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  • Alibaba May Accelerate Buyback From Yahoo Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Chinese Internet firm Alibaba is set to speed up plans to buy back a near 40 percent stake owned by Yahoo, as Microsoft threatens to go hostile with a lower bid for Yahoo.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Sets Deadline for Yahoo Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 2:34 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft on Saturday gave Yahoo a deadline of three weeks to make a decision on its "generous offer,"  valued at $44.6 billion,  or else it will launch a proxy fight.

  • Microsoft Reviewing Offer For Yahoo; Shares Plunge Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 5:25 PM ET

    Microsoft is re-evaluating its $31-a-share offer for Yahoo in light of worsening market conditions, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC on Friday.

  • Microsoft Reviewing Offer For Yahoo; Shares Plunge Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    Microsoft is evaluating its offer for Yahoo in light of worsening market conditions, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

  • Microsoft: Walking Out On Yahoo Or Saber Rattling? Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Amid the news that Microsoft spacer won't raise its bid, and therefore Yahoo spacer won't discuss a deal, there's word now that Microsoft may walk from the deal all together. Hmmmm, can you say saber rattling? The suggestion of a Microsoft walk-away made headlines...

  • Yahoo's Foot Dragging On Deal Could Cost Them Plenty Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    What is the problem? I mean, seriously. Yahoo! has been sitting on a $42 billion unsolicited offer on the table from Microsoft for two months, and other than a bunch of caterwauling since, Yahoo hasn't done much one way or the other.

  • Apple: iTunes Now Biggest US Music Retailer Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:52 PM ET
    A music fan downloads files from a computer to an iPod in Paris, Tuesday, May 9, 2006. Apple Computer Inc. could negotiate new deals with record labels and artists to sidestep French government plans to open its exclusive iTunes music download format to rivals, under a draft Senate amendment to be voted on this week. (AP PHOTO/Jacques Brinon)

    Apple's iTunes online music store has surpassed Wal-Mart Stores to become the largest music retailer in the United States, the company said on Thursday, citing industry data.

  • Apple Becomes Top U.S. Music Retailer Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Some of us knew it was going to happen; it was just a matter of when. Over the last few Apple events, it seemed as if Steve Jobs would always throw a graphic up on the big screen behind him to show the progress iTunes had been making against the traditional music retailers. Today, Apple finally lays claim to the industry's top spot: No. 1 music retailer -- surpassing Wal-Mart.

  • Dell's Cuts--And Problems--Go Deep And Deeper Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    Is Dell running the risk of becoming the Yahoo! of the PC sector? Seems that way. The company has been spiraling, locked in fits and starts of recovery and morass for the better part of four years, and now there's word that already aggressive cuts and reorganization scenarios apparently weren't aggressive enough.

  • Dell to Cut Beyond 8,800 Jobs Initially Targeted Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    Dell plans to cut more jobs than the 8,800 it earlier targeted and has already eliminated 5,500 positions, Chief Executive Michael Dell said Thursday.

  • Apple's iPhone Shortage? Just Clearing The Decks For 3G Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 3:21 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Here we go again: rumors swirling of iPhone shortages, supply constraints, manufacturing issues, and other sky-is-falling doomsday scenarios swirling around Apple and the product that should guide revenue and growth for the next generation.

  • Research In Motion: Optimism Rules The Day (So Far) Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 12:04 PM ET

    Today could be a watershed day for Research in Motion after a raucous quarter that saw shares dip into the low $80s before launching their recent recovery over the past week or so. And that's the quirkiness comes in: never during the quarter was there an indication that fundamentals hit any snags, and yet shares suffered a precipitous decline.

  • Australia Cancels Funding for Rural Broadband Plan Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 7:37 PM ET

    Australia's government has cancelled a A$958 million funding agreement to build a new broadband network in rural areas, joint venture partners Singapore Telecommunications and Futuris said.

  • Readers Respond: Northrop, Jaguar & TEFC (?) Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Readers weigh in on Northrop Grumman, a Jaguar "flame" and... what's a TEFC?? ... Mark M. (who has a Northrop email address), responded to my blog on Northrop Grumman's analyst call. I pointed out the timeline of funding over the next few years will reach $10 billion, saying "That's a lot of money." He disagrees...

  • We've spent a lot of time at CTIA talking about Research in Motion, Apple, Nokia and other major players from the wireless world. But it was the surprising comments from Microsoft's spacer entertainment and devices division president during my interview with him that began to drive Microsoft's shares.

  • Web Site Offers Risk-Free Stock Trading Experience Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    If you ever find yourself concerned about which investment advice to follow, or wish you could tap the collective wisdom of lots of smart investors, well, now you can. Michael Reich, CEO of UpDown.com explains.

  • RIM Goes Windows! Eh, Not Really (You'll See Why) Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    The news, such that it was, seemed intriguing: a blog reported that Research in Motion announced plans this morning at the big CTIA Wireless show in Vegas, that it was going to unveil a Windows Mobile compatible BlackBerry.

  • Barry Diller's New Thorns: Bono & Live Nation Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 12:26 PM ET
    Barry Diller

    Late Friday, a Delaware judge ruled in favor of IAC/InterActiveCorp Chief Executive Barry Diller over Liberty Media's John Malone, in their battle over who controls IAC. But it's no guarantee of what happens next...

  • Wireless Is Tech's "Best" Sector--Here's Why Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Rested, relaxed, and now raring to go. Two back-to-back weeks off is a rare treat in this business and we made the most of our time off, but talk about jumping back into the swing of things with a vengeance!

  • Li Ka-Shing Ups Facebook Stake to $120 Million Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 10:32 PM ET
    Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing fields journalists' questions at a press conference announcing his companies', Hutchison Whampoa and Cheung Kong Holdings, first half earnings in Hong Kong on Thursday, Aug. 23 2007. ( AP Photo/Lo Sai Hung )

    Social networking site Facebook has closed a second $60 million investment round with Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing through his foundation, a source familiar with the deal confirmed on Thursday.

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