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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

Friday has been a good day for Jeff Bezos. Amazon‘s CEO, who owned 83,933,463 company shares as of Feb. 19, is on track to having a $5 billion day. The company’s stock surged more than $59, or nearly 15 percent, to about $449 a share, according to FactSet. (Tweet This). To put this into perspective, …

Google Fiber attracts startups

Google Fiber offers a super-fast internet connection to a small number of locations and it’s not a coincidence that startups are flocking to these cities.

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Finally some good news from the security world: If you live in the U.S., the odds of you getting malware on your smartphone are slim. In fact, you actually are more likely to get struck by lightening than have your mobile device infected with mobile malware, according to a new report from the security firm …

The business of cyber security

Tens of thousands of tech industry veterans are gathering at the world’s largest security conference.

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A businessman tries on Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch app store won’t officially be open for business until Friday, when the device itself is released. But banks, brokerages and consumer finance sites are already angling for virtual shelf space in the Apple Store. Among the more than 1,000 apps already submitted this month, several are aimed at helping you budget, save …

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With Google’s latest big change in its search algorithm, “Mobilegeddon” is officially upon us. As of Tuesday, websites that don’t work well on smartphones will start getting punished by Google’s all-powerful search engine. Robert Bowick, a 37-year-old web developer in the Detroit suburbs, is cashing in on the mania. Back in February, as bloggers started …

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A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

Start-up Shyp has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, bringing its total funding to date to $62.2 million, the company said Tuesday. San Francisco-based Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 …

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BMW 7 Series

BMW is taking smart technology to a luxury line. The German automaker’s next 7 Series sedan will feature driverless remote parking, the company said on Friday. It would become the first production model to allow automated parking without a driver behind the wheel, BMW said. BMW says the feature—controlled by the newly developed “BMW Display …

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April is Financial Literacy Month, and if you’re wondering how to manage your finances better, well, there’s an app for that. A recent study by Experian found that nearly half of consumers currently use some sort of money application to gain confidence and control over their financial welfare. Four in five users said they felt …

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Google cofounder and CEO Larry Page speaks during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Google could be forced to change how it displays its search results in Europe if regulators get their way, and that could impact the company’s bottom line. (Tweet This) “As Google looks to grow by launching more products, it will no longer be able to take for granted its access to the market and will …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

It’s not every day the average Internet user gets to ask the world’s fourteenth richest person any question he or she desires, but Facebook users were treated to just that on Tuesday evening. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg held an impromptu Q&A session with his nearly 32 million fans, inviting them to share whatever’s on their mind. In …

Slowing PC market weighs on Intel

Josh Lipton tells us the details of Intel’s earnings report and how the slowing PC market is weighing on the company.

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Perhaps the most important stat from Facebook’s last earnings report—even more so than the 1.39 billion monthly active users on the social network—was this one: Of the company’s $3-billion-plus in advertising revenue, 69 percent came from mobile ads, double the previous year. While Google looks for ways to grow beyond the desktop search ads that …

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A customer looks at computers at a Best Buy store in Northbrook, Ill.

The PC market is making headlines for all the wrong reasons, and Tuesday after the closing bell, when Intel reports earnings, investors could have a better sense of where that market is headed. Worldwide shipments totaled 68.5 million units during the first quarter of 2015, a drop of nearly 7 percent from the year-ago period, …

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Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods.

Etsy’s initial public offering is the latest in about 35 IPOs so far this year, according to Renaissance Capital. And it begs the same question from investors who want to get in on the action: How do I spot the IPOs that are likely to rise and keep rising, and how do I try to …