• Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill? Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO).

    Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House small-business committee, says the fact that the Senate hasn't take up the Innovation Act yet is inexcusable.

  • McNamee: Facebook the way people communicate     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Discussing Facebook's messenger issues, with Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, and the "Squawk Alley" crew. McNamee says the messenger piece is a small part of the way people communicate.

  • Buzzfeed valued at about $850 million Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    BuzzFeed just closed a new $50 million investment, bringing the value of the company to about $850 million, the NYT reports.

  • China’s Alibaba is not investing in Snapchat Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    While there have been persistent reports that Alibaba was going to make a big investment Snapchat, sources said it's not happening.

  • Aug 8- Snapchat Inc's financing talks with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd are over, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Discussions between the two companies have not been active for some time, Bloomberg said, citing other people familiar with the matter.

  • The sexy R&D behind boring chip companies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    As the silicon chip nears its theoretical limit of productivity, semiconductor companies are in an R&D arms race to drive chip innovation.

  • Hate Google reading your mail? Get over it! Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Google headquarters.

    Everyone agrees it’s good to put a child pornographer away but they’re still outraged about Google reading their mail. Raj Mahal says: Get over it!

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 7- Tango, the mobile messaging company, is arranging a financing transaction that would value its business at around $1.5 billion, roughly one-third more than the valuation it received just five months ago, according to three people familiar with the situation.

  • China tightens censorship on messaging apps Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Tencent Holdings's WeChat application icon and website on display.

    China tightened censorship on messaging apps to limit dissent, while it simultaneously emerged that some foreign chat services had been blocked.

  • Oculus Rift said to be pitching Hollywood Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    An attendee wears a 3D Oculus headset at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Facebook has recently met with film studios and directors about creating content for the Oculus Rift, The Information reports.

  • Facebook to acquire cybersecurity company Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    The share price of Facebook stock is seen at the Nasdaq stock market in New York.

    Facebook will acquire PrivateCore, a firm that 'validates and secures' server data and protects servers from possible breaches.

  • Keeping your social media profiles private Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Social media is a great way to connect and each social media site has its own level of privacy. It’s up to you to learn how to use them.

  • Facebook in 25,000-strong European class action Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 9:27 AM ET

    More than 25,000 people from more than 100 countries have applied to take part in a class-action privacy lawsuit against Facebook.

  • Here's why I'm still shorting this market: Insana Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Ron Insana went short the stock market last week. Here's why he's hanging on to that position—and what would change his mind.

  • 13 retail tactics: Are they working? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Starbucks in Orlando, Florida with grass roof.

    Retailers are getting creative to try to jump-start the consumer. Here are 13 of the latest tactics. Brian Sozzi gives them the thumbs up or thumbs down.

  • US government pays workers to watch porn, Facebook Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Federal government workers were paid while watching porn and surfing Facebook because they had 'nothing to do.' Fiscal Times reports.

  • Alibaba's potential secret US weapon Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. application loading page is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad, rear, and iPhone 5s in an arranged photograph.

    As Alibaba dips into the US and onto Amazon's home turf, a little-known start-up called AppFlood may be among its best allies.

  • Why markets are drowning in uncertainty Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:25 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Any relief from a correction may give way to listless trade, writes CNBC's Karen Tso.

  • US stocks end higher; Dow halts 4-day loss streak Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from its biggest weekly drop since 2012.

  • Bubble Watch? Meetings in a $400,000 Bentley Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Bentley Mulsanne

    The nouveau riche can now ride in a 2014 Bentley Mulsanne that includes trays that double as WiFi-enabled iPad work stations and heated massage chairs.