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  • Silicon Valley & The Election: Big $$$ Endorsements Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
    Apple

    Maybe it's because the industry is maturing; maybe it's because the executives themselves are maturing; but make no mistake: Silicon Valley is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to the presidential campaign...

  • Sarah Silverman And The Snapple "Kissing" Video Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    How do I say this delicately? There is a very funny, irreverent, nearly obscene video on YouTube showing comedienne Sarah Silverman explaining to her boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel that she’s having an affair with Matt Damon. It made me laugh--very hard.

  • With all the attention we lavish on Google as it breaks through one stock-price plateau or another, it seems only fair to cover the company's stock as it retreats as well. Retreat might be an understatement.

  • Google Faces Uphill Fight In Blocking Microsoft Bid Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Google's effort to raise antitrust concerns about Microsoft's $42 billion bid for Yahoo has several flaws, analysts said.

  • Microsoft Plans to Borrow Money for Yahoo Deal Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 3:08 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft said Monday it may borrow money for the first time in its history to fund a portion of its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer for Yahoo.

  • Search: Arrogance +: Google Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    I read and re-read the blogpost from Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond yesterday -- distracted from the Super Bowl by the words on the screen because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The real clash of the titans was unfolding -- not on the gridiron, but online.

  • Can Micro-Hoo Compete With Google? Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    Can Micro-Hoo Compete With Google?

  • Microsoft Sees Yahoo Accepting Bid Quickly Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 6:57 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft said Monday its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer for Yahoo was priced to make it easy for the company to accept, and it expects Yahoo's board and shareholders to agree to the buyout quickly.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Deal Poses Antitrust Issues: Google Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Google Inc fired back Sunday at Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo, accusing Microsoft of seeking to extend its computer software monopoly deeper into the Internet realm.

  • Justice 'Interested' in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Review Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The Justice Department on Friday said it is "interested" in reviewing antitrust issues associated with Microsoft nearly $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo.

  • Performance Scorecard - Yahoo, Microsoft and Google Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    With Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, here is a look back at how each has performed since their respective IPOs and how Google has compared...

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Merger Could Shake Up Web Market Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo would marry the world's biggest software maker with a leading Internet media company, shaking up the online market.

  • Microsoft CEO Ballmer: His Memo On Plans For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    I've gotten ahold of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's internal memo he emailed to the troops this morning about his plans to spend $45 billion in a hostile bid for struggling search stalwart Yahoo. (Thanks for sending. You know who you are!)

  • Microsoft Making Its Case For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Let the campaigning begin: Microsoft hosted a conference call with the Street and media this morning to talk over its $45 billion dollar hostile bid for Yahoo, making its case not just to Microsoft and Yahoo investors, but to Yahoo employees who might feel tempted to make a bee-line for the exits.

  • Microsoft Goes "Hostile" In Search For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Microsoft's take-out play for Yahoo is a stunning move by the world's largest software maker, even though rumors of a deal have been swirling for the better part of a year. The 62 percent premium Microsoft is willing to pay for Yahoo, valuing the deal at a shade under $45 billion, shows just how serious--and just how frustrated--Microsoft has become with Yahoo.

  • Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 6:22 PM ET
    Motorola, Inc.

    It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.

  • Google Misses: Stuns Street And Stockholders Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Google shareholders are licking their wounds in after-market trading tonight after the company surprised Wall Street by missing expectations on both the top and bottom lines. And when I say "surprised," I really mean "shocked." I've spoken to a two analysts since the numbers came out who can't talk publicly until they release their own research to clients...

  • Google Misses Profit, Sales Estimates; Shares Tumble Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    Google's earnings and sales both rose but fell short of analyst expectations, and shares of the company fell in extended trading.

  • Massive Internet Outage Hobbles India Outsourcers Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 1:36 PM ET

    India's lucrative outsourcing industry struggled Thursday to overcome Internet slowdowns and outages after cuts in two undersea cables sliced the country's bandwidth in half.

  • Amazon Shares Whacked on Margin Worries Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 5:28 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    Amazon.com reported a profit that matched forecasts and gave sales guidance that topped expectations, but concerns about the company's margins sent shares falling in after-hours trading.