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  • Ballmer & Bates on Landmark Deal

    Discussing the landmark, $8.5 billion Microsoft/Skype deal, with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO; Tony Bates, Skype CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Nuclear Site Locater

    Since the March earthquake and tsunami hit that Japan, there’s been no shortage of new apps designed to help users prepare for, deal with and even recover from a disaster.

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    Students who took the first "Facebook Class" at Stanford University turned their homework into a fortune, almost overnight. "It had this feeling of a gold rush," said one investor who saw potential in the class projects.

  • Map of Africa

    Contrary to popular opinion, the best investment bet that you can make in 2011 is in Africa. You wouldn’t know it if you turn on a TV or read a newspaper, since U.S. and European media focus relentlessly on areas of unrest and instability, but the reports beyond the front page tell a very different story.

  • North America's continuing love affair with the smartphone and the tablet will power Alcatel-Lucent's sales for at least the next two years, Chief Executive Ben Verwaayen told CNBC Friday.

  • The French telecom equipment maker, Alcatel-Lucent, returned to profit at an operating level in its 2011 first quarter , despite disturbances caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in early March.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

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    Which industries are ripe for change now? Which one will be disrupted the most in the next decade? Take our poll and tell us what you think.

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    The era of relentless change may actually make markets less vulnerable to 'black swans,' those disruptive and unexpected turns of events that can quickly overturn our expectations and cause crises in markets.

  • 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.

  • Why the "Mad Money" host thinks this wireless communications play could prove profitable.

  • 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.

  • Mall in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    There are 210 million registered cell phones in Brazil, 10 million more than the estimated population of the entire country, more proof to this traveler that Brazil is a country bursting at the seams.

  • A fan blows a vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer.  But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.

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    Leading European telecoms companies want to levy significant charges on Google and other online content providers through an overhaul of the regime governing how data travel over the internet, the FT reports.

  • These four names probably wouldn't make the cut, Cramer said. Here's why.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.

    Competition and AT&T's  market share will be one of the major factors in approving the telecom firm's proposed $39 billion merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski told CNBC Tuesday.

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