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
Mark Mahaney, Internet Analyst at RBC Capital Markets explains what's driving the shoppers' migration from offline to online with mobile platform also gathering pace.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2- Apple Inc has acquired social media search and analytics startup Topsy, an unusual purchase for a hardware-focused company that has made few forays into social networking. The Wall Street Journal, which reported the news earlier, cited people familiar with the deal as saying Apple forked over more than $200 million.
Dec 2- Akamai Technologies Inc said it will spend about $370 million to acquire Prolexic Technologies Inc, a pioneer in fighting distributed denial of service attacks, cyberthreats that cripple networks by overwhelming them with Internet traffic.
Black Friday retail sales may have been more sizzle than steak. Traffic was up, but spending was down.
Dec 2- Akamai Technologies Inc said it will buy cloud-based cyber security provider Prolexic Technologies Inc for about $370 million to better defend its internet content delivery services from hacker attacks.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-- A 29- year-old Minnesota man who says he was trying to spread holiday cheer by tossing 1,000 dollar bills over an upper floor railing at the Mall of America has been cited for disorderly conduct. Serge Vorobyov, of Apple Valley, admitted throwing his "last $1,000" from the fourth floor on Friday as a choir performed "Let it Snow."
Television viewers in Bismarck, N.D., were treated to some real class this weekend when none other than the great Ron Burgundy read them the news. Actor and comedian Will Ferrell reprised his "Anchorman" role for KXMB's Saturday night news broadcast.
A company that just settled data 'snooping' charges with New Jersey made only $2,500 for selling 400,000 individuals' data—16 cents a person.
Online giving is becoming an increasingly important source for charities. One reason: Soliciting small donations through crowdfunding.
DUBLIN, Nov 28- When Toby Gilbert decided to emigrate last year, he did not choose Australia over Dublin for sunshine and sandy beaches. "It was becoming an unliveable situation," said Gilbert, 31, of the gruelling hours that saw Ireland referred to the European Court of Justice last week for breaking EU working time directives for junior doctors.
If you just decided to join the Black Friday crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone.
KIEV, Nov 27- Student Taras Zagorbenskyy jumped on a bus from western Ukraine as soon as he saw on a social networking site that others were gathering in Kiev to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's walking away from a landmark deal with the European Union.
BEIJING, Nov 27- Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the Internet.
There's been a huge upheaval in the media landscape. BuzzFeed's Jon Steinberg weighs in on what the future will look like.
Nov. 27- Attention, shoppers: If you just decided to join the Black Friday shopping crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone. "Information is power," says Jeff Goldstein, president of PriceGrabber, a web service that collects pricing from about 4,000 retailers.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Twitter and Facebook are trying to use their unique features to draw in companies such as REI and Best Buy.
*Exchanges tackle rule-writing after meeting SEC's 60- day deadline. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. security exchanges are feverishly working in the wake of August's Nasdaq trading halt to reinforce a market that too frequently seems to succumb to technology glitches, but these efforts are unlikely to rectify all the weak spots.
Dissecting how investors should play social media, with Colin Sebastian of Robert W. Baird & Co. and Bruno del Ama of Global X Funds.
BRUSSELS, Nov 26- The European Commission called on Tuesday for new protection for Europeans under United States' law against misuse of personal data, in an attempt to keep in check the U.S. surveillance revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.