Global Markets 2011 - Special Report

Dennis Kneale

Senior media and technology correspondent

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  • Cisco Systems chairman and CEO John Chambers speaks during a press event at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Cisco chief executive John Chambers has a new stimulus plan for America—one guaranteed to create hundreds of billions of dollars in cash flow without costing the taxpayer a single dollar in new spending.

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    President Obama faces a messy political fight over the federal court ruling striking down his new, looser policy letting federal grant money pay for stem cell research involving “destroyed” embryos.

  • Google

    Today Google trades at 21 times trailing earnings, about where the broader market lies. But isn’t this company worth more, pound for pound, than the typical S&P old-guarder?

  • Google

    Is Google readying another social networking push? If so, it’s going to have a hard time unseating Facebook.

  • Sumner Redstone

    Hoo boy did I stir up a hornet’s nest yesterday by having the temerity to question whether it was “right” to publish Viacom billionaire Sumner Redstone’s hilariously stupid voice message left for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Beast.

  • Electric Barbarellas

    Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, is miffed by a story quoting anonymous sources depicting him as a lecherous casting-couch exec bent on forcing Viacom’s MTV to air “The Electric Barbarellas,” a reality show about a babefest band.

  • Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    Gettin' an awful lot of name-calling outrage online the past few days for my supposedly tough stance on Apple and Antennagate. The iPhone devotees say I'm biased, I'm clueless, I'm an Apple-basher.

  • Verizon

    Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.