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  • Apple's Seeds of Discontent Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Last post I focused on Google, but much of the same fear and frustration swirling around those shares can be said of Apple as well, another of last year's high-flyers that have come crashing back down to earth.

  • Another day, another big drop in Google shares. Another day, and more head-scratching for Apple shareholders. For Google, it's getting ugly. Even a big, broad Wall Street rally couldn't help these shares, ceding another 4 percent on Monday with the slide continuing pre-market today.

  • Air Force Tanker Internet "Tantrums" Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    So as the country awaits the Air Force's decision on whether Boeing or Northrop Grumman will build the next generation of air refueling tankers--worth $40 billion--we were told the decision could come down as soon as the market closed on Monday

  • Electronic Arts is desperate; and desperate times call for desperate measures. Look no further than the company's multiple bids for Take-Two Interactive, a company with such a checkered financial past, pandering to the lowest common denominator of entertainment, but that apparently commands a 64 percent premium that in Take-Two's estimation still isn't enough.

  • Jimmy Kimmel

    I blogged a couple weeks ago about the really funny, really REALLY inappropriate music video actress/comedienne Sarah Silverman made revealing her "affair" with Matt Damon. What does this have to do with business? Well, in the video she describes how her boyfriend -- Jimmy Kimmel -- likes Diet Snapple.

  • Microsoft to Test New Measure of Web Ads Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    Microsoft said Monday it would test a new way to measure the effectiveness of Internet advertising in a beta program that is due to begin on March 1.

  • Google to Store Patients' Health Records Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 7:47 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that's likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader.

  • Yahoo Adds Severance Benefits in Case of Merger Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 7:41 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Yahoo put in place on Tuesday severance benefits that would be given to all employees who might be laid off if the company was sold.

  • 'Do Not Disturb' Contest; More Reader Love/Hate Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    In our interactive/reality TV culture, Embassy Suites decided to get patrons in on the decision to create new “Do Not Disturb” signs (“DND”). Here, after months of deliberations, are the winners. Also: Your e-mails re Countrywide, Fake Jane and Sarah Silverman!

  • Tech Titans Back California Bike Races Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:49 PM ET
    Chris Carmichael

    I'm writing from the road this week, taking some time off to attend legendary coach Chris Carmichael's cycling training camp in Buellton, Calif. The camp takes place at the same time as the huge Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, and both are boasting their fair share of some pretty spectacular technology. Carmichael made a name for himself training Lance Armstrong...

  • Apple Earnings: Predicting the China Factor Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 1:56 PM ET

    Here we are still in February, and there's already a healthy amount of speculation about Apple's earnings. And when they are released in April, they could hold some surprising news -- thanks in part to China's giant market.

  • Toys Take To The Web Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    As kids spend more time online, toy makers are moving their brands to the Web by selling physical toys at stores that come with passwords used to unlock virtual worlds where the toy comes to life.

  • Vumber: A Stunt Double for Phone Numbers Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    Do you want total control over your phone number? Want to track calls made by dozens of salespeople? Want a local number in L.A. when your business is in New York? All this and keeping identity thieves at bay are possible with virtual numbers made available through a company called Vumber.

  • Gates Says Microsoft Won't Raise Yahoo Bid Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:34 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Microsoft plans to invest heavily in Web search to compete against Google, even if it fails to acquire Yahoo, the company's chairman Bill Gates said on Monday.

  • The liberal “netroots” group MoveOn.org has emerged as a force in Democratic politics in recent years. It estimates that its 2.3-million members in 2004 donated $180-million to political causes, not to mention activism aside from their checkbooks. Now the organization boasts 3.2-million members.

  • Priceline CEO: Business is Great -- Even in U.S. Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    The slowing U.S. economy and high fuel prices don't scare Jeffrey Boyd, chief executive of Priceline.com. He told CNBC that the online travel-bargain company  is doing just fine -- in America and worldwide.

  • For Yahoo Board, Microsoft Deal May Be a Duty Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Many of Yahoo's employees harbor a deep Silicon Valley-bred distrust of rival Microsoft's corporate culture. That may not matter.

  • Google's YouTube Makes "Advertising Pitch" Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    YouTube threw a coming out party of sorts to hundreds of top ad industry execs in New York City this week. The event was called 'Videocracy,' and it's the largest ever advertiser event thrown by Google which bought YouTube for $1.6 billion dollars two years ago.

  • Microsoft's hostile play for Yahoo certainly isn't lacking from strong opinions about the deal from experts on both sides of the argument. But the more interesting opinions are coming from the companies themselves.

  • Softbank Holds Big Cards in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Japanese Internet firm Softbank, under pressure from both sides in Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, may hold out for more leverage but is unlikely to derail the bid.