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North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access

blogs.wsj.com — North Korea's connection to the public Internet went down Monday, after U.S. officials promised a "proportional response" to the nation's alleged cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Did the U.S. knock North Korea offline? Matthew Prince, chief executive of Cloudflare, a network and security company that monitors global Web access, said it's conceivable.
Dec 22, 2014

North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access - by @dannyyadron & @drewfitzgerald on.wsj.com/1zWG17U via @WSJD

Dec 22, 2014

North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access on.wsj.com/1zWG17U via @WSJD

Dec 22, 2014

RT @benfoxrubin: By my man @drewfitzgerald: North Korea Loses (Its Little) Internet Access - Digits - WSJ on.wsj.com/1wC7I4P

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The Future of Cars Looks Very Different

wsj.com — A Wall Street Journal auto writer for 27 years, Joe White covered the auto industry with an eye for details and insights into a business as economically critical and spirited today as it was a quarter century ago. This marks his final column on these pages.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @cvrogers: A sad day for @WSJautos; An auto writer for 27yrs, Joe White signs off with final column.Going to miss @JBWEyesonroad wsj.com/articles/the-f…

Dec 22, 2014

Swansong @JBWEyesonroad on cars as information 'nodes' shaped by video game technology, with redeployable parts. wsj.com/articles/the-f…

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14 for 2014: Great Reads From The Wall Street Journal

wsj.com — China's Left-Behind Children Bear Grown-Up Burdens In some of China's poorest regions, millions of adults have left their villages in search of work, leaving behind young children who must fend for themselves. About 61 million Chinese children-one of every five in the world's most populous nation-haven't seen one or both parents for at least three months, according to the All-China Women's Federation, a Communist Party advocacy group.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @WSJ: From the showdown at Pimco to the deadly heights of Everest, 14 of @WSJ's best stories in 2014: on.wsj.com/1CwLHVE

Dec 22, 2014

14 for 2014: Great Reads From The Wall Street Journal. Of course, in 2099, we will have 99 wsj.com/articles/14-gr…

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Musician Joe Cocker Dead at 70

blogs.wsj.com — Influential British rock musician Joe Cocker died today at home in Colorado at the age of 70. The Yorkshire Post reported that he was battling lung cancer. His agent told the BBC that he passed away from an undisclosed illness. Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, England.
Dec 22, 2014

I'll always tie him to The Wonder Years, which I loved. "Musician Joe Cocker dead at 70 on.wsj.com/1zWvQQK"

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Why Saudis decided not to prop up oil

wsj.com — In early October, Saudi Arabia's representative to OPEC surprised attendees at a New York seminar by revealing his government was content to let global energy prices slide. Nasser al-Dossary's message broke from decades of Saudi orthodoxy that sought to keep prices high by limiting global oil production, said people familiar with the session.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @KateMilani: The story of Saudi Arabia’s new oil strategy is a story of a budding rivalry on.wsj.com/13wj0Mu pic.twitter.com/Iy9Wxt1OqX

Dec 22, 2014

RT @gerardtbaker: Behind Saudi Arabia's decision not to prop up oil: the U.S.'s emergence as an energy rival. on.wsj.com/16J75Nb pic.twitter.com/D6wFGKYLzn

Dec 22, 2014

RT @gerardtbaker: Behind Saudi Arabia's decision not to prop up oil: the U.S.'s emergence as an energy rival. on.wsj.com/16J75Nb pic.twitter.com/D6wFGKYLzn

Dec 22, 2014

Behind Saudi Arabia's decision not to prop up oil: the U.S.'s emergence as an energy rival. on.wsj.com/16J75Nb pic.twitter.com/D6wFGKYLzn

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De Blasio: ‘Political Debate’ Can Wait Until After NYPD Funerals

wsj.com — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday called for "political debate" and protests to end until after the funerals of two police officers fatally shot last weekend by a man who cited the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: Mayor Bill de Blasio & NYPD police unions call truce over tensions until after funerals for 2 slain officers. http://t.co…

