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  • Plaxo co-founder charged with murder Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    The co-founder of social networking startup Plaxo has been charged with first degree murder for killing his ex-wife's current husband.

  • Facebook hiring spree hints at virtual reality plans Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    In June, Oculus showcased its VR Rift Development Kit 2 headset at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook that is set to swell its ranks as much as 14 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEATTLE, Jan 18- Virtual reality goggles, drones and data centers are all driving a hiring spree at Facebook Inc that is set to swell its ranks as much as 14 percent in the near term, according to a review of job listings on the company's website. Oculus Rift, the maker of virtual reality headsets that Facebook acquired in a $2 billion deal last year, is...

  • Small homes sell for big bucks in Palo Alto Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    In the heart of Silicon Valley, there's been a big jump in the price of small houses.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 5.2 percent to $2.39 with 29,801,800 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $105.99 with 77,449,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $27.68 with 26,382,700 shares traded.

  • Mobile made $3.3 trillion, 11 million jobs in 2014 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    A new study finds that the mobile industry last year produced more than $3.3 trillion in revenue.

  • Social media = marketing  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Social media shouldn't be considered as a fad and will become an increasingly important marketing tool, says Guy Kawasaki, author of "The Art of Social Media."

  • *India lawsuit has no effect on operations- Barra. BEIJING, Jan 16- China's Xiaomi Inc plans to invest in Indian tech start-ups and overseas media content, as the world's No.3 smartphone maker looks to dominate homes with its own TVs and appliances. "One area that we are also looking to make some investments in is start-ups in India.

  • OneWeb Ltd., which is designing the satellite system, said Thursday that chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. and Virgin Group, run by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, have signed on as investors in the company. Internet companies Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. have also announced plans to bring Internet service to those who lack access. OneWeb, which was founded in 2012 as...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 4.2 percent to $2.52 with 17,665,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 2.7 percent to $106.82 with 57,508,800 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $23.33 with 25,923,800 shares traded.

  • Women who tweet are less stressed, says study Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    Here's some surprising news. Social media does not stress people out, according to a new report.

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg launched a free Internet application in Colombia on Wednesday as part of a drive to bring developing markets online, but remained mute on when and if the company would look to move into China. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America and the fourth in the world to receive the new Internet.org...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc on Wednesday launched a mobile phone application that gives Colombian users free access to a handful of online services, broadening Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's effort to boost Internet usage in developing markets. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America to receive the new Internet.org service, in partnership...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc on Wednesday launched a mobile phone application that gives Colombian users free access to a handful of online services, broadening Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's effort to boost Internet usage in developing markets. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America to receive the new Internet.org service, in partnership...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 4 percent to $109.80 with 47,163,500 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 29.7 percent to $12.60 with 64,125,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 6 percent to $27.92 with 29,109,600 shares traded.

  • Facebook jumps into enterprise collaboration Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    Facebook has a reputation as a procrastination tool; now we'll see if it can develop one for productivity.

  • Facebook At Work unveiled  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Facebook has unveiled "Facebook At Work" enabling co-workers to better connect. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and Mike Santoli, Yahoo! Finance senior columnist, discuss LinkedIn's efforts in the space.

  • Do companies stand to lose more than they have to gain with a social media account? Insight, with Lance Ulanoff, Mashable, and Janel Molton Hertz, brand marketing and partnerships expert.

  • Facebook knows you better than your family Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:22 AM ET
    The Facebook "Like" sign outside headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    A computer can determine your personality better than your closest friends family by using your Facebook "likes", a study found.

  • Play Twitter for a takeout—here’s how: Trader Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Twitter could easily be snatched up by Google, argues options trader Dan Nathan. Here's how to play for that possibility.