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  • Netflix

    Netflix revolutionized the way we rent movies; its TV commercials boast more than a billion rentals already. And while its stock has suffered a choppy performance through its history, the company has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts recently. But a new report out from Citigroup this morning could put the brakes on Netflix's good cheer.

  • Hey, Kids! Watch the Internet Bubble Burst--On Video Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 4:58 PM ET

    For any investor who thinks the Internet bubble is about to burst again, this video is for you.

  • Fast Company Responds To My Post On Apple Story Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:03 PM ET

    Fast Company magazine's cover story about Apple and its fading star for 2008 hits stands today and after reading an advance copy of the article, and appearing on air yesterday with its author, I blogged about my thoughts on the criticisms.

  • Google Looking to Ad Partners Beyond DoubleClick Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 10:13 AM ET
    Google

    Google is looking to more advertising technology partnerships outside of its proposed purchase of DoubleClick as it expands beyond Internet search advertising, a top executive said on Tuesday.

  • Vivendi's World of Warcraft

    Big media is finally grasping that the sands beneath its feet are shifting; and Vivendi's bold step for Activision may be the beginnings of dramatic change for all kinds of digital entertainment. And it's about time. George Lucas (I know, major name-dropping here) told me not too long ago, that one of the key reasons for his studio's success is the seamless integration between his LucasArts video games division and LucasFilm, his studio operation.

  • Google Plans to Bid on Mobile Airwaves Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    Google said Friday it will bid for coveted mobile airwaves in a move that could pit the Web search leader against U.S. wireless service providers.

  • RTP, Then CM With Your Thoughts Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:57 PM ET

    I think it probably all started with "Jeep," the army's shortened nickname for the "general purpose" vehicle. And when it comes to the military, I get it: time is money, lives are at stake. If you can shorten things, make language quicker, communications easier, it just makes sense.

  • Google Gearing Up For "Wireless Warfare" Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    It's official: after months of speculation and posturing, Google will indeed bid for the 700Mhz wireless spectrum coming to auction at the end of January. I have written about this before, suggesting such a bid was likely even though Google didn't get all it was looking for after lobbying the FCC for freer, more open networks.

  • Death "Takes" A Holiday But Still Manages To Go Green! Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 12:13 PM ET
    Neptune Society

    Ah, the holidays! What better time to think about...death? The Neptune Society must have hired a new PR person because I'm getting press releases: "Rise in Cremations a Sign of Changing Times!

  • Yahoo

    Yahoo! better break out the hammers and nails. There's a lot of fence-mending the company needs to do. The day after the so-called Cyber Monday where online merchants usher in their own holiday shopping seasons, thousands of them are trying to get answers from Yahoo! about a payment system outage that left their online cash registers closed.

  • Google to Invest In Renewable Energy Push Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:33 AM ET

    Google said the Web services and online advertising group plans to promote a new initiative to encourage cheap renewable electricity.

  • Verizon's Open Access Network: Will Industry Follow? Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
    Verizon

    Verizon's news today that it will offer "open access" to its wireless network is a shot across AT&T's bow, and could be the first major step toward opening what has developed into a kind of "Kremlin" for connectivity. Verizon says by the end of next year, customers will be able to use any wireless device and software applications on its nationwide wireless network that are currently unavailable today.

  • EU Suspends Review into IBM-Telelogic Deal Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:49 AM ET

    European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.

  • Yahoo Can't Cope with Cyber Monday Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET
    Yahoo

    News doesn't get worse than this for a company like Yahoo. On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down.

  • JetBlue Lists Airline Tickets on Travel Web Sites Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 2:42 PM ET
    JetBlue planes wait at terminal gates at JFK Airport in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. JetBlue travelers continued to experience delays and cancellations Friday as the airline struggled for a third day to recover from an operational meltdown at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews)

    Low-cost U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways has begun selling tickets through online travel agencies Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and Priceline.com, the companies said Monday.

  • Countrywide has been very smart about figuring out ways to make money from every part of the mortgage process. Here's an example pointed out to me. Countrywide reinsures some of its mortgages. When a homebuyer puts down only 10%, he or she usually has to buy mortgage insurance from a third party (I thought mortgage insurance was dead in the age of 80-20 loans, but apparently not).

  • Online Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Retailers are hoping last week's strong start to the holiday shopping season at malls and stores translates into a busy buying season online, which officially begins Monday. A number of retailers are hosting one-day sales or special offers for the occasion. Internet research firm comScore estimated online sales may exceed $700 million.

  • Countrywide Response to Countrywide Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    A slew of responses to my post reprinting questions that New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer sent Countrywide Chairman and CEO Angelo Mozilo. Most responses centered on why the company doesn't send 1099 forms to independent brokers.

  • Google's Search Share Jumps Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 11:55 PM ET

    Google enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday.

  • Writers Guild of America

    Third quarter advertising numbers are in and the good news is that online newspaper advertising grew 21 percent to $773 million according to the Newspaper Association of America. The bad news is that even that growth couldn't overwhelm the downward trend in the industry, overall ad revenue dropped 7.4% in the quarter.