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  • Web Extra: Why Netbooks are So Popular Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: David Pogue of the New York Times takes us behind the personal computing phenomenon.

  • Video Games to Take Center Stage at 2009 E3 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
    E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

    Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.

  • 'Arkham Asylum' Explores Batman's Angry Side Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.

  • 'Halo ODST' Returns to First-Person Shooter Format Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.

  • Disney's 'Split/Second' Wreaks Havoc at High Speed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.

  • Ballmer Answers Bartz, Sort Of Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

  • Stocks Bounce Back as Crude Prices Climb Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    Stocks rebounded Thursday as crude prices climbed after inventories were pared more than expected. Stocks had gotten off to a wobbly start as investors juggled a bleak report on new-home sales with any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.

  • Taken To The Carol Bartz Woodshed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    When Carol Bartz took over as CEO a few months ago, I like everyone else was intrigued about how she would turn this struggling company around. I got my chance with Bartz in her first TV interview since taking the Yahoo job, and what I got was a decidedly aggressive, straight-talkin', honest, sharp executive, firmly in charge, with a vision and the methods to make it happen. In short, I got exactly what Yahoo hasn't been, but has so desperately needed.

  • Stocks Fall After Housing Report; GM Jumps Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Thursday, after a higher open, as bleak report on new-home sales overshadowed any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.

  • Stocks Rise as Jobless Claims Drop; GM Jumps Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims.

  • Futures Hold Gains as Jobless Claims Drop Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 8:37 AM ET

    Futures held onto gains Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims. However, the gains were muted as Dow component P&G slashed its outlook.

  • Time Warner Set for AOL Spinoff: Report Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:13 AM ET

    Time Warner is set to announce a separation of its AOL Internet division as soon as Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Street Fight: Microsoft Vs. Google Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 6:16 PM ET

    Is Googling about to become as dated as 8-track tapes, New Coke and Molly Ringwald?

  • Playing Games With Stock Options Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    No secret that plenty of Silicon Valley companies have seen precipitous stock declines, and several, including Google and Intel have taken steps to help out underwater employees. At Electronic Arts to the growing chorus.

  • Notes From D Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    The "D: All Things Digital Conference" here at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad is a feast for the technological senses.

  • Why Does Craigslist Run Sex Ads? Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 3:09 PM ET
  • Apple Changes Industries, Minds Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 10:01 AM ET

    Covering Apple can be fun, in a nauseating kind of way: Consider RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky earlier this year who did a whiplash-inducing about-face after essentially rating Palm a "buy," and Apple a "sell." He stepped up, admitted he was wrong, and upped Apple to a "buy," and dramatically increased his targets.

  • Today, Facebook secured a $200 million investment from Russian Digital Sky Technologies for a 1.96 percent stake in the company's preferred stock, giving the social network a $10 billion valuation.

  • OpenTable Opens the IPO Window Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 12:29 PM ET

    Lo the power of a successful initial public offering, and a crush of private companies are now scrambling. And all of this action comes thanks to OpenTable and its wildly successful initial public offering last week.

  • GSK & Pharma's Foray Into The Blogosphere Friday, 22 May 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline

    I've got new competition. Sort of. GlaxoSmithKline sent me an email this morning calling my attention to its new external blog, "American Health: More Than Medicine." A pretty long name for a blog, one that screams that it went through the corporate approval wringer, but at least GSK is putting itself out there.