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KIEV/ SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 15- Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on Saturday for a referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea region from Ukraine to Moscow, despite an outcry and threat of sanctions from the West.
HONG KONG, March 15- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning a U.S. Alibaba does not want to miss the technology boom, which has boosted valuations of Internet companies both in the United States and in Hong Kong.
The Chinese Internet industry is coming of age, as some of its biggest players prepare to start new chapters as publicly traded companies in the US.
NEW YORK, March 14- International Business Machines Corp has not relinquished its customers' data to the U.S. government and would challenge any orders to do so, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
Research in Motion Ltd. rose 1.2 percent to $9.16 with 11,548,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 5 percent to $21.41 with 20,269,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $68.13 with 31,805,400 shares traded.
NEW YORK, March 14- The manager of one of the best performing large-cap growth stock funds over the past five years is a value investor at heart. Dennis Lynch, portfolio manager of the $1.3 billion Morgan Stanley Growth fund, sets out to find what he calls "emerging franchises".
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government's electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he'd personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.
There's a good chance the NSA has posed as popular sites to steal information, security experts said.
March 13- A game involving "moving candies to make a line of three in the same color" seems like an excellent basis for a $7.6 billion IPO to me. That game is' Candy Crush,' which is the principal ornament and money maker of King Digital Entertainment, a Dublin- based company planning a share offering this month.
March 13- Amazon.com Inc planned to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by $20 to $99 starting next week, a move announced Thursday that could deter potential customers and undermine a feature that has helped drive its business. Amazon had warned of an increase of as much as $40 in January, citing rising fuel and transportation costs.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers: Amazon, Herbalife, Facebook & more.
March 13- Amazon.com Inc said it is hiking the annual fee for its popular Prime service by $20 to $99 starting next week to offset rising costs, but the move could spark a customer revolt that undermines a feature that has helped boost its business.
Alibaba is "95 percent certain" to choose New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering. The FT reports.
March 13- Readers of some of the top U.S. news sites are more engaged when they go directly to the website rather than through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Monday. Direct visitors also view about five times as many pages per month as those coming through Facebook referrals or through search engines such as Google Inc..
SAN FRANCISCO, March 12- While U.S. law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compromised computers used by cyber criminals, the National Security Agency has been hijacking the so-called botnets as a resource for spying.
BRUSSELS, March 12- European lawmakers put pressure on EU countries on Wednesday to shield citizens' privacy, warning that they could block a trade deal with the United States if governments did not take a tougher stance on snooping.
A semi-secretive, but widely watched data analytics firm partially backed by the CIA has decided against going public, for now.
Facebook’s California headquarters was locked down on Tuesday because of a significant “threat” against the company, re/code reports.
Teen retailers have been crushed by high unemployment and competition. But Aeropostale's social media strategy could revive it.
*To offer 22.2 million shares at $21- $24/ share. March 12- King Digital Entertainment Plc, the maker of hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, expects to be worth up to $7.6 billion when it goes public this month as the Irish company looks to take advantage of strong demand for technology investments.