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New York City resident Andreas Gibson high-fives employees after being the first to exit the Fifth Avenue store after purchasing an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York Sept. 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones

Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adopters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (front C) and chief financial officer Maggie Wu react (front R) as the company's initial public offering (IPO), under the ticker "BABA", begins trading at the New York Stock Exchange in New York Sept. 19, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Alibaba shares surge in trading debut

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38% in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.

Customers stand in line at the Apple store in Berlin, as they wait to buy the newly released iPhone 6 Sept. 19, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal

Apple losing its 'cool' factor?

Holly Riggle, a 29-year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday.

Mock bitcoins are displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin in this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI

$40.7M awarded bitcoin Ponzi scheme case

A U.S. federal judge in Texas ordered Bitcoin Savings and Trust and its owner to pay a combined US$40.7 million after the Securities and Exchange Commission established that the company, which sold investments using the virtual currency, was a Ponzi scheme.

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Oracle shares slide

Oracle Corp's shares fell as much as 5.5% after the database software maker reported disappointing quarterly earnings late Thursday and said Larry Ellison was stepping aside as chief executive.

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A 'Facebook for rich people'

A new social network nicknamed, "Facebook for rich people" promises to let the wealthy share their common interests and experiences without backlash.

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