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  • Sept 18- Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday. "I'd put them in a class of Facebook and Google with the scale they have, growth prospects and profitability," said Scot Wingo, CEO of e-commerce software provider ChannelAdvisor.

  • Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs in restructure efforts Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Microsoft laid off 2,100 employees as a part of a previously announced restructuring plan.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Forget striving for a well-rounded resume. According to a new book from Peter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder, well-roundedness amounts to "many-sided mediocrity."

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11%, adds new directors Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Microsoft announced the smallest percentage increase in its dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members.

  • Ken Burns needs to talk to Bill Gates     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Documentarian Ken Burns discusses Bill Gates' history initiative and efforts to make history dynamic and exciting for kids. Burns says Gates wants to permanently inspire people to be interested in history and he has the secret sauce to do so.

  • Apple iCloud options buried: Expert     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Former Microsoft VP of consumer products, and Lyve CEO, Tim Bucher, discusses Apple's iCloud hack. Bucher says Apple could have put policies in place a long time ago to prevent its recent iCloud breach.

  • A look at this week's ice bucket challenges to raise awareness and donations for the ALS Association. Watch Rod Stewart and Rudy Gay dump Vivek Ranadivé, Chris Mullin, and Sunil Gulati.

  • ALS raises over $13 million since July 29th     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin looks back on some of the best ice bucket challenge videos from last week, including from Bill Gates, saying the campaign has now hit China.

  • Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is $1.6B richer Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Facebook's record close on Thursday, fueled by earnings, added $1.6 billion to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's bottom line. USA Today reports.

  • Buffett's gift to Gates Foundation is biggest ever Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett at a 2006 news conference announcing Buffett's plans to give billions to the Gates Foundation

    Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Gates Foundation is worth a record $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year.

  • Buffett donates $2.8 bln to Gates, family charities Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    July 15- Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. About 16.6 million shares, worth more than $2.1 billion, went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on education, health and poverty problems.

  • Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Sheldon Adelson teamed up on a New York Times op-ed to discuss the country's immigration system. CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis, and CNBC's John Harwood, discuss immigration reform.

  • Meet the eccentric guy who fed the homeless lunch Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Chinese billionaire philanthropist Chen Guangbiao, chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Renewable Resources Utilization.

    Chinese magnate and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao hosted a charity lunch for the homeless in New York City's Central Park on Wednesday.

  • Is this antenna start-up Gates' next blockbuster? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Nathan Kundtz,  founder and chief technology officer of Kymeta

    Kymeta is marketing an antenna that will simplify the satellite connection needed for broadband Internet on the go, anywhere in the world.

  • The egg comes first—no chicken necessary Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods

    Hampton Creek Foods plans to crack the caged-egg industry, replacing an unhealthy, inhumane agricultural system with plant-based 'eggs.'

  • Tesla isn't the only upstart gearing up in Detroit Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Amit Soma, president and COO of EcoMotors

    More power with less fuel, and being built right in Detroit's backyard. That's EcoMotors Motor City pitch, and Bill Gates is on board.

  • Psst…Wanna buy a knighthood? Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    For those looking for a knighthood, a London firm claims it can quietly guide a nomination from daydream to reality.

  • Want to close wealth gap? 'Make smart sexy again' Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    The burgeoning gap between rich and poor can be halted by embarking on a financial literacy revolution, said an advisor to presidents on solving wealth inequality.

  • MADRID, June 12- Spanish billionaire Esther Koplowitz could sell some of her stake in the holding company that controls builder FCC as part of a debt restructuring deal, said a source who is working on the refinancing. FCC shares were the top gainers on Thursday morning on Spain's benchmark index, up 4.75 percent to 17.64 euros per share.