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  • BOSTON, Jan 30- Topface, one of the world's largest dating websites, said it has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to stop trying to sell about 20 million email addresses stolen from the Russian company. Topface Chief Executive Dmitry Filatov said the company located the hacker, who had published ads to sell the data but had not actually sold them.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 1:27 PM ET

    Amazon.com Inc. rose 13.7 percent to $354.50 with 14,842,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 4 percent to $119.42 with 43,033,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 2.3 percent to $26.59 with 19,229,700 shares traded.

  • China's new tech rules play to local firms' strengths Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:59 PM ET

    BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of efforts to curb the country's reliance on foreign technology that has drawn a sharp response from U.S. business groups. Western companies say the rules have not yet been...

  • Decoding the jargon of mutual funds: a look from A to E Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Few industries slip into jargon as much as the investing world. As quickly as you can give your shoe size, mutual fund managers can rattle off their "active share" or "duration." Such terms have all the grace of a clog, but they can also give valuable information investors should consider before buying a fund.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 3.1 percent to $118.90 with 82,494,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.5 percent to $27.22 with 27,648,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 2.3 percent to $78.00 with 58,366,900 shares traded.

  • Bill Gates sees artificial intelligence as threat Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" discussion Wednesday, Bill Gates said that we should be worried about AI becoming too powerful.

  • Ex-Obama aide: Get used to 'very different world' Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Bill Daley

    "We're in a period of uncertainty and ... the volatility is going to continue," Bill Daley, former Obama chief of staff, tells CNBC.

  • Early movers: MCD, F, DOW, BABA, COH & more Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • EU plans to step up fight on online jihadi propaganda Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Riga that the EU needs to deepen cooperation with the Internet industry "and to strengthen the commitment of social media platforms in order to reduce illegal content online." Already before this month's shooting massacres carried out by Islamic extremists in Paris, EU officials had been...

  • HELSINKI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 29- Nokia on Thursday reported strong profits at its core Networks business on the back of surging North American sales, but the shares fell back over an uncertain outlook, higher costs in its Technologies division and a disappointing dividend. The Finnish company, which sold its former flagship phones business to Microsoft last year,...

  • Strong dollar creates ‘tremendous systemic risk’ Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    SocGen's Larry McDonald says American investors shouldn't underestimate the harm that could stem from the dollar's rally.

  • Amazon launches WorkMail to take on Microsoft Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:05 AM ET

    Amazon has launched a work email service in a bid to take on dominant player Microsoft on the office battleground.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 29- The Indian government has asked tax officials to apply the principle behind a tax ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc to all similar cases, a major boost to foreign firms including Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Tax lawyers said they expected the government order to impact all the past and future cases involving tax on shares issued by a company to...

  • HELSINKI/ FRANKFURT, Jan 29- Nokia reported higher than expected profits at its core Networks business on Thursday, on the back of strong sales in North America, but group profits took a knock from higher costs at its Technologies unit which handles its patents and develops new products. The Finnish company, which sold its former flagship phones business to...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 29- India's decision to drop a tax dispute with Vodafone Group Plc is likely to mean relief for Royal Dutch Shell PLC and others caught in similar, protracted battles, as the government tries to attract much-needed foreign investment. Late on Wednesday, India's government said it would not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone, the...

  • The new releases are the latest gambits in Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella's attempt to wrest back the initiative in the battle for mobile users, where Microsoft has fallen behind Apple and Google Inc.. By giving away its industry-standard Office apps on Apple's popular iOS and Google's Android operating systems, Microsoft is looking to build up a base...

  • The Finland- based company said revenue grew to 3.8 billion euros in the period from 3.48 billion euros a year earlier, when it reported a net loss of 26 million euros. CEO Rajeev Suri noted strong growth in all operations— networks, mapping services and technologies and licenses— after selling its loss-making devices and services to Microsoft in April.

  • *Networks business grew 8 pct in q4 driven by North America. HELSINKI, Jan 29- Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4 G mobile services in North America. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network gear market after Ericsson and...

  • Nokia beats profit forecasts in Q4 Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Jan 29- Finland's Nokia on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly profits for its core network equipment business on the back of network roll-outs for faster 4 G mobile services in China and North America. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network gear market, said the unit's core operating profit rose to 470 million euros in the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Time Warner's HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history. The idea was that the technology would not only support HBO but potentially other Time Warner offerings, such as Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. But these sources said that much of the plan...