• Designers at London Fashion Week are leading the digital revolution using social media to feed consumers' appetite for fast fashion.

  • Worried about Nasdaq, Alibaba chooses NYSE Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Alibaba could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock listing on Nasdaq, but it was worried about Nasdaq's ability to handle their $21 billion IPO.

  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days.

  • Cramer’s game plan: Prepare for turmoil Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Cramer thinks next week could be tough. “It’s not a bad idea to raise some cash,” he said.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.66 with 60,867,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $25.16 with 31,665,700 shares traded. eBay Inc. rose 3.0 percent to $52.19 with 42,136,100 shares traded.

  • 9 ways to sidestep Facebook's rising ad rates Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    More and more small businesses are competing for ad space on Facebook. Some strategies to help you capitalize on the power of social media.

  • Bloomberg first reported that Alibaba's books would close a day early for its IPO. Co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has spoken with investors all over the United States this week including stops in New York and Boston, presenting the company's growth strategies and addressing concerns over its corporate governance.

  • Sept 12- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to close its IPO order book early after it received enough orders to sell all the shares in the record-breaking offering, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Alibaba is expected to stop taking orders in Asia on Sept. 17, a day earlier than previously scheduled, Bloomberg reported.

  • 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

    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.