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  • Why Facebook Is Celebrating Its IPO With a Hackathon Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
    facebook

    Facebook isn't losing its commitment to its "Hacker" culture when it goes public — instead, it's celebrating it, with an all-night "Hackathon."

  • Inside Facebook's Money Machine Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Facebook Inc. IPO announcement flag flies outside of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

    There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook’s valuation, but the real question behind that valuation, is how Facebook makes money and what its prospects are in the future.

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook's Billion-Dollar Woman Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

    As the social network’s COO, Sandberg runs its all-important advertising business, business development, and oversees hiring.

  • Diablo III Launch Breaks Records and Servers Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    When Activision Blizzard’s long-awaited Diablo III went on sale at midnight, it had already broken sales records. Once players got their hands on the game, they also overloaded Activision Blizzard's servers.

  • Outrageous Drinks Monday, 14 May 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    The latest entry into the flavored vodka arena: While that might not be the vodka of choice for your next Bloody Mary, you have to admit you’re curious. That’s what marketers are counting on. Unusual flavors and packaging are helping companies in the alcoholic beverage market stand out in a saturated – so to speak – market. According to the latest data from the USDA Economic Research Service, consumers spent nearly  on alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2010.So, with a little creative packaging

    With a little creative packaging and a lot of innovation, spirits manufacturers are expanding the market. Check out some of the most unusual ways businesses are innovating in the world of alcohol.

  • 5 Things I Learned from My Entrepreneur Father Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    Rena and Abe Nathanson

    Throughout my father's life, and during our time working together at our company, Bananagrams, he taught me some very valuable lessons that can be applied in the business world today.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • Small Size Is Your Biggest Advantage Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Small businesses have the advantage of being easier to reach, customer-centric, innovation-driven, and incredibly nimble, compared to larger competitors. There may be no better time to be a small business.

  • Facebook Roadshow Comes Home to Palo Alto Friday, 11 May 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Today Facebook brings its roadshow to the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto, just a stone's throw from where Facebook was founded. This may not be the biggest event on the road show — New York was with about 660 people attending — but it's a crucial moment for Facebook to be evaluated on its home turf.

  • Facebook is 'Muppet Bait': Business Insider CEO     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 7:20 AM ET

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, calls the Facebook IPO "muppet bait" on CNBC's "Squawk Box." Click here to find out exactly what he said.

  • Iger led off the earnings call with a heavy emphasis on international growth, China in particular. Iger says China is a "priority" and that the Shanghai resort, which is now under construction, will be very important for international growth.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    All of Rupert Murdoch’s scandals and legal woes aren’t hurting the company’s performance.

  • Stay Tuned: The Future of TV Monday, 7 May 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

    The television industry is at the brink of extraordinary change—the line between traditional “TV” and the Internet is disappearing.

  • Google's video sharing website, YouTube, is investing $100 million into 100 new original content channels created by professional content players, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Stephanie Link, The Street and Porter Bibb, Mediatech Capital Partners, weigh in.

  • Mark Zuckerberg's Hoodie: Good Sign for Facebook? Monday, 7 May 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    However, the most interesting thing about Zuckerberg's appearance is that he wore his traditional hoodie, while Facebook CFO David Ebersman and COO Sheryl Sandberg wore suits.

  • CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the Facebook IPO roadshow wrapping up in Midtown Manhattan. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attended today's meeting.

  • Expectations were high for Marvel’s 'The Avengers,' and the film beat even the most optimistic predictions and shattered records, kicking off the summer movie season to a MASSIVE start.

  • Facebook IPO Roadshow Begins     Monday, 7 May 2012 | 6:35 AM ET

    Hundreds of potential investors will gather to hear Facebook's IPO pitch, with CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • The already hostile takeover fight for New Frontier Media, the publicly traded owner of nine adult-themed pay-per-view networks, has expanded to include a pair of Hollywood power players – one of whom is also a former video game executive.

  • Buffett on Facebook IPO     Friday, 4 May 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    In reference to the Facebook IPO, Warren Buffett says "we aren't in a bubble phase," adding that what's happened with Facebook is "extraordinary."

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