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  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday opened up its Messenger service for developers to create apps and for shoppers to communicate directly with retailers, as the Internet company seeks to expand its reach. Facebook hopes to turn its messaging service into one that operates independently of the company's social media network as it faces...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next. In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook Inc. is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build features tailored for the service. Facebook CEO Mark...

  • Facebook Messenger hits 600M monthly active users Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps displayed on a smartphone

    Facebook Messenger has amassed more than 600 million monthly active users, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeks to dominate the newest mobile battleground.

  • What to expect from Zuckerberg at Facebook's F8 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    For the first time Facebook's developer conference will be two days instead of one, with more than 2,000 developers coming in from around the world.

  • Carmine Ceglia told a Manhattan federal court judge that Paul Ceglia was "afraid for his life" that he would not get a fair shot at his upcoming trial on mail and wire fraud charges. Judge Vernon Broderick signed a bail forfeiture order Tuesday, letting the government pursue a half dozen properties Ceglia's family had posted to cover a $250,000 bail.

  • Facebook may host news sites' material Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:41 AM ET

    Initial partners for Facebook are expected to be The New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, the NYT reports.

  • Why Facebook goes higher: Top analyst   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Piper Jaffray raises FB target to $92

    Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, shares his outlook on the social media company as the stock hovers near all-time highs and offers users a new mobile payment feature.

  • Cramer’s March Madness! Top NCAA stock picks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Mad Money Madness

    It's March Madness, "Mad Money" style! Jim Cramer gives his top NCAA teams and pairs them with his favorite stocks of the region.

  • Cramer's March Madness: Top western stock picks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    Parker Jackson-Cartwright #0 of the Arizona Wildcats

    Jim Cramer can help you fill out your NCAA bracket this year and make a ton more money! His top picks for the West.

  • One way Apple's aiming to beat Google Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    A photo illustration of an Apple logo in a woman's eye.

    Apple will try to accomplish something Google could not, one analyst said.

  • Google's moonshots, gender bias at South by Southwest Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    The head of Google's division talked about testing driverless cars and delivery drones, gender bias in tech was a hot topic and event-goers checked out the latest products and companies on the trade show floor. Some of Google's most secretive projects like Google Glass and driverless cars have come out of its five-year-old division, so attendees flooded in...

  • Walter Isaacson explains start-ups' real problem Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Start-ups struggle to expand, which is a bigger problem than perceived overvaluation of tech companies, Walter Isaacson tells CNBC.

  • UPDATE 1-Facebook clarifies rules on banned content Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    March 16- Facebook Inc clarified its rules banning certain content from its social network, as the Internet company strives to curb controversial posts such as support for violent militant groups and nudity without damaging its status as a global hub for users to share information. The clarification comes as social media companies such as Facebook and...

  • UPDATE 1-Investment adviser admits phony Winklevoss ties Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    March 11- An investment adviser pleaded guilty to fraud in New York state court on Wednesday, admitting that he forged documents and sent emails in the name of Tyler Winklevoss and others associated with the founding of Facebook Inc, among other crimes. He duped Carl Kleidman, for instance, then managing director of Vision Capital Advisors, an SEC- registered...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- A federal judge on Tuesday revoked the bail of an upstate New York man who disappeared from authorities as he faces criminal charges that he tried to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan said it could be difficult to remove an ankle bracket.

  • Facebook fraud defendant Paul Ceglia is missing Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    Paul Ceglia arriving at federal court in New York, November, 2012.

    An man who was set to face trial in May for attempting to defraud Facebook Inc and founder Mark Zuckerberg, is missing, his lawyer said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- An upstate New York man, who was set to face trial in May for attempting to defraud Facebook Inc and founder Mark Zuckerberg, is missing, his lawyer said on Monday. Paul Ceglia, 41, had been required to wear an electronic bracelet before his trial. But Robert Fogg, his lawyer, said Ceglia's ankle bracelet was found at his home after the U.S.

  • Anonymous Yik Yak app's abusive dark side Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Jordan Seman, a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont, came across a Yik Yak post last year that made a sexual reference to her and compared her to a “hippo.” At right, a sampling of messages posted to the app near Middlebury one afternoon late last month.

    Yik Yak is taking college campuses by storm, as the most frequently downloaded anonymous social app in Apple's App Store, reports the New York Times.

  • These are the richest billionaires under 40 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:08 AM ET
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, rapper Snoop Dogg, and entrepreneur Sean Parker pose backstage at Sean Parker's Celebration of Music on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

    Facebook has created more billionaires under 40 than any other company, according to a new ranking.