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  • Sept 7- When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, financial advisers like Bob Mecca in Hoffman Estate, Illinois braced themselves for a wave of frantic calls from retail investors wanting to get in on the action.

  • Box-office record rocks social media world Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET
    Actors in full make-up filming scenes for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in London, England.

    What was hot in the social media world in August? CNBC teamed up with Mashwork to find out.

  • Alibaba files for biggest US IPO in history Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    An employee walks past the Alibaba logo during a media tour organized by government officials at the company’s headquarters outside of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Friday filed to sell up to $24.3 billion in stock, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever.

  • Alibaba shares slated to start trading Sept. 19 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo.

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to offer a so-called friends and family share program to its employees and others, The Wall Street Journal said.

  • TwitPic shutting down—blame Twitter Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:59 PM ET
    A Twitpic photo of a US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River went viral on Twitter in 2009.

    Ironically, the start-up that helped make Twitter into a news and photo-sharing powerhouse, is closing over a trademark dispute.

  • No, Seattle, home of Microsoft Corp and Amazon and fast becoming a second home for Silicon Valley companies looking to access the city's plentiful pool of relatively cheap tech talent. Microsoft alumni are now running the Seattle offices of Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Google Inc, and they look to their former employer as a source for new talent.

  • FB’s new conference @Scale is all about geeks Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Facebook headquarters

    Facebook will host @Scale, a conference focused on open source software and the engineering challenges, Re/code reports.

  • Trader finds value in Twitter     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    FMHR trader Stephanie Link bought Twitter, saying the stock is not cheap but has a high growth opportunity.

  • Barclays, Goldman take lead roles in Alibaba IPO Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 5:54 PM ET
    Alibaba.com's headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has appointed Barclays as the designated market-maker for the company's IPO later this month, sources said.

  • IRS puts lavish Silicon Valley lunches in its sights Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Google headquarters.

    The IRS argues that free employer-provide meals are a taxable fringe benefit.

  • Hacking clouds Apple's upcoming product launch Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Apple CEO Timothy Cook

    The leak of racy celebrity photos has put Apple in the unusual position of having to mend its image just before a highly anticipated product launch.

  • Cramer: Twitter and other ‘irresistible’ stocks Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 6:07 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    The dynamics in the market are changing. And Cramer says investors need to change, accordingly.

  • Get that shopping list ready to buy on the dip Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A television host points to a graph on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Investors willing to do extra homework to prepare a shopping list of stocks could reap big rewards from a "buy the dip" strategy.

  • Apple: 'Actively investigating' celeb photo hack Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    Apple is "actively investigating" the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were posted all over the Web, Re/Code reports.

  • Express Yourself     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Pew Research found people are less likely to share opinions and political conversation on social media than in person. Jesse Singal, New York Magazine senior editor, provides insight.

  • Trader long on Twitter, says 'buy now' Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    "Fast Money" trader Steve Grasso says now is the time to buy Twitter. The stock is down 27 percent this year, but he thinks it's headed higher.

  • Trader: Buy Twitter now     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Twitter popped on Thursday after announcing it will make its analytics available to the masses, and Fast Money trader Steve Grasso says now is the time to buy Twitter.

  • Kraft gets 'social' with its new stock plan Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Kraft Singles with new packaging

    Up to 1.5 million shares of Kraft stock are being offered as part of the company’s new “social stock plan”.

  • Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000, WHO says Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:46 PM ET
    In this handout from the Center for Disease Control, a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect 20,000 people, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed.

  • Meet Groupon's new dance partner: Snapchat Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    Online deal site Groupon has enlisted an unlikely ally in its new marketing efforts: Snapchat.