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  • 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.

  • Slate

    There's no question that this week Wall Street is in the midst of nearly unprecedented chaos. It happens that this very week the editors of Slate and the Washington Post Company are launching a new financial news site, "The Big Money."

  • Best Buy Profit Below View on Expenses, Shares Off Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 12:01 PM ET
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    Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. posted a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly profit as it spent more than planned to bolster its stores, sending shares down 5 percent.

  • Newspapers The latest Attacking Yahoo-Google Ad Deal Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 9:19 AM ET

    At least 11 states are conducting their own investigations, and the European Comission is examining whether the ad agreement beteween the two Internet giants is violating E.U. laws regarding restrictive business paractices.

  • MySpace Music Signs On Advertisers Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 9:09 AM ET
    MySpace

    Who says you can't make money in the music industry. MySpace Music is signing on big name sponsors including Toyota, McDonald's, State Farm, and Sony Pictures. The site will stream tracks on demand, for free. That means that advertisers are particularly important to this venture's success, and they're getting exposure, front and center.

  • Google: Happy Tenth Anniversary--Now What? Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 7:17 PM ET
    Susan Wojcicki's house in Menlo Park, which contains the garage Larry and Sergey rented for their new company.

    Ten years ago, when there were far fewer websites than there are today, a couple of guys living in Stanford's Escondido Village got the idea to create an easy-to-use, searchable directory so friends and family could easily find the net's newest, coolest destinations.

  • Take Two Shares Plunge After EA Pulls Bid Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    Take Two Interactive

    Shares of U.S. video game publisher Take Two Interactive Software Inc plunged nearly 30 percent in premarket trading on Monday after larger rival Electronic Arts Inc. abandoned its takeover bid.

  • EA Plays the Microsoft Game Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    If Electronic Art's unsolicited bid for Take-Two Interactive sounds a lot like Microsoft's unsolicited play for Yahoo — complete with both EA and Microsoft ultimately walking away — think again.

  • RIM's Balsillie Still Interested In NHL Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    The background is this: Balsillie has been Jonesing for an NHL team for the past several years. He looked close to getting a deal done for the financially strapped Pittsburgh Penguins. When that didn't work out, he started to focus on the Nashville Predators.

  • Fake Steve Jobs and His Real Bad Argument Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 4:36 AM ET
    Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Look, I don't want to play the role of Apple defender, because heaven only knows message boards and Apple shorts think I support this company too much already.

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    This is the guy who is running arguably the most effective, most innovative company in arguably one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors in tech. And he just doesn't tend to sit down for TV interviews.

  • Mobile Companies Dig Data, Fret Over Devices Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 12:07 PM ET
    A Blackberry devise is used

    U.S. mobile phone companies have begun to see substantial returns from delivering data and not just voice, fueled by greater openness on their networks, industry leaders said on Wednesday.

  • FCC: NC Viewers Aware of Digital Switch Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:42 AM ET
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    Federal regulators were upbeat in assessing efforts to educate the people of Wilmington, NC, as the city shifted to digital TV broadcasting this week, more than five months before the rest of the nation.

  • Research In Motion: Time For Their Spotlight Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Apple owned the spotlight yesterday with its iPod event in San Francisco, but today and tomorrow it will all be about Research in Motion, with CEO Jim Balsillie preparing to keynote the big CTIA Wireless expo Thursday, which comes a week before the company issues its quarterly earnings.

  • AOL's Latest (And Last?) Effort To Make Portal Relevant Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    AOL

    When AOL launched back in the 90s, its premise was the idea of a portal, through which subscribers would check their e-mail and filter their experience of the web. In 2006 AOL dumped its subscription service, shifting gears to an ad-supported model.

  • Steve Jobs Talks New iPods, Health: My One On One Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:37 PM ET
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the new iPod Nano in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008.

    Steve Jobs is healthy, was taken by surprise by all the speculation about his health swirling around him after his last public appearance in June, and says while he could "stand to gain 10 or 15 pounds," he's doing just fine.

  • Branding Changing The Face Of Online Advertising Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:35 PM ET
    Seth MacFarlane

    It looks like a win-win-win: content creators get a new forum for their business, sponsors get to entertain their consumers, slipping in some positive associations with their brand, while Google gets to expand it's Ad Sense content network's reach and importance.

  • Yahoo

    Yahoo and Google's advertising partnership announced in June is a big deal, in fact the promise that it would increase Yahoo revenues was one reason used in defending against Microsoft's proposed takeover.

  • Jobs Unveils Apple's "Thinnest" iPod Ever Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 3:31 PM ET
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    Apple Inc.  Chief Executive Steve Jobs poked fun at reports of his poor health on Tuesday as he introduced new iPod nano and Touch music players.

  • Apple Event "Let's Rock": The Live Blog Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 12:42 PM ET
    iPod - Lets Rock!

    This is the live blog of the Apple "Let's Rock" event. The first post is at the bottom of the page, with the last enry at top.