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  • 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
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    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.

  • Amazon Stock Drops; Company Lowers Sales Outlook Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    Amazon.com reported results that beat expectations on the profit side but came in light on the revenue side, and its shares tumbled in extended trading Thursday.

  • Microsoft Slumps; Time to Buy? Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:47 PM ET

    Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter was ugly. No two ways about it. The company missed on the top by a staggering $1.25 billion, reporting $13.1 billion against the $14.38 billion consensus. It's an enormous miss, and stunning to many analysts covering the company.

  • Why EBay Will Continue to Thrive: Analyst Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:45 PM ET

    It’s going to be difficult for anybody else to really have any success in this online marketplace model that eBay has developed, said Internet analyst Heath Terry at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co.

  • Microsoft's Time Has Finally Come Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:21 PM ET
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    Are we on the verge of a new era for Microsoft? The short answer is, "very likely," as long as investors aren't looking for explosive growth and will be happy with steady, predictable growth.

  • Daring to Dream of a Resurgent AOL Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 11:10 AM ET
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    Mr. Armstrong wants AOL to think big again. Three months after leaving a senior job as Google’s president of advertising sales, he is formulating his ambitious recovery plan for AOL. He wants to make AOL the biggest creator of premium content on the Web and the largest seller of online display advertising.

  • Microsoft Says Windows 7 Ready for October Launch Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    Microsoft says it is now sending computer makers the final programming code for Windows 7, its new operating system.

  • eBay May Have Finally Bottomed Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    Investors needed to get a sign from eBay that business may in fact be bottoming, and that message was delivered pretty clearly with the company's second quarter earnings report. While the company isn't quite out of the woods, there are pretty good signs that it continues to work its way through them.

  • Amazon in $850 Million Deal for Web Shoe Store Zappos Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 4:45 PM ET

    Amazon.com says it is buying Zappos.com, an online shoe store, in a deal worth about $850 million.

  • Ebay Continues to Struggle Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 12:57 PM ET
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    For all the big changes, for all the big economic challenges facing the nation, for all the big bargain hunting going on both in stores and on the web, you'd think eBay would finally be breaking out of the doldrums that have faced this company for the past couple of years.

  • Artists Find Backers as Labels Wane Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
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    There was a time when most aspiring musicians had the same dream: to sign a deal with a major record label. Now, with the structure of the music business shifting radically, some industry iconoclasts are sidestepping the music giants and inventing new ways for artists to make and market their music — without ever signing a traditional recording contract.

  • Anti-Cyberattack Experts Seen in Short Supply Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 7:31 AM ET
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    Federal agencies are facing a severe shortage of computer specialists, even as a growing wave of coordinated cyberattacks against the government poses potential national security risks, a private study found.

  • Home-Run Hitter? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 8:36 PM ET

    MLB.com might be the perfect example of how the mobile Web is as essential to our lives as cable TV.