Week in Review: Top 5 Tech Headlines Not to Miss
Not caught up with all of the latest tech news? Didn’t have time this week to read up on what was happening in the tech world?
If you answered no to either of those questions, then you need to catch up on the weeks tech news! Here is this week’s top five headlines.
The Sony Saga Continues
The week has been full of Sony hack news. After hackers calling themselves the Guardians of Peace, or #GOP, broke into Sony Picture’s systems, released a number of unreleased movies, leaked emails of Sony executives, and leaked Social Security numbers of a number of Hollywood stars, the group has said a “9/11 style attack” would be carried out on theaters if the movie The Interview was released.
The movie, billed as a comedy, stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as journalists who, before interviewing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, are approached by the CIA to assassinate him.
The hacker’s threat prompted a number of theaters to cancel plans to show the movie, which in turn has prompted Sony Pictures to declare it will not be releasing the film, which was set to be released on Dec. 25.
Google Shuts Down News in Spain
A law passed in Spain will require Google and other large news sites to pay a fee to publishers in order to post snippets of text from articles alongside links to those articles.
The law is prompting Google to pull its Google News service from the country, saying it makes no money from the service, but drives traffic to the news publishers that lobbied for the law to be passed.
Facebook Cuts Bing Out Of Search
Facebook quietly removed Bing from its Graph Search, prompting many to wonder how often the service was actually used.
Facebook will be concentrating on its own search features, finding information from within Facebook rather than by linking to external sources.
It is currently not known how much the news will effect Bing, which is the third-largest search engine.
Apple Found Not Guilty in iPod Antitrust Case
Apple has been found not guilty in the iPod antitrust case that spanned a whopping 10 years.
The company was accused of creating a monopoly in digital music by forcing customers to buy music from iTunes and not allowing iPods to play music from other services.
BlackBerry Announces Comeback With Blackberry Classic
BlackBerry debuts a new smartphone, the BlackBerry Classic, which will satisfy a small percentage of the market that still prefers hardware keyboards.
Many are suggesting the company is making a good move by returning to its roots, however it remains to be seen if the company can actually make a comeback.
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