Adding a new chapter to the research that cemented the phrase “six degrees of separation” into the language, scientists at Facebook and the University of Milan reported on Monday that the average number of acquaintances separating any two people in the world was not six but 4.74. The New York Times reports.
”I’d rather buy Microsoft or Intel. At least they both have somewhat of a mobility strategy ” says trader Brian Kelly after parsing through the latest Hewlett Packard earnings.
With declining categories such as GPS devices and computers, no new must-have videogame console, and little buzz beyond tablets as the next big must-have gadget, consumer electronics is poised to have a blue holiday.
With Iraq continuing to recover after years of war, American firms are increasingly looking to tap the country’s vast business potential.
The popularity of smartphones and its partnership with Microsoft have been very good for Qualcomm's chip business, CEO Paul Jacobs said Wednesday.
It is likely interesting for investors to know which stocks their lawmakers have personal interest in. So, which stocks are the most widely held by members of the Congress? Find out!
On Tuesday, the Fast Money pros were closely watching gains in Intel. Is the action a sign this stock wants to break out?
Warren Buffett says he likes Microsoft stock, but that he will never buy it. Richard Williams, Cross Research analyst, discusses.
Google X is a clandestine lab where Google is tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas, the New York Times reports.
Some people start one company after the next, driven by creative energy, salesmanship and a a strong sense of independence. Not all of the companies succeed, but their founders usually do.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway releases its end-of-Q3 stock portfolio snapshot later today, but during his live appearance on Squawk Box this morning Buffett revealed its big secret: Berkshire has bought $10.7 billion worth of common stock in IBM.
Western companies choosing a brand name in China now rely on consultants and linguistic analyses to ensure that consumers are attracted rather than amused or even repelled. The NYT reports.
In this feature, the Fast pros breakdown chatter in the market. What's on their radar and should it be on yours?
David Einhorn, who famously bet on the demise of Lehman Brothers, is betting on the comeback of two American icons: General Motors and CBS.
Nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 raised dividend payments so far this year, a 38 percent increase from 2010. At the current level, about 77 percent of the index components, or 393, pay a dividend.
While there's little doubt the videogame industry will once again end the year with negative growth, publishers are certainly positioning themselves to go out with a good fight.
The holiday season is typically loaded with must-have videogames, but the number hitting shelves this year is unprecedented. Here are ten videogames that won't miss their mark.
With speculation swirling that Apple may pay a dividend, how should you play rival Microsoft.
Twenty-two of the thirty Dow components have dividend yields greater than the 10-year US treasury, which yields around 2.06 percent.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.