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  • UPDATE 1-Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in Q4 Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as strength in mobile advertising helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's target. Facebook's fourth-quarter overall revenue grew at the slowest rate since the beginning of 2013, to $3.85 billion, compared to $2.59 billion in the year-ago period.

  • NEW YORK— For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices. The world's biggest online social network said Wednesday it earned $701 million, or 25 cents per share, in the October-December quarter, up from...

  • Facebook beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    MENLO PARK, Calif. _ Facebook Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $696 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $3.79 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Facebook Q4 revenue grows 49 percent Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28- Facebook Inc said on Wednesday its revenue grew 49 percent in the final three months of 2014, as strength in mobile advertising helped the Internet social networking company beat Wall Street's revenue target.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 1.9 percent to $2.65 with 13,167,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 7.7 percent to $117.53 with 95,753,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $27.33 with 15,229,400 shares traded.

  • Traders seek protection ahead of Facebook earnings Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct. 29, 2014.

    A trader made a big bearish bet on Facebook ahead of Wednesday's earnings statement.

  • Twitter vs. Facebook: Which is the best social stock?  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    Scott Kessler, Head of Technology Sector Equity Research & Senior Equity Analyst, S&P Capital IQ, discusses what he's anticipating from Facebook and Twitter earnings, and which company has better long-term prospects.

  • Facebook earnings: What to watch  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan and Scott Kessler of S&P Capital IQ talk about what to expect from Facebook when it reports earnings after the bell.

  • Earnings: Can mobile help Facebook keep up growth? Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    Facebook's stock is on a tear, and Wednesday afternoon it will be under pressure to continue that growth as it reports earnings.

  • Apple gives Wall Street relief, Fed, Facebook loom Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:24 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the NYSE as Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks on television during a June news conference.

    US stock index futures signaled a slightly higher open, with European stocks boosted early in the day after Apple smashed analyst expectations.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion. The highly anticipated decision announced Tuesday will enable Yahoo to avoid paying billions of dollars in future taxes while intensifying the pressure on Mayer to prove she can...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and nine other media companies to feature videos and articles on its mobile messaging service, a move that heightens the competition with social networks such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc.. The addition of news and entertainment content represents the latest expansion for Los Angeles- based...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    4. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 5. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 3.4 percent to $2.70 with 51,539,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 3.5 percent to $109.14 with 75,556,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 3.8 percent to $26.90 with 45,042,100 shares traded.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates and release statement, 2 p.m.. Anthem Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. The Boeing Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and nine other media companies to feature videos and articles on its mobile messaging service, a move that heightens the competition with social networks such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc.. The addition of news and entertainment content represents the latest expansion for Los Angeles- based...

  • Facebook forms virtual-reality film studio Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    Attendees wait in line to get into the Oculus stand, January 6, 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films.

  • Twitter launches video, private group messaging Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter.

    The social networking site launched new features allowing users to make video, and send private group messages.

  • Early movers: FB, MSFT, PG, PFE, CAT & more Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Facebook goes down, denies cyberattack Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:52 AM ET

    Facebook suffered a brief outage around the world on Tuesday, with a hacking group called the Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.