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  • Google Steps Into Another Market: GPS for Phones Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 10:40 AM ET
    Google Navigation Screenshot

    Google announced a free navigation service for mobile phones on Wednesday that will offer turn-by-turn directions, live traffic updates and the ability to recognize voice commands.

  • Verizon iPhone Challenger Goes on Sale November 6th Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 1:31 PM ET
    Verizon

    Verizon Wireless will start selling its answer to the iPhone — the Droid — for $200 next week as the company taps into the growing appetite for smartphones that go far beyond just  making calls.

  • AMD's Ruiz Gets Tripped by Idle Chit-Chat Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:06 AM ET
    Hector Ruiz, CEO of AMD, delivers a speech during a ceremony  marking  the 10-years anniversary of AMD's, Advanced Micro Devices, Dresden-based operation in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. AMD, based in Sunnyvale, California, manufactures semiconductor products in Dresden, their biggest plant outside the US, for 10 years. (AP Photo/Matthias Rietschel)

    Before we go jumping to conclusions, the proverbial rush to judgment about former AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz and his role in the bizarre Galleon insider trading case, consider some of the facts as we know them.

  • GameStop Plans to Hire 15,000 Seasonal Workers Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    GameStop Inc. plans to hire about 15,000 seasonal, part-time workers to help with the holiday rush, the video game retailer said Tuesday. The company said the number of the new part-time workers this year is similar to seasonal hiring in 2008 and 2007."

  • Tech Growth May Be Driven By Lesser-Known Firms Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 1:03 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-core processor

    The tech sector has been among the market’s top performers this year, and analysts believe the hot streak may continue. But the usual suspects may not be leading the way.

  • PETA Blasts Elephant Car Wash Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Remember that elephant car wash in Oregon? Yeah, PETA has a little problem with using pachyderms for a power wash.

  • A Big Deal, but Not a Good One Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
    Comcast | NBC Universal

    The likely corporate marriage of Comcast and NBC Universal is not likely to do any better than the merger of AOL and Time Warner, says the New York Times.

  • Amazon is to eBay What Google is to Yahoo Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.

  • Verizon Earnings: What to Expect Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 6:13 PM ET

    Verizon is facing some major challenges, and it's looking for some new growth drivers.

  • Mac vs. PC; Ads and Momentum Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    This has been a fascinating week for Apple and Microsoft. Both have been mired in a pitched battle with each other for decades, but I can't remember a week like this one, with so much news, so much excitement, so much meat on the bone for both company's stories.

  • The Best Job-Hunting Tips for Executives Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Over 40 an unemployed? Here are the six best job-hunting tips for executives, including how to shave 10 years off of your image and why your current job search isn't working. Sorry, sir. Someone had to tell you.

  • Amazon.com reported better-than-expected third quarter profit on Thursday and stronger revenue guidance, sending shares up in afternoon trading.

  • Two Deals Hint at Revenue for Twitter Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 12:04 PM ET
    Twitter

    Twitter gets 55 million monthly visitors, it has raised $155 million in venture capital, and it has generated intense interest from Hollywood to Iran. But it hasn’t earned much revenue and certainly no profit.

  • A Big Net Deal: Getting Staff's Attention Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
    fingers typing

    There are certain words and phrases that scare readers off, especially in business news. Believe or not, they scare off newsrooms too.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Secure as CEO Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • Windows 7 Open; Ballmer on the Outlook Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.

  • EBay Shares Take Hit as Profit Outlook Disappoints Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    EBay turned in a fourth quarter outlook that disappointed investors on Wednesday, pummeling shares in afternoon trading, even though the company slightly beat its third quarter earnings forecast.

  • Google to Release Music Search Page: Sources Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 3:20 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google will launch music search pages next week that will come with the ability to purchase songs for download.

  • Apple's New iMacs Just in Time for the Holidays Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 1:34 PM ET
    The 2009 iMac.

    What better way to build on monumental earnings momentum than with a big product release, and what better place for Apple to debut its new, spiffy iMac than right here on CNBC.

  • Investors Lap up Apple's 47 Percent Profit Jump Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    A flag showing the Apple Computer logo flies outside the Apple shop in Regent Street, London

    Wall Street knew Apple results for the most recent quarter would blow past the company's conservative guidance, but investors clearly weren't prepared for the 47 percent jump in profit that Apple delivered.