• Microsoft

    Is Microsoft making its own smartphone? Yes and no.

  • Americans Would Panic Over Lost Smartphones Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 9:44 AM ET
    Person text messaging while driving

    It's safe to say Americans have a (unhealthy?) obsession with their mobile devices. A new study shows that 58 percent of U.S. smartphone owners check their device at least once every hour.

  • No Tweets for You: Twitter Keeps Going Down Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    The social media website twitter experienced some down time Thursday.

  • Draw Somethin App

    'Draw Something,' Zynga's popular 'Pictionary'-style mobile app, has been optioned by CBS to be made into a game show. Ryan Seacrest has signed on to help produce the 'Draw Something' TV project, which will feature teams competing in front of a live audience, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Teens Turn From Facebook to Fresher Social-Media Sites Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    Facebook unlike

    Facebook appears to have competition for teens' attention, and they're drifting to other social-media sites as evidence mounts that the growth of the world's largest social network is slowing.

  • Cloud Problems: Apple's iCloud Users Experience Outages Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    Apple's iCloud was experiencing some down time Wednesday afternoon.

  • Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Opens New VC Fund Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:52 PM ET
    Peter Thiel, founder of the Theil Foundation and is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.

    The venture capitalist and hedge fund manager is launching a $402 million venture capital fund that is focusing on mid-stage technology companies looking to grow, but stay private while doing so.

  • Will Microsoft Announce Windows Phone 8 Today? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Windows Phone Summit, June 20, 2012.

    The software giant is kicking off its developers conference, Windows Phone Summit, today in San Francisco. The company is expected to reveal the latest features of Windows Phone 8, the Windows Phone operating system.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III Delivers a Top-Notch Android Handset Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S III

    The highly anticipated successors to Samsung's popular smartphones are sleek, attractive and, though you can make a compelling case for the recent HTC One devices, among the finest Android handsets.

  • Tech Sector Will Remain Bifurcated Market  Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 8:36 PM ET

    Shaw Wu, Senior Technology Analyst, Sterne Agee says the winners in the tech space will continue to lead while the rest will continue to lag. He says IBM is the Apple of the enterprise market.

  • Microsoft Corp.'s Surface tablet computer

    Apple doesn't have to worry about Microsoft's Surface tablet, but other hardware makers sure do, Brian Marshall, an IT Hardware Analyst for ISI Group, told CNBC Tuesday on Squawk on the Street.

  • A little bit over a year ago investors were scrambling to position themselves for what many believed was already overdue for the wealthy petrodollar economies of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar: an upgrade to the coveted Emerging Market (EM) status from Frontier Market (FM) by the global index compiler MSCI.

  • Why Microsoft's 'Surface' Is a Big Strategy Shift Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 4:23 AM ET
    Microsoft's Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduces Microsoft's new tablet SURFACE

    Microsoft’s launch of its first-ever computer, in the form of a tablet called ‘Surface’, marks a major shift by the tech giant into the hardware space, as it seeks to replicate the success enjoyed by rival Apple, technology analysts tell CNBC.

  • Move Over Apple—Microsoft Shows Off Own Tablet Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 7:38 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's tablet computer Surface at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    In a move to take Apple's iPad and its reign in the mobile market, Microsoft unveiled its own tablet Monday evening at a Microsoft press event.

  • Internet pioneer Mark Cuban has already cashed out of Facebook, selling all of his 150,000 Facebook shares, Cuban told CNBC Monday on Squawk on the Street.

  • Facebook

    Just how hard can it be to verify the age of a person online? The answer, it turns out, is very hard. The reality is that, online, it is extremely difficult to tell whether someone is an 11-year-old girl or a 45-year-old man.

  • A Month Later, Fallout from Facebook IPO Persists Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    When Facebook spacer went public a month ago today, the early betting was that it would storm out of the IPO chute and usher in a new wave of tech stock offerings. Some went so far as to compare its impact to that of Google's 2004 IPO

  • Apple and Google Go Head to Head Over Mobile Maps Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:31 AM ET
    Hailing a cab isn't always an option – especially in towns where the locals generally drive themselves. This app lets you book a cab on the go in over 40 major U.S. cities. There's no more waiting on hold with dispatchers and no misunderstandings about where you're supposed to be picked up. (Available for iPhone and Android.)

    Mobile map applications may be the next battlefield in the smartphone war between Apple and Google, the New York Times reports.

  • The death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz - the half-brother of King Abdullah and heir to the throne -  comes less than eight months after the death of Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the previous Crown Prince, and again brings to the fore the ambiguous issue of succession.

  • Egypt's Divided Voters Ready to Make History Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 | 6:32 AM ET
    Egypt begins its first round of presidential elections.

    The final round of Egypt's first free presidential elections went into its second day on Sunday, with voters having to choose between two polarizing candidates, keeping foreign investors apprehensive about the possible outcomes and policy implications.

Contact Technology


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.
    › Learn More


  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Ari Levy

    Ari Levy is CNBC.com's senior technology reporter in San Francisco.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark Berniker

    Mark Berniker is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.


  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

Squawk Alley

  • BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen shows future models of the new Blackberry Classic smartphone during a launch event for in New York, December 17, 2014.

    BlackBerry reported disappointing hardware sales, but CEO John Chen said the prospects for the BES12 software business are good.

  • Citigroup thinks Instagram is now worth about 49 times what Facebook paid for it two years ago, raising the value of the combined company.

  • Cuban President Raul Castro listens during the opening of the Caribbean Community Summit, in Havana, on December 8, 2014.

    The move to normalize relations with Cuba will strengthen the Castro "dictatorship," a former U.S. diplomat says.