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IN THE NEWS: MORE ONLINE HACKING

TOKYO (AP) -- Have some online outlets that have been streaming "The Interview" been hit by a new wave of cyberattacks? It's unclear -- but some of those trying to see the movie are running into electronic roadblocks. Both Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site have suffered disruptions. Both sites acknowledge the problems -- and say engineers were trying to fix the issues. Earlier this month, the PlayStation store also experienced bouts of limited access. That problem followed a cyberattack on the computer systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment. That hack led to confidential information of Hollywood dealings being put out on the Internet.

IN THE NEWS: THE FUTURE OF STREAMING

ATLANTA (AP) -- The hack attack against Sony forced the movie studio to write a new playbook on how to release "The Interview" without using large theater chains. But did the company also stumble on a way to get films distributed in the future? Experts say they will be watching to see how moviegoers, theater chains and others associated with the movie business deal with a simultaneous debut in theaters and online. The usual pattern of releasing movies to theaters, then to other outlets then to video has been a staple of Hollywood's efforts to recoup the money invested in making movies. But if "The Interview" can do well without going through the traditional "windowing" process, it may become a way of doing business going forward.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gas prices have fallen to the lowest level since May of 2009 at an average of $2.32 a gallon. That's according to Triple-A spokesman Michael Green, who adds prices have fallen 92 straight days -- which has never happened before.

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"THE INTERVIEW" - THE EVENT

NEW YORK (AP) -- THIS was the movie that provoked an international incident?

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IN THE NEWS: MORE ONLINE HACKING

TOKYO (AP) -- Have some online outlets that have been streaming "The Interview" been hit by a new wave of cyberattacks?


 

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