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  • David Strickland, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told an automotive gathering that automated vehicles are the next "evolutionary step" in safety technology. He said his agency has held extensive discussions with automakers and Google about what needs to happen before automated cars can be safely introduced to consumers.

  • What's the Worth of an Ivy League Education?

    A college degree is by no means the only determining factor for a tech startup's success, but it turns out that it does make a difference.

  • SEATTLE-- Michael Henrichsen has ideas about how he might celebrate his 26th birthday this week. First, Billy Idol rolls up in a limo and tells him to hop in.

  • Obama's 'Horses and Bayonets' Goes Viral

    The phrase "horses and bayonet"s was the top rising search term during the debate, according to Google spacer search data.

  • 3 M, which makes everything from Scotch tape to coatings for LCD screens and is an economic bellwether, reduced its profit expectations for this year because of "current economic realities." Xerox plunged 8 percent, or 56 cents, to $6.47.

  • HELSINKI-- Nokia Corp. is planning to raise 750 million via an issue of bonds as part of an effort to build up its reserves ahead of next month's launch of phones running Microsoft's new Windows 8 software. Last week, Nokia posted a third-quarter net loss of 969 million as sales dwindled 20 percent to 7.2 billion.

  • NEW YORK-- Nobody was expecting this earnings season to be great. Stocks plunged Tuesday, making it one of the worst days on Wall Street so far this year and sending the major indexes to their lowest levels since early September. That was June 1, the day the government released an ominously weak jobs report.

  • Don’t Bolt from This Market: Cramer

    To Jim Cramer, today’s stock market is all about expectations and here's why.

  • Yahoo CEO Talks 'Mobile Opportunity'

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says Yahoo hasn't capitalized on its mobile opportunity yet.

  • Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran's obvious efforts to produce nuclear weaponry will all be addressed at Monday's debate. Also on the agenda will be military budgets and the creation of what seems to be a drone army the U.S. is using to hunt terrorists. While these are critical to our long-term national security, they are also thorny, complicated matters on which the two men share many of the same views.

  • Here's Why Yahoo's Mayer Will Win in Mobile: Pro

    Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has the cards stacked in her favor when it comes to tackling mobile, the number one issue haunting all Internet companies, said Ann Winblad, co-founder and managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

  • This week could prove even more dramatic for tech stocks than last week did, as Facebook and Apple release earnings, the second lockup of Facebook spacer employees' shares expires, and Apple and Microsoft introduce new products.

  • Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's Surface tablet computer.

    Major tech companies will be fighting for the spotlight in coming days as they gear up to roll out their latest products before this holiday season.

  • Will Motorola Help or Hinder Google's Hunt for Mobile Money?

    Mobile — the innocuous catchphrase often used by the Internet industry to describe making money from smartphones — has become a problem for search giant Google in more ways than one.

  • Is This App the Next Big Thing in Mobile Payments?

    Some major wireless companies are betting big on mobile payments and they are about to find out if their gamble will pay off.

  • Disappointing results from three giants of the Dow _ Microsoft, General Electric and McDonald's _ were to blame. The Nasdaq composite index, hammered by a second ugly day for Google, lost 67 points to 3,006, a 2.2 percent decline. Four stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Talking Numbers: Choose Google or Facebook?

    Discussing how much Facebook investors should take away from the Google story right now, with JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, and Brian Wieser, Pivotal Research Group.

  • Tech Drives Selloff

    Tech is one of the sectors fueling the market selloff today, with James Brehm, Compass Intelligence, and Lou Kerner, National Asset Management.

  • Howard Lindzon, CEO of and a Google shareholder, says one shaky quarter has not changed his bullish view on the company.

  • Weak Techs Pull Market Down Again

    The Nasdaq erased the week's gains, reports CNBC's Bertha Coomba. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute and CNBC's Bob Pisani, offer insight.