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  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $110.42 with 27,720,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 3 percent to $26.91 with 12,229,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 9 percent to $78.40 with 16,545,900 shares traded.

  • Xbox tops PS4? The console wars just got real Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Xbox One

    The console wars between Sony and Microsoft are heating up into the all-important holiday season and CNBC's Morgan Brennan breaks it down.

  • Why you'll be hearing 'Hadoop' a lot in 2015 Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Hadoop the elephant

    The stock market will get its first real taste of Hadoop on Friday, when Hortonworks, a seller of the software, debuts on Nasdaq.

  • Early Movers: GPRO, MSFT, SHW, HOG, WMT & more Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

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

  • How Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:23 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Juncker

    The EU is now investigating whether sweetheart tax deals Luxembourg granted to two foreign companies — Amazon and Fiat — were too sweet. The FT reports.

  • Hollywood in crisis mode over Sony scandal Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 5:54 PM ET
    File photo: A gate to the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio complex.

    Sony's hacking scandal has people in Hollywood scared and taking a pause before sending emails that contain confidential info.

  • With WebRTC, the Skype's no longer the limit Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Dec 12- WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, looks set to change the way we communicate and collaborate, up-ending telecoms firms, online chat services like Skype and WhatsApp and remote conferencing on WebEx. Further ahead, WebRTC could add video and audio into all kinds of products and services, from GoPro cameras and educational software to...

  • DETROIT, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co hopes to get a fresh start and erase bad memories for some owners when it launches the new version of its in-car, interactive touch-screen system next fall. Ford said Sync 3 will be more intuitive, sport improved voice-recognition software and operate more like a smartphone than the first two generations, the last of which prompted...

  • At 30, Cisco sees double-digit growth ahead again Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cisco Systems Inc. Chairman and CEO John Chambers

    Cisco's Chuck Robbins says with good execution and a little luck, the networking giant can return to double-digit growth.

  • Microsoft takes bitcoin—but don't expect refunds Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    The price of the bitcoin nudged higher Thursday on the news that technology giant Microsoft had started to accept the digital currency as payment for products including apps and games.

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 11- Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp when it launches its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market next month. Sony said on Thursday that PlayStation 4 will go on sale in China from January 11. Sony plans to sell PlayStation 4 in China for 2,899 yuan, slightly higher than in the...

  • Google, governments team up to fight paedophiles Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Spies, cops and U.S. technology giants are teaming up to tackle pedophiles operating on the dark net in an initiative announced by the U.K.

  • Sony PlayStation 4 China sales to begin Jan. 11 Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Dec 11- Sony Corp will sell its PlayStation 4 in China for 2,899 yuan starting from Jan. 11, a company executive said on Thursday. This marks PlayStation's official entry into China, the world's third-largest gaming market, after Beijing lifted a 14- year ban on foreign gaming consoles earlier this year. Microsoft Corp launched its Xbox in China in...

  • Censors loom over Sony PlayStation's China prospects Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

  • Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Dec 10- Microsoft Corp expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Microsoft has not publicly set a firm timetable for the release of Windows 10, but only last week suggested the possibility of an earlier release. Microsoft unveiled the name Windows 10 in late...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 11- Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market. The announcement, due to be made in Shanghai around 0900 GMT on Thursday, comes hot on the heels of the launch of Microsoft's Xbox console in...

  • Congrats on the big payday! Now, don't blow it Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ray Gillenwater (left), former BlackBerry executive and founder of SpeakUp, with SpeakUp co-founder Keith Barney

    Many young tech executives give up a fat paycheck to risk it all for start-up success. And they don't live to regret it.

  • Can LendingClub transform banking as we know it? Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    LendingClub is setting out to transform the banking world. To get there, it's following a playbook popularized by the biggest tech companies.

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Walt Disney Co, commodities group Koch Industries and others agreed deals in Luxembourg that could have delivered huge tax savings, a group of investigative journalists has reported, heightening an international debate on corporate tax avoidance. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said the two companies engaged in...

  • 7 tips for your performance review Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    It's that time of year — performance-review time! Here are 7 tips so you don't screw it up.