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  • Moon Men: Vying for Google's $20 Million Astro-Prize Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 3:53 PM ET
    Full moon

    California was home to the gold rush, and now it's home to the Moon rush. Google is offering $20 million dollars to the first private team that can move a rover on the Moon by 2012. Enter Team FREDNET.

  • Wal-Mart Cancels Movie Download Service Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 5:37 AM ET
    Walmart

    Wal-Mart Stores Incquietly canceled its online video download service less than ayear after the site went live, a company spokeswoman saidThursday.

  • Pogue: Doling Out the Pogies Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 4:05 PM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    We award 10 Pogie trophies — not to products, but to individual features within them. The envelope please.

  • Luddite Jane Update (Second Thoughts on Southwest) Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 3:43 PM ET
    Southwest Airlines.

    Flying Southwest Airlines again today. Getting the hang of the new boarding system. Maybe it's not so stupid. Maybe I'm not so stupid. I'm flying to Sacramento and driving to Stockton to check in again on America's Foreclosure Capital.

  • Will it or Won't It? Apple Teeters at $200 Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    Apple's stock crossed $200 per share Wednesday, but settled back. Today, a kind of two-steps-forward-one-step-back approach, as Apple blows through $200 with a lot more conviction. Will it finally close above the psychologically, financially important plateau?

  • Amazon to Add Warner Music Tunes  to MP3 Service Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 11:46 AM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com has signed on Warner Music Group to its music download service, which aims to compete with Apple's industry-dominating iTunes online store.

  • Nothing Funny Today Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 6:04 PM ET

    Folks, I've been covering the death of hedge fund Chief Executive Michael Klein in a plane crash this week in Panama. He died along with his 13-year-old daughter, Talia, and the 23-year-old Panamanian pilot, Edwin Lasso.

  • iLike: Online Music's Next Big Thing? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    If you haven't heard of iLike yet, you will. The site is combining two of the hottest things going right now: social networking and digital entertainment. Already, acts like 50 Cent, Beyonce, John Mayer, Evanescence and former Motley Crue member Nikki Sixx have signed on.

  • Amazon Posts Strongest-Ever Holiday Season Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 2:49 PM ET

    Amazon.com said it sold about 17 of Nintendo's Wii video game systems per second when it had them in stock.

  • Home Prices Plummet: No Pain, No Gain? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices out today couldn’t be more telling of what’s going on in the housing market now -- and more importantly, where it’s headed: Prices are in free fall.

  • Out Of The Office Today Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    I'm out of the office today, but I'll be back -- and blogging -- on Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

  • Apple's iPhone: Great -- or Greatest? Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    There are rumors all over the web that Apple will announce staggering handset unit sales at Macworld next month. And while I fully anticipate strong numbers, I'm a little skeptical that they'll measure up to some of the wild estimates making the rounds.

  • This Xmas, Save The Earth From Your Cat Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 12:34 PM ET
    Cat

    A last-minute Christmas present idea from a PR department: Potty-train your kitty -- and save the planet! Also: the final Southwest boarding-policy reader responses.

  • Readers Ain't LUV-ing My Southwest Blog Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 4:19 PM ET

    More responses to my comments on Southwest's new boarding policy. Here's a painful sample: "I think what Jane is saying is -- basically people are too stupid to learn to stand in line if they have to learn to count above the number 10 without removing their shoes?" Ow.

  • WGA West Talks to Me -- Totally Unscripted Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 4:06 PM ET
    Patric Verrone

    Patric Verrone, President of the Writers Guild of America West, appears live today during "Street Signs" to be interviewed by yours truly. In a strange way, I have the AMPTP to thank...

  • Wii Options Market? It's True! Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 3:59 PM ET
    Nintendo

    Something strange is developing around the Nintendo Wii phenomenon and it's showing capitalism at its finest: I was skeptical about a derivatives market in the Wii actually existing, but now I have confirmation that one does exist.

  • For a Better Log Cabin, Use -- Concrete?! Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    As you drive up the road it looks like one. When you walk up the driveway it looks like one. When you're standing right next to it, it looks like one. It has all the earmarks of a "real" log home. Except it's not. It's made out of concrete.

  • HUD's Reply to My 'Fuzzy Math' Query Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    The folks at HUD felt that my blog of yesterday left out some key points, namely, their side of the story, so I am happy to post a reply directly from them.

  • Gadgets Galore Fuel 'Black Friday: Part II' Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Black Friday has come and gone, but you might want to call today Black Friday: Part II as we usher in the last weekend before Christmas. I'm inside a Best Buy in the heart of Silicon Valley, where business has been more than brisk these last few weeks...

  • RIM Blows Away Expectations: So Can Anyone Catch Them? Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 4:53 PM ET

    These are blow-out numbers for RIM's third quarter no matter how you slice and dice them. And you thought Oracle's good news yesterday was something. This is something else entirely. Research in Motion posts 65 cents a share in earnings per share.