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  • One of the many, many things I love about this country is that we are funny. As I noted earlier this week, hours after learning Osama bin Laden had been shot dead, we started doing what we always do...cracking jokes. We haven't stopped.

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    Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom tells CNBC.com about his past successes,  and what sort of entrepreneurs  he’s looking to invest in with his venture capital company Atomico.

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    As Sony continues to determine the severity and scope of a recent cyberattack that saw personal information for over 100 million customer accounts stolen, Congress is demanding answers.

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    Then there's the Japanese engineering student working on a device for your PC which could eventually allow you to french kiss someone remotely. As if all the "connectedness" of the web isn't already isolating us and making things weird.

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    Whether its a weedng, funeral or bar/bat mitzvah, there;'ds a wealth of mobile apps and websites to teach your the rops and handle the costs.

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    The years following the Great Recession will feature the reemergence of U.S. manufacturing—everything from aeronautics to robots in warehouses, to high-speed cotton mills and 3-D model-making—but this generation of manufacturing will be polished and enhanced with technology.

  • As the repercussions and scope of recent cyberattacks continue to grow, Sony's problems are mounting.

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    For the first time in 20 years, the number of homes in the United States with television sets has dropped, the New York Times reports.

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    Some of the biggest names in the private equity business believe that a financial bubble is forming in internet assets.

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    Online grocery company Fresh Direct is using a combination of old world skills and new world technology to change the way Americans shop at supermarkets.

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    Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.

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    Righthaven, a Nevada company, finds newspaper material that has been republished on the Web and obtains the copyrights. Then it sues, the New York Times reports.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.