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  • Paris goes green!

    First, you know the green movement has "jumped the shark" when Paris Hilton wants to reduce her carbon footprint. While in Germany, she told the Associated Press, "I changed all the light bulbs to energy safe light bulbs (energy safe???), and I'm buying a hybrid car right now."

  • Elfed Yourself? Come On, Give It Whirl, Go To The Max Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 3:53 PM ET

    If you haven't Elfed yourself, or haven't gotten an email from a friend or relative who has Elfed themselves, you probably haven't logged on to your email recently. For the un-initiated, "Elf Yourself" is an online service from the office supply super-store OfficeMax, and the service is off to the races once again, following its successful roll-out last year.

  • Google's Zeitgeist: The Hottest Cultural List Around Thursday, 13 Dec 2007 | 3:07 AM ET

    Talk to Marissa Mayer, Google's 20th employee and the company's first female engineer and she'll tell you "Zeitgeist," by definition, is "the spirit of the times. And it really tries to capture the moral, ethical and the popular cultures of the day."

  • Former Yahoo CEO Koogle's Casa de Mexico: Que Bonita! Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 4:26 PM ET

    We last saw Tim Koogle, in a very public way, on his way out the door as Yahoo's CEO, just as the company was suffering some internal strife and a kind of internal innovation slowdown. The company was mulling layoffs, had issued a Wall Street warning and Koogle tells me he had reached the decision, on his own, to leave the company he had helped build from scratch.

  • Realty Check with Diana Olick Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 3:53 PM ET

    In the spirit of Outlook '08, here are my predictions for 2008. We'll see how I did come this time next year. My personal favorite is number 7!!

  • Funny Business with Jane Wells Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

    Fake Jane is very excited about 2008! She hopes to afford major reconstructive surgery which will turn back the hands of time. Or maybe she can at least afford better skincare products. Maybe she'll even go on a date! She's very optimistic that, even if she doesn't meet Mr. Right, she'll meet Mr. Desperate. Yes!

  • Mike on America with Mike Hegedus Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:12 PM ET

    The assignment is to come up with some predictions for 2008. A prediction according to Webster's is "to say in advance. To Foretell." You know, like a fortune teller. Here's what I can tell you about your fortune. You won't have it long if you rely on predictions. That said, here are a few guesses as to what might happen next year.

  • Sites To Register By: Wish I Had Known Sooner Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:29 AM ET

    Registries are weird--you tell people what you'd like and then they buy it for you. But what about the surprise and excitement of opening a totally unexpected gift? Well that also comes with the hassle of returns or the reality of stacking up a pile of itchy sweaters you'll never wear again.

  • My Garage Door And The "New" NFL Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 8:46 AM ET

    I wonder if I'll be able to get into my garage when I get back from this trip to Michigan and Ohio? Sure I will. After all it is 2007 right? How long can it take to get a garage door part? "They say it's going to take two weeks." It's my lovely wife on the phone. " I asked them why and the woman didn't know. They say the part has to come from Ohio."

  • Hollywood Strike Bringing Technology Spike? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 2:53 PM ET
    Dell Laptops

    With Apple Inc. touching a new, all-time high today on its way to $200 a share, and Hewlett-Packard raising estimates for 2008, there's word that troubles in Hollywood could mean big-time opportunity in Silicon Valley.

  • Google: Cracking Code For A Storage Money Maker? Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:08 PM ET

    I was talking to one of our assistant managing editors today and asked him a question: how much is Oprah worth? His response? "I don't keep that data top of mind; I'll have to Google it." A few clicks of the keys and there it was. It's almost as if we've off-loaded a bunch of material we used to keep in our heads, and now we store it on the web, using Google as a way to keep all that data handy.

  • Housing: Have We A "Clear Sign" It's Hit Bottom? Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 5:15 PM ET
    Two homes for the price of one.

    This is kinda funny, in a sad way. Someone sent me this picture of a sign from a community outside Las Vegas (notice the Lennar sign down in the corner). Mm...how could anyone pass up such a deal?

  • Tech Check with Jim Goldman Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    As part of CNBC's Outlook '08 coverage, here are my eight  predictions in technology for 2008. At the end of next year, we'll look back on how well I did: just don't hold my feet to the fire too closely!! Before going forward, here's a quick look back. Tech set the tone for 2007 and became a safe-haven of sorts for so many investors fleeing the financial meltdown on Wall Street and Main Street.

  • Toshiba HD DVD

    Come tomorrow, we get the next salvo fired in the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray saga when Universal Studios Home Entertainment lets loose the last leg of the Jason Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum" on HD DVD. We'll also get the new boxed Jason Bourne Collection.

  • Writers' Strike

    It's week six of the Writers Guild strike and talks have totally broken down. Now the producers association, the AMPTP, has walked away from negotiations, squelching hopes of a quick resolution before the holidays. Here's what happened: The AMPTP gave the writers a revised proposal on Friday afternoon, including a slightly more generous deal for the writers on streaming of movies.

  • The possibility of U.S. Postal Service surcharges on DVD mailers caused one analyst to reiterate his "sell" rating on online video rental company Netflix, which ships over 1.6 million DVDs per day.

  • Apple: New Store Gives Meaning To "The Big Apple" Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 1:24 PM ET
    Apple Store

    Head on over to West 14th and 9th Ave. in New York's meat-packing district, and you'll see something big and bright from the fruits and veggies set: A 3-story retail bonanza courtesy of Apple Inc. It's the company's second largest store in the nation, behind its flagship store here in nearby San Francisco.

  • Motorola Backs Fourth-Quarter Forecast Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 2:01 PM ET
    Motorola's Razr V3 cell phone.

    Mobile phone maker Motorola backed its forecast for fourth-quarter earnings and revenue growth Thursday, sending its shares up as much as 3.5 percent.

  • Prime Loans: Don't They Need To "Freeze Up" As Well? Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 1:55 PM ET
    Freezing Subprime Rates

    I was reading the report from the Mortgage Bankers Association this morning on delinquencies and foreclosures. None of it was particularly unexpected, but I was struck by one aspect, and that is the amount of prime loans that are going into foreclosure.

  • Google Rolls Out New Combined Interface for iPhone Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 12:08 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Google is releasing a new application for Apple's iPhone that combines the Web leader's services such as e-mail, search and calendar into a single interface.