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Google said Friday it will bid for coveted mobile airwaves in a move that could pit the Web search leader against U.S. wireless service providers.
I think it probably all started with "Jeep," the army's shortened nickname for the "general purpose" vehicle. And when it comes to the military, I get it: time is money, lives are at stake. If you can shorten things, make language quicker, communications easier, it just makes sense.
It's official: after months of speculation and posturing, Google will indeed bid for the 700Mhz wireless spectrum coming to auction at the end of January. I have written about this before, suggesting such a bid was likely even though Google didn't get all it was looking for after lobbying the FCC for freer, more open networks.
Ah, the holidays! What better time to think about...death? The Neptune Society must have hired a new PR person because I'm getting press releases: "Rise in Cremations a Sign of Changing Times!
Yahoo! better break out the hammers and nails. There's a lot of fence-mending the company needs to do. The day after the so-called Cyber Monday where online merchants usher in their own holiday shopping seasons, thousands of them are trying to get answers from Yahoo! about a payment system outage that left their online cash registers closed.
Google said the Web services and online advertising group plans to promote a new initiative to encourage cheap renewable electricity.
Verizon's news today that it will offer "open access" to its wireless network is a shot across AT&T's bow, and could be the first major step toward opening what has developed into a kind of "Kremlin" for connectivity. Verizon says by the end of next year, customers will be able to use any wireless device and software applications on its nationwide wireless network that are currently unavailable today.
European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.
News doesn't get worse than this for a company like Yahoo. On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down.
Low-cost U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways has begun selling tickets through online travel agencies Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and Priceline.com, the companies said Monday.
Countrywide has been very smart about figuring out ways to make money from every part of the mortgage process. Here's an example pointed out to me. Countrywide reinsures some of its mortgages. When a homebuyer puts down only 10%, he or she usually has to buy mortgage insurance from a third party (I thought mortgage insurance was dead in the age of 80-20 loans, but apparently not).
Retailers are hoping last week's strong start to the holiday shopping season at malls and stores translates into a busy buying season online, which officially begins Monday. A number of retailers are hosting one-day sales or special offers for the occasion. Internet research firm comScore estimated online sales may exceed $700 million.
A slew of responses to my post reprinting questions that New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer sent Countrywide Chairman and CEO Angelo Mozilo. Most responses centered on why the company doesn't send 1099 forms to independent brokers.
Google enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday.
Third quarter advertising numbers are in and the good news is that online newspaper advertising grew 21 percent to $773 million according to the Newspaper Association of America. The bad news is that even that growth couldn't overwhelm the downward trend in the industry, overall ad revenue dropped 7.4% in the quarter.
MTV's "Rock Band" video game took the stage Tuesday, a new entrant in the fast-growing genre of musical games that could boost the fortunes of the flagging music industry.
The unofficial start to the holiday shopping season is just around the corner and Dev Shapiro has left nothing to chance. The Dallas resident and veteran bargain hunter has spent the last three weeks developing a plan of attack for Black Friday sales, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers across the country slash prices on everything from flat screen TV’s to the hottest Christmas toys.
Hewlett-Packard's better-than-expected quarterly results may raise the bar for competitor Dell, which is more vulnerable to U.S. economic woes and reports earnings next week.
For those who opted to stay at home on Black Friday, rather than brave the crowds, there’s good news: there will be plenty of bargains online this year.
Even bears celebrate Christmas, or at least I think they do," Jordan Rohan, RBC Capital Markets managing director, told CNBC. Although Rohan describes himself as a bear, and says that so many negative catalysts have rarely appeared on the macro front, he's found some promising Web stocks.