• SEOUL, South Korea— Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned Instagram was also inaccessible. The outage occurred at midday in Asia, and after...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:53 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 6.5 percent to $2.61 with 36,478,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $113.10 with 50,982,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 9 percent to $27.97 with 18,119,600 shares traded.

  • PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 26- Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and will show its first short movie at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, the company said. Tapping talent from both Pixar, the animation studio behind computer graphics imagery films including "Toy Story" and " Monsters Inc,"...

  • Bull market problem: Disappearing sales growth Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Can the bull market continue if companies aren't growing their top line? The latest figures show analysts forecasting little revenue growth for 2015.

  • Why the Street is bullish on Microsoft today Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a Microsoft event in San Francisco, October 20, 2014.

    As Microsoft was wowing the tech world with holographic goggles that blend the virtual and physical worlds, investors were selling the stock.

  • Why you should never work more than 50 hours a week Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    So-called "work martyrs" give hundreds of hours in free labor to their employers every year but who benefits?

  • New 'Facebook Lite' targets emerging markets Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:06 AM ET

    Facebook has quietly launched a stripped-down version of its mobile app, aimed at emerging market users with low-end mobile devices.

  • Privacy compromised? Might as well monetize Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    Each time you swipe your credit card or click on social media platforms, your personal data is collected and sold, but Datacoup wants pay you for it.

  • A real ringer: Pay $2,000, get a wedding bridesmaid Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 11:03 AM ET

    Move over Kristen Wiig. Just like in the movies, professional bridesmaids are available for hiring in real life, minus the drama.

  • Porn moving into the mainstream? Not quite Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Adult film actress Chanel Preston, who is concerned that performers don't have enough control over health issues.

    Parts of mainstream society are embracing adult entertainment, but other segments are still resistant to the industry's cultural import.

  • More privacy sought for Obama healthcare website Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    HealthCare.gov website seen on Nov. 12, 2014.

    The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.

  • Looking to reinvent itself, Twitter launches Flock Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:21 PM ET

    Twitter is taking its pitch to developers—and attempting to reinvent itself—on the road, with Twitter Flock.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 5 percent to $112.98 with 43,229,300 shares traded. Array BioPharma Inc. rose 40.8 percent to $7.11 with 35,889,300 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 1.9 percent to $10.71 with 19,583,100 shares traded.

  • Global solutions need input from women: Sandberg Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates touched on topics from disease and poverty to technology in a wide-ranging interview on Friday.

  • Face to Face: Sheryl Sandberg & Melinda Gates  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks candidly to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates about everything from leadership to the worst jobs they've ever had.

  • Will the surging dollar punish big tech earnings? Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    The five giants of U.S. technology are slated to report quarterly results next week. Investors are surprisingly skeptical.

  • Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    REDMOND, Washington— Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Microsoft unveiled HoloLens at its headquarters this week, on the same day the company touted its upcoming Windows 10 software release. Google's computerized eyewear, Glass, isn't technically a virtual-reality...

  • Jan 23- Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are trying to firm up support by creating the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the United States, dubbing it the "Nasdaq of Bitcoin", the New York Times reported. Representatives at Winklevoss Capital could not be reached for comments outside regular business hours. The Winklevoss twins, who famously accused Facebook Inc...

  • 7 trades on big tech names Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:10 PM ET
    The Apple flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York.

    With earnings season continuing amid volatility, CNBC's "Fast Money" traders looked at how to play prominent technology names.

  • Sandberg: Cheap Internet key to global growth Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg

    In Davos, Facebook's COO and Microsoft's CEO agree: The world needs to get more people online.