According to some strategists, bitcoin's appealing status as a means of payment and store of value make it an appealing new alternative to gold.
EBay's John Donahoe tells CNBC he sees bitcoin and other digital currencies playing an "important role" in PayPal.
The price of a bitcoin started breaking away in mid-May, and it now sits above $650.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Two months into the 2014 baseball season, 70 percent of televisions in Southern California can't tune into Dodgers games.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
AT&T's bid for DirecTV may hinge on keeping NFL Sunday Ticket but AT&T's CEO said it will stay out of negotiations with the NFL.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Verizon's Lowell McAdam called merger rumors a "fantasy," making Dish's next move unclear days after AT&T announced plans to buy DirecTV.
CNBC's David Faber reports on the brief move higher in Dish Network's stock on Monday. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam says his company has no discussions going on with Dish Network.
Customer satisfaction with subscription TV and Internet service providers continues to decline, a survey finds.
CNBC's John Jannarone discusses what AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV means for satellite TV provider Dish.
Speculation that Dish Networks may be sold helped the stock double in the last couple of years. But the odds of a lucrative deal now look slim.
Maybe AT&T can give DirecTV the firepower to get the NFL Sunday Ticket renewed, an analyst tells CNBC. "If they were to lose that package, that would have been catastrophic."
A long-held desire to get ahead of key business trends drove a $48.5 billion dollar deal under which AT&T will acquire DirecTV, the firms told CNBC.
AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy top U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, in a bid for growth beyond a competitive cellular market.
AT&T is in active talks to buy satellite-TV provider DirecTV and may complete a deal in the next few weeks, according to media reports.
Comcast is giving two Asian mobile firms access to its WiFi hot spots in the US, illustrating its ambitions to compete with US wireless carriers.
Dish chairman Charlie Ergen said on a conference call the firm would not make a move for competitor DirecTV because the price would be too high.
The selling in the Nasdaq and small cap names is making some traders nervous, and some say it's a time to be wary while the once sizzling names burn.