Facebook's Moves buy and the land grab of 2014

Why buy a health tracker? Why not. Facebook is such a well-oiled machine that its CEO can toy around with apps outside the social network's comfort zone.

Facebook acquires health and fitness tracking app

Amazon profit surges 31%, sales beat Street

Amazon rebounds with solid first-quarter results, but warns of bumps ahead in the form of an operating loss.

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