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  • Why Facebook Is Spending $550 Million On Patents Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Facebook

    Silicon Valley patent wars are heating up and Facebook wants to protect itself against some potentially very pricey litigation.

  • Facebook Buys Microsoft Patents for $550 Million Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook is buying a portion of patents from Microsoft for $550 million in cash, which Microsoft recently acquired from AOL.

  • Facebook Agrees to Purchase Microsoft Patents     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that the $550M deal between Microsoft and Facebook will give the social networking giant ownership of about 650 AOL patents.

  • Internet Video Giants Target Ad Dollars With 'Newfronts' Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 3:12 PM ET
    hulu.com

    Internet giants want to steal some of the $60 billion dollars marketers spent on TV advertising last year—digital video drew just $2 billion in spending—so they’re taking a page from the networks, and they’re playing by Madison Avenue’s rules.

  • 'We Are Now in a Cult-Based Economy': Tech Pro Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:28 AM ET

    Struggling tech companies have failed to acquire "cult" status in an oversaturated market and the successes of Google, Facebook and Apple in particular are largely due to their massive followings in a "cult-based economy", Keith Woolcock, Partner at 5th Column Ideas, told CNBC.

  • Newcomers Shake Up the Proxy Season Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Activism is off to a solid start this year, but not necessarily from the usual suspects.

  • Herb Greenberg on how his job as a business journalist has changed.

  • What Apple Can Learn From Fallen Tech Giants Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Apple Store

    Apple looks to be unstoppable. But investors need to look no further than the tech graveyard of once-dominant companies as a warning of just how far and how fast the giants can fall from grace.

  • Is the Options Market Betting on a Takeover? Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Fast Money trader Scott Nations has spotted unusual action that he interprets as big money betting on a takeover in tech.

  • Judgement Calls

    Science now proves we often make mistakes - but now, you can lower those odds of making truly costly errors.

  • Instagram

    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars and AOL's sizeable cash pile.

  • Fast Money’s 'Patented' Trade Possibilities Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    With AOL unlocking shareholder value by selling patents, could other companies follow suit?

  • Stocks Log 4-Day Loss, Dow Ends Below 13,000 Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.

  • How AOL’s Microsoft Deal Could Boost RIM Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Consumer-staples retailers are undergoing abrupt changes to their industry. The latest example is the battle over Americans' grocery purchases being waged by traditional supermarkets, dollar-discount stores, big-box department stores and wholesale clubs.

  • Stocks to Watch: AVP, AOL, MSFT & More Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Monday’s morning movers:

  • AOL's Armstrong on $1.056B Patent Deal     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    AOL is announcing it is selling more than 800 patents to Microsoft today for some $1.1 billion. Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • Stocks to Watch: F, TAP, MMI & More Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 8:13 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:

  • Stocks to Watch: AVP, GRPN, AOL & More Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 7:53 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Monday’s morning movers:

  • Chapter 4: Friends Indeed Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Always connected and always online: welcome to the social supercloud. The Facebook era of social networking is changing the notion of friendship and collaboration in several ways.

  • At SXSW: Tech, Pop Culture, Fun Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    A view of the podium onstage at the 2012 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

    The festival, launched in 1989 to draw attention to this city's vibrant music scene, has morphed into a magnet for technology companies — start-ups and large corporations alike — and Hollywood, too. SXSW Interactive runs through Tuesday, giving way to the music festival that runs through Sunday; SXSW's film portion ends Saturday.