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March 8- Malaysia Airlines said it had lost contact with a flight carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, according to a statement on the company's Facebook page.
NEW YORK, March 7- A New York businessman must face criminal fraud charges for trying to claim a billion-dollar stake in social media company Facebook Inc, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Paul Ceglia, 40, is accused of forging a 2003 contract with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that supposedly entitled him to part ownership of the company.
Debate has surrounded tech sector valuations with some analysts unconvinced that Netflix's stunning rally is here to stay.
Will the bull run continue? The question is whether conditions are ripe for economic growth and corporate earnings to rise.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7- A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.
The huge price tag for Facebook's acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp is hard to justify, but there is clearly value in the app's 450 million users, Blackstone told CNBC.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube after local elections on March 30, saying they have been abused by his political enemies.
John Studzinski, senior managing director and global head at Blackstone Advisory Partners, says Facebook's $19 billion buyout of WhatsApp was not justified, but the social networking site sees value in the large user base.
Tech giants are winning the war for talent and Silicon Valley office space, encouraging start-ups to go on a global hunt for a new heartland.
Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. company that handles public relations for Russia in the United States distanced itself on Thursday from the Ukraine crisis, saying that it advises the Kremlin largely on economic development, not foreign policy.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook Inc's $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users.
A Google executive's reaction to the $19 billion deal "could certainly be a little sour grapes," Engadget senior editor Michael Gorman tells CNBC.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Robert Frank discuss format changes coming to the SAT test and the Facebook "gun" marketplace.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Findery, a map-based social networking service started by the co-founder of popular photo-sharing site Flickr, launched a mobile app on Thursday. The free app, which is available for Apple Inc iPhones, lets users leave notes, photos and videos about real-world locations on digital maps.
CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down his concept of a "two-track market," and explains why investors should stop comparing this era to the dotcom bust.
The widening income gap between the wealthy and those left behind in Silicon Valley is sparking debate, anger and sporadic protests.
SINGAPORE, March 6- A young American CEO who apparently committed suicide in Singapore was involved in the world of the bitcoin, but was also struggling with other issues prior to her death, friends and colleagues said. Autumn Radtke, chief executive of virtual currency exchange First Meta Pte Ltd, was found dead on Feb. 26.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.
NEW YORK, March 5- The S&P 500 finished almost flat, just below its all-time high on Wednesday as investors shrugged off soft data on jobs and the services sector while keeping an eye on developments in Ukraine. A report from the Institute for Supply Management showed the services sector continued to grow last month, albeit at a slower pace.