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  • Planning Starts Early for Hardcore Black Friday Shoppers Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:31 AM ET

    The unofficial start to the holiday shopping season is just around the corner and Dev Shapiro has left nothing to chance. The Dallas resident and veteran bargain hunter has spent the last three weeks developing a plan of attack for Black Friday sales, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers across the country slash prices on everything from flat screen TV’s to the hottest Christmas toys.

  • Strong HP Results Raise Bar for Dell Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Hewlett-Packard's better-than-expected quarterly results may raise the bar for competitor Dell, which is more vulnerable to U.S. economic woes and reports earnings next week.

  • Online Shoppers Won't Miss Deals, Just Crowds Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:14 PM ET

    For those who opted to stay at home on Black Friday, rather than brave the crowds, there’s good news: there will be plenty of bargains online this year.

  • A Bear Picks Bullish Internet Stocks Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 1:20 PM ET

    Even bears celebrate Christmas, or at least I think they do," Jordan Rohan, RBC Capital Markets managing director, told CNBC. Although Rohan describes himself as a bear, and says that so many negative catalysts have rarely appeared on the macro front, he's found some promising Web stocks.

  • Wal-Mart Reveals Web-Focused 'Black Friday' Plans Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:14 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores unveiled Thanksgiving holiday sales plans, which focus heavily on using its Web site to publicize its discount prices and kick off the extended holiday shopping weekend.

  • If you're braving the airports this holiday season it's a good idea to do some research. So, here are a couple of my favorite sites for traveling. I like this site AvoidDelays.com. It can be kind of depressing, but it's useful. The site says that on November 14 (this past Wednesday), some 2,011 flights were delayed. Ugh!

  • Sex Sells, But Is Wall Street Buying? Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 3:56 PM ET
    Seeking High Net Worth Investors

    Is your portfolio in need of a little action? Then you could end up getting lucky. The world's first adult entertainment industry investments firm wants to give investors more...ahem...bang for their buck.

  • Facebook introduced a new ad platform last week, and since then dissent in the media has been slowly growing. After all the buzz about the hot Internet 2.0 company, it remains to be seen if Facebook will fall flat when it actually comes to delivering promised ad revenue.

  • Sony Ready To "Crackle" The Web Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    The entertainment divisions of every media company will suffer from the writers' strike. But media giant Sony is rather well positioned because it's so diversified. I chatted about the strike with Sony CEO Howard Stringer last week and he said if there's a void of new content on TV

  • Google's "Oogle" Of A Wedding! Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    For a company steeped in making sure you can find out whatever you want when you want, and a company keeping terabyte after terabyte of data on billions of web clicks every month, Google's been the target of privacy rights groups for some time. But make no mistake, when it comes to the upcoming wedding of one of its co-founders, privacy is priority-one for Google.

  • Warner Music's U-Turn On Apple Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 5:38 PM ET

    It was a kind of "stop the presses!" moment when Warner Music boss Edgar Bronfman took the stage earlier this week at the big GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Macau, telling the assembled guests that they should embrace the model put forth by Apple Inc.

  • VeriSign Unveils Plan to Sell Business Units Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 9:27 AM ET
    VeriSign

    VeriSign, which runs the infrastructure that directs most of the world's Internet traffic, said Wednesday it plans to divest several businesses and focus on its Web-site-naming and Internet security services.

  • Tech Stock "Wreck" Towed Away For Easy Buying? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 3:22 PM ET

    Call it Turnaround Tuesday: under-bought, over-sold, bottom-fishing, bargain-hunting. Whatever it is, it seems rally-time is finally hitting tech stocks. How long it will last is anyone's guess, but looking at the wacky whiplash these stocks have suffered over the past week, today's action is welcome indeed for anyone long in tech.

  • EU to Launch Review of Google-DoubleClick Deal Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 12:14 PM ET

    1st paragraph of story should go here

  • You've Got Mail — Wherever You Are Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 11:06 AM ET

    Are you sick and tired of all that mail piled up on the kitchen table? Most of it's junk, stuff you don't even open. The rest gets a cursory glance and is tossed. One company, Earth Class Mail, has had enough of the mess and is on a cleanup mission.

  • Adobe Replaces CEO Chizen With COO Narayen Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

    Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.

  • Adobe Replaces CEO Chizen With COO Narayen Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 7:23 PM ET

    Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.

  • Intel's New, Smaller Chip Could Make Company "Bigger" Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    Chalk one up for Intel Corp. The world's largest chipmaker is out to get bigger by getting smaller, thanks to the release today of its new "Penryn" family of microprocessors. These are the first to rely on a material called Hafnium, instead of the tried-and-true silicon that gave Silicon Valley its name

  • Marc Andreessen

    If you've been following the Writers' Strike gripping Hollywood--and how can you not since it might be the single biggest entertainment business story of the year--or even if you're somebody who just watches TV, sickened that a strike will cut short your favorite shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or "24", you're not alone.

  • Marc Andreessen

    After Marc Andreessen, the Netscape and Opsware co-founder, posted some new media advice for his old media counterparts in Hollywood on his blog, his thoughts sent tongues wagging. I blogged about this Friday.