Dec 22, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio & NYPD police unions call truce over tensions until after funerals for 2 slain officers. wsj.com/articles/de-bl…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @jdawsey1: Police unions, de Blasio agree to a detente in fighting until after funerals are held for murdered officers: wsj.com/articles/de-bl…

Dec 22, 2014

Police unions, de Blasio agree to a detente in fighting until after funerals are held for murdered officers: wsj.com/articles/de-bl…

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Startup Founders Leverage Hot Market for Early Paydays

wsj.com — In July, David Byttow and Chrys Bader won the startup lottery, reaping millions of dollars in cash from the company they founded. But they didn't sell their San Francisco company, stage an IPO or generate any revenue-the typical route to technology riches.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @EvelynRusli: These days,you can be a tech millionaire soon after launch wsj.com/articles/start… the rise of secondary share sales in early rounds @WSJD

Dec 22, 2014

As valuations soar, founders selling part of stake long before IPO/sale. $6 mil to co-founders from Series A wsj.com/articles/start… via @WSJ

Dec 22, 2014

Taking $ off the table tht early is equiv to 'going south' at a poker table- wsj.com/articles/start… -- vcs are apparently 100% neutered atm.

Dec 22, 2014

RT @EvelynRusli: These days,you can be a tech millionaire soon after launch wsj.com/articles/start… the rise of secondary share sales in early rounds @WSJD

Dec 22, 2014

These days,you can be a tech millionaire soon after launch wsj.com/articles/start… the rise of secondary share sales in early rounds @WSJD

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Russian Bank Whose Ads Feature Bruce Willis Gets a Bailout

blogs.wsj.com — Russia's Trust Bank's glittering Hollywood heyday seems to have been supplanted by a distinctly chillier episode. The private lender, known across Russia for advertisements featuring Die Hard megastar Bruce Willis, on Monday became one of the latest and largest causalities of Russia's economic woes, calling in the central bank for a bailout to the tune of 30 billion rubles ($532 million).
Dec 22, 2014

The Russian bank whose ads feature Bruce Willis has taken a bailout. "Trust is like I am, except it's a bank!" on.wsj.com/1GOszoE

Dec 22, 2014

RT @erikholmwsj: Russian bank gets bailout. Its ads are Bruce Willis saying "When I need money I just take it" on.wsj.com/1GOszoE pic.twitter.com/ovoOhPW8LX

Dec 22, 2014

RT @erikholmwsj: Russian bank gets bailout. Its ads are Bruce Willis saying "When I need money I just take it" on.wsj.com/1GOszoE pic.twitter.com/ovoOhPW8LX

Dec 22, 2014

Advertisement feature Mr. Willis alongside quotes, such as "I'm cool, and so is Bank Trust!" on.wsj.com/1GOszoE via @WSJ

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Obama Hires Veteran Lobbyist as New Senate Liaison

blogs.wsj.com — President Barack Obama 's new Senate liaison is a veteran lobbyist who was paid to push for the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on behalf of Canadian oil interests. Mr. Obama has tapped Marty Paone as his new deputy assistant for legislative affairs.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @ByronTau: New White House aide lobbied for Canadian oil, the restaurant industry, Google, auto dealers as recently as October. blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/…

Dec 22, 2014

New Obama deputy liaison to Senate was Keystone XL lobbyist blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/…

Dec 22, 2014

Keystone lobbyist now Obama's top Senate aide, WH calls his appointment in "best interest of the American people" blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/…

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What Did They Say? Google Including Song Lyrics in Search Results

blogs.wsj.com — Google is trying to answer some of the world's biggest questions. That list now includes: Wait, what did he just sing? Song lyrics are now part of the increasingly robust packet of information Google shows in its search results, a move that threatens traffic to popular lyrics sites.
Dec 22, 2014

this is about half of my searches RT @WSJdigits What Did They Say? Google Including Song Lyrics in Search Results on.wsj.com/1t2Bn7G

