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  • Google Rallies; It's a Bing Thing Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    Google continues to be an enigma, making more money than anyone else as a tech company, a media company, a company generating enormous cash flow yet holding onto its wallet in a cost-control way this company has really never seen before.

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    There’s no shortage of companies turning to Twitter and other social media websites to promote their brands. But the trend hasn't created many new jobs—at least not yet.

  • Walking a Fine Line: How Companies Use Twitter Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 12:14 PM ET
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    Companies must walk a fine line when using social media Websites like Twitter.

  • Bad Tech Causes 'Web Stress' For European Workers Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
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    ‘Web stress’ has become a major source of frustration in the European work place. It can dent morale, cut productivity and even led to resignations, but the UK has it worst, new research from software giant CA revealed.

  • Intel's CFO More Than Cautiously Optimistic Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 6:56 PM ET

    I spoke with Intel CFO Stacy Smith moments after the company released its second quarter earnings report and he sounded an optimistic tune, to say the least

  • Intel Blows Past Earnings Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    Impressive, any which way you slice it: Intel resoundingly beats the Street for the second straight quarter amid albeit dampened expectations, but this is far more than merely a case of "less bad news."

  • Peer-to-Peer Lender Prosper Registers with SEC Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    As banks cut down on lending to consumers, the SEC on Friday approved an alternative. Online lender Prosper, which was the country's biggest peer-to-peer loan Web site, said on Tuesday its site was once again open for nationwide loan auctions.

  • Facebook - 'The Accidental Billionaires' Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    "Facebook is nothing short of the next step in human evolution: we've gone from the village, to the city, to Facebook. Our social lives - the way we interact with friends and family, the way we meet love interests and carry out relationships, the way we live our lives - all of this has changed. And yet much of this happened pretty much by accident."

  • Intel's Time May Have Finally Come Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
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    It seems we say this every quarter, but this is a particularly important earnings period, since there have been sporadic calls for the beginnings of an economic turnaround toward year end. If that's going to be the case, this is the earnings period, and the guidance, that should begin indicating whether those prognostications still ring true.

  • Naked Social Networking Strikes a Nerve Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 1:00 PM ET
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    I went out on a limb on Friday, suggesting that Social Networking is the technological emperor with no clothes since I haven't seen a single business model out there that actually generates any money. And it's certainly not for a lack of trying, along with some brilliant minds, who've had plenty of time to come up with something real.

  • Teens Don't Use Twitter: Morgan Stanley Intern Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 8:03 AM ET
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    Twitter posts are pointless, ads don’t work and music should be free. These are some of the striking claims making waves among media executives and investors from the pen of a 15-year-old intern at Morgan Stanley.

  • Recession Special: Steak for $5! Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    In our latest installment of Eat Like a King at Pauper's Prices, it's steak! There's a lot of heartache out there but my, my, my, this recession sure is tasty!

  • Social Networking's 'Naked' Truth Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    Are we staring another dot com boom/bust right in the face? When it comes to social networking, that very well might be the case since it appears this emperor has no clothes.

  • Sun Valley on Social Media Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    Is it the next big thing or isn't it? That was one question discussed in the halls and around the lunch tables at the Allen and Company annual retreat in Sun Valley. Yes, there was plenty of talk about the economy and a big focus on healthcare, but when it comes to the next big thing, none of the startups here offer silver bullets for digital content monetization. The hot young things here are the there social media companies. In the spotlight: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter, Mark Pincus, CEO of Facebook application company Zynga, and Sam Altman, CEO of Loopt.com.

  • Microsoft Plays a Game of Bing Pong Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 4:09 PM ET
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    Indeed Microsoft has to be emboldened with the traction this software seems to be enjoying in the market place. The company is spending over $100 million on Bing advertising and it appears to be working. The latest market research comes from Hitwise, which shows Bing enjoying some headway against Google as far as Search is concerned.

  • Klutzy Woz Becomes Auto Body Pitchman Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 3:01 PM ET
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    Steve Wozniak's latest career move has some here in Silicon Valley scratching their heads. He's been tapped by Car West Auto Body of Danville, Calif. to hawk collision repairs.

  • WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell on the Ad Recession Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 4:41 AM ET

    Here at the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley I sat down with WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell for a live on-camera interview, and we continued our conversation off camera. There's no question the ad market is suffering, this year down just over six percent globally, according to his numbers, and even more in the US. And based on Sorrell's month-to-month analysis there's no sign of a bottom just yet, though it looks like the market could turn around in the beginning of 2010.

  • NYSE Website Targeted by Cyber Attack; Shares Fall Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    NYSE Euronext said Wednesday its public Web site, NYSE.com, was the target of a "denial of service" cyber attack, according to authorities.

  • Twitter in the Sun Valley Spotlight Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 4:27 PM ET
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    With several of the giants here sitting on billions of dollars in cash, everyone's speculating whether Twitter could be an acquisition target. CEO Evan Williams recently told me that he's not interested in selling the company at this early point in its life cycle. Still, that's not stopping the, well, twitter about the company.

  • Google Goes After Microsoft, Kind Of Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    Google's foray into the operating system business is grabbing lots of headlines this morning following last night's blog post that the company is set to unleash its Chrome OS into the market, a direct threat against Microsoft and Windows. And while the news might be intriguing, it's hardly news for a number of key reasons.