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  • Talk about a great couple of days last week: Wednesday into Wednesday night, I get to hang out with Bon Jovi during their Silicon Valley visit for a story on the technology the band uses in its show.

  • What the Execs Say: Earnings and Expansion  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Despite world economic woes, some company executives are optimistic regarding their businesses. Here is what they told CNBC:

  • Investors Weigh Google Futures as Earnings Loom Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Investors are worried that the Web search company's once explosive growth could slow dramatically in the weak U.S. economy.

  • Yahoo's Jerry Yang: He's Already Won Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    I knew that headline would catch your attention, and it should when you're trying to figure out the vagaries of Yahoo and its dealings with Microsoft, Time-Warner, News Corp. and any of the other suitors, or vultures, out there trying to become part of the company's future.

  • Tech Earnings: Investors Should Go Company By Company Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    It's so easy to paint investing with broad brushstrokes, and say "tech" is strong, or "tech" is bad, but with Intel, IBM, eBay and Google all reporting this week, we get to remind ourselves that the sector is made up of individual stocks and individual industries.

  • Yes, tomorrow is tax day. It's also the day Abraham Lincoln died, and the day the Titanic went down. Nice. In observation of all this and more, FlashNews says Bruce Novotny, whom it describes as a "holiday creator" (how does one apply for THAT job?) has dubbed April 15th "National That Sucks Day."

  • What the CEOs Are Saying Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    CEOs from around the globe have their say, from what is going on in the retail sector to how the global slowdown is effecting earnings:

  • Microsoft Said To Prefer Its Own Bid For Yahoo Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 8:25 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft Corp wants to stick with its original takeover offer for Yahoo Inc , but is not ruling out News Corp joining its bid or other options, a source close to the company said on Friday.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo's board is meeting by conference call Friday afternoon and the big topic of course, is Microsoft's $42.2 billion dollar bid. The clock is ticking. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer threatened to stage a proxy fight to get the acquisition if the board doesn't take the bid, which it rejected as too low.

  • Microsoft Says It Made Fair Offer to Yahoo Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft believes it has made a fair offer to acquire Yahoo and is committed to bolstering its digital advertising capabilities irrespective of the outcome, its chief operating officer said.

  • Microsoft Seen Winning as Big Media Circles Yahoo Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 2:26 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Yahoo may have played its top two cards by pulling out possible deals with AOL and Google, but it does not seem to have changed Wall Street's view that Microsoft will eventually win the takeover battle.

  • Barry Manilow Sings The Mortgage Blues--Sort Of Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    Gregory Greenway of Brew City Mortgage (LOVE that name), sent me his new lyrics for the Manilow hit "I Write the Songs," called "I Closed the Loans":

  • Desperate Times, Desperate Measures Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 11:09 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Yahoo is apparently the belle of the ball if you believe the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, both with stories tonight that competing bids will surface Thursday from News Corp. and Time Warner -- Are you kidding me?

  • What the CEOs Are Saying Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Find out what chief executives are saying about their businesses and the economy on CNBC Europe.

  • Legg Mason to Back Yahoo if Deal Lowered: WSJ Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:23 AM ET

    A major Yahoo shareholder, Legg Mason, is ready to back Yahoo's effort to stay independent if Microsoft lowers its buyout offer, the Wall Street Journal said, citing an interview with portfolio manager Bill Miller.

  • Reader Poll: Internet Shopping Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Online spending is expected to rise a robust 17 percent this year, despite a sluggish economy that has bruised many brick-based retailers, according to an annual survey to be released Tuesday.

  • Eye in The Sky (Or Anywhere You Need It) Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    Want to monitor the security cameras at headquarters while you're having dinner at home? Want to keep an eye on the kids while you're at your desk? Now you can. Richard Soloway, chairman and chief executive of Napco, explains his new service, i-See Video.

  • Online Spending Expected to Rise 17% in 2008 Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 12:22 PM ET

    Online spending is expected to rise a robust 17 percent this year, despite a sluggish economy that has bruised many brick-based retailers, according to an annual survey to be released Tuesday.

  • Novellus Shares Fall on Profit and Sales Warnings Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Novellus Systems said Tuesday its first-quarter earnings would be lower than expected and its revenue would be at the low end of its forecast range, sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • Dell CEO Sees Better Days Ahead in '08 Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 8:02 AM ET
    Dell

    Dell expects to expand its profitability this year as the company shifts its resources to faster-growing emerging market regions, Chief Executive Michael Dell said Tuesday.