Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Microsoft is so confident it has the best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.
If you look at headline tax rates alone, you might think tax competition in Europe had ended. But the more stable headline rates say nothing about how countries define a company's tax base.
Philip Green's "Topshop" brand joined forces with Internet giant Google at this year's London Fashion Week in a move which has once again built a buzz around the company.
"Tolstoy is also a better read. Tax rules ... were developed by the League of Nations after World War I. They've not kept pace with the changes in the world economy," the U.K.'s chancellor of the exchequer told CNBC.
Americans have lost touch with their neighbors, but one company is looking to restore the country's sense of community through social media.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson of Planetary Resources see near-Earth asteroids like 2012 DA14 as the next frontier in mining.
Hey, sexy lady, Gangnam Style is so 2012. Here comes the "Harlem Shake." The new dance craze hit YouTube less than two weeks ago and already has over six million hits.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
HP's reportedly hard at work creating a new Android tablet. TheStreet.com reports.
Apple may hold a TV related event in March, but don't get too excited, it's not the TV news you were hoping for, one analyst said.
Facebook's recent performance shows additional growth potential, Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets says.
There are few potential buyers for the spectrum that Dish bought the permission to use, TheStreet.com reports.
Both Facebook and LinkedIn have created a rare "global network effect," Benchmark's Bill Gurley says.
As millions of American taxpayers get ready to file their returns, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development is pushing for countries to get tougher on corporate tax reform.
Dish Chairman and co-founder Charles Ergen insists: "I don't want to kill ads, I think advertising is great." Instead, he says he wants fewer, more effective and more expensive ads, to yield a better experience for consumers, and prevent cord-cutting and piracy.
Stocks finished slightly lower in lackluster trading Monday as investors remained cautious amid a lack of new market catalysts following the recent rally that helped the S&P 500 end its sixth-consecutive week higher.
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, is planning to unload a sizable chunk of his Google holdings. Meanwhile Dell says its $24 billion buyout proposal offers the best value for shareholders, with CNBC's Jon Fortt & Jeff Kilburg, and Molly Wood, CNET.com
Working in shorter bursts with frequent breaks and even a nap, like in Europe, can actually make employees more productive, a workforce consultant told CNBC.