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  • British regulator to probe Facebook experiment with news feed posts

    A United Kingdom regulator said it would probe the controversial 2012 Facebook experiment that looked at whether the emotional bent of news feed posts was contagious. Facebook has come under attack after details of the study were released in recent...
  • Smooth debut for Alibaba after biggest U.S. IPO ever

    Alibaba Group came out with a monster roar Friday as its shares began trading at $92.70, up more than 36% from its IPO price of $68. The rest of the day was relatively stable for the new stock, analysts said, falling a nickel below $90 for only a moment...
  • Alibaba cash could fund small spending spree at Yahoo

    Alibaba cash could fund small spending spree at Yahoo
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's upcoming public offering will give Yahoo Inc billions of dollars for a potential shopping spree that investors hope will jumpstart its comeback. But with numerous holes to fill and soaring tech company valuations, Yahoo will...
  • Alibaba IPO: Stock surges 38% in market debut

    Alibaba Holding Group's initial public offering was a monster success, roaring out of the gate Friday at a 38% premium to its offer price, sucking $21.8 billion into the Chinese online powerhouse's coffers. The largest U.S. IPO ever sent thrills through...
  • Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion

    Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5 billion
    What started as a one-man project and quickly grew into a computer game phenomenon played by tens of millions of children and adults worldwide will be absorbed by Microsoft Corp. for $2.5 billion. Microsoft announced Monday that it will buy the maker of...
  • Facebook draws some of YouTube's top content producers: WSJ

    Facebook draws some of YouTube's top content producers: WSJ
    Facebook Inc has approached some of YouTube's biggest content producers to get them to distribute their videos on the social network, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook seems to be taking on...
  • U.S. threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data

    U.S. threatened hefty fines to make Yahoo hand over user data
    The U.S. government in 2008 threatened to fine Yahoo Inc $250,000 a day if it failed to turn over customer data to intelligence agencies, according to documents unsealed on Thursday.  The documents shed new light on how the government dealt with U.S....
  • For U.S. tech firms, China entices in spite of tight state control

    The sheer size of the Chinese market is so alluring to Western companies that even pro-internet freedom firms like CloudFlare may have to put moral outrage to the side in their pursuit of new business. San Francisco-based CloudFlare has a policy of...
  • Chinese Internet giant Alibaba aiming for $24.3-billion IPO

    Alibaba Group Holding has set the price range of its initial public stock offering $60 to $66 a share and hopes to raise a record-shattering $24.3 billion in what would be the biggest IPO ever. At $66 a share, the Chinese Internet behemoth would be...
  • Silicon Valley builds up in Microsoft's backyard

    Silicon Valley builds up in Microsoft's backyard
    In the last week of August, Twitter entertained dozens of potential young recruits at a chic studio, while Facebook served drinks and snacks to job-seekers at its own office. More than 175 showed up to a similar event at Google in June. San Francisco?...
  • Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online: Zuckerberg

    Facebook ready to spend billions to bring whole world online: Zuckerberg
    Facebook Inc is prepared to spend billions of dollars to reach its goal of bringing the Internet to everyone on the planet, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. "What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world," Zuckerberg...