All Carl Icahn wants is for Apple to spend $50 billion to buy back shares. Instead, Apple blew $200 million this week on the social media bubble.» Read More
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- A Nashville judge has delayed a public intoxication and vandalism case against two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White. The 26- year-old snowboarder was accused of pulling the fire alarm and destroying a phone at a Nashville hotel.
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As technology becomes more ubiquitous, more countries are wooing tech companies and startups to set up shop in their burgeoning tech centers.
A survey found that 69 percent of U.S. workers are either "actively seeking" a new job or "open to" a new job.
DALLAS-- In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. Xpress, took part in a weight-loss challenge sponsored by the Truckload Carriers Association, the 321- pound, 6- foot-1-inch Robinson signed up.
The weeklong program of panel discussions, speakers and demonstrations, which opened Monday, was the brainchild of Groupon co-founder Brad Keywell, who regards Chicago Ideas Week as a startup, albeit one that will never be publicly traded on Wall Street. The Chicago- based entrepreneur was briefly a billionaire after Groupon Inc.' s IPO last year.
*Credit Suisse assumes coverage of Amazon.com with outperform; eBay. ,Facebook and Groupon with neutral ratings. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Russia and Iran will not give up on Assad for now. Posted on the Facebook page of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, it shows the first lady Asma, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, accompanying her daughter and three sons on their first day back at school. Russia and Iran continue to back Damascus.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Data-center company IO has raised $90 million from venture-capital backers, the company said on Wednesday, illustrating the growing profile of enterprise-oriented investments compared to consumer companies in Silicon Valley.
Trading volumes for stocks have decreased since 2008 and a series of high profile glitches have continued to hurt investor confidence. On Tuesday, erroneous trades led to a spike in a number of U.S.-listed stocks including Pandora and Nokia.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Zynga tumbled nearly 5 percent Wednesday after Piper Jaffray predicted that a decline in revenue for social gaming companies would accelerate next year, with fewer teens showing interest. On Friday, the shares hit an all-time low of $2.21, after Zynga forecast a third-quarter loss.
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Some of Facebook’s biggest backers are hoping that cutting-edge technology can change politics the way Facebook changed the way people interact.
Some of Facebook's biggest backers -- Sean Parker, Ben Horowitz and Peter Thiel -- are hoping that cutting edge technology can change politics the way Facebook changed interaction between friends. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.
BEIRUT-- An official said Tuesday that an employee of Lebanon's national airline MEA was fired after a passenger complained in a social media campaign that the worker humiliated travelers from the Philippines at the Beirut airport and told them over the loudspeaker, "Filipino people, stop talking."
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- Fans of Vermont singer Grace Potter will be able to watch her give an online concert where she is going to be promoting fair trade coffee. She's going to be singing at Joe's Pub in New York live Tuesday on the Facebook page of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc..
MOSCOW, Oct 9- The following are some of the leading stories in Russia's newspapers on Tuesday. -Chief of Russia's consumer safety watchdog Gennady Onishchenko demands that people living near Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow be removed from the area before the construction of a new landing strip begins, the paper writes.
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission will hold the much-delayed auction on Oct. 16. Market leader Advanced Info Service, 21 percent owned by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, will bid through wholly owned unit Advanced Wireless Network Co. Ltd..
SINGAPORE, Oct 9- An ethnic Chinese Singapore trade union executive was sacked after she posted expletives-laden comments about Malay weddings on Facebook, remarks so offensive they prompted the prime minister and other politicians to complain.