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Happy Friday, which is easy to say anytime you look forward to a weekend free of the icy grip of the Polar Vortex.
Stocks drifted higher to close at session highs Thursday, with the S&P nearing its all-time high, as investors seemed to shrug off a mixed bag of economic and earnings reports.
Kevin O'Leary, star of "Shark Tank," is not hitting like on Facebook's $19 billion purchase of messaging service WhatsApp.
Andrew McAfee, "The Second Machine Age" author, discusses how Facebook's $16 billion dollar acquisition of WhatsApp will impact the labor market. CNBC contributor Ylan Mui provides insight.
CNBC breaks down the basics of three popular messaging services that let you do more than text.
With three mergers totaling more than $110 billion in just the past week, 2014 could be the year of the megamerger, as cash-rich companies hunt for growth.
"Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary raises concerns for Facebook's deal with WhatsApp for $16 billion. Mark Zuckerberg decided the stock is way overvalued, adds O'Leary.
Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp will make some unknown investors very wealthy, CNBC's Josh Lipton reports.
WhatsApp is going to have to make some changes if Facebook is going to profit from its $16 billion purchase, industry experts say.
Discussing the high price of Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp and what it means Google and Apple, with Amir Efrati, reporter for The Information; Lou Kerner, Social Internet Fund founder & managing partner; and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Bitcoin probably will need more than a little Winklevoss buzz to restore the cachet it has lost through some high-profile embarrassments.
Ben Reitzes of Barclays has been bullish on Apple for the past 10 years, but that changed Thursday.
Facebook takes a big step toward mobile with its acquisition of WhatsApp, a start-up with a working business model.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the appeal of WhatsApp comes down to its scale. CNBC's Julia Boorstin says the app as 450 million monthly active users. CNBC's Josh Lipton provides insight on the deal.
WhatsApp's massive purchase price suggests Blackberry's BBM has real value. But Blackberry may not have what it takes to harvest it.
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Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
FMHR trader Stephanie Link thinks Facebook's story is "very impressive," and explains why she is buying the stock today on its deal with WhatsApp.
Facebook is paying $16 billion for messaging service WhatsApp. Dan Primack, Fortune.com senior editor thinks the telecom companies should be worried, and Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, thinks this is a good deal.