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  • What Twitch deal reveals about Amazon: Investor Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Amazon's deal for Twitch shows the e-commerce and media giant's "aspirations to be in live entertainment," the largest investor in Twitch tells CNBC.

  • China targets Microsoft over browser, media player Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    A cleaner walks past a Microsoft sign outside a Microsoft office building in Beijing, China.

    A Chinese antitrust probe into Microsoft's Windows web browser and media player is the latest of several government complaints against the firm.

  • Once 'Best in the West', Israel's economy shows cracks Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    *War with Hamas weighing on consumers, industry, tourism. *Bank of Israel has cut interest rates twice; at record low. The war against Hamas in Gaza, which ran into a 50th day on Tuesday, has taken a heavy toll, hitting tourism, slowing consumer spending as people stay indoors and denting manufacturing, especially in plants close to Gaza.

  • Mozilla taps India market with $33 smartphone Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Mozilla has launched its first smartphone in India running its Firefox operating system (OS) for 1,999 rupees ($33).

  • Amazon's itch for Twitch     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on Amazon's $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch.

  • Twitch gamers lead online march to live video streaming Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc tracked Twitch's evolution from scrappy guerrilla startup to one of the Internet's hottest media properties. Amazon's $970 million bet- its largest ever- underscores how a loyal and fast-growing following for live-streaming video has grabbed the attention of big brands.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc snapped up live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, marking the largest deal in the U.S. e-commerce company's 20- year history. It reflects Chief Executive Jeff Bezos' resolve to transform Amazon into an Internet destination beyond its core retail operations.

  • Amazon snaps up video start-up Twitch for $970M Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    Visitors stream online computer games on the Twitch Interactive stand at Gamescom video games trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

    The all-cash deal will give Amazon an extraordinarily popular streaming video arm—one that could actually rival Google's YouTube.

  • Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc on Monday said it will buy live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash, marking one of the U.S. e-commerce company's largest deals to date.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc has agreed to buy live-streaming gaming network Twitch for more than $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Twitch and Amazon were not immediately available for comment.

  • A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed? Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes& Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

  • Amazon eyes live-stream game site Twitch: Report Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Amazon is in talks to acquire Twitch, the live-streaming gaming network that Google had reportedly expressed an interest in buying, a tech blog said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 25- Amazon.com Inc is in discussions to acquire Twitch, the live-streaming gaming network that Google Inc had reportedly expressed an interest in buying, tech blog The Information reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

  • How the SpaceX economy can make you money Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Spaceflight remains a dream for most stargazers, but everyone can buy a portfolio of stocks to invest in space travel of the future.

  • Smaller cloud companies chase new business models Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Nothing concentrates minds at a tech start-up like living in the middle of a price war between Amazon and Google. NYT reports.

  • China's own OS to take on Microsoft, Google Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

  • China plans OS to compete with Android, Windows Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. China is now looking to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems such as Microsoft's Windows and Google's mobile operating system Android.

  • Amazon developing ad software: Report Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Amazon is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported.