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  • New Digital Music Payments: Are They Enough? Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 12:04 PM ET
  • MySpace Music Launches, Challenging iTunes Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
    MySpace

    MySpace, owned by News Corp, has made deals with the four music giants, EMI Group, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which are also equity partners in the venture.

  • RIM's "Irrational Exuberance" Friday, 26 Sep 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    There are downgrades, and there are downgrades, but I have never seen the kind of downgrade parade marching through Wall Street this morning related to Research in Motion and its stock.

  • Apple IS the Issue at RIM Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 7:54 PM ET

    In my earlier post about Research in Motion's bitter earnings miss, I speculated that before investors rush off to sell their Apple shares in sympathy, they may want to study RIM's reasons for its shortfall. And that appears to be good advice.

  • To say that the optimism surrounding Research in Motion going into the company's second quarter earnings, reported just moments ago, was thick, is an understatement.

  • RIMM On the Rise? Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    Research In Motion makes the dominant mobile phone/e-mail solution for business. And even though RIMM shares have lost a third of their value in three months, the company still has a market capitalization over $55 billion.

  • Yahoo CEO Email Tells Of Sweeping Layoffs? Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET
    Yahoo Headquarters

    There's little chance that telegrams bring good news; likewise can be said when your email inbox suddenly shows a note from the CEO with the words, "Time for another update."

  • RIM Readies Earnings Facing "Brutal Competition" Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Thursday will be a big day for Research in Motion as the company prepares to release its second fiscal 2009 quarterly earnings into a climate that's either really good, or really bad, for the wireless leader, depending upon who you believe on Wall Street.

  • Google Phone

    The "Dream" name disappeared this morning, in favor of T-Mobile's "G1" moniker instead, a nod to the first handset powered by Google's mobile operating system dubbed Android. And now the market has to weigh whether this is merely another competitor available, or everything Blackberry and iPhone aren't.

  • iPhone Soars on Eve of gPhone's Release Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 10:15 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Here we are, the night before Google, HTC and T-Mobile unveil the highly anticipated "Dream" smartphone--otherwise known as the gPhone--and Apple tries to ruin the party with headline-stealing news of its own.

  • Could Microsoft Merely Be The First Buyback Domino? Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 9:34 AM ET
    Microsoft Sign

    Minutes after Microsoft's news to launch another $40 billion stock buyback and raise its dividend by 18 percent, Hewlett-Packard and Nike both announced major new buybacks of their own. And all of this may serve as a clarion call to other cash rich tech companies to start sharing their wealth.

  • Having A Laugh Over Wall Street's Crazy Week Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:32 PM ET

    There’s nothing like a meltdown to unleash America’s gallows humor. From Jay Leno: "The stock market crashed this week, but market analysts are not calling it a crash. They're calling it a 'correction.' Oh, shut up! A correction. You never hear that at NASCAR. 'Oh, we had a fiery correction on turn three. Four men are dead.'"

  • Dude, HP "Goes After" Dell Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    HP

    HP is resurrecting the "Dude, You're Gettin' a Dell" campaign, which wasn't the brightest point in Dell's history, and now it's being used against it.

  • The "Back To School Sale" For Tech Stocks Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET
    Teck Stocks

    With this morning's rally, this is quickly shaping up as the week that wasn't for so many battered and bruised technology companies, and whiplashed investors are learning some important lessons:

  • Palm Earnings Preview: Trying To Keep The Momentum Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 12:21 PM ET
    Palm Earnings

    It's not often that a company like Palm enjoys "bellwether" status, but such is the unusual result of these crazy times on Wall Street where investors are breathlessly searching for any kind of sign post they can find.

  • RIM Ups Pace in Asia Amid U.S. Slowdown Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    Research in Motion Ltd. will add new carriers in fast-growing emerging markets, and does not yet see an adverse impact from a widening global financial crisis, its co-chief executive said on Thursday.

  • Seinfeld Gets the Boot in Microsoft Ads Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 11:19 PM ET
    Jerru Seinfeld & Windows Vista

    They started with such fanfare:  Microsoft on the offensive, launching a new TV ad campaign, spending $10 million for the services of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who would be part of a massive, $300 million ad spend.

  • Google's gPhone: Is There Really Room For One More Device? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Google will hardly be a me-too vendor. I'm sure the new HTC "Dream" phone will be feature-rich. But how it looks and how it feels might eclipse what it does since there are so many other options out there for consumers right now.

  • First Google-Powered Phone to be Unveiled Sept. 23 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    T-Mobile plans to show off the first wireless phone powered by Google Inc.'s much-anticipated Android software system at a Sept. 23 news conference.

  • Teck Stocks

    This has been a crazy week on the markets, and it's still only Tuesday morning out here in Silicon Valley. But look no further than the stalwarts in the PC business, like Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Dell to see a new kind of volatility index.