• Privately-held Bertelsmann is co-owner of Penguin Random House, the publisher of bestsellers such as Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" and John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars". Bertelsmann, which also holds the majority of broadcaster RTL Group and owns music rights company BMG, said sales from continuing operations rose 3.1 percent to 16.7 billion euros.

  • Online ad revenue at risk in war on 'click fraud' Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 23- A growing number of U.S. companies, including MillerCoors and AIG, are stepping up the battle against online ad fraud by demanding proof that their ads have been seen by real people instead of computers hijacked by cybercriminals. "We don't want to be paying for non-human traffic," said Mark Clowes, global head of advertising at American...

  • March 9- Yahoo Inc shareholder Starboard Value LP said the company's spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was a "good first step" but it could do more, including a share buyback of up to $4 billion. "Yahoo is in need of a major overhaul," the activist investor wrote in a letter to Yahoo's board on Monday. Starboard, which owned a 0.8 percent stake in Yahoo as of...

  • Starboard says Yahoo remains deeply undervalued Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    March 9- Yahoo Inc shareholder Starboard Value LP said the company's spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd was a "good first step" but reiterated that the company remained undervalued. Starboard recommended that Yahoo "right-size" its "bloated" cost structure, buy back $3.5 billion- $4.0 billion of shares and separate the Yahoo Japan stake in a...

  • Where some legends of the dot-com era are now Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    CNBC correspondent Tom Costello reports on the sharp rise in the Nasdaq Composite at the Nasdaq Market Site in Times Square in New York, January 3, 2000.

    The Nasdaq Composite is approaching 5,000 again. Here are some of the people who helped make it happen 15 years ago, and where they are today.

  • Why Nasdaq 5000 isn't a tech milestone this time Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    Nasdaq 5000 is back, a level not seen since the dot-com bubble, but it's been a long time since it really represented tech sector euphoria.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 9, 2015.

    U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday, amid continued focus on developments in Greece's negotiations with the euro zone finance ministers.

  • Feb 11- AOL Inc said it expected domestic display revenue to decline in the first half of the year, after reporting a lower-than-expected quarterly revenue. "I would expect domestic display revenue to decline in high single digits in the first half of the year," AOL Chief Financial Officer Karen Dykstra said on a conference call. Revenue in AOL's properties...

  • Cramer's Stop Trading: AOL vs. Yahoo   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 9:53 AM ET
    Cramer's Stop Trading: AOL vs. Yahoo

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching shares of AOL and Yahoo.

  • Wall Street jittery ahead of crucial Greek bailout talks Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Yanis Varoufakis Greece

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, ahead of a crucial meeting of European finance ministers to discuss Greece's bailout.

  • Strong dollar 'one of the mega-trends': AOL chief Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    The Aol.com website and Aol Inc. logo are displayed on laptop computers arranged for a photograph.

    "There's definitely an FX effect," AOL boss Tim Armstrong tells CNBC, but adds the impact on company earnings has not been that severe.

  • UPDATE 1-AOL's profit beats estimates as ad revenue jumps Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 8:26 AM ET

    Feb 11- AOL Inc, owner of the Huffington Post news website and the TechCrunch blog, reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit as revenue surged in its online advertising business. Revenue in AOL's ad platform business, where the company helps advertisers place ads on other digital properties, rose 20.2 pct to $330.6 million in the fourth quarter ended...

  • Early movers: PEP, TWX, TSLA, AOL, TRI & more Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 8:23 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • AOL CEO: Cybersecurity new reality   Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    AOL CEO: Cybersecurity new reality

    Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the recent rash of cyber attacks. And Armstrong breaks down his company's quarterly results and weighs in on the future of advertising.

  • AOL's revenue rises 4.6 pct on strong advertising sales Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    Feb 11- AOL Inc, owner of the Huffington Post news website and the TechCrunch blog, reported a 4.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong advertising sales. Net income attributable to AOL rose to $59.6 million, or 73 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $36.0 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $710.3 million...

  • Getting millennials to pay for TV: Time Warner CEO Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Jeffrey Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc.

    Providing choice is key to getting young people to actually pay for programming, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes tells CNBC.

  • AOL to lay off nearly 150, mostly in sales Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Tim Armstrong

    In an attempt to reorganize, AOL is expected to announce about 150 layoffs and website consolidation.

  • Is Yahoo really worth less than zero dollars? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.

    Yahoo gave shareholders what they wanted, but they didn't stay happy for long. The core business has a deeply negative implied valuation.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Yahoo Inc plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, responding to pressure to hand over to shareholders its prized e-commerce investment valued at roughly $40 billion. Shareholders feel that Yahoo and its stake in Alibaba would be worth more separately, so long as the Alibaba shares are not subject to the...

  • The only thing that matters in Yahoo’s earnings Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Alibaba and Yahoo

    If there's ever been an a earnings announcement when earnings themselves aren't important, it's Yahoo's fourth quarter.