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  • There's a burgeoning digital content market for a generation that's taking to iPads before they can walk.

  • Ren Zhengfei (center) of Huawei Technologies

    Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies, defended the Chinese firm's stand on U.S. cybersecurity concerns when he spoke to the media for the first time on Thursday.

  • Mobile computing is bad news for the hard-drive business, Kynikos Associates founder Jim Chanos told the audience at the Ira Sohn investment conference Tuesday.

  • Akamai has a good relationship with the Chinese government and they're "not exploiting" the company's equipment there, the CEO of the online content delivery network told CNBC.

  • Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system, the FT reports.

  • A building in a Shanghai suburb that is reportedly a center of cyberespionage.

    The Pentagon has accused the Chinese government and military of conducting computer-based sabotage, including efforts to steal information from federal agencies.

  • Google is on the verge of unveiling an à la carte subscription service for some of YouTube's specialist video channels, the Financial Times reports.

  • Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a Draganflyer X6 drone at a Judiciary Committee hearing.

    Concerns over domestic surveillance aside, the industry says 100,000 jobs could eventually be created if the FAA integrates drones into U.S. airspace by its 2015 target date.

  • Rose Cha, second from left, who's had her cellphone stolen three times, in New York.

    Cellphone theft is on the rise, but carriers and handset makers have no incentive to fix the problem. The NYT reports.

  • The Yahoo logo is displayed in front of the Yahoo headqarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    Yahoo CEO Mayer, who sparked an uproar and hurt her image as a working mom when she banned telecommuting 2 months ago, is now offering employees generous new family leave benefits.

  • Searches of financial terms on Google can be used to predict the direction of the stock market, according to an analysis of search engine behavior.

  • Wall Street has turned against its one-time iDarling. The rout in Apple's shares has been swift, with the stock falling 44 percent since late September, leaving many wondering when, and where, all of this will end. The NYT reports.

  • Most Wanted

    The videogame maker surprised the tech world this week by announcing plans to axe several games on Facebook from its Playfish acquisition.

  • Lenovo: PC Winner In a Tough Market

    Steve Durose, head of Asia-Pacific Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) ratings, tells CNBC that China's Lenovo PC maker has had a tremendous performance on sales and are having an impact on the US market.

  • The PC is Evolving into Wearable Technology: Pro

    Gary Jackson, Big Data & Analytics Principal for Growth Markets at CSC, says the future of PCs lies not in mobile, but in wearable technology.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Feeling Some Heat

    Overall PC sales are down nearly 14 percent year over year, and Microsoft's software strategy is struggling. CNBC's Jon Fortt breaks down the latest in Microsoft.

  • Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss

    The Winklevoss twins, known as nemeses of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, may have one of the largest bitcoin portfolios.

  • Making the Case For Microsoft

    Discussing Microsoft's future, with Brent Thill of UBS. "Microsoft's consumer business is weak, but their enterprise business is still very strong," he says.

  • Barclays Downgrades US Semiconductors

    The latest moves on the Nasdaq, with CNBC's Seema Mody. Semiconductors are under pressure after being downgraded to neutral by Barclays, which cited a slower growth profile.

  • Death of the PC

    PC stocks are taking a hit on weaker shipments. CNBC's Seema Mody reports there has been a 14 percent drop in worldwide PC shipments.