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Technology: Trends

  • Microsoft Jumps Into Music With the XBox Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 12:43 AM ET

    Microsoft wants to turn XBox into an entertainment brand — one powerful enough to sway consumers picking a phone or video game console. To do that, it's launching its biggest bet on music yet — XBox Music.

  • Videogame Sales Suffer as Users Await New Consoles Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 5:42 PM ET

    NPD Group's September videogame retail numbers tell a very clear story: Gamers are waiting for new consoles, and free mobile games are raising the bar for retail sales.

  • Apple Will Unveil New iPad Mini Oct. 23: Report Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    Apple will hold an invite-only event Oct. 23 to unveil a smaller iPad, according to a report.

  • Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

    While a range of topics were discussed during the vice presidential debate, many Americans were most curious about what exactly Joe Biden was referring to when he called Paul Ryan's statements "malarkey."

  • Softbank in Talks to Buy Sprint Nextel, Shares Tank Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:38 PM ET

    Softbank shares plunged on news it is in talks to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel for more than $12.8 billion, adding yet another potential shake-up to the fast-changing U.S. wireless market.

  • Bad News for Videogame Industry: Players Going Mobile Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    Mobile gaming is exploding, according to a new report from The NPD Group, and that could pose a threat to traditional gaming companies.

  • US Internet Ad Spending Slows But Hits Record: Data Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:46 PM ET

    U.S. Internet ad spending slowed sharply in the first half of the year after a strong recovery in 2011, but still hit a new high of $17 billion as smartphones and tablet devices became more popular.

  • Japan's Softbank Is in Talks to Buy Sprint Nextel Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    Japanese mobile carrier Softbank is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S. operator Sprint Nextel for more than $12.8 billion, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, adding yet another potential shake-up to the fast-changing U.S. wireless market.

  • Facebook Wants You to Pay to Promote Personal Posts Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    Facebook is testing out a new paid service that allows users to pay to promote their personal posts, the company announced on its site Wednesday.

  • Ed Tech Startups Transform Learning Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    A slew of startups are turning education as we know it upside down, using technology to make it more effective and more accessible.

  • What's Behind the Tech Rally? Not Just Apple Sunday, 26 Aug 2012 | 6:57 AM ET

    Apple has been the story in U.S. tech this year. The stock is up nearly 64 percent, helping lead the sector to a 19 percent gain year-to-date versus an 11 percent rise for the broader S&P 500. But enterprise IT companies have also had an impressive run.

 

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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.

Re/code

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