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  • 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
    Microsoft

    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
    AOL

    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
    Ebay

    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
    Music Albums

    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
    Woman using a computer

    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.

  • Apple Conference Call Live Blog Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 6:05 PM ET

    This is a live blog of Apple Inc.'s conference call regarding the release of its third fiscal quarter.

  • Apple Wallops Wall Street Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:57 PM ET
    A flag showing the Apple Computer logo flies outside the Apple shop in Regent Street, London

    Apple investors needed a home run from Apple, the company stepped up to the plate and promptly knocked a line drive over the center field fence.

  • Apple On Deck for Another Dinger? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 4:15 PM ET

    Apple Inc. will report its third fiscal quarter at 430pEDT, and then address analysts on the conference call at 5pEDT.

  • Yahoo's Finally in the Game Again Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 11:17 AM ET
    Yahoo

    Carol Bartz is worth every penny. In a very short period of time, she has re-engineered a sagging shell of its former self into something compelling for Yahoo investors again. And as the company prepares to release its earnings tonight after the bell, I'm not ready to proclaim "game-over," but I am willing to bet "Yahoo's finally in the game again."

  • Can Tim Armstrong Turn AOL Into a Winning Brand? Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 7:21 PM ET

    Tim Armstrong has been CEO of AOL for more than 100 days now and he's starting to talk about his plans to transform the struggling division of Time Warner. (Last week I reported on his four main areas of focus).

  • Toshiba Feeling the Blu's; Apple Next? Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 4:26 PM ET

    That cool wind blowing through hell? That'd be Toshiba's confirmation over the weekend that it would be building Blu-ray, next-generation DVD players before the end of the year. Tantamount to an Apple spokesman announcing that the Windows platform has somehow become "compelling."

  • Nortel Plans to Auction Enterprise Solutions Business Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 12:22 PM ET

    Nortel Networks Corp., a telecommunications equipment maker in bankruptcy, said Monday it has entered into an agreement to auction off its global enterprise solutions business.

  • Apple Likely to Wow Again Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 11:22 AM ET

    It seems like every earnings season I focus on Apple as the stock and company to watch, but this time around there's an added dramatic flare in the return of Steve Jobs.