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NEW YORK, Sept 10- Social media stocks were higher on Wednesday, with Twitter Inc up 4.4 percent to $52.86 on heavy volume after UBS upgraded the stock to "buy" and lifted its price target by $15 to $65. The firm also lifted its targets on LinkedIn Corp, to $260 from $235, and on Facebook Inc by $1 to $95.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Sept 9- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's desire to keep tight control over its $21.1 billion share sale has left a vacuum at the helm of its banking syndicate, leading underwriters to take unusual steps to manage the offering, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Facebook said it hit 100 million monthly active users in Africa, providing a glimpse into its strategy to scale in fast-growing markets.
Some of Apple's biggest rivals may pick the company's Tuesday product unveiling to promote their own products via social media.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
Between Apple's big product unveiling, carrier pricing battles, and potential M&A in the works, the stakes are high for the wireless industry.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Twitter is rolling out a "buy" button on tweets. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America; Slava Rubin, Indiegogo; and CNBC's Jon Fortt, debate if they like the move.
With Alibaba finally setting a date for its IPO, there are a host of big questions to be answered.
Sept 8- Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. Facebook Inc has also been testing a "buy" button on its website that will let consumers purchase products that are advertised on its network.
Sept 8- Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. A small percentage of U.S. users will be able to see the "buy" button from Monday, Twitter wrote in a blog post.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Twitter is announcing its testing a "buy now" button to allow users to purchase products directly from a Tweet.
Twitter is testing a "buy now" button to allow users to buy products directly from a tweet.
Microsoft is showing off the results of its strategic efforts with a redesigned MSN.com. Re/code reports.
Several advisers said they had expected a scramble from clients. But the phone has not been ringing off the hook.
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.
What was hot in the social media world in August? CNBC teamed up with Mashwork to find out.
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.
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.
Ironically, the start-up that helped make Twitter into a news and photo-sharing powerhouse, is closing over a trademark dispute.