Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China.» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- Twitter Inc CEO Dick Costolo will meet Shanghai government officials, academics and students in his first visit to China, signaling Twitter's interest in cracking a lucrative but thorny market with 600 million Internet users.
*Alibaba listing is the most anticipated deal since Facebook's IPO in 2012.
*Alibaba's US IPO move could be a blow to Hong Kong stock exchange. Alibaba's planned U.S. listing is the most anticipated IPO since Facebook Inc raised $16 billion in 2012. Alibaba's decision to go to the United States is a blow to the Hong Kong stock exchange, which was initially the company's preferred venue for the IPO.
HONG KONG, March 15- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning a U.S. Alibaba does not want to miss the technology boom, which has boosted valuations of Internet companies both in the United States and in Hong Kong.
The Chinese Internet industry is coming of age, as some of its biggest players prepare to start new chapters as publicly traded companies in the US.
eBay rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $56.74. Google fell $16.26 or 1.4 percent, to $1172.80. Groupon Inc. rose$. 12 or 1.5 percent, to $8.36.
Research in Motion Ltd. rose 1.2 percent to $9.16 with 11,548,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 5 percent to $21.41 with 20,269,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $68.13 with 31,805,400 shares traded.
eBay rose$. 16 or. 3 percent, to $56.86. Google fell $6.65 or. 6 percent, to $1182.41. Groupon Inc. rose$. 27 or 3.3 percent, to $8.51.
eBay rose$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $56.84. Google fell $8.71 or. 7 percent, to $1180.35. Groupon Inc. rose$. 03 or. 4 percent, to $8.27.
The Wikipedia founder and Facebook boss slammed the U.S. government over its electronic surveillance methods.
Warren Buffett discusses how he's feeling about insuring a contest by Quicken Loans to offer a billion dollars for the perfect March Madness bracket.
Warren Buffett says there will be another financial crisis "someday," but he'd be "surprised a lot" if global stock prices plunged soon.
eBay fell $1.28 or 2.2 percent, to $56.70. Yahoo fell$. 27 or. 7 percent, to $37.23. Zynga Inc. fell$. 27 or 4.7 percent, to $5.52.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government's electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he'd personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.
There's a good chance the NSA has posed as popular sites to steal information, security experts said.
HONG KONG, March 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is "95 percent certain" to choose New York as the venue for its initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources close to the deal. The company is no longer discussing a potential listing in Hong Kong, the newspaper added, citing the sources.
March 13- Readers of some of the top U.S. news sites are more engaged when they go directly to the website rather than through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Monday. Direct visitors also view about five times as many pages per month as those coming through Facebook referrals or through search engines such as Google Inc..
eBay rose$. 44 or. 8 percent, to $57.98. Google rose $7.31 or. 6 percent, to $1207.30. Groupon Inc. rose$. 33 or 4.0 percent, to $8.60.
BRUSSELS, March 12- European lawmakers put pressure on EU countries on Wednesday to shield citizens' privacy, warning that they could block a trade deal with the United States if governments did not take a tougher stance on snooping.
eBay rose$. 36 or. 6 percent, to $57.90. Google rose $4.95 or. 4 percent, to $1204.94. Groupon Inc. rose$. 29 or 3.5 percent, to $8.56.