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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.
*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.
*Tencent buys 15 pct stake in e-commerce firm JD.com for $215 mln. BEIJING, March 10- Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy a 15 percent stake in e-commerce firm JD.com for $214.7 million, as the two seek to challenge Alibaba Group Holding's dominant position in online shopping in China.
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.
Millennials are markedly different than previous generations, forcing retailers to develop new strategies to draw their business.
Facebook's Instagram service has signed a $100 million yearlong deal with advertising firm Omnicom, Ad Age reported on Friday.
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.
A growing number of start-ups are betting consumers will pay at least something to keep their data away from prying eyes.
Facebook hired Officer Mary Ferguson-Dixon of Menlo Park, California Police Department, as a full-time police officer. Ferguson-Dixon says she will have her hands full. Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, provides insight on the need for this job.
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.
CNBC's Julia Wood discusses a new report which made a forecast for chat apps to generate almost $25 billion in annual revenue by 2017, up from under $1 billion last year.
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.