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  • Thiel trashes Twitter, likes Google over Apple Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued and on CNBC Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Insurers turn to big data to help identify risks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    MONACO, Sept 17- Insurance companies are increasingly turning to "big data" from satellites, social media and even cigarette sales at gas stations to help identify risks and build up customer profiles. Hamilton Re, a new Bermuda- based reinsurer, hopes that heavy data-crunching technology will give it an advantage over rivals and boost its bottom line.

  • Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • I would invest in Google over Apple: Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    There appears to be more upside for Google stock over the next decade than for Apple, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel tells CNBC.

  • Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:49 AM ET

    BEIJING— Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

  • Apple iOS versus Google's Android: By the numbers     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Apple unveils its latest mobile operating system on Wednesday, and its two new iPhones go on sale this Friday. Here's how the popular software platform stacks up against its chief rival.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors. WASHINGTON— American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida.

  • Rackspace shares fall as search for merger ends Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Cloud management services provider Rackspace Hosting Inc said it would not sell itself, sending its shares down 16.5 percent in after-market trading.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    2. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 5. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc. 9. Buddyman: Kick 2, Crazylion Studios Limited.

  • A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sure, you have a lot to do today— laundry, bills, dinner— but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil. Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users.

  • No Facebook IPO for Alibaba, but is it safe? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:26 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the share price for Facebook Inc. displayed at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 21, 2012. Facebook Inc., the social networking site that raised $16 billion in an initial public offering, fell below its $38 offer price in its second trading day.

    Alibaba is unlikely to repeat Facebook's missteps, but its valuation doesn't look cheap.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

  • Self-driving cars need permit in California Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Googles Lexus RX 450H Self Driving Car is seen parked on Pennsylvania Ave. on April 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Companies testing self-driving cars must now get permits from California's DMV.

  • Self-driving cars now need a permit in California Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years— but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Google's souped-up Lexus SUVs are the biggest fleet, with 25 vehicles. Google alone is closing in on 1 million miles.

  • Mobile may lose net neutrality fight to FCC Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:33 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    Discussion on mobile broadband's exemption from net neutrality will be discussed in an FCC round table, The New York Times reports

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

  • A global tax crackdown gets one step closer Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    A proposed clampdown on global tax avoidance took a step forward with a leading global think tank releasing key recommendations ahead of a G-20 meeting later this month.

  • INSIGHT-Europe's startups get bootcamp booster Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Startup sale prices have surged in Europe. It's an increasingly familiar story in Europe, where hundreds of entrepreneurs have set up incubators that are adapting the Silicon Valley model to fast-track new companies. One EU-funded study from March, by database Seed-DB, estimated startups have created 3,500-4,500 jobs in Europe.

  • Alibaba risk: China's rise leaves out investors Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    China's explosive economic rise has delivered virtually nothing to most stock investors. IPOs, according to research by Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida. Over the same time, U.S. stocks jumped 555 percent, German stocks 458 percent and Spanish stocks more than 1,000 percent, according to Credit Suisse.