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1. North Korea has denied involvement in the Sony Pictures hack. The government had previously said “wait and see” when asked about it.
2. An anti-discrimination bill in Alabama will be named after Tim Cook. It’s his home state.
3. Google has invented a new kind of CAPTCHA. You only need to tick a box.
4. Real-estate startup Zillow has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that it subjected female employees to “sexual torture.“ There’s a series of text messages backing up the claim.
5. Barclays says that Apple has strong potential to grow its services area. Margins could be close to 100%.
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6. The Sony Pictures hack revealed the salaries of over 30,000 Deloitte employees. Senior managers earned $US460,000.
7. Microsoft’s CEO says that he will try and build a more diverse workforce. He was previously criticised for remarks about whether women should ask for pay rises.
8. A lawsuit is accusing Apple of using iTunes for price-fixing. A group of customers say that Apple is harming competition in the music industry.
9. Apple has patented a system that will see iPhones twist in mid-air to stop the screen cracking. It’s important to mention that Apple does file a lot of patents, though.
10. Apple exec Eddy Cue has defended the company’s price-fixing strategy for eBook sales. He says he’d “do it again.”
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