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    Investors and startups here can't stop talking about cloud computing. With the explosion of the amount of data out there and growing demand to access that, both companies and consumers are turning to the cloud, an opportunity for a number of fast-growing startups.

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

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    Digging into company’s dirty laundry was a job once left primarily to news media and a handful of muckrakers. But now, sites like Twitter, the stock-information network StockTwits, and other online bulletin boards are becoming virtual newsrooms where valuable information about earnings and corporate events are increasingly likely to break first.

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    Millions of people use  Twitter to follow their friends, read the news and share information.  A new hedge fund will soon use tweets to make investing decisions. Would you use Twitter for investment advice? Share your opinion.

  • Why the "Mad Money" host thinks the Internet giant may see shares trade lower.

  • Buried in 130 million daily tweets hides a veritable goldmine of information for traders and investors – if you know where to look. In one corner of the highly lucrative grains market is a growing network of farmers and traders that are using tweets to transform how this multi-trillion dollar industry does business. These tweets are dramatically accelerating the flow of information to give investors an edge in the commodities market. Farmers are also cashing in, using tweets from the trading flo

    CNBC spoke to farmers and traders taking part in this real-time dialogue to understand how this information is used, how bigger profits are made and how farming is going high-tech.

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

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    Last night I went on Facebook, clicked to the "Dark Knight" fan page, and a few seconds and $3 worth of Facebook credits later I was watching the film, crisp and clear on my laptop. It was easy, and inherently social — I could share the experience with my friends or follow their suggestions to immediately watch the film.

  • We would like to know — Do you use twitter?

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    Michael Anti, a popular online commentator whose legal name is Zhao Jing, said in an interview Tuesday that his Facebook account was suddenly canceled in January. Company officials told him by e-mail that Facebook has a strict policy against pseudonyms and that he must use the name issued on his government ID.

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    Kate Kelly goes one-on-one with the two key players behind an ambitious new UK hedge fund launching in early April, which is promising its investors outsized returns using millions of random tweets to predict changes in the stock market.

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    As more farmers tweet about everything from crops to weather conditions, commodities traders are picking up market-moving information in an instant.

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    As a London hedge fund prepares to start making investment decisions based on tweets, we want to know if you would invest in a fund that uses such a strategy.

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    Last fall, Indiana University informatics professor Johan Bollen stumbled upon an astonishing connection:  That the social network Twitter could predict swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average with 87 percent accuracy. 

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

  • When I was an undergraduate studying economics, our political economy teacher used to ask us just how many different types of deodorant society needed.

  • NYSE Traders

    You can’t beat a bit of Roman mythology on a Tuesday morning, so an article by Doug Kass, the president of Seabreeze Partners Management caught my attention.

  • Fast Flash: Google

    A look at Google's drop below $600, with Mark Mahaney, Citi analyst.

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    Newspaper Advertising hasn’t undergone the quick rebound of TV, Rich Boehne, president and CEO of the media company E.W. Scripps told CNBC Monday.

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    Troubled sitcom actor Charlie Sheen stands to earn $1 million this year endorsing products on such social media sites as Twitter, Arnie Gullov-Singh, CEO of Ad.ly, a website that links celebrities with companies and brands online, told CNBC Monday.