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Twitter is making it easier to report and block trolls and to enforce its policies.


The Dalian Wanda Group is offering subsidies on everything from stage and set rental to post-production editing to lure filmmakers.

Buildings at the Sun Valley Resort are reflected in a pond as the resort prepares to host more than 300 of the world's leading executives in media, finance, politics and technology during its annual Allen and Company conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTX1JADQ

Attendees at the this year’s Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, will have no shortage of topics to discuss.


At SXSW, the line between TV show entertainment and conference reality is blurred. Branded content seems to be everywhere, and if the lines for the attractions are any indication, the self-professed geeks attending the festival are eating it up.

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Black Girls Code holds computer workshops for women of color and is spreading across the globe to offer opportunities in technology.


Twitter announces a move to “make it easier and faster for people to catch up on what’s happening right now.”


The Internet of Things has reached 6.4 billion devices this year and is on the way to 21 billion by 2020, according to Gartner.


On the heels of Samsung’s Gear VR selling out over the holidays, virtual reality is set to take off in 2016.

Profiting from Star Wars the Force Awakens

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit $1 billion in just 12 days. But what do those box-office numbers actually mean to Disney and theater chains?

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Facebook's new Menlo Park Campus building 20, in Menlo Park, California.

With Facebook recently topping 10,000 employees, growing its ranks 48 percent in the past year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg needed a new building. In March, Facebook opened the doors on the new space, which Zuckerberg partnered on with Frank Gehry—and it just opened its doors to CNBC’s cameras for the first time. Gehry created the world’s …

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Ellen Pao (center) arrives outside the San Francisco Superior Court with her lawyers on March 24, 2015.

With the final arguments in Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins coming Tuesday, there’s no question that gender disparity in Silicon Valley is now in the spotlight. Industry insiders and attorneys are mixed on whether the suit will have a chilling effect on hiring women—prompted by fears that hiring women …

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The FCC’s proposed net neutrality regulations are widely expected to be approved Thursday by a three-to-two vote along partisan lines. The battle between Internet companies and Internet service providers has heated up ahead of the vote, with CEOs on both sides weighing in—including Netflix’s Reed Hastings, for one, in favor, and Comcast’sBrian Roberts, for the …

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Facebook shares have been on a tear, up 40 percent over the past 12 months on growth across all its metrics. But that growth is projected to slow way down in light of tough comparisons and a steep jump in expenses. On Wednesday afternoon Facebook will be under pressure to continue its streak, and answer …

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Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom at Instagram Direct unveiling in December 2013.

Instagram has hit a major milestone. The company now has more than 300 million monthly active users, sharing more than 70 million photos every day, and an average of 2.5 billion daily “likes.” That 300 million number is meaningful for a couple of reasons. First, it’s impressive growth. Since March, the number of new monthly …


YouTube is launching a long-anticipated music subscription service next week. The service, called “YouTube Music Key,” will cost $9.99 a month for ad-free music, plus music videos, and the ability to listen offline as well as online. It’s starting as an invite-only beta service: People who are invited are offered 6 months free, followed by …