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Alibaba excitement surges; share price indications rise to $80-$83

Eight Alibaba customers got to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the company's huge stock market debut – but 40 minutes later, the exchange had yet to report Alibaba results. 

Alibaba sets stock price at $68 on eve of IPO

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. set its stock price at $68 a share — the top of its range — on the eve of its initial public offering, meaning that it is set to raise more than $25 billion and that the company’s overall value is higher than’s.

Apple iOS 8 arrives Wednesday, replacing iOS 7

IPhone and iPad enthusiasts, contain yourselves: iOS 8 is ready for download Wednesday.

Apple reports record-breaking orders for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped a record-breaking 4 million in the first 24 hours the phones were on sale, according to Apple. 

Apple fans in China disappointed: No iPhone 6 for now

Over the years, Apple has faced a variety of challenges in bringing its products to Chinese consumers. For its soon-to-be-released iPhone 6, the company may be running up against the Chinese government’s determination to push forward the nation’s homegrown 4G standard.

T-Mobile rolls out new Wi-Fi calling and personal cell spots

T-Mobile held a media event Wednesday ostensibly to announce a slew of new Wi-Fi initiatives. But Chief Executive John Legere couldn't resist getting in a few jabs at rivals Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

For Internet Slowdown Day, tech companies display mock 'loading' icons

If you see the “spinning wheel of death” on some of your favorite sites Wednesday, don’t worry -- your Internet connection probably isn’t any slower.

Apple Watch: Four issues raising some doubts

The Apple Watch, which is to go on sale early next year with more than 20 different looks and a minimum price of $349, has its share of innovations: A screen made out of sapphire glass on some versions to increase its scratch-resistance. A "digital touch" feature that allows people to give...

Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos

San Francisco-based launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single customer for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than there are paying subscribers to...

Apple Watch goes beyond being a wrist-sized smartphone

Apple’s first new product line in the post-Steve Jobs era, as expected, is a smartwatch that goes on sale early next year.

Meet Apple's new iPhone

Arriving Sept. 19, the new iPhone brings Apple in line with smartphones from Samsung, HTC and others while making a name for itself with powerful photo and video features.

Does it pay to invest in Apple stock before product announcements?

In just over an hour, Apple is set to hold a live event in Cupertino, Calif., to announce its latest products. The company could be heading in a brand new direction with a tech wearable, possibly dubbed the iWatch.  A couple of new iPhones also could be making their debut.

Tinder resolves sexual harassment lawsuit; marketing chief resigns

The dating app start-up Tinder has resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit lodged by one of its early employees without admitting wrongdoing, and one of the executives targeted by the lawsuit has left the company.

Make your video public on Facebook and learn how many views it has

People who upload a video to Facebook and allow it to be played by anyone will be able to see how many times it has been viewed beginning Monday.

On eve of Apple announcements, which iPhone 6 rumors will pan out?

There's been a load of iPhone 6 scuttlebutt on the eve of Apple's big Tuesday announcements. Forget, for now, all that iWatch talk and focus on the phone(s). We picked seven rumors, some of which seemed right on and others that seemed right wacky. When all is said and done, we'll update this...

With iWatch and new iPhones, Apple CEO Tim Cook faces defining moment

Three years into his tenure running one of the world’s most important companies, Tim Cook is on the eve of a defining moment.

Alibaba sets price range, hopes to raise record-breaking $24.3 billion

Alibaba Group Holding has set the price range for its initial public offering between $60 and $66 a share, and hopes to raise a record-shattering $24.3 billion in what would be the biggest IPO ever.

Chopsticks and smartphone app help Chinese detect bad cooking oil

With about 3.5 million tons of illegally reprocessed cooking oil returning to dinner tables each year, Chinese consumers are desperately looking for an easy way to help them determine if the oil they use is safe.

Apple plans to give you more warning when you're being hacked

Apple plans to send an alert to users when their iCloud backup is being downloaded to a new device, the company's chief executive said days after several celebrities had their cache of photos, contacts and other data accessed by someone who posted nude photos from those archives to an online...

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