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'The Interview' elevates YouTube to top-tier streaming club

Google's decision to air the controversial film 'The Interview' on its video platform YouTube is far more than a statement on the freedom of speech -- it's a calculated business move that aims to propel YouTube from a go-to entertainment site for free videos of dancing cats and Korean pop stars to a source for Hollywood-grade films that viewers will happily pay to see.
 
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Today: Biotechnology companies enjoy their best year on the IPO market since the dot-com boom.  
 
Patrick Tehan
When Tesla Motors' long-delayed Model X -- designed to blend the best of an SUV with the benefits of a minivan -- starts deliveries to customers in late 2015, Tesla will gain entry to two growing and critical markets in the auto industry: female car buyers and SUVs.  
 
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Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy about assassinating North Korean dictator to be released Dec. 24 online, and in some theaters the next day.  
 
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The tech industry has a tradition of giving employees holiday gifts. Some presents can be as mundane as a mug embossed with a corporate logo or a thumbdrive key chain. But others can be the hottest gadgets out there, and maybe not even out on the market.  
 
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A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents to patent management company RPX for $900 million.