which, for a frenzy, is Read More →
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