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  • *Audi, BMW, Mercedes to buy Nokia's HERE. FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Aug 3- German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes, will pay around 2.5 billion euros to buy Nokia's maps business, a transformational deal that will help them to develop self-driving cars. Daimler BMW and Audi will each hold an equal stake in the business, known as HERE, keeping it from falling into the hands of a...

  • Third Point's Loeb: We're the good guys! Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 12:08 PM ET
    Dan Loeb

    In a newly-released investor letter, Third Point's chief Dan Loeb defended modern-day activist techniques.

  • Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    July 31- Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its' Mavens' growth strategy. Polyvore's co-founder and CEO Jess Lee was earlier part of Google Inc's associate manager program, which...

  • Good Housekeeping magazine once dubbed the service a "fashionista's playground." The results have been lackluster so far, barely budging Yahoo's revenue. The acquisition, which hasn't closed yet, will mark a homecoming for three of Polyvore's co-founders, Jianing Hu, Guangwei Yuan and Pasha Sadri.

  • New money pours into California wine country Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:36 PM ET
    Calistoga home Sonoma County

    In Sonoma County, luxury listings are up nearly 90 percent year over year, according to Sotheby's.

  • Firms offer 'dark social' to protect your privacy Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Man texting mobile phone

    Growing concerns over consumer data privacy online are leading to the rise of more "dark social" apps and ad-blocking services.

  • Yahoo's Livetext is an effort to grab millennials Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Yahoo LiveText screen shown at a Yahoo event, July 29, 2015 in New York.

    Yahoo's live-streamed messaging service seems like the tech company is chasing a trend rather than being an industry leader, analysts say.

  • Yelp needs help, and buyout may be the answer Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 5:37 PM ET

    July 29- Selling itself could be one of the few options left for Yelp Inc, which is struggling to win advertising dollars in an increasingly crowded market that already includes Google Inc, TripAdvisor Inc and GrubHub Inc.. Yelp, owner of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported a second-quarter loss on Tuesday and forecast revenue for the current quarter...

  • Yahoo to roll out private video texting app Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Yahoo Livetext screens

    Yahoo will be unrolling a new app that seeks to make video calling as private as texting.

  • Yahoo plays catch-up in messaging with video texting app Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    Yahoo is trying to make that happen with Livetext, a new app that seeks to make video calling as private as texting. Yahoo says video calls can be better than texts for expressing emotions, but their audio component makes private conversations public. It's the latest example of Yahoo trying to catch up in mobile services since Marissa Mayer became the company's...

  • Yahoo announcing 'Livetext' Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Yahoo announcing 'Livetext'

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan announces the latest developments out of Yahoo and their announcement of "Livetext."

  • Can Twitter avoid being the next MySpace? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    Twitter is finally owning the truth. Now, here's what it needs to do to avoid being the next MySpace, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • This could send Facebook to new highs Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Neil Doshi of Mizuho Securities USA points to three key things to watch when Facebook reports earnings Wednesday.

  • Yelp's 2Q results, outlook disappoint as stock plunges Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yelp is getting skewered by investors after the online business review service sank to a second-quarter loss and dimmed its outlook amid a slowdown in its digital advertising sales. He predicted Yelp could be generating $1 billion in annual revenue by 2017, more than doubling from a projected $545 million to $550 million this year.

  • WASHINGTON— A Democratic senator skeptical of broad government surveillance objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert U.S. authorities of any terrorist activity. The proposal had been tucked into a broader bill authorizing intelligence programs throughout the 2016...

  • Making money hunting the Internet's 'most wanted' Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    hacker

    Bounty hunting has moved online to catch hackers before they act. So-called bug bounty programs pay programmers to find flaws in networks.

  • Five of the richest (and youngest) entrepreneurs Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    The Snapchat app is displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s.

    It's not easy to be worth more than 10 digits before you hit 25, but several of these entrepreneurs have mastered the task.

  • Bits of wisdom from business' boldface names Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    From advice they've received to their own motivational nuggets, here are bits of wisdom from some of business' boldface names.

  • Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack? Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    Twitter

    Social media giants are pushing back against a Senate bill that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

  • Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack? Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers and congressional staff that...