Hackers Hit Videogame Services

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Sony’s PlayStation Network remained offline, while Microsoft managed to restore its core Xbox Live service, following Christmas Day outages that a hacker group claimed were its doing.

U.S. Tech Firms Face Russia Showdown

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Facebook, Twitter and Google have started resisting Russian government orders to remove information about a rally next month for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, raising the prospect of a showdown over the Kremlin’s efforts to control online information.

China Probes Regulatory Official

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Chinese anticorruption agents are investigating a senior official at a government agency that has probed foreign companies amid China’s tougher enforcement of its anticompetition laws.

Ukraine Cuts Power, Transit to Crimea

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Ukraine cut off electricity and train and bus services to Crimea, moves that could raise tensions with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in March and has been prodding Kiev to negotiate with Moscow-backed rebels in the country’s eastern provinces.

German Gunmaker Looks to South African Exports

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Rheinmettal-Denel venture helps company sidestep policies restricting arms sales to controversial governments.

Late Rush Gives Hope to Retail

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American shoppers were on track to deliver a welcome Christmas gift to retailers: the best holiday sales growth in three years.

At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word

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Facebook has embraced young workers and crafted management techniques that give them unusual freedom to choose, and change, assignments.

French Carpool Service Gains Traction

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Eight-year-old carpooling service BlaBlaCar is gaining on the back of Europe’s deteriorating public-transport and as a low-key and long-distance alternative to trains.

RadioShack's Problem: So Many Stores

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RadioShack has shut more stores in the past two months than the rest of the year, though it’s hard to tell the difference. The chain still has a heavy surplus of stores in many local markets.

Uber CEO Indicted in Seoul

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South Korean prosecutors have indicted Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick and his Korean partners for violating a public-transport law.

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