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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 $8.56.
eBay fell$. 68 or 1.2 percent, to $57.54. Google fell $11.58 or 1.0 percent, to $1199.99. Groupon Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.3 percent, to $8.27.
eBay fell$. 84 or 1.4 percent, to $58.22. Google fell $3.22 or. 3 percent, to $1211.57. Groupon Inc. fell$. 22 or 2.6 percent, to $8.38.
BOSTON, March 10- Yahoo Inc has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer, tapping a vocal critic of the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs for the position.
eBay fell$. 24 or. 4 percent, to $59.06. Google fell $4.82 or. 4 percent, to $1214.79. Groupon Inc. rose$. 08 or. 9 percent, to $8.60.
eBay fell$. 26 or. 4 percent, to $59.04. Google fell $1.91 or. 2 percent, to $1217.70. Groupon Inc. fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $8.50.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7- A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.
eBay rose$. 44 or. 7 percent, to $59.30. Google rose $1.35 or. 1 percent, to $1219.61. Groupon Inc. fell$. 05 or. 6 percent, to $8.52.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Findery, a map-based social networking service started by the co-founder of popular photo-sharing site Flickr, launched a mobile app on Thursday. The free app, which is available for Apple Inc iPhones, lets users leave notes, photos and videos about real-world locations on digital maps.
eBay fell$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $58.86. Google rose $3.35 or. 3 percent, to $1218.26. Groupon Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.3 percent, to $8.57.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets will vastly expand the number of companies who advertise online and will allow Internet companies to reap more revenue than they have from customers on PCs, Google Inc Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, March 5- Business Insider raised $12 million in another round of capital from investors including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Institutional Venture Partners, RRE Ventures and former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz, according to a Wednesday post by its founder Henry Blodget.
Yahoo will require its users to log into Yahoo to use its services, instead of using Facebook or Google IDs, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Yahoo will stop letting users sign in with Facebook and Goolge IDs. BuzzFeed president and CEO Jon Steinberg, and CNBC's Jon Fortt provide perspective. Steinberg calls the move anti-user.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Yahoo will stop allowing users access to its various online services by signing-in with their Facebook or Google credentials.
Scott Kessler, head of technology sector equity research at S&P Capital IQ, says Alibaba's IPO will be a "catalyst" to push Yahoo's stock higher. Yahoo has a 24 percent stake in the Chinese ecommerce platform.
Summly's $30 million price tag was the right one says Nick D'Aloisio, creator of Summly and product manager at Yahoo, adding that he's not jealous of the $19 billion Facebook paid for WhatsApp.
Yahoo's Nick D'Aloisio, who was made a millionaire last year while still just 17 years old, says he is not jealous of the billions of dollars splashed on recent technology acquisitions like WhatsApp.