Dec 22, 2014

RT @RolfeWinkler: Pretty sure I've never laughed out loud at a statement Google gave me for a story. But big points for this one: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/12…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @RolfeWinkler: Pretty sure I've never laughed out loud at a statement Google gave me for a story. But big points for this one: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/12…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @RolfeWinkler: Pretty sure I've never laughed out loud at a statement Google gave me for a story. But big points for this one: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/12…

Dec 22, 2014

Google wit, on new lyrics function: "Search the tune, maybe Google will lead you to reason. Ooh, it makes you wonder” on.wsj.com/1zWPpIA

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Open the Book, Put Down the Tablet at Bedtime

wsj.com — Reading on electronic devices before bedtime can disrupt the body's circadian clock, making it harder to fall asleep and become alert in the morning, according to a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Sleep researchers have long warned that watching TV, working on a computer and other activities involving artificial light in the evening can disrupt sleep patterns.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @stefaniei: Think reading helps you fall asleep? Not if you're using a backlit electronic reader, study says. wsj.com/articles/open-… @melindabeckWSJ

Dec 22, 2014

Think reading helps you fall asleep? Not if you're using a backlit electronic reader, study says. wsj.com/articles/open-… @melindabeckWSJ

Dec 22, 2014

RT @geoffreyfowler: Score for books: Study finds reading on back-lit devices before bed disrupts the body clock. on.wsj.com/1zWS3y2 pic.twitter.com/uIAL79E8yK

Dec 22, 2014

Score for books: Study finds reading on back-lit devices before bed disrupts the body clock. on.wsj.com/1zWS3y2 pic.twitter.com/uIAL79E8yK

Dec 22, 2014

WSJ: Reading on electronic devices like tablets before bed makes falling asleep, becoming alert in the morning harder on.wsj.com/1zpLa9z

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Escape From Homs

wsj.com — The United Nations and the Assad regime negotiated an agreement in February 2014 for the evacuation of families, the sick and wounded from besieged neighborhoods in Homs. The deal also allowed the U.N. to bring in food, medicine and other supplies. Mr. Abarra and his wife packed two small bags and waited for a ride from U.N.
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NYPD Police Shootings Harken Back to Bloody Past

wsj.com — Since 1971, eight pairs of New York Police Department officers have been killed in the line of duty, including officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were fatally shot Saturday afternoon while sitting in their squad car in the Bedford-Stuyesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Dec 22, 2014

Since 1971, eight pairs of NYPD officers have been killed in the line of duty. on.wsj.com/1E4OSsh

Dec 22, 2014

RT @WSJNY: Since 1971, eight pairs of NYPD officers have been killed while in the line of duty on.wsj.com/1zXygOY

Dec 22, 2014

RT @WSJNY: Since 1971, eight pairs of NYPD officers have been killed while in the line of duty on.wsj.com/1zXygOY

Sony Seeking More Cybersecurity Staff Amid Hack Fallout

blogs.wsj.com — Sony is seeking to hire more cybersecurity specialists to handle the political fallout from hack attacks and assess vulnerabilities. But filling such roles could be challenging given the cybersecurity talent shortage.

North Korea’s Internet Goes Dark

wsj.com — North Korea lost what little access it has to the Internet on Monday as outside connections to the small communist country went dark. The digital blackout came as tensions remained high over Pyongyang's alleged role in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that destroyed company computers and pushed the studio to cancel the release of a satirical movie about an assassination plot against North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @dannyyadron: A person familiar with the discussions said U.S. officials are still leaning toward a non-cyber response. on.wsj.com/1zPjqsH

Dec 22, 2014

A person familiar with the discussions said U.S. officials are still leaning toward a non-cyber response. on.wsj.com/1zPjqsH

Dec 22, 2014

RT @kwaakreports: North Korea’s Internet goes dark. US denies role, hacker group Anonymous claims credit. Search #OpRIPNK wsj.com/articles/north…

