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    U.S. Web surfers are spending more time socializing on Facebook than searching with Google, according to new data from researchers at comScore.

  • Takeover rumors are swirling around Sohu.com, and upside call buyers are stepping in.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Hewlett-Packard shares gained over two percent in today's session, after its board approved an additional $10 billion stock buyback. Here is a look at the 15 largest buyback announcements in the last three months among S&P 500 companies.

  • Facebook is now worth as much as $33.7 billion based on secondary market transactions, giving the privately held company an implied valuation greater than the market capitalizations of publicly traded internet stalwarts such as Ebay and Yahoo. The FT reports.

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    First there was the dot-com boom — now there’s the cloud explosion.

  • Worries about the economy and another poor round of economic data (this time July existing home sales) continue to weigh on the markets today. Here’s a selection of some of the more notable individual names hitting new lows today.

  • Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz

    When Bartz was hired a little over 18 months ago, Yahoo's (board was looking for someone to deliver a decisive leadership style, operational excellence, shareholder value, and the ability to drive growth. To date, she's delivered on two of the four. A report from DailyFinance.

  • Following a flurry of M&A activity, investors are wondering who's the next takeover candidate. Why one analyst said Yahoo should buy Hulu.

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    As online breaches continue to rise, new companies aiming to guarantee that customers' data is secure are springing up, thanks to the investments of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who are pouring tens of millions of dollars into tech startups.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Woman using laptop in internet cafe

    A new service called OpenDNS is faster and more reliable than your Internet provider’s. And it’s free.

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    Of all the data businesses long to collect about you, one of the most precious is where you are. The closer you get to a store, the more likely you’ll actually open your wallet. That makes location-based services a potential multi-billion-dollar opportunity.

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  • Hilary Schneider, Yahoo's EVP, Americas Region

    There's no question about who runs the show at Yahoo: That's CEO Carol Bartz. But after her, no one has more power than Hilary Schneider.

  • A sign advertising the BlackBerry mobile phone is seen at a shopping mall in Dubai on August 01, 2010

    The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are moving to block RIMs BlackBerry email and instant messaging services, moves that are putting pressure on the stock today — and highlighting how secure BlackBerry messaging really is.

  • The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.

  • Google

    Is Google readying another social networking push? If so, it’s going to have a hard time unseating Facebook.

  • The Dow pulled off its fourth-straight gain, led by DuPont after better-than-expected earnings from the chemicals maker. But the gain was more modest than in recent sessions as a drop in consumer confidence tempered investors' enthusiasm. Financials rose, while energy and consumer-discretionary stocks were among the weakest links.

  • Stocks struggled Tuesday as worries about a drop in consumer confidence offset better-than-expected result from DuPont. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the weakest sectors.