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I have written hundreds of posts on this blog over the past couple of years, but seldom have I received the amount of feedback generated from my post on Twitter last Friday; and seldom has the dialogue been this thoughtful, this effective, this informative and reasoned. Even those who disagreed with me offered up some really good counterpoints which I certainly take to heart.
IBM is trying to stymie Google's expansion into the business software market. The weapon: a bare-bones e-mail service IBM is selling to companies for $36/year per worker, undercutting a package of software applications that Google sells for $50 per user annually.
Zoos across the country have been mauled by the recession. One zoo got a few of the animals to pitch in to boost sales: The elephants started a car wash.
A month later, and after a couple of hundred Tweets, and nearly 700 followers (thank you, thank you, thank you!), I've come to the conclusion - like more than a third of other Tweeters out there after their first month, that the site is just not for me.
Cisco's play for Tandberg is a real sign of the times for cash rich tech companies. Here's a company trading at or near its 52-week high, and yet dips into its swollen coffers and pays for the $3 billion deal all in cash. And why not, with $35 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Cisco can certainly afford it.
Duuuuude. I just found you a totally awesome job: Westword, an alternative weekly in Denver, is looking for a freelance writer to review marijuana clinics.
Cisco has agreed to buy Norwegian videoconferencing company Tandberg for $3 billion in cash, its latest bet that video will drive demand for its data transmission gear. The acquisition fills the gap between Cisco's high-end video meeting service and its WebEx tool.
For months, we've given you the top monthly Sports Twitter Rankings and it has been fun to keep up with everyone in the business. But we wanted to do something fresh this month. So we give you the top 10 people in sports we WANT to be on Twitter and why.
New York's street-cart vendors aren't just low-income immigrants any more. Some of them are former investment bankers and lawyers. Welcome to the new economy.
Plus, a call on Friday's jobs number.
Move over Wall Street, there’s a new victim in town: Advertising. And they've got a jingle to prove it.
It's no secret that Apple has embarked on a major environmental push these last few years: At the conclusion of any product roll-out, CEO Steve Jobs typically talks about the environmentally friendly materials and production processes used, and the priority environmental responsibility has become for the folks in Cupertino. It certainly doesn't hurt that Nobel Peace Prize winner - and environmental activist Al Gore sits on Apple's board.
In the midst of the "Great Recession," Jordan Goldman launched a startup that has risen to become one of the largest resources for college information on the Web. CNBC sat down with the young entrepreneur at his New York office and asked him where he got the idea for Unigo.com.
Microsoft, in its latest attempt at a campy viral marketing campaign, is trying to get everyday users to throw a "House Party" (think Tupperware party) to spread the word to their friends about the upcoming Windows 7. Yeah, never put the geeks in charge of the party.
There's a report out tonight from the folks at thestreet.com that Verizon Wireless has decided not to support that other Jesus phone, namely the Palm Pre.
Whoa! I had to do a double take when I was reporting Research in Motion's second quarter earnings on the air moments ago because I couldn't believe they were this weak. In this case, looks were not deceiving.
By any historical measure, Research in Motion has a pretty good, three-month stock run. From a low of around $66 on July 13, they're just shy of $84 today. Hardly a slouch. But...
Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz got characteristically irked off this week when asked by a reporter if the media "is too obsessed with change at Yahoo." According to the San Francisco Chronicle Bartz replied, "When you get outside of New York City and Silicon Valley, everybody loves Yahoo ... I mean, why are you cynical about us? Be cynical about frickin' Google. Leave us alone."
Fear not, though, the Mad Money host says. You’re getting the chance to buy some great tech stocks at a discount.
By now you know the row: Palm co-opts Apple iTunes access for its new Palm Pre smart phone without permission and hails the electronic trespassing as a key selling point for iPhone users to switch platforms...But as you get a little closer to the issues, they get far stickier, and far thornier, for both Apple and Palm.