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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity. The blunder surfaced in a smartphone screen shot posted online Sunday by a New York man on his Twitter account,@...

  • These 7 stocks have seen their valuations skyrocket Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Red Netflix envelopes sit in a mail bin at the U.S. Post Office sort center, March 30, 2010, in San Francisco.

    Besides Netflix, the seven stocks that have seen the biggest increase in valuations over the past year all share one predictable attribute.

  • Enticing lonely Americans to support ISIS Saturday, 27 Jun 2015 | 4:36 PM ET
    ISIS fighter, North American ISIS fighter, Islamic State

    ISIS is explicitly at odds with the West, but is making a relentless effort to recruit Westerners into its ranks for propaganda value.

  • Early movers: FNL, CYH, NKE, MU, HMC & more Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 8, 2015 in New York City.

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

  • NEW YORK, June 25- The U.S. hospital and health insurance industries breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies for individuals under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. Health economists have estimated $15 billion to $22 billion in healthcare spending was at risk with the decision.

  • NEW YORK, June 25- Darden Restaurant Inc's plans unveiled this week to spin off some of its holdings into a real estate investment trust point to a gold mine others can tap, but a recent statement by the U.S. tax authority raises cautionary flags. The IRS was responding to inquiries about whether it would change its review practices when the operation being spun off...

  • Families fuel Chicago's downtown Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
    Chicago skyline.

    Because downtown Chicago is relatively affordable, families are waiting longer before moving out to the suburbs.

  • Early movers: BBRY, WGO, ACN, MSO, DIS & more Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • NEW YORK— Yahoo's cybersecurity chief says he's heading to Facebook to become its chief security officer. He succeeds Joe Sullivan, who departed Facebook Inc. in April to head to Uber. Stamos served as Yahoo Inc.' s chief information security officer for a little over a year, having started there in March 2014, according to his Linkedin account.

  • Yahoo's annual meeting Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Yahoo's annual meeting

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on comments by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at the company's annual shareholder meeting.

  • Ford joins competitors in growing car-sharing field Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:30 PM ET

    June 23- Ford Motor Co will test new car-sharing programs with U.S. and UK partners as part of a strategy to embrace alternatives to traditional car ownership, including more flexible on-demand models. Ford's finance arm is launching pilot car-sharing programs with Getaround in the United States and easyCar Club in London, Ford Chief Executive Officer Mark...

  • 8 companies poised to disrupt their industries Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    GoPro Hero 4

    A look at newly public companies that still have ties to their founders and continue to maintain much of their early start-up flair.

  • Tech-bubble high may signal correction Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Nasdaq market site

    The Nasdaq regained its 15-year tech-bubble high on the wings of a Fed-induced rally, but the market is likely to remain volatile.

  • The woman who changed Silicon Valley Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Kenandy founder Sandy Kurtzig with her granddaughter, Jamie.

    Sandy Kurtzig is a Silicon Valley legend, who happens to be a female founder. At 68, she's quietly moving on from the CEO role at Kenandy.

  • Cramer: Red hot stocks screaming for a takeover Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer

    Jim Cramer shares his wildest dreams of stocks that could skyrocket on a takeover.

  • MaiTai: The 'golf course' of Silicon Valley Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:39 PM ET
    Bill Tai kiteboarding at MaiTai Necker

    Venture capitalist Bill Tai talks about MaiTai, where Silicon Valley deals get done, and why entrepreneurs love the crazy sport of kiteboarding.

  • Apple News planning some surprising hires Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Apple store

    Making a broader push to provide personalized news content, Apple is searching for journalists to run its Apple News service.

  • TEL AVIV, June 15- Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday. Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and big-name U.S. celebrity investors Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams,...

  • UPDATE 1-EU states endorse data protection overhaul Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    *Final deal needs to be hammered out with EU lawmakers. LUXEMBOURG, June 15- European Union member states endorsed a sweeping overhaul of the 28- country bloc's data protection laws on Monday, bringing a web of national laws into a single set of rules with the potential for heavy fines. "Today we take a big step forward in making Europe fit for the digital age," said Vera...

  • PARIS, June 12- Google must scrub search results worldwide when it agrees to requests from users to be "forgotten," rather than just from European versions of its website, France's data protection regulator said on Friday. Since then, Google and other search engines such as Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo have begun to grant de-listing requests when they meet certain...