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The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

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The Digest: Console sales rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Console sales up dramatically in 2014 as Xbox One finishes strongly | Engadget "Console fanboys, get ready to gloat - or mope. Actually, (nearly) everybody can be cheered by the latest data from NPD, which showed console sales up a cool 20 percent from last year to to over $5 billion. Leading the…

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The Digest: Obama calls for stronger data privacy… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Barack Obama calls for stronger data privacy laws | BBC News "US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled. Mr Obama called for legislation that will require firms to inform customers of data breaches within 30 days as well as protect students' information. He said identify…

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The Interview: It appears that Sony does NOT want to make a lot of money from this film

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It may not be the best film of 2014, but Sony's The Interview - starring Seth Rogen and James Franco - is probably the most talked about. After much will-they-won't-they-oh-yes-of-course-they-will, Sony decided to ignore threats of reprisals and release the controversial comedy on Christmas Day - in about 300 independent US cinemas and on VoD…

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The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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The Digest: Sony Announces PlayStation Vue… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue | Reuters "Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service, the company said." …

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The Digest: South Park skewers freemium games… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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South Park skewers 'freemium' games | Engadget "If your business model is conning kids into spending their parents' hard-earned app-store cash on in-app purchased 'rewards', it's fair to say you deserve to be ripped. South Park did the honors with its Freemium Isn't Free episode involving a Terrence and Philip-branded Candy Crush-style game…

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The Digest: Internet giants ‘in denial’ over terror… and 6 other things people are talking about today

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GCHQ director attacks tech giants for being 'in denial' over terrorism | Huffington Post "The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being in denial of the role their networks play in terrorism and demanded they open themselves up more to intelligence services. GCHQ director Robert Hannigan said…

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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

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Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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