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  • Twitpic shutting down after Twitter threats Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Twitpic, an early online service that allows Internet users to share photos on the Twitter social network, is shutting down.

  • 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.

  • White House names Google exec as nation's CTO Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    Megan Smith, vice president of the “Google X” lab, speaks at the "Google's Made With Code" launch event, June 19, 2014, in New York.

    President Obama tapped Megan Smith from Google and Alexander Macgillivray, formerly of Twitter, for two key positions on his technology policy team.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose. 1 percent to $16.11 with 54,981,400 shares traded. Ford Motor Co. fell 1.1 percent to $17.27 with 20,350,200 shares traded.

  • 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.

  • Wild Web gives 'safe harbor' for hijacked nudies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:54 AM ET

    Imagine what the 'net would be like if major websites imposed controls preventing posting of naked photos stolen from celebs like Jennifer Lawrence.

  • 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.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AK Steel Holding Corp. fell 6.4 percent to $10.01 with 18,740,100 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell. 7 percent to $16.10 with 54,436,300 shares traded.

  • 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.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Bank of America Corp. rose 1.1 percent to $16.27 with 57,865,100 shares traded. Ford Motor Co. rose 1.1 percent to $17.60 with 18,135,600 shares traded.

  • 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.

  • ISIS displaying a deft command of varied media Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Western intelligence services are worried about ISIS's extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: media.

  • 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.