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The WPP CEO describes Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp as "potty" but adds that Mark Zuckerberg knew "what he is doing"

Boeing develops self-destruct phone Wed, 26 Feb '14 | 8:00 PM ET
Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

Boeing is developing a device that deletes all its call and message data if any unauthorized attempt is made to crack it open. The FT reports.

Apple, Samsung won 3G; will ZTE dominate 4G? Wed, 26 Feb '14 | 5:56 AM ET

Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE has launched an all-out attack on the Apple and Samsung-dominated smartphone market.

An app that pleases advertisers and consumers? Wed, 26 Feb '14 | 12:39 PM ET

The world of mobile advertising can be a tricky one to crack, yet one emerging Android app believes it has the perfect plan.

In a multi-screen home, TV remains king Wed, 26 Feb '14 | 9:31 AM ET

While the rise of smartphones and tablets is changing consumer viewing habits, the strength of the traditional TV set remains resilient.

A Banana Republic store on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Some within the industry say the globalization of retail has brought with it a new challenge: It's taking the excitement out of global shopping.

Will gold see double-digit declines this year? Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 10:40 PM ET

Gold has been the best performing asset class this year, rallying some 10 percent, but some analysts have warned investors not to get too comfortable.

The best place for private equity? Healthcare Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 6:16 AM ET

Healthcare, energy and financial services are growth areas for the private equity industry, executives told CNBC.

China continued minting billionaires, driven by technology, with a two-horse race developing in the country's internet sector, according to Hurun.

Tell-all on Pimco was 'overblown,' Gross says Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 3:16 PM ET
Mohamed El-Erian and Bill Gross

Public shouting matches. A tense working atmosphere. A man at the top running amok. These are not the things one usually associates with Pimco.

Inside the palace of Ukraine's former president Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 11:56 AM ET
CNBC visits the palace of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Regular Ukrainians traveling to view President Viktor Yanukovych's property are stunned by its opulence.

One of the six decaying metal canisters filled with 1800s-era U.S. gold coins unearthed in California by two people who want to remain anonymous.

A Calif. couple out walking their dog stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing Singapore to ramp up supplies of recycled water.

And the best place to retire is … Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 9:46 AM ET
Lake Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland

Retirees looking to make the most of their golden years should set their sights on Europe, according to a new report by Natixis Global Asset Management.

Sold to the highest bidder! Citizenship Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 2:13 PM ET
U.K. entry visa.

The U.K. plan to auction off visas, with bids starting at $4 million, may sound strange, but it's not too different from other schemes that give investors visas.

India, not China, holds key to smartphone growth Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 10:55 PM ET

India holds the key to future growth in the smartphone market as the maturation of the Chinese market has seen an ease in demand, said IDC.

Samsung ups ante in the tech wearables war Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 4:03 PM ET
Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit is presented during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 23, 2014.

The move demonstrated how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.

Who will fly to the help of Qantas? Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Australia's government is expected to come to the aid of struggling flag carrier Qantas, but what form that assistance takes remains unclear.

Watch out: This president may be deposed next Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 10:42 AM ET

Following the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine this weekend, Venezuela may be next to depose its president, analysts warned on Monday.

Sugar in coffee: Sweet spot for investors? Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 2:28 AM ET

A punishing drought in Brazil has sent the cost of sugar and coffee soaring, and some analysts expect prices to continue their climb.

Why women execs thrive in emerging markets Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 1:49 AM ET

Women may have an easier time climbing the corporate ladder in emerging as opposed to developed economies, according to a new research.

Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks after the Fed meeting in December.

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.

Servers help customers at a Starbucks Corp. store in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

Swilling a Starbucks grande latte will cost you a dollar more in China than in the U.S., but Starbucks told CNBC the higher cost was justified.

The most important indicator in the world now Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 4:38 PM ET
A dealer at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo.

Top strategists on Wall Street say the yen is set to weaken a lot further this year, and that should be a bullish sign for stocks.

Models backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taking a "selfie".

Taiwanese manufacturer believes its latest model, the Desire 816, has the winning formula after a tough 2013.

Samsung smartwatch: New name, new start? Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 4:09 AM ET
Samsung Galaxy Gear

Samsung kicked off the 2014 Mobile World Congress by unveiling two new smartwatch models to succeed its original Galaxy Gear.

Hungry? This car will find you food Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 6:33 AM ET
Stephen Odell

The future for ravenous car drivers is bright, with Ford unveiling a voice-activated in-car system.

A string of hacking attacks has put cybersecurity back in the spotlight, but the next online attack may be aimed at your living room.

CNN cancels 'Piers Morgan Live' Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 7:46 AM ET

Piers Morgan's three-year stint as host of a prime time CNN talk show is coming to an end, the cable news channel said.

WhatsApp to add voice to rival Skype Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 6:58 AM ET
WhatsApp on phone with facebook logo

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the popular messaging application for smartphones acquired this week by Facebook will soon be offering a voice service.