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  • May 5- Groupon Inc forecast full-year revenue well below analyst expectations, hurt by a stronger dollar and weaker-than-expected billings, a key metric reflecting the gross amount collected from customers. Groupon, which once dominated the fast-growing online coupons arena, has been struggling to rev up sales and profit as it battles stiff competition...

  • Cable company Comcast launched a voice-controlled TV remote for some of its Xfinity customers Tuesday. It's that simple, "said Sree Kotay, a software architect at Comcast Corp.. Amazon.com Inc., for example, offers a voice search with its Fire TV streaming device.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. JetBlue is one of the only U.S. airlines to offer free Wi-Fi on its planes; Southwest offers free Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment like TV shows and TV stations. JetBlue's free Fly-Fi broadband Internet will be available on all JetBlue's Airbus...

  • May 5- JetBlue Airways Corp and Amazon.com Inc have agreed to stream television, movies and music from the Internet retailer in-flight, broadening travelers' entertainment options, the companies said Tuesday. The service will be available on a majority of JetBlue's aircraft this year via the airline's free Wifi, so passengers can use their laptops and mobile...

  • Gray hair dye sales spike on ‘silver fox’ trend Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:29 AM ET
    George Clooney, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, in the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills.

    Amazon’s UK site has reported an 83 percent spike in grey hair colour products year-on-year.

  • EU tax probes for Apple, Amazon delayed Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference at European Commission headquarters in Brussels,

    The EU Competition Commissioner said she wouldn't finalise tax probes into Apple, Starbucks, Fiat and Amazon by the second quarter as planned.

  • The milkman cometh again Monday, 4 May 2015 | 1:24 PM ET
    Milkman England

    Shoppers see a difference between buying sweaters and shoes online, and strawberries and chicken, but it may be time for the milkman to return.

  • Space to create Earth's first trillionaire: Tyson Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    View of the Milky Way and galaxy from Earth.

    A passion for space exploration is the fuel to an innovative economy, says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

  • Investors unfriend social stocks—should you? Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    After huge drops in Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp, traders debate whether it's time to pack it in on the social names.

  • Recalls this week: Kaleidoscope toys, batteries Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    A line of portable jumpstart batteries that can overheat and cause a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include electric bicycles that can also overheat and kaleidoscope toys with parts that are dangerous to small children. They were sold at Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at...

  • Bezo's rocket takes flight   Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Bezo's rocket takes flight

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on another billionaire looking to make money in space.

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest shareholder.

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins,...

  • Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    From hole-in-the-wall joints with used copies of works by Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de Cervantes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to elegant buildings with the latest children's books in several languages, Buenos Aires is filled with locales that pay homage to print. With a population of 2.8 million people within the city limits, there are 25 bookstores for every...

  • Bezos' rocket company tests suborbital spaceship Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    The New Shepard space vehicle blasts off on its first developmental test flight over Blue Origin's west Texas launch site, April 30, 2015.

    Blue Origin, a start-up space company owned by Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos, launched an experimental spaceship.

  • Biotech bust may be sending message about stocks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF for clues on whether a deeper stock market decline is on the horizon.

  • VAN HORN, Texas— A private space company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has launched an unmanned spaceship in its first test flight, the latest development in the commercial space race. Bezos said in a statement the New Shepard capsule reached 58 miles high and parachuted to a landing in the west Texas desert. Last year, competitor Virgin Galactic lost its...

  • Don't fall for these 5 infomercial money-grabbing tricks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Leaving aside whether the miracle products really work as advertised, you have to be careful and aware that the $19.95 price touted often will wind up being a lot more. The Federal Trade Commission said costumers were led to believe they would be getting two $19.95 products for less than $10 each, but actually paid $35.85 when a processing and handling fee was...

  • Here's why Microsoft could buy Salesforce Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a company event in San Francisco, Oct. 20, 2014.

    Microsoft's Satya Nadella has made some bold moves since taking over the software company last year. Buying Salesforce would be the boldest.

  • How to market kids in the mobile age: Toca Boca Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Toca Kitchen 2

    App developer, Toca Boca, known for popular digital toys like 'Toca Hair Salon', is looking to build on its 85 million downloads with online video.