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BuzzFeed just closed a new $50 million investment, bringing the value of the company to about $850 million, the NYT reports.
Some attempt to add an additional level of security to critical financial accounts. Sadly, not many companies are able to do it.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 8- Two workers died after being overcome by a burst of flames in an accident that also injured 11 at a refinery in northern Mexico, state-run oil company Pemex said on Friday.
As the silicon chip nears its theoretical limit of productivity, semiconductor companies are in an R&D arms race to drive chip innovation.
Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.
ANKARA, Aug 8- Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarised the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism.
China tightened censorship on messaging apps to limit dissent, while it simultaneously emerged that some foreign chat services had been blocked.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 7- The U.S. National Security Agency is turning to Silicon Valley for topflight talent, but first it has to rebuild trust.
*NY Times says Obama weighing airstrikes, White House cautious. *France, Pope urge international action to stop Islamists.
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.
ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.
Oil producers, including Oslo- listed DNO Petroleum and London- listed Gulf Keystone Petroleum saw double-digit declines in their share prices as the radical Sunni militants seized at least three more towns near Kurdish-controlled territory.
In dealing with her more than a dozen sponsors, including Revo, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick tells CNBC she does not like to overpromote her brands on Twitter.
ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.
A handful of Twitter users have noticed a new setting for "payment and shipping" within the company's Android app.
In today's Power Rundown, Gary Vaynerchuk, VaynerMedia CEO, weighs in on identity theft, Twitter's user metrics, and the Pope's comments on the use of the Internet and smartphones.
NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS, Aug 5- Chrysler and Nissan said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security experts that rates their vehicles among the three "most hackable" cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.
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.
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.
Any relief from a correction may give way to listless trade, writes CNBC's Karen Tso.