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    The technology  may be just a marketing tool or a true innovation but whatever cloud computing is, many people don't understand the concept. So here's brief  question and answer session  to get you in the know.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

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    Amazon, Google and Apple are among the companies that will fight to dominate the consumer cloud technology space, primarily through music storage platforms.

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    Executives are buzzing about the potential appreciation of their cloud investments, as the technology takes off.

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    Security breaches  highlight the need for cloud customers to perform better due diligence and for a standard set of best practices to instill confidence that data will be handled reliably.

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    Authorities in the United States are investigating a Google claim that hackers in China stole email details of senior U.S. government officials—an issue that illustrates the problem of attribution in cyberspace, the coordinator for cyber issues at the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

  • Futures held slight after news of a slight dip in jobless claims that fell short of expectations. The firmer tone comes a day after the market suffered its biggest losses since last August as investors waited for more clues on the strength of the economy ahead of Friday's government jobs report.

  • Despite the sell-off in U.S. stocks on Wednesday, some market players remain unfazed. Doug Godine, Managing Director at Signal Hill told CNBC on Thursday he sees strong growth in the tech sector, especially in communication infrastructure.

  • Cramer thinks so, even at $500 a share. He explains why.

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    Plan A for Nokia succeeding in the North American market: Roll out its new line of phones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system later this year.  Plan B is "to make sure that Plan A is very successful," Chief Executive Stephen Elop told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Unkown hackers tried to collect email passwords of U.S. officials, government officials, Chinese activists, military personnel, and journalists, Google said on its blog.

  • Google Gets Hack Attack

    CNBC's Eamon Javers with details on the Chinese-based hacker attempt on the search engine's Gmail accounts.

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    CEOs, financiers and entrepreneurs are mingling and doing deals here at the D9 conference. A few tidbits from the opening hours.

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    Nokia's shares extended their fall Wednesday after issuing a second profit warning the previous day that sent its shares tumbling 18 percent.

  • Google's Gang of Four Gather

    CNBC's Jon Fortt gives insight on Google executive Eric Schmidt and his comments at the D Conference in Silicon Valley.

  • June is typically a rough month for stocks and so we’re beginning to see more of the defensive sectors outperform, said Mark Tepper, managing partner and co-founder of Strategic Wealth Partners.

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    Companies deemed good for the money are raising trillions selling bonds to investors who can't seem to get enough of them. It looks like a great deal for both parties — until you consider the details.

  • Stocks closed modestly higher Friday in a light-volume session ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, led by materials. However, the major averages finished lower for the fourth consecutive week.

  • Stocks held onto modest gains Friday in a light-volume session ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, led by materials, as commodities gained on the heels of a weaker U.S. dollar.

  • Analyst Gene Munster sizes up the competition and renders his verdict.