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  • Common sense might indicate that the best place to hop online would be in the vicinity of where the most Internet innovation is taking place. Common sense is sometimes wrong. Silicon Valley might be where Internet sensations grow up, but if you're looking for a truly high-speed connection, you'll need to head about 850 miles north. The FCC has put together a list of actual broadband speeds, averaged over 30 days of testing, in cities across America and overall, it's not a pretty picture. Even th

    The top ranked city falls far short of places like Seoul, South Korea and Helsinki, Finland. But if you're looking for fast broadband domestically, here are the ten best places to find it.

  • Congress Targets Hackers

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on today's Capitol Hill hearings aimed at protecting customers from cyber attacks.

  • Facebook

    An alleged contract and emails that a New York man says entitle him to a huge stake in Facebook are forgeries, the online social network's founder Mark Zuckerberg said.

  • Jive: The Next Big Social  IPO?

    Discussing Jive's goal to bring social networking into the workplace, with CNBC's Jon Fortt, and Tony Zingale, Jive Software CEO.

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    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that Google's allegations of Chinese hacking of its email system are "very serious" and will be investigated by the FBI.

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    If you give an 18-year-old $100,000 not to go to college, will you create the next Mark Zuckerberg? That's what venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel wants to do with the "20 Under 20" project funded by his foundation.

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    The technology  may be just a marketing tool or a true innovation but whatever cloud computing is, many people don't understand the concept. So here's brief  question and answer session  to get you in the know.

  • Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.

  • iTunes

    Amazon, Google and Apple are among the companies that will fight to dominate the consumer cloud technology space, primarily through music storage platforms.

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    Executives are buzzing about the potential appreciation of their cloud investments, as the technology takes off.

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    Security breaches  highlight the need for cloud customers to perform better due diligence and for a standard set of best practices to instill confidence that data will be handled reliably.

  • Tout.com

    When Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement on Twitter on Wednesday, he not only gave a nod to Twitter, he also gave a huge boost to an upstart media brand called Tout.com, a site that allows users to make short 15-second long videos and share them with their friends.

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    Authorities in the United States are investigating a Google claim that hackers in China stole email details of senior U.S. government officials—an issue that illustrates the problem of attribution in cyberspace, the coordinator for cyber issues at the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Asos, the British fast fashion website which promises cheap versions of celebrities’ outfits within days of them appearing on the red carpet, reported record annual sales Thursday, helped by sales from its recently-launched partner websites in the United States, France and Germany.

  • Twitter

    Use of the internet-based messaging service Twitter is soaring, particularly from smartphones, according to new surveys and company executives, reported the FT.

  • Marc Andreessen

    Marc Andreessen has invested in pretty much ever social media company — Groupon, Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, he's even an angel investor in LinkedIn (LNKD) — and he says this is not an IPO bubble.

  • Groupon

    Groupon is expending its reach with another major corporate partnership, this one designed to offer half-priced travel deals. Today at the 'All Things D' conference Groupon and Expedia (EXPE) announced a new discount travel site, called "Groupon Getaways with Expedia."

  • Andreessen on LinkedIn IPO

    There is no real sign of a social media bubble, but there are some companies out there with strong growth potential, according to Marc Andreessen, Opsware Inc. co-founder and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

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    Plan A for Nokia succeeding in the North American market: Roll out its new line of phones powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system later this year.  Plan B is "to make sure that Plan A is very successful," Chief Executive Stephen Elop told CNBC Wednesday.