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  • Wal-Mart gets new ammo in Web battle with Amazon Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tango app screens on a mobile phone

    Wal-Mart is teaming up with messaging start-up Tango as it seeks to lure mobile users from powerful rival Amazon.com.

  • UPDATE 1-Verizon to buy AOL in $4.4 bln deal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said it would buy AOL Inc in a deal valued at about $4.4 billion to gain access to AOL's digital advertising service and content. The deal, which includes about $300 million of AOL debt, will take the form of a tender offer followed by a merger, with AOL becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon upon completion.

  • Timeline: AOL through the years Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Verizon's $4.4 billion deal to acquire AOL is the latest entry in the 25-year history of a company that changed the way people access the Internet.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 46 Narrative Science Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stuart Frankel, founder and CEO of Narrative Science

    This A.I. firm analyzes data and turns it into a narrative so companies can spend less time crunching numbers and more time with customers.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 9 Slack Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack

    The virtual office has made communications among far-flung teams tough, but this business app lets people share data from any device.

  • Why this hot market is suddenly cooling off Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Employees and sellers of the online marketplace Etsy stand with CFO Kristina Salen on the floor of the Nasdaq as the company went public on April 16, 2015.

    Five of the 50 companies on CNBC's 2014 disruptor list have gone public or been acquired—half the number that graduated from our 2013 list.

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- President Barack Obama dismissed a liberal senator's warning that "fast-track" trade authorization being considered by Congress could weaken U.S. financial regulations he helped put in place after the 2007-2008 crisis that triggered the Great Recession. Senator Elizabeth Warren, long a champion of stricter rules for Wall Street, said in a...

  • Bill Simmons and ESPN to part ways Friday, 8 May 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons, who built a personal empire at ESPN, will leave the media giant when his contract expires, The New York Times reports.

  • Flickr head leaves Yahoo amid latest redesign Friday, 8 May 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    Bernardo Hernandez CEO of Flickr & Vice President of Product Management at Yahoo.

    Flickr head Bernardo Hernandez has left Yahoo, just as the company is rolling out Flickr 4.0, Re/code reports.

  • *Alibaba jumps on better-than-expected revenue. *Yelp jumps on report it is exploring sale. Strong quarterly results from Alibaba as well as speculation that consumer review website Yelp.com could be for sale drove technology stocks higher, with the S&P tech index up 0.87 percent.

  • Yelp shares soar amid reports of possible sale Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    Yelp

    The online business review company is considering a sale as its stock has struggled this year, according to reports.

  • *Alibaba jumps on better-than-expected revenue. *Yelp jumps on report it is exploring sale. Strong quarterly results from Alibaba as well as speculation that consumer review website Yelp.com could be for sale drove technology stocks higher, with the S&P tech index up 0.87 percent.

  • May 7- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, is exploring a sale that could fetch more than $3.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Yelp's shares rose as much as 16 percent on Thursday. Yelp, which went public in 2012, had a market value of about $2.86 billion as of Wednesday, according to Thomson...

  • *Alibaba jumps on better-than-expected results. *Whole Foods, Kate Spade slumps after results. Microsoft and Apple gave the biggest boost to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, while Yahoo rose 5.3 percent to $43.84 on Alibaba's strong results.

  • *Alibaba jumps on better-than-expected results. *Whole Foods slumps after results. May 7- Wall Street was mixed in choppy trading early on Thursday as better-than-expected U.S. jobs data led to U.S.

  • *Alibaba jumps on better-than-expected results. *Whole Foods slumps after results. May 7- Wall Street was set to open slightly lower on Thursday, tracking global markets, amid a continuing sell-off in global bonds.

  • Max Levchin's Affirm raises $275M in financing Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Max Levchin

    Max Levchin, with his start-up, Affirm, is trying to take on the big banks and revolutionize online lending for a younger generation of Americans.

  • STANFORD, Calif, May 5- Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page. Many of the tech world's top executives filled a 1,700- seat auditorium at Stanford University to...

  • STANFORD, Calif, May 5- Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, telling a Silicon Valley memorial service about his effortless compassion and selflessness. Many of the technology world's top executives filled a 1,700- seat auditorium at Stanford University to...

  • We're out. Small investor bullishness at 2-yr low Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    Man with computer home

    A monthly study of trading by the retail investor shows the lowest level of bullishness since August 2012.