• Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 6 percent to $107.43 with 23,479,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $26.56 with 15,567,900 shares traded. DryShips Inc. rose 2.6 percent to$. 80 with 11,532,200 shares traded.

  • On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick' Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a "Staff Pick"— a designation that one of Kickstarter's 98 employees can give a project based on his or her personal tastes. Shelley Harper scoured Google, read blog posts and...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    3. 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, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 6.4 percent to $7.70 with 33,288,200 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $106.75 with 58,756,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $26.59 with 35,914,700 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 8.5 percent to $8.23 with 33,770,100 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $108.23 with 66,344,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 7 percent to $26.68 with 27,283,200 shares traded.

  • Two big risks for Facebook in China Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    For firms like Facebook, China presents two major risks, says Joe Foudy, a professor at NYU Stern.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $110.42 with 27,720,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 3 percent to $26.91 with 12,229,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 9 percent to $78.40 with 16,545,900 shares traded.

  • RBC's top Internet stock picks Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    RBC Capital Markets sees brighter times ahead for Internet stocks. Here are its top picks for 2015.

  • When will the economy reach escape velocity?: Farr Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer observatory launches aboard the Minotaur V rocket in Wallops Island, Va.

    What will it take for the US economy — and investors — to reach escape velocity?, asks Michael Farr.

  • Shares of big-data firm Hortonworks jump in debut Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Hadoop the elephant

    Shares of Hortonworks, a big-data company spun off from Yahoo, rose as much as 52 percent in their debut, valuing the company at up to $1 billion.

  • Shares of big-data company Hortonworks jump in debut Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Dec 12- Shares of Hortonworks Inc, a big-data company spun off from Yahoo Inc, rose as much as 52 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at up to $1 billion. HortonWorks helps companies manage data through Hadoop, an open-source software that crunches massive amounts of data and is used by companies such as Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon.com Inc..

  • Why you'll be hearing 'Hadoop' a lot in 2015 Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Hadoop the elephant

    The stock market will get its first real taste of Hadoop on Friday, when Hortonworks, a seller of the software, debuts on Nasdaq.

  • Founding Fathers under attack from the Internet Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    If dark Web activity increases on the Internet as expected, it's only a matter of time before the Fourth Amendment is riskily reinterpreted.

  • MUMBAI, Dec 12- A ban on online taxi services in India, following the arrest in New Delhi of an Uber driver accused of rape, has brought uncertainty to the millions of dollars of international investment pumped into Uber's Indian rivals Ola and TaxiForSure. Ola raised $210 million in October from a group led by Japan's SoftBank Corp. TaxiForSure attracted $30...

  • The habit that's led to Mark Zuckerberg's success Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:48 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    You have questions, Mark Zuckerberg has answers. Here are 7 things we just learned about the world's 14th richest person.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 3 percent to $111.62 with 40,778,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 4 percent to $26.99 with 22,628,700 shares traded. eBay Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $56.79 with 23,194,400 shares traded.

  • It just got 'easier to cheat' on Wall Street Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    File photo: Todd Newman (center) leaving court with his attorney last year.

    After two insider-trading convictions were overturned, one trader said: "It’s a lot easier to cheat when you know what the rules are."

  • At 30, Cisco sees double-digit growth ahead again Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cisco Systems Inc. Chairman and CEO John Chambers

    Cisco's Chuck Robbins says with good execution and a little luck, the networking giant can return to double-digit growth.

  • Outspoken Peter Thiel silenced by angry protesters Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Protesters rallying against police violence storm a lecture with PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel at the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California December 10, 2014. More than 100 people marched peacefully for several hours before some began breaking windows, looting a cell phone store and spray painting graffiti.

    An appearance by venture capitalist Peter Thiel was cut short at UC Berkeley by demonstrators protesting police killings in Missouri and New York.

  • Google, governments team up to fight paedophiles Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Spies, cops and U.S. technology giants are teaming up to tackle pedophiles operating on the dark net in an initiative announced by the U.K.