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  • Facebook and Twitter head into retail terrain Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Facebook and Twitter face different growth scenarios, but both are now focusing their gaze on the same market: Retail.

  • Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared— except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that.

  • Facebook the center of everything: Thrillist CEO     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media Group co-founder & CEO, explains why he is a big believer of Facebook and says it's the best source of users for his company.

  • Europe closes higher despite Ukraine tensions Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid corporate earnings news and ongoing turmoil in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • Here's Apple's 'big failing,' says Roger McNamee Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Roger McNamee, managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners. (file photo)

    Though Apple posted profits that beat expectations, investor Roger McNamee found reason to throw cold water on the tech giant.

  • Kevin O'Leary: Facebook to beat, stock goes North     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Investor Kevin O'Leary; Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder; and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss expectations for Facebook's earnings. McNamee says Facebook is beginning to monetize video advertising and its the next big thing to watch.

  • Social media disappoints, but users can't resist Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Though social media remains immensely popular, a new survey shows users aren't very satisfied with their experience on the sites.

  • As S&P nears 2,000, traders say keep an eye on this Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Shaking off geopolitical flare-ups for now, analysts say the S&P 500 is taking aim at the 2,000 level, and the next round of earnings news could help.

  • What the pros expect to see from Facebook     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    We think we are going to see a very strong quarter, says Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer, providing his preview of the social media giant's second quarter.

  • Facebook earnings: Here's what to expect Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    The Facebook “Like” and the WhatsApp logos are displayed in this photo.

    Facebook's reliance on traditional Web advertising is a thing of the past. Two years removed from its controversial initial public offering, the social network has rapidly become the second-biggest recipient of mobile ad dollars, behind Google. Those tiny smartphone promotions now account for over half of sales.

  • Stocks end higher on earnings, Fed-friendly data Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, building on gains after CPI rose in June, with sentiment also stabilized by encouraging earnings reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- The government will call Mark Zuckerberg to testify against an upstate New York man accused of trying to cheat the billionaire founder of Facebook Inc out of half his stake in the social media company, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    1. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "NOW That's What I Call Polka!" 2. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Handy". 3. "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes".

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 8 percent to $94.72 with 47,935,000 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 1.7 percent to $22.52 with 24,748,200 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 4 percent to $25.95 with 28,240,300 shares traded.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants. WASHINGTON— Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on legislation focusing on consumer protections and safety for cruise ship passengers.

  • Google must face US lawsuit over consumer privacy Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., is viewed in this photo.

    A federal judge denied Google's bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it compiled user data and gave the information away without permission.

  • War, secrets & social media     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Retired Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich created IDF's social media unit, and explains what the social pages enable IDF to do during the crisis in Israel and Gaza.

  • July 22- A federal judge rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission.

  • *U.S. players include Gogo, Honeywell, Golden Eagle. LONDON, July 22- The web-connected aircraft cabins of the future, powered by technology on show at last week's Farnborough Airshow, are offering a path to investor returns through suppliers like Cobham Plc and Thales SA.

  • Tech's new hub: Messaging-gaming app combos Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    WeChat commercial promoting it's app.

    Messaging apps, when combined with gaming apps, create a lucrative cycle of social involvement and competition. R/C reports.