Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers: Amazon, Herbalife, Facebook & more.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK-- Zach Galifianakis brought the ferns, and President Barack Obama opened a new avenue of presidential communication. "Gone are the days when your broadcasts _ or yours or yours _ can reach everybody that we need to reach," Obama press secretary Jay Carney said to broadcast journalists at the White House press briefing Tuesday.
March 12- King Digital Entertainment Plc, best known for the hit mobile phone game Candy Crush Saga, said it expects to price its U.S. initial public offering at between $21 and $24 per share, valuing the company's equity at about $7.56 billion.
HONG KONG, March 12- Alibaba Group Holding will not change its partnership structure in order to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange, Executive Vice Chairman Joe Tsai told Reuters in an exclusive interview in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
Here's why new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is likely to do what Steve Ballmer could not, says Tasha Eurich, author of the book "Bankable Leadership."
Bill Gurley, Benchmark general partner, explains why he supports Uber's new pricing model. Surge pricing is something that has to happen when demand outstrips supply, but it's not something the company wants to happen, says Gurley.
What's behind investor activist Carl Icahn's battle with Marc Andreessen, the entrepreneur turned technology investor.
SEVASTOPOL/ KIEV, March 10- A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing.
*Boeing finds cracks in wings of Dreamliners in production. *Facebook shares hit another record after UBS raises target. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday, weighed down by soft data out of China and Boeing's latest production setback.
NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday, weighed by soft data out of China and Boeing's latest production setback. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 33.84 points or 0.21 percent, to 16,418.88, the S&P 500 lost 0.85 points or 0.05 percent, to 1,877.19 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.775 points or 0.04 percent, to 4,334.448.
Edward Snowden has driven material changes in how secure companies like Google and Facebook and Yahoo are, Re/code's Liz Gannes says.
*Facebook shares hit another record after UBS raises target. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks fell on Monday weighed by soft data out of China, lingering concerns over Russia's claim over part of Ukraine and Boeing's latest production setback.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
We talk about desktop and mobile but there's a third platform that is the new battleground for tech companies, says Buzzfeed COO Jon Steinberg.