Week in Review, December 20

week in review

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Obama: Sony made a mistake pulling film

President says wished company had spoken to him first


Hortonworks: Back to the source

Competition is on the way and Red Hat’s success will be a hard act to follow

Take a memo to all staff

Will immigration policies hit my firm?

Specialist tax credits may be claimed


BlackBerry misses revenue forecasts

Steep drop in smartphone sales hampers turnround efforts

Samsung eyes 50% dividend boost

Smartphone maker seeks to head off shareholder pressure

Experts warn on Sony hacking copycats

Decision to pull ‘Interview’ shows criminals’ potential to disrupt

Google accuses Hollywood on censorship

Blog post alleges secret campaign to revive law curbing internet

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

Oracle: a chance of cloud

The tech group finally shows growth in this area, however long it has taken

Airbnb to collect Amsterdam tourist taxes

Accommodation site adopts a more collaborative approach than some Silicon Valley peers

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition intensifies

Car fuel cell pioneer looks for spark

State initiative poised to help rev up Intelligent Energy project

Uber, Lyft Line: car trips with strangers

Shared rides provide convenience at a lower cost

Cheil shares double on trading debut

Investors drive up value of Samsung’s de facto holding company

Uber pledges to improve driver checks

Company researching biometric verification to screen drivers

Snaphack: Sony leak spreads to tech sector

Secretive Snapchat business plan exposed

Samsung's Cheil doubles on debut

Oracle catches up in the cloud

Larry Ellison challenges Salesforce.com as results beat forecasts

The trouble with dribbles

City has little appetite for another jumbo placing of Lloyds shares