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  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • Alibaba attack: Three Chinese giants to form rival Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    Wang Jianlin (C), Chairman of Wanda, holds hands with Tencent Chief Executive Officer Pony Ma (R) and Baidu Inc. Chairman and CEO Robin Li (L), in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, August 29, 2014.

    China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent said they would set up an $814 million e-commerce joint venture with Baidu as the firms compete with Alibaba.

  • Drone players now & tomorrow     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, and the "Squawk Alley" crew discuss drone delivery and who will enter the space. Swisher says in 10 years, drones will be normal.

  • How pros think Yahoo should spend its Alibaba cash Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

    Yahoo’s survival depends on it making more investments in a few key areas, industry experts said.

  • Find the best Labor Day deals with these apps Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    Zoomingo app.

    To help shoppers find the best sales Labor Day, here are mobile apps for iOS and Android devices recommended by Trae Bodge, senior editor for retailmenot.com.

  • US stock futures remain mildly higher after data Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to open higher on the last day of the week, albeit in low volume trade ahead of Monday's Labor Day holiday.

  • The 'poorest' members of Congress Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Some members of Congress are paying debts on everything from family farms to legal fees. Here's a list of those with the least financial assets.

  • UPDATE 1-Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.

  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

  • Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28- Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering everything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday. The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, will take years of development to create a service with multiple vehicles flying multiple deliveries per day, Google said.

  • Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Google headquarters.

    Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine.

  • Is becoming a franchisee for you? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Aspiring business owners should consider the many advantages and disadvantages of operating a franchise before making the initial investment.

  • Amazon launches original series pilots     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    Amazon announced it will spend more than $100 million on original video content this quarter, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them. It's a great idea— but it doesn't quite work.

  • New Hollywood wars     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Amazon Studios is set to premier its third pilot. Quartz contributor Jason Lynch, discusses Amazon's slate of shows and challenge to Netflix.

  • Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    Aug 27- A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday said Groupon Inc sales representatives cannot pursue a class-action lawsuit over the Internet commerce company's failure to pay for overtime before and after its 2011 initial public offering.

  • UPDATE 5-Alibaba revenue accelerates ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Aug 27- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue accelerated in the second quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut.

  • Amazon pushes further into original content Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Director Steven Soderbergh

    Thursday Amazon launches its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.

  • Silicon Valley 'rapidly becoming bipolar': Pro Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    "A whole bunch of companies" are riding the coattails of valuable companies to undeserved valuations, says serial entrepreneur Max Levchin.

  • Amazon sweetens Prime     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Amazon Studios is set to launch its third wave of original pilots, and will spend more than $100 million on original content this quarter. Jon Fortt provides insight.