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  • Futures Soar, Lifted by 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply higher open for Wall Street’s first trading day of 2013, after the U.S. House of Representatives finally approved a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • S&P 500 Soars 13% in 2012, Logs Best Gain in 3 Years Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Confetti drops on traders and clerks at the CME.

    Stocks finished the final trading day of 2012 with a sharp rally, as optimistic remarks from Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama overshadowed the possibility that the U.S. could go over the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the night.

  • Angry Birds, YouTube Among Top Apps Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    Several apps released this year quickly joined the ranks of the top downloaded and revenue grossing apps of the year so what were they?

  • Foursquare knows people are up in arms about privacy which might be why it made some of its new privacy changes optional.

  • Fifty Shades of the Weirdest News of 2012 Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 2:34 PM ET
    Psy

    We nearly ran out of Twinkies and bacon, and Snooki from the “Jersey Shore” gave birth – all apocalyptic signs if there ever were any – and yet, the world didn’t end in 2012. Here’s a look back at some of the weirder moments of 2012 and what we learned from each one.

  • 2012: The Year in IPOs     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly rounds up the top IPO trends of 2012, the largest year in dollar volume since 2007, and what investors can look forward to next year.

  • U.S. stock futures shot higher after Senator Bob Corker expressed some optimism that a budget deal could be reached sometime today as lawmakers in Washington scrambled to strike a last-minute deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."

  • Early Movers: FB, INTC, CAG & More Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 7:37 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Instagram

    In the wake of the Instagram backlash, growing privacy concerns may spur social media companies to rethink advertising-based revenue models.

  • China Tightens Control of Internet, OKs Post Deletion Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Groupe of people at an internet cafe in Jiashen, east China's Zhejiang province.

    China unveiled tighter Internet controls on Friday, legalizing the deletion of posts or pages which are deemed to contain "illegal" information.

  • Insta-Troubles on the New Policy Front     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, discusses the impact of users leaving Instagram in an uproar over privacy issues, and its implication for other social network sites.

  • Early Movers: HPQ, C, FB & More Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 7:23 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • How the UK Tax Man Got Cozy With Big Business Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:53 AM ET

    For Ian Barlow, Britain's tax authority has gone from being fearsome to being really rather nice.

  • Randi Zuckerberg Zinged     Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Amazon.com says it received 26.5 million orders on its "peak" shopping day this season, and a photo of the Zuckerberg family was shared without permission from Randi Zuckerberg's Facebook page, with CNBC's Jane Wells; and also, the Fast Money traders share their lottery ticket trades ahead of 2013.

  • Social Media in 2013     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    After a year marked by growing pains, social media is heading into 2013 with a strong start, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • First Lawsuit Filed Against Instagram     Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:50 PM ET

    The first class action lawsuit has been filed as a result of Instagram's proposed terms of service change that would have allowed the company to sell users' photos without permission for advertising. Roy Choi, TechnoBuffalo, explains.

  • Starbucks will use its ubiquitous coffee cups to tell U.S. lawmakers to come up with a deal to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff'' and triggering automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.

  • China May Tighten Grip on Internet Regulation Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:37 AM ET

    China may require Internet users to register with their real names when signing up to network providers.

  • Instagram Furor Triggers First Class Action Lawsuit Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    Facebook's Instagram has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest.

  • Digital Platforms a Boon for TV Names: Pro Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Netflix

    The integration of TV and digital platforms may be hastening the day that consumers "cut the cord" on TV altogether, an analyst told CNBC.