• US government pressured Yahoo over user data Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale.

    The U.S. government threatened Yahoo with a $250,000-per-day fine in 2008 if it did not hand over user data, declassified documents reveal.

  • Amid Alibaba fever, reasons for caution with IPOs Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    This photo taken on May 10, 2013 shows employees and their families of Alibaba, the world's largest online retailer, at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of China's most popular online shopping destination Taobao Marketplace, in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

    The highly anticipated debut of China's Alibaba will come amid the busiest year for initial public offerings since the tech bubble burst in 2000.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday.

  • Amid Alibaba fever, reasons for caution in IPO market Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Representatives from Alibaba Group arrive for the company's roadshow meeting in New York September 8, 2014.

    The highly anticipated debut of Alibaba will come amid the busiest year for initial public offerings since the technology bubble burst in 2000.

  • UPDATE 1-Alliance Data to buy Conversant for $2.3 bln Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    Sept 11- Credit card processor Alliance Data Systems Corp said it will buy Conversant Inc for about $2.3 billion in cash and stock to boost its digital marketing business. The $35 per share offer comprises $16.80 in cash and the rest in stock, based on a fixed exchange ratio, Alliance Data said.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 9 percent to $100.11 with 31,488,000 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 2 percent to $77.57 with 18,907,700 shares traded. FireEye Inc. rose 4.7 percent to $36.49 with 11,463,000 shares traded.

  • 'Pathetic': Good luck getting in on Alibaba IPO Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Initial public offerings are like a big, exclusive party that all investors are invited to but only few can actually attend.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The highly anticipated debut of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce group, will come amid the busiest year for initial public offerings since the technology bubble burst in 2000.. Alibaba's IPO, which could come as soon as Sept. 19, could raise more than $21 billion and claim Facebook Inc's title of biggest tech IPO.

  • Alibaba gets interest from Tepper, Loeb, Cooperman Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:31 PM ET
    Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, left, exits the Waldorf Astoria hotel after a meeting in New York.

    The hedge fund community appears to be salivating over Alibaba, with interest from Leon Cooperman, Dan Loeb and other major players.

  • How Alibaba IPO makes Facebook a buy: Cramer Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    According to Jim Cramer, when the big mutual funds sell stocks in order to take in Alibaba, they're going to sell other stocks that are growth stocks.

  • Alibaba taking the world by storm, but what is it? Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    The Alibaba logo is displayed on an app on an iPhone 5s in Hong Kong.

    Alibaba has been compared to Amazon and eBay but what is it exactly? We break it down on Tech Yeah.

  • With Alibaba IPO, it's China vs US to win the Web Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tencent Holdings Ltd. WeChat has taken China by storm in just three years, allowing its more than 300 million users to send text, photos, videos and voice messages over smartphones, find each other by shaking their devices.

    In Alibaba's exhaustive IPO prospectus (319 pages plus the index), only two competitors are mentioned by name: Tencent and Baidu.

  • Stocks rise; tech sector gains as Apple bounces back Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Wednesday, with social-media shares helping lift the technology sector.

  • Moms want corporate action on guns Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    Shannon Watts speaks about gun violence in schools during a news conference on Capitol Hill, February 12, 2014, in Washington.

    The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America says they want corporations to take the lead on gun-violence prevention.

  • Zillow CEO expands on tech valuation Twitter storm Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff launches a Twitter storm about tech IPO valuations as Alibaba road show kicks off.

  • Rice price crisis     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    California's drought is causing a huge problem for rice growers.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 3.1 percent to $101.00 with 97,423,800 shares traded. eBay Inc. fell 3.1 percent to $51.10 with 29,844,700 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $77.43 with 29,371,600 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Social media stocks were higher on Wednesday, with Twitter Inc up 4.4 percent to $52.86 on heavy volume after UBS upgraded the stock to "buy" and lifted its price target by $15 to $65. The firm also lifted its targets on LinkedIn Corp, to $260 from $235, and on Facebook Inc by $1 to $95.

  • BERLIN, Sept 10- German venture capital firm Rocket Internet unveiled plans for a stock market listing that could value the company behind dozens of online start-ups at $6.5 billion, riding a wave of e-commerce flotations.

  • BERLIN, Sept 10- German venture capital group Rocket Internet, which has launched dozens of online start-ups, has set out plans for a stock market listing that could value the company at 5 billion euros as it rides a wave of e-commerce flotations.