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TC Roundup: Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays: Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

The group, called Lizard Squad, could not be reached for comment, and the companies did not give a reason for the connectivity issues. (Reuters )

Sony's 'The Interview' packs theaters without violence: Sony Pictures' "The Interview," the Seth Rogen comedy that sparked a cyber attack linked to North Korea and threats of violence in theaters, filled cinemas in a limited Christmas Day release across the U.S. without incident.

The film opened in more than 300 locations after becoming available for rent and purchase at Google Play and other websites, according to Sony Corp. (6758)'s Culver City, California-based entertainment division. Estimates for ticket sales won't be available until tomorrow morning, Jean Guerin, a spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. (Bloomberg)

Facebook scores NFL video clips with ads from Verizon: Facebook has scored a big partner as it ramps up its online video ambitions: the National Football League.

The league on Tuesday will begin posting short video clips on the social networking service. They could include game highlights — like the recent spectacular catch by New York Giant's receiver Odell Beckham Jr. — as well as NFL news and fantasy football advice, according to people familiar with the plans. (The Wall Street Journal)

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