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  • A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement as she rides an elevator inside a subway station in Beijing

    By Alexei Oreskovic and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Weibo Corp rose 19 percent in their U.S. debut on Thursday, sweeping aside concerns that Chinese censorship will hurt the growth of the country's Internet sector and broader worries about lofty tech-stock valuations. Investors are scrutinizing the …

  • By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has failed to protect its data network against possible breaches, to encrypt highly sensitive information, or to use strong enough passwords, the Government Accountability Office said on Thursday. In addition to the cybersecurity failings, …

  • The Weibo logo is seen at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York

    By Alexei Oreskovic and Tanya Agrawal SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Weibo Corp rose as much as 41 percent in their U.S. debut on Thursday, sweeping aside concerns that censorship in China will hurt the growth of the country's Internet sector and broader worries about the outlook for tech-sector stocks. Investors …

  • The Weibo logo is seen at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York
    Weibo shares jump in debut as investors set aside concerns Reuters - 23 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Shares of Weibo Corp , the owner of a Chinese Twitter-like messaging service, rose as much as 14.6 percent in their U.S. debut, overcoming worries about the … More »Weibo shares jump in debut as investors set aside concerns

    The Weibo logo is seen at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York

    (Reuters) - Shares of Weibo Corp , the owner of a Chinese Twitter-like messaging service, rose as much as 14.6 percent in their U.S. debut, overcoming worries about the outlook for tech sector and concerns that censorship in China was affecting its user growth. Weibo's debut was being closely watched as it comes ahead …

  • A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura
    Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to … More »Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads

    A portrait of the Twitter logo in Ventura

    By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year. As the mobile app economy grows, app developers …

  • Photo illustration of Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone
    Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued … More »Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide

    Photo illustration of Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices. Shares of Google were down 3 percent to $539.80 …

  • Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks before ringing the opening bell during a visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York
    Weibo cuts IPO size amid selloff in technology stocks Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - China's Weibo Corp, a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million (170 million pounds) after it cut the size of its U.S. … More »Weibo cuts IPO size amid selloff in technology stocks

    Weibo Corporation Chairman Charles Chao speaks before ringing the opening bell during a visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Weibo's initial public offering (IPO) on The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York

    (Reuters) - China's Weibo Corp, a Twitter-like messaging service company, raised a less-than-expected $286 million (170 million pounds) after it cut the size of its U.S. initial public offering amid a selloff in technology shares and concerns about slowing user growth. The offering comes ahead of the much-anticipated IPO …

  • Weibo valued at $3.46 bln after bottom-end IPO pricing Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    REUTERS - China's Weibo Corp will be valued at a lower-than-expected $3.46 billion when it goes public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, amidst concerns about the microblogging … More »Weibo valued at $3.46 bln after bottom-end IPO pricing

    REUTERS - China's Weibo Corp will be valued at a lower-than-expected $3.46 billion when it goes public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, amidst concerns about the microblogging service's slowing user growth and the country's highly censored media environment. The Twitter-like microblogging service, owned by web portal …

  • An Apple logo is seen during Black Friday in San Francisco
    Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google: Re/code Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favor of Yahoo, technology … More »Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo over Google: Re/code

    An Apple logo is seen during Black Friday in San Francisco

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favor of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for Apple executives, …

  • U.S. SEC releases cyber security examination blueprint Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared … More »U.S. SEC releases cyber security examination blueprint

    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared to detect and prevent cyber security attacks. The SEC also plans examinations of more than 50 firms that will focus on cyber security-specific issues. The …

  • Photo illustration of Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone
    Google first-quarter revenue misses Wall Street targets Reuters - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued … More »Google first-quarter revenue misses Wall Street targets

    Photo illustration of Google logo is reflected on the screen of a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, pushing its shares sharply lower. Shares of Google were down 5.7 percent at $525 in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The number of "paid …

  • File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in Rolle
    Yahoo shares jump as Alibaba's revenue surges ahead of IPO Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Yahoo Inc's shares rose as much as 9 percent in heavy trading on Wednesday, a day after Chinese internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in which it holds a 24 percent … More »Yahoo shares jump as Alibaba's revenue surges ahead of IPO

    File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in Rolle

    Yahoo Inc's shares rose as much as 9 percent in heavy trading on Wednesday, a day after Chinese internet company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, in which it holds a 24 percent stake, reported a surge in quarterly revenue. At least nine brokerages raised their price targets on Yahoo's shares ahead of Alibaba's IPO filing, expected …

  • File photo of an employee walking past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou
    China e-commerce giant Alibaba seen filing for U.S. IPO next week: sou … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said … More »China e-commerce giant Alibaba seen filing for U.S. IPO next week: sou …

    File photo of an employee walking past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to file the prospectus for its U.S. initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm. Alibaba's documents could be filed as soon as Monday, added …

  • People talk in front of a Baidu's company logo at Baidu's headquarters in Beijing
    China's Baidu launches mobile payment app Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's leading internet search provider, has launched a mobile payment and wealth management platform after its main domestic rivals … More »China's Baidu launches mobile payment app

    People talk in front of a Baidu's company logo at Baidu's headquarters in Beijing

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Baidu Inc, China's leading internet search provider, has launched a mobile payment and wealth management platform after its main domestic rivals launched similar products. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, through its mobile payment arm, Alipay, launched Alipay Wallet in January 2013, which included a …

  • File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in Rolle
    Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's … More »Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

    File photo of a Yahoo logo in front of a building in Rolle

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer. Yahoo expects second quarter revenue, excluding traffic acquisition costs, of $1.06 billion …

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