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  • Web Lets Shoppers Create One-of-a-Kind Gifts Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    Searching for meaning beyond a price tag, more holiday shoppers are giving custom-made gifts this year. A host of Web sites with names like Zazzle, Blurb and TasteBook are helping people quickly create one-of-a-kind products like clothing, books and jewelry.

  • Cramer: Will Google Reach $750? Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the brokers, tech and more.

  • The Science of Managing Search Ads Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 10:38 AM ET

    For most people, Google and other search engines are essential tools to navigate the Web. But the workings of the text ads, the blurbs that peddle goods and services on the search results pages, are largely hidden from Web users. The New York Times reports.

  • Apple TV Draws Attention of CBS, Disney: Report Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 10:03 AM ET
    Apple Store

    CBS and Walt Disney are in talks to team up with Apple on a new service that would offer television subscriptions over the Internet, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

  • GM Snags Microsoft's Liddell Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 2:00 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    Chris Liddell has made no secret of his ambitions to run a company. So in that respect, his departure from Microsoft last month as the company's first-ever outside Chief Financial Officer, a role he's played since 2005, wasn't much of a surprise. But his arrival at the CFO's job at General Motors is a bit of a surprise.

  • Poll: Is the Worst Over for Stocks? Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 4:25 PM ET

    It's official: The stock market and all of its messy glory has penetrated popular consciousness. So does that mean the worst is over?!

  • Best Buy

    Here we are a week before Christmas, the last night of Hanukkah, and it's the perfect opportunity to find out what's selling, what's not, and what investors ought to be paying attention to.

  • RIMM Redemption Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Big swings can often lead to strikeouts. But it can also mean home runs, and that's exactly what "Options Action" contributor and Phoenix Partner's Chief Derivatives Strategist Dan Nathan hit last week by purchasing the RIMM December 60/65 strangle ahead of earnings.

  • Last-Minute Shopping? There's an App for That Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 11:51 AM ET

    There’s only a few days left to find that perfect gift this holiday season, but with the help of an iPhone, all you may need is a few minutes.

  • RIM Soars, Stuns the Street Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 5:36 PM ET

    So much concern, so much talk about dealing with disappointment, and a perceived slowdown in Blackberry momentum amid so much media clamor about anything and everything Droid from Google and what does Research in Motion do? Blows everyone away, that's what.

  • Oracle Beats, and Beats Big Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 4:53 PM ET

    If you think about the Oracle earnings release, it might be even more impressive than it seems. Consider that it has been more than a year since its last acquisition of any real significance, and yet the company was able easily to beat top line forecasts.

  • RIM Feels the Pressure Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    This company is in a pitched battle with Apple and a dozen other smart phone makers, and while it is an exceptional swordsman, it faces a daunting task: Not merely adding subscribers, but keeping the ones it already has.

  • Now Might Be the Time for Oracle Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 10:59 AM ET

    This should be an intriguing report from Oracle tonight after the bell, and potentially the best argument yet that this sleeper and not-so-gentle-giant is poised for a break-out.

  • Mad Mail: 'Winterize' Your Portfolio With These Stocks Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Plus, get calls on solar power, natural gas, the Internet and more.

  • YouTube's Top 2009 Videos Feature Eclectic Cast Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
    Susan Boyle

    The year's biggest hits on the Internet's top video channel were anchored by an improbable singing sensation, a groggy boy nursing a sore mouth, a bride and groom dancing down the wedding aisle, supernatural heartthrobs and roller-skating babies.

  • Shoppers Spend Online, but Wait for In-Store Deals Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 6:41 AM ET
    Shoppers stroll around at the newly decorated Christmas floor at KADEWE department store in Berlin, Germany.

    The all-important holiday shopping season is well underway and, so far, online retailers are seeing an improvement compared with last year, but stores are having trouble luring in consumers.

  • Cramer’s New Price Target for Google Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    Forget $700, he says. This stock is going higher.

  • Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to Amazon.com Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely. Now, one well-known author is doing just that.

  • Google Preps to Hit Apple Where it Hurts Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    You're going to hear an awful lot about Nexus in the coming months. By now you know it's the new smartphone from Google itself, built by HTC. A Google-branded smart phone, built from the ground up by Google itself...

  • Buy Friends This Holiday Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 2:32 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    No, this is not a blog about a certain celebrity athlete who faces ever more sordid but unproven allegations daily, including charges he paid for things.