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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...

  • 10 cool tech gadgets to give your business a boost Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    These small tech innovations—from security encryption devices to dashboard cameras—can solve a broad set of issues for your company.

  • *Key launch in fight to stay No.1 vs Apple. SEOUL/ BARCELONA, March 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim its throne as undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.. By some estimates, Apple surpassed Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone maker...

  • The 5 best ideas on Wall Street this week Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC Pro highlights the five best strategy notes that came across our desk on the week.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. rose 6.3 percent to $9.81 with 24,429,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.5 percent to $128.46 with 58,684,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.3 percent to $29.51 with 27,657,500 shares traded.

  • Apple vs. Exxon: What's the better buy? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:08 PM ET

    If you could pick one stock, Apple or Exxon, which would it be? Scott Fearon, author of "Dead Companies Walking" has a pick that might surprise you.

  • Feb 27- China's Lenovo Group Ltd on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Lenovo announced the offer to provide six-month subscriptions to Intel's McAfee LiveSafe on Friday as it also...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Feb 27- China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of what some firms view as the increasingly onerous terms of doing business in the world's second largest economy. The initial draft, published by the...

  • The lawsuit, filed by George Engstrom and John Stockwell in state court in Seattle, says an unnamed Microsoft employee ran up entertainment expenses of more than $22,000, including taking potential business partners to South Korean "hostess bars," which often provide sexual services to customers. During the internal probe, Stockwell says Microsoft's human...

  • The lawsuit, filed by George Engstrom and John Stockwell in state court in Seattle, says an unnamed Microsoft employee ran up entertainment expenses of more than $22,000 from taking potential business partners to South Korean "hostess bars," which often provide sexual services to customers. During that probe, Stockwell says Microsoft's human resources...

  • IBM's Rometty: We're focusing on high growth Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty, CEO, IBM

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told CNBC about the company's drive for growth, and strategy for the future.