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  • Facebook Investors Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Facebook now boasts more than 750 million users, but its investors make up a much more exclusive group. With Facebook likely to go public in late 2012 at a valuation north of $100 billion, these early investors stand to cash in on the social network's success. In the slides that follow, meet the angels, venture capitalists, and global investors who have made big bets on Facebook.

    Click to see who Facebook’s investors were pre-IPO, and how much of a stake they have in the company.

  • Why Tumblr May Be the Next Tech Buzz Word Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Tumblr

    The hot-name website is currently ranked the 12th-largest in social media; and you'll keep hearing about it, vice president Andrew McLaughlin says, precisely because it isn't Facebook.

  • Can Apple’s Stock Get Back on Track? Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 6:43 PM ET

    In the first quarter, Apple stock was surging. Since then, shares have dropped 16 percent — giving up over $100 a share and now trailing Google by nearly that amount.

  • Failed IPOs of the Dot-Com Bubble Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 1:29 PM ET
    The escalating price of buyouts and the valuations of recent IPOs have plenty of people worried we're in – or approaching – another tech bubble. Experts are divided on how accurate those fears are, but there's no denying the implosion that occurred right before the turn of the last century. The first tech bubble saw ridiculous levels of spending – from both executives and venture capitalists – and it was only a matter of time before investors hopped on that bandwagon. A lot of those shareholders

    The escalating price of buyouts and the valuations of recent IPOs have plenty of people worried about another potential tech bubble.

  • The World’s Most ‘Liked’ Brands Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    The word “like” has taken a whole new meaning in the age of social media, with Facebook’s ubiquitous “like” functionality allowing users to quickly share content across the social network. When users click a button to show they “like” a Facebook page, they are effectively signing up for continued interactions with that page and the entity behind it. Corporations have increasingly made social media connectivity an important aspect of their marketing campaigns, allowing them to communicate with th

    Corporations have made social media connectivity an important aspect of their marketing campaigns, allowing them to communicate with their customers, develop their brand, and even offer special promotions.

  • Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook

    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin might not be allowed to return to the United States.

  • Kayak Eyeing $150 Million IPO in Coming Weeks Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 8:44 PM ET

    Kayak Software is aiming to go public in the coming weeks, as the market for technology deals in particular could see a lift from Facebook's offering, according to people familiar with the deal.

  • Athlete Tech Investors Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    The career of a professional athlete on the field doesn’t last forever. The shrewd ones know that, and for those who want their money to work for them beyond age 40, having a solid plan B is of paramount importance. So they start thinking about ways to invest their money wisely to make it last a lifetime.Often, athletes will put their money back into sports. After hanging up his jersey, Michael Jordan invested his money in the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team, and although LeBron James is still

    By now, most people have gotten the memo that there’s money to be made in technology, including professional athletes. Check out the athletes who have chosen the tech sector as their next arena of competition.

  • Silicon Valley’s High Tech Mountain Retreat Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
    A gated community situated between North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Calif., counts among its members bigwigs from Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and Google. While North Lake Tahoe is a four-hour drive from the Silicon Valley, Martis Camp serves as a year-round second-home getaway. The homes have rustic touches and incorporate rugged materials, but the community members are not exactly roughing it. The luxury mountain homes in the community start in the $2 million range, and the community buildings such as

    This gated community counts among its members bigwigs from Facebook, Apple, and Google. Will such upscale communities become standard for the titans of Silicon Valley?

  • A Russian Magnate’s Facebook Bet Pays Off Big Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    Alisher Usmanov

    With his droopy eyeglasses and boxy suits, Alisher B. Usmanov is at no risk of being mistaken for a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. But the Russian steel tycoon is poised to make billions of dollars from the initial public stock offering of Facebook this week — in the same league as many of that social networking company’s early backers. NYT reports.

  • Microsoft's Bing Gets a New Look, Offers New Functions Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    Bing homepage

    As part of Microsoft's redesigned Bing, people you know, and in some cases, strangers, are more prominently featured in the search mix that includes Facebook and other networks.

  • Report: Apple to Boost Screen Size on Next iPhone Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 9:53 AM ET
    iPhone 4S

    A report says Apple's Asian suppliers will start producing screens measuring 4 inches diagonally, up from 3.5 inches.

  • A visitor examines an HTC smartphone at the Vodafone stand at the CeBIT Technology Fair in Hannover, Germany.

    Taiwan smartphone maker HTC, which saw profits tumble 70 percent in the first quarter of the year, could make a comeback thanks to its recently-launched HTC One series phone, says an analyst.

  • iPhone

    iPhone users beware! Security company Kaspersky Lab expects the iPhone and iPad to be infected by malware within the next year.

  • 'Share It' the New 'Search It'  Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president, discusses how his company relies on "sharing" content and why it gets double the traffic from Facebook than Google.

  • No Yahoo Severance for Scott Thompson: Filing Monday, 14 May 2012 | 5:41 PM ET
    Scott Thompson

    Scott Thompson won't get severance compensation after leaving as Yahoo's CEO in a scandal about his resume, according to a filing.

  • Groupon Earnings Top Forecast; Shares Jump Monday, 14 May 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
    Groupon

    The daily deals site reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street's expectations on Monday, sending its shares higher in extended-hours trading.

  • Meet Yahoo’s Interim Chief, Ross Levinsohn Monday, 14 May 2012 | 10:28 AM ET
    Ross Levinsohn

    With the departure of Yahoo's Scott Thompson, Ross Levinsohn moves up as interim CEO after serving as head of global media. So who is Ross Levinsohn?

  • Outgoing Yahoo Boss Told Board He Has Cancer: Report Monday, 14 May 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo

    The outgoing chief executive of Yahoo told the board of directors and colleagues that he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer days before quitting the post, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

  • Yahoo CEO to Leave as Company Strikes Deal With Loeb Sunday, 13 May 2012 | 9:49 PM ET
    Scott Thompson

    Yahoo‘s embattled chief executive, Scott Thompson, will leave his post after a controversy over his embellished academic credentials embroiled the Web company, the New York Times reports.

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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.