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  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'FREAK attack' Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." University of Michigan computer scientist Zakir Durumeric said the vulnerability affects Apple web browsers and the browser built into Google's Android software, but...

  • HANGZHOU, China, March 4- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of stiff and entrenched competition. Alibaba's Aliyun cloud division intends the new data center to cater initially to Chinese companies with...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $129.36 with 36,807,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 2.2 percent to $29.54 with 32,080,300 shares traded. Intel Corp. rose. 1 percent to $34.10 with 26,430,600 shares traded.

  • *Netanyahu warns Obama against Iran deal. Soft auto sales numbers and Iran commentary also gave some investors pause after a strong run-up for major indexes in February. It made sense to have little bit of a pullback here, "said Brian Lazorishak, portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:52 PM ET

    1. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc.. 10. Google Maps, Google, Inc.. 1. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • BARCELONA, March 3- STMicroelectronics said on Tuesday it expected a second year of growth in its wireless business in 2015, following years of losses, a resurgence that eventually could help Europe's largest semiconductor maker hit overall profit margin improvement goals. Speaking to financial analysts at the annual Mobile World Congress, executives of...

  • How YouTube thrust an obscure game to the big time Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    YouTube sensation PewDiePie plays Surgeon Simulator.

    Video game "Surgeon Simulator," made by a small developer has gained popularity after YouTube star PewDiePie embraced it.

  • 19 stocks that will take Nasdaq to 6,000 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    If the bullish trend remains intact, here are the stocks that could lift the Nasdaq to 6,000.

  • 8 ways to trade Nasdaq 5K Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:03 PM ET
    Microsoft store signage

    Investors hoping to profit on the Nasdaq should stick with big names that helped propel it above 5,000, CNBC "Fast Money" traders said.

  • NEW YORK— High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World...

  • Obama criticizes China's plans for new tech rules Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:14 PM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    President Obama criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose. 9 percent to $9.90 with 29,629,900 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 5 percent to $129.09 with 46,080,300 shares traded. Aruba Networks fell. 6 percent to $24.65 with 30,032,400 shares traded.

  • This is not your daddy's Nasdaq 5,000 Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Nasdaq market board at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

    On an inflation-adjusted basis, we show how the main components of the Nasdaq index have almost completely changed from 15 years ago.

  • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. Source of wealth: Technology company Microsoft Corp.. Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries.

  • Apple value to hit $1 trillion in 1 year: Analyst Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Apple will rise to $1 trillion in market value over the next 12 months, according to Morgan Stanley.

  • Hedge funds cut Apple and these other VIP stocks Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 23, 2015.

    Many hedge funds sold down or exited positions in eight of the 10 most commonly held stocks, including Apple, Google and Exxon.

  • The chief executives of Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom said on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that network operators needed to give special treatment to data for new services like connected cars and smart electricity meters to ensure that they functioned properly. "We favour net neutrality, but we need to be allowed to have quality classes to...

  • Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. The co-founder of Microsoft Corp. has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years. In second place is telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $77.1 billion.

  • NEW YORK— The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, your Internet was probably still dial-up, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist. The index has clawed back, riding a six-year bull market, and is now 40 points from its all-time closing high of 5,048.62 reached March 10, 2000. "Certainly, the Nasdaq at...

  • Microsoft unveils new smartphones with free Office Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:58 AM ET

    Microsoft has released two budget smartphones, but a flagship phone for the software giant remains elusive.