South Korea Nuclear Plant Operator Hacked

wsj.com — Computers at South Korea's nuclear plant operator have been hacked, leading to leaks of internal data that include blueprints of reactors as well as radiation exposure estimates. The state-owned operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. said Monday that a probe into the breach is under way but declined to detail its progress.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @dannyyadron: So, um, South Korea nuclear plant operator hacked and data leaked online. Sounds familiar but can't quite place it. wsj.com/articles/south…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @dannyyadron: So, um, South Korea nuclear plant operator hacked and data leaked online. Sounds familiar but can't quite place it. wsj.com/articles/south…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @dannyyadron: So, um, South Korea nuclear plant operator hacked and data leaked online. Sounds familiar but can't quite place it. wsj.com/articles/south…

Dec 22, 2014

So, um, South Korea nuclear plant operator hacked and data leaked online. Sounds familiar but can't quite place it. wsj.com/articles/south…

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The Oddest Bedfellows? Try Obama and Rand Paul

wsj.com — Of all of Washington's odd couples, the oddest is turning out to be President Barack Obama and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. You often see this kind of thing in business and social circles: A pair who somehow seem to connect despite all their obvious differences.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @GeraldFSeib: Rand Paul sees himiself as an agent of change, and doesn't at all mind makig people uncomfortable. on.wsj.com/1zOZuGg via @WSJ

Dec 22, 2014

Rand Paul sees himiself as an agent of change, and doesn't at all mind makig people uncomfortable. on.wsj.com/1zOZuGg via @WSJ

Dec 22, 2014

RT @GeraldFSeib: The oddest bedfellows in Washington right now are Barack Obama and Rand Paul: on.wsj.com/1zOZuGg via @WSJ

Dec 22, 2014

RT @GeraldFSeib: The oddest bedfellows in Washington right now are Barack Obama and Rand Paul: on.wsj.com/1zOZuGg via @WSJ

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Television Ad Spending Up in Q3, While Online Display Ads Slipped

blogs.wsj.com — Given all the talk of advertisers pouring money into digital outlets at the expense of television, a new report from Kantar Media paints a surprising picture of the media landscape. The ad tracking research firm found that TV ad spending was up 6.5% in the third quarter, while web display ad spending was down 1.7%.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @asharma: Television ad spending was up in Q3, while online display slipped - @nftadena explains why that is blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/12/22…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @asharma: Television ad spending was up in Q3, while online display slipped - @nftadena explains why that is blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/12/22…

Dec 22, 2014

Television ad spending was up in Q3, while online display slipped - @nftadena explains why that is blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/12/22…

Dec 22, 2014

Also interesting: 2nd, 4th & 5th largest U.S. advertisers cut spending in Q3. GM only one among top 5 to increase. on.wsj.com/1JK3QnK

Dec 22, 2014

RT @miriamgottfried: A surprise from Kantar Media: TV ad spending rose 6.5% in Q3, while web display ad spending fell 1.6%. @nftadena on.wsj.com/1JK3QnK

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A Test for UPS: One Day, 34 Million Packages

wsj.com — ATLANTA-United Parcel Service Inc. all year has been focused on one day above the rest: Monday Dec. 22, when it will deliver 34 million packages, more than any other in its history. It is a big test for the delivery giant after last year's embarrassing and costly holiday debacle in which millions of packages didn't arrive in time for Christmas.
Dec 22, 2014

New automation system at UPS "allows anyone with minimal training" to scan and direct packages. wsj.com/articles/a-tes… via @WSJ

Dec 22, 2014

UPS will deliver 34 million packages today--a record for the package carrier and a big test of its system. wsj.com/articles/a-tes… via @WSJ

Dec 22, 2014

RT @WSJ: UPS plans to deliver 34 million packages today, more than any other in its history. on.wsj.com/1zVWJo3

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