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  • Google Jumps Past $600; Firm Bigger Than Wal-Mart Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    Shares in Google surged past a new benchmark of $600, fueled by investor confidence that the Web search leader's advertising technology will capitalize on new areas of the media industry.

  • Sony Creates Ad Unit for Video Games Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:13 PM ET

    Sony's U.S. video games operation has created an advertising unit that will promote brands and products inside games such as its upcoming "Home" virtual world, the company said Monday.

  • Creativity -- It Takes Guts Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 9:40 AM ET

    It's funny what a little time off will do. Just back from vacation and figuratively pushing my psyche through the sieve of relaxation, it dawns on me slowly. Creativity takes guts. Some people have them, other people don't. This epiphany came from two disparate sources: football and the "new" TV season. I didn't see much of either on my seven day "hiatus" (we'll be revisiting that word in a second), but I saw enough -- enough to know that we, the consuming public, are getting cheated on both fronts.

  • Spansion to Buy Saifun for $368 Million Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:00 AM ET

    Microchip maker Spansion said it will acquire Israeli flash memory developer, Saifun Semiconductors, in a stock and cash deal valued at $368 million to expand into technology licensing business.

  • MSNBC Interactive News Buys Seattle-Based Newsvine Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    MSNBC Interactive News said it acquired Newsvine, a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.

  • Major Internet Firms Create One-Stop Ad Shops Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    The recent rush by major Internet portals to buy advertising companies and extend their sales networks is a sign that the business of being a one-stop shop for information and entertainment isn't what it used to be.

  • Music Industry Wins Victory But At What Cost? Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    The Recording Industry Association of America won a big victory--the first of 26,000 music file sharing copyright infringement suits settled in their favor. The amount of the settlement: $222,000. Considering that 10,000 of the suits have settled for less than $5,000 this is a good thing.

  • Yahoo: For Them, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 2:36 PM ET

    Did you see the report from Sanford Bernstein analyst Jeffrey Lindsay this morning, making the case that Yahoo is more valuable broken up than it is as the sum of its pieces? If you're a Yahoo shareholder, you're salivating at the argument. If you're a casual observer, you're wondering whether a plan like this has legs and whether its enough to turn you into a Yahoo shareholder.

  • RIM's Good News: Why It Gets Even Better Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 4:36 PM ET

    Shares of Research in Motion took a bit of a hit in after-market trading the moment its earnings were released. Seems like a classic "sell on the news" kind of reaction, but this stock could yet turn around during the company's conference call.

  • Web Ad Spending Nears $10 Billion in First Half Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 1:50 PM ET

    U.S. online advertising revenue surged to a new high of nearly $10 billion in the first half of the year, rising 27 percent from a year before, according to data released Thursday.

  • 'Halo 3' Scores $300 million for Microsoft Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

    Microsoft announced Thursday that its “Halo 3” game achieved more than $300 million in sales in the first week of sales.

  • My Farm Report Names: The List So Far Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 12:52 PM ET

    This is why CNBC makes money. We ask readers and viewers to come up with branding slogans...for free! I've asked you to help me develop a name for my weekly farm reports, and the response has been fantastic.

  • Google: Why It's Good To Be Them (Almost $600/Share) Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    So close, but so far yesterday, and now it appears investors will have to wait a little longer for Google to hit that magic, $600 a share milestone. This isn't quite "Dow 10,000," but the numbers are nothing short of staggering.

  • Florida's "Non" Flipper: His Maserati Is In The Shop Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 4:54 PM ET

    I'm on day two of my shoot for "Business Nation," focussing on just what caused the Miami condo market to rise and fall so fast. Today, I met Mark Zilbert, founder of condoflip.com, which he has of course renamed condosupercenter.com.

  • Political Ads: Lots Of Spending But Who Benefits? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    The numbers are in and it was a rich third quarter for candidates--Hillary Clinton's campaign raised $27 million in the third quarter, beating Barack Obama, whose campaign raised about $20 million over the same time period.

  • Judge Allows Blind Class Action Against Target Web Site Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 5:39 AM ET

    A federal judge in California certified a class action lawsuit against Target brought by plaintiffs claiming the discount retailer's Web site is inaccessible to the blind, according to court documents.

  • Crunching the Numbers on ComScore Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 7:55 PM ET

    This "Nielsen of the web" helps advertisers make money. Now the company is doing that for investors.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Customer Catnip? 'Fetchback' Promises Stickier Sites Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 1:43 PM ET

    Internet choices are dizzying -- but Fetchback says its technology can bring customers back to your Web site. Chad Little, Fetchback founder, tells CNBC's Bill Griffeth how it works.

  • Ebay Has Empty Bid With Skype "Hype" Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    I remember when eBay bought Skype for that staggering $3.1 billion and scratching my head, wondering what the connection was.  I remember talking to CEO Meg Whitman soon after the deal was announced, listening to her tell me that Skype would make as much sense and be as important to eBay as PayPal was. I remember nodding, listening.

  • Yahoo to Battle 'Web Search Fatigue' Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:49 AM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Yahoo is making Web search faster by introducing new ways of predicting what users are looking for, while seeking to keep pace with rivals by including video, audio and picture results as answers to text searches.