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  • Gawker’s Blogs, for a Time, Are Silenced by Hackers Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 2:16 PM ET
    Gawker logo

    On Sunday and Monday, the popular Web sites run by Gawker Media went off the grid after an apparent attack by hackers.

  • When Bad News is Good; Cisco Prepares to Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    If Cisco meets analyst expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter, it'll report a nearly 20 percent plunge in sales and a 30 percent decline in profits. And that's the good news.

  • White House Takes on Drudge Over Health Care Posting Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.

  • FTC to Apple and Google: Too Little Too Late? Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:09 PM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    The Federal Trade Commission commends Apple and Eric Schmidt's decision on their parting of the ways this morning, but it appears that the federal investigation into the so-called "interlocking directorates" will continue, and that cannot be good news for either company.

  • Apple to Schmidt: C-ya! Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    If there were any doubts about where Google goes from here, and what Apple is trying to become, look no further than Eric Schmidt's resignation from Apple's board.

  • Quattrone Returns to Silicon Valley as Banks Retreat Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:12 AM ET
    Frank Quattrone

    Frank Quattrone, a star Silicon Valley investment banker who advised hundreds of companies during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, has been quietly counseling about 20 technology companies since March of last year, when he started Qatalyst Partners, a boutique merchant bank.

  • EBay: Auction Site? Or Discount Store? Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 4:09 PM ET
    Ebay

    As the retail sector continues to struggle—with June store sales falling short of expectations and consumer confidence dropping nearly 6 percent—online retailer eBay is rewriting its marketing strategy for the upcoming holiday season.

  • Evolution of Web Ads: Social Media's New Challenge Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 11:35 AM ET
    The third-party ad on Facebook using Cheryl Smith's image.

    Peter Smith was browsing Facebook a couple of weeks ago when he stumbled upon an ad for hot singles. That's not unusual on social networking sites like Facebook, but what was unusual was the picture of the woman in the ad. It was his wife, Cheryl.

  • Even Google Is Blocked With Apps for iPhone Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:40 AM ET

    Google might power the world’s most popular search engine, but its clout goes only so far. When it comes to getting one of its applications onto the iPhone, it seems Google has to wait in line for Apple’s approval like everyone else — and face the risk of rejection.

  • A Rorschach Cheat Sheet on Wikipedia? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    Rorschach Test

    Wikipedia is engulfed in a furious debate with psychologists who are angry that the online encyclopedia has reproduced the 10 original Rorschach plates online, for free.

  • Finally, But Was It Worth the Wait? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 9:46 AM ET

    It's a kiss-your-sister kind of deal, and stock trading in both companies reflect it. It's been a long wait. And after all this time, shareholders will still be forced to wait -- a lot longer -- to see if the deal was worth waiting for.

  • Netflix Competitors Learn the Power of Teamwork Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 10:59 AM ET
    Netflix

    A contest set up by Netflix, which offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could significantly improve its movie recommendation system, ended on Sunday with two teams in a virtual dead heat, and no winner to be declared until September.

  • UK Government Tells Civil Servants to Tweet Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 7:51 AM ET

    The British government has told civil servants: Go forth and tweet.

  • Apple, Music Labels Work on Album 'Cocktail': AP Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    Apple Inc.  and the four major recording labels are working on launching a music offering code-named "Cocktail" that aims to add value to digital albums sold on the online iTunes Store.

  • Is the Economy Really THIS Bad? Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 4:35 PM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    This was a strange earnings season. But it has been a remarkably strange economy. But when you look at the big names in tech, including Intel, IBM, Apple, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, and the big names on Wall Street, there was a bizarre disconnect over what was expected, and what was realized.

  • Nortel, a Fallen Canadian Icon, Starts Asset Sales Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    Nortel Networks Corp., a former Canadian tech icon with roots going back to World War One, started selling key assets on Friday in an auction process that has already polarized opinion and sometimes reads like a soap opera.

  • When Does Palm Stop Acting As Apple Wanna-be? Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    Why Palm is goading Apple is beyond me. I get the argument that all publicity is good publicity and that Palm, as a scrappy upstart is trying to keep this war alive because we all keep writing about it, and it keeps Palm's name, and more importantly the Pre, front and center in the public's eye. But really, do you want to be known as an also-ran? Is that somehow OK?

  • Barry Diller: New Media Has Edge in Economy Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    Internet company IAC/InteractiveCorp, which owns sites such as Ask.com and Match.com, has weathered the economy more successfully than most old media companies, CEO Barry Diller told CNBC Friday.

  • Setting Online Boundaries in Your Job Search Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 12:10 PM ET

    One of my clients was recently invited by a recruiter to become a Friend on Facebook. This client had hoped to keep her Facebook personal and use LinkedIn for professional contacts. At the same time, she wanted to develop the relationship with this recruiter and worried that Ignoring the request might be viewed as a rebuff. In the end, she contacted the recruiter via email to let her know that she wanted to connect via LinkedIn instead.  Score one for boundaries.

  • Options Bullish on This Cable Service Provider Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 8:38 AM ET

    A large options trader apparently thinks that Comcast is heading higher.