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    Fabian Thylmann lacks the icon status of Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt, but he has quietly become one of the most powerful people in porn over the past two years.

  • The Wikipedia website has shut down its English language service for 24 hours in protest over the US anti-piracy laws.

    There’s been a ton of attention today to the massive to the anti-piracy Stop Online Piracy Act  - But few have explained why EVERY SINGLE media giant supports the bill and why they’re desperate to fight piracy.

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    I’m a big proponent of rightsizing personal finances to match one’s goals and desired lifestyle, with the ultimate aim of a seamless transition to retirement. That’s right: retirement.

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    While the original intent of SOPA is to crack down on foreign websites that publish or stream copyrighted materials from the U.S., critics say the bill would give broad powers to the U.S. government to shut down domestic sites, and impede business.

  • The Wikipedia website has shut down its English language service for 24 hours in protest over the US anti-piracy laws.

    In a lighthearted send-up of the SOPA and PIPA protests, self-described "internet scientist" Forest Gibson, aka LaughPong, has produced a new version of Don McLean's "American Pie" called "The Day the LOLcats Died".

  • Sites Protest the SOPA Bill

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has the story on why sites like Wikipedia, Craigslist and others plan to shut down today in protest of the "SOPA" bill which some say could lead to censorship.

  • The Wikipedia website has shut down its English language service for 24 hours in protest over the US anti-piracy laws.

    The battle over Internet piracy bills, soon to be voted on in Congress,  has reached a fever pitch, drawing a web-wide protest, and fierce opposition from the tech industry, among others involved in online  business, the New York Times reports.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:

  • When investors think banks and technology, they think Bank of America and Google. With 43 constituents of the Standard & Poor's 500 reporting quarterly results in the coming week, most of them financial and technology companies, Bank of America and Google could end up being the most important earnings reports to watch on Thursday.

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    Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices.

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    Google and Twitter’s battle over Google’s display of Google+ over Twitter results continues to drag out. And now the FTC is involved.

  • It's already up 8% this month; why are Jon Najarian, Steve Grasso and top tech analyst Colin Gillis so bullish on Microsoft ahead of earnings?

  • Buy, Sell or Hold: MSFT

    The strategy on trading Microsoft ahead of earnings, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, director of research/senior technology analyst.

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    If case you missed it: Here are the stocks Herb mentioned on-air this week.

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Some banks looking to get a piece of Facebook's highly anticipated offering have been developing and pitching unconventional strategies for the company to go public, according to people familiar with the matter.

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    YouTube's VP of Global Content Robert Kyncl, told those at CES about the revolution in "channels" that transforms the medium in the same way --or more so-- than the advent of hundreds of cable channels changed TV.

  • Contrarian Steve Cortes saw’s stock performance as reason to short retail, even as one analyst called it a top pick.

  • Why is Google Trading so Poorly?

    Ken Sena, Evercore internet analyst, discusses short and long-term challenges facing Google, though he maintains that he's not concerned about softer pricing for the stock.

  • Twitter

    Twitter is taking issue with the way Google favors Google+ over Twitter as it personalizes results for its new “Search plus your world” results.

  • Spat over Search: Twitter vs. Google

    A change in the way Google is displaying its search results is making Twitter angry. CNBC's John Carney and Julia Boorstin discuss.