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  • Twitter

    Osama Bin Laden's death proved a huge boost to Twitter — driving unprecedented traffic. The stats are stunning — Twitter just announced that last night saw the highest sustained rate of Tweets ever — an average of 3,000 per second from 10:45 pm EST to 2:20 am EST.

  • Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel tells CNBC it will be making its "most significant technology announcement of the year" on Wednesday in San Francisco.

  • Osama bin Laden

    The big news that Osama Bin Laden was finally dead wasn't reported first by a cable or broadcast TV channel, nor by a news wire or newspaper. Twitter broke the news, long before anyone even knew what the news was, when IT consultant who lived in the vicinity of Bin Laden's compound complained about the noise.

  • Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera in 2001.

    You'll hear a lot this week about Twitter's news value. However, I'm blogging about its flip side. If Twitter has changed the flow of information to us, it has also changed the flow of information from us. Never before have people had such a platform to react.

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

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    U.S.-based Facebook, which counts nearly 700 million users worldwide and has a market value estimated at more than US$ 85 billion, is challenging the Chinese dreamers on their home turf, according to Caixin.

  • Facebook

    Investors are rushing investment decisions on hot internet companies and accepting weaker ownership rights than in the dotcom bubble, one of the biggest private equity investors in media and communications has warned. The Financial Times reports.

  • Nearly two weeks after being the subject of one of the largest data breaches in business history, the PlayStation Network will go back online this week, Sony announced Sunday morning.

  • PlayStation 3

    Sony Corp's No.2 Kazuo Hirai will brief media on Sunday about a huge security breach of its PlayStation Network, the first time an executive of the Japanese electronics giant will publicly address the case, which could prompt global legal actions.

  • Cramer outlines what could be a major opportunity next week.

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    The economy is starting to improve but the housing market has yet to show any significant signs of recovery, which has homeowners nervous. How do you tough it out until the housing market recovers? Here are 10 tips from real-estate moguls.

  • Steve Jobs

    At Apple, the CEO succession picture could hardly be more clear: Though it's unofficial, Cook, the company’s chief operating officer, is likely the guy.

  • It takes a lot to shift the course of an industry. For every truly disruptive company, there are dozens that try and fail – and plenty of copycats that follow, but fall short of the new model. Being disruptive doesn't always mean being first to the market with an idea. It's about executing it better than any competitor – and staying ahead of the curve from there. So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

    So, which products and companies that have changed the way the world does business? Click ahead for the list!

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    The film, television and video game industries are all facing seismic shifts in their fields and are trying to find ways to avoid the same fate as the music industry while using very similar tactics.

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

  • Microsoft

    The software titan posted results that outstripped estimates Thursday, but reported a dip in quarterly sales of its core Windows operating system, signaling a recent downturn in PCs.

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    Ever since the days of the town-square market or the general store, shopping has been a social experience. But more recently, Web sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial have used the phrase “social shopping” and tried to give it a new meaning.

  • Making It Happen

    The ‘back of a business card’ idea is akin to the elevator pitch. You need to be able to quickly and clearly communicate your value in a way that people can easily understand you, your idea and what you want to sell, according to the author.

  • Microsoft Earnings

    For Microsoft, is it the best of times or the worst of times? We'll find out after the bell, but bulls and bears can both cite numbers to make their case.

  • PlayStation 3

    Two days after Sony announced that a major computer hack had possibly compromised the credit card numbers of tens of millions of customers, a US Senator is demanding a Department of Justice investigation into the matter—and complaining that Sony did not come clean about the breach soon enough.