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  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life. Microsoft said its wire-free Microsoft HoloLens device will be available around the same time as Windows 10 this autumn. Microsoft does not have a...

  • Finance firms placing bet on bitcoin, or are they? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:42 PM ET
    Bitcoin medals are shown in Washington.

    Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said his company's investors, including BBVA and NYSE, are seeking to gain insight into bitcoin.

  • Can Microsoft rebuild credibility with Windows 10? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    Rahul Sood gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the new Microsoft store in Berlin, Nov. 7, 2013.

    Microsoft's Windows 10 will replace its highly unpopular Window's 8, and Microsoft needs to get it right.

  • *IBM shares fall, Netflix rallies after results. NEW YORK, Jan 21- U.S. stocks edged up in a choppy Wednesday session as traders digested reports that new stimulus would be announced by the European Central Bank at its Thursday meeting, while declines in IBM and Microsoft also limited the gains. The market's perception was that Draghi was going to disappoint...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to retain customers in the mobile era. "It's a necessary evil as CEO Satya Nadella and Microsoft have recognized the' golden goose' and major revenue...

  • Windows 10 critical for Nadella  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports headlines out of Microsoft's Windows 10 event.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 with 46,252,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 8 percent to $109.55 with 47,426,800 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell 1.0 percent to $9.93 with 19,261,700 shares traded.

  • Google's new weapon against Facebook: Cardboard Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    A Google Cardboard virtual reality headset for Android smartphones is shown during a promotional event in Paris.

    While Facebook is counting on the $2 billion purchase of Oculus to win in virtual reality, Google's answer is a smartphone and some cardboard.

  • Microsoft to offer free Windows 10 upgrade to some Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    The Microsoft logo appears on screen prior a meeting in Beijing, Dec. 3, 2014.

    Microsoft said the upcoming Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone software.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone, as the world's largest software company tries to hold onto customers in the new mobile era that has largely bypassed it. The announcement by Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft's operating...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday the upcoming Windows 10 operating system will be offered as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Windows and Windows Phone software. The announcement by Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft's operating systems group, is a marked change for the company, which has charged for new versions of Windows,...

  • Best case for Windows 10  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    Discussing the release of Microsoft Windows 10 and how they will rebuild the credibility they lost with Windows 8, with Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO.

  • How to make a 6% yield with Microsoft shares Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    How one trader is trying to squeeze an extra $2 million out of a Microsoft holding.

  • Microsoft to unveil new Windows features Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
    Microsoft store signage

    Tech giant Microsoft will unveil new features to its Windows operating system Wednesday at its Redmond, Wash. headquarters.

  • Investors should be preparing for Nasdaq 5000 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    The Nasdaq is nearing the 5,000 mark, a level not seen since the dot-com bubble in March 2000. Should tech investors be worried or elated?

  • Early movers: UNH, AAPL, NSP, NFLX, AMD & more Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:05 AM ET

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

  • Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens' Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows— and a new wearable 3 D gadget it calls the HoloLens. Microsoft is expanding Cortana to serve as a search engine and personal assistant, capable of answering questions and responding to commands such as "Play music" on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices.

  • Jan 20- French newspaper "Le Monde" said its twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by a group called the " Syrian Electronic Army", an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In November, the websites of British and North American media organisations and retailer Wal-Mart's Canadian unit were hacked in a suspected...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 6.3 percent to $2.24 with 56,007,000 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 2.6 percent to $108.72 with 46,516,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.4 percent to $28.07 with 33,360,500 shares traded.

  • Amazon buys into wind energy Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    Amazon announced a partnership with Pattern Energy to build a 150-megawatt wind farm in rural Indiana.