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  • Chinese students play online computer games at an internet cafe in Hangzhou.

    The stock market debut of Chinese social network Renren will have turned heads at Facebook. The sky-high valuation when shares were priced on Wednesday (at more than 70 times 2010 revenues) conveyed a simple message: investors are hungry for growth. And there is no other growth story with the allure of the Chinese internet.  The FT reports.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's "Squawk on the Street."

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    In today's high-tech age, your smartphone can be your concierge, navigator, websurfing device and of course a phone. Your gaming devices, are a conduit where you can communicate with other gamers all over the world as well as order movies. But with this "freedom" and "technological advances" your privacy could be in jeopardy.

  • Google

    In an ad campaign using the old-fashioned medium of prime-time TV, Google is promoting its browser, Chrome, in the belief that it will benefit Google search, the New York Times reports.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The tech sector has the “dynamics and play” that can drive the markets in the next two years, said David Goerz, CIO of Highmark Capital.

  • When you look at just the raw cash numbers (including cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities), Apple is down the list at No. 6 with a lowly $29 billion. Here’s what most people—even analysts—overlook.

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    Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.

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    Intel tells CNBC it will be making its "most significant technology announcement of the year" on Wednesday in San Francisco.

  • Cramer outlines what could be a major opportunity next week.

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    It's official.  "The Wall Street Rapper" is now "The Silicon Valley Rapper." 

  • It takes a lot to shift the course of an industry. For every truly disruptive company, there are dozens that try and fail – and plenty of copycats that follow, but fall short of the new model. Being disruptive doesn't always mean being first to the market with an idea. It's about executing it better than any competitor – and staying ahead of the curve from there. So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

    So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

  • Microsoft

    The software titan posted results that outstripped estimates Thursday, but reported a dip in quarterly sales of its core Windows operating system, signaling a recent downturn in PCs.

  • Investors will be attracted to Microsoft if it raises its dividend over 3 percent, but don't expect to hear that tonight during the company's earnings report, said Walter Pritchard, director and software analyst at Citi.

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    New rules allow anyone to demand that Web sites and service providers remove content considered objectionable.  The NYT reports.

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    Leading European telecoms companies want to levy significant charges on Google and other online content providers through an overhaul of the regime governing how data travel over the internet, the FT reports.

  • Are you a Google bull who thinks shares have been oversold recently? Options Action trader Brian Stutland hears you!

  • Options Action: Google

    Brian Stutland, says Google stock is oversold given how tech earnings season went.

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    Stocks rallied to close at multi-year highs Tuesday after several robust earnings reports and a surprisingly strong report on consumer confidence added to increasing optimism about economy.

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    Stocks rallied to new multi-year highs Tuesday after several robust earnings reports and a surprisingly strong report on consumer confidence added to increasing optimism about economy.