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  • NCAA Can't Stop Fantasy Games Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    I have a secret. For the last four years, I've been playing fantasy college football and we've been using all the players names. For the first year, I worried that the NCAA was going to shut down the online service we use in mid-season because it's an obvious no-no for a service like this to profit off the names of players.

  • CBS Posts Low Growth--Outlook Scares Wall Street Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:25 PM ET
    CBS

    CBS reported a 1.1% increase in second-quarter net income and .6 percent growth in revenue over the year ago quarter. But the stock traded down on the news, Wall Street focused on CBS' outlook, which is increasingly negative, revealing greater weakness in advertising markets.

  • A Summer Tech Rally? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    If such a thing exists this year, here's the stock to play it.

  • Icahn Says He Won't Attend Yahoo Stockholder Meeting Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Investor Carl Icahn, who ran a heated proxy battle to unseat the Yahoo board and oust its chief executive, said he will not be attending the Internet company's annual meeting Friday.

  • Yahoo: Will There Be Shareholder Showdown? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Yahoo Center

    Sure the company and its nemesis, Carl Icahn, have joined forces so that bitter proxy contest could be eliminated. But that doesn't mean they've pushed their differences aside, or that general shareholder bitterness doesn't remain.

  • Microsoft-Yahoo Saga: To Be Continued Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:39 PM ET

    Yahoo has a lot of persuading to do Friday. At its annual meeting, Yahoo will have to show frustrated shareholders how it plans to move forward in the wake of dead-end buyout talks Microsoft.  This  against the background of Carl Icahn on its board and the sale of  T. Boone Pickens Yahoo stake  ahead of the meeting.

  • Investing in China: E-Commerce, Health Care & More Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    Leading up to the Beijing Olympics, CNBC asked the experts how to capitalize on China’s economic growth.

  • Apple No Longer Intel-Inside Only? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    The Apple switch from IBM's spacerPowerPC microprocessors to Intel's chips made big headlines a couple of years ago, and the relationship by all accounts, has been incredibly beneficial for both.

  • Boone Pickens Sells Entire Yahoo Stake Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 12:58 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    The Texas billionaire unloads 10 million shares of the company, citing frustration over the way management handled the Microsoft situation.

  • Palm Almost Ready for High Fives? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 9:59 AM ET
    PALM

    Palm looks to crash the "smartphone" party dominated by iPhone, BlackBerry and the latest by Nokia. It's big-selling $99 Centro could do the trick, says CEO Ed Colligan. Palm aims to change all that. A tall order to be sure, but consider--as Palm CEO Ed Colligan does--that well over a billion handsets will sell globally this year.

  • Steve Jobs Walks Into the Trap Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    What was Steve thinking? I don't pretend to understand the pressures he's under, both physically and professionally, but calling New York Times columnist Joe Nocera with an "off the record" health update was a big mistake, completely unnecessary, and serves only to fan the flames.

  • Major Yahoo Shareholder Wavering on Support: Report Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 6:48 AM ET
    Yahoo Headquarters

    Yahoo's second-largest shareholder is considering withholding votes for Chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang as disappointment over the Internet company's decision to shun a merger with Microsoft continues to create a rift among stakeholders, the New York Post reported.

  • Ballmer Backs Web Expansion, 'Done' With Yahoo Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was "done," for now, with pursuing Yahoo.

  • Microsoft to Expand Advertising Pact with Facebook Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:11 PM ET

    Microsoft will announce plans to expand its relationship with online social network Facebook to provide web search and search advertising, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Microsoft's Johnson: What His Leaving Means For Company Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 11:05 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: The Power To Share Connections Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 10:47 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    But most exciting is "Facebook Connect", which brings Facebook's social connections to sites across the web. Facebook Connect was announced in May, but the details, and the partners were only revealed yesterday.

  • Facebook to Help Some Programmers, Punish Others Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:59 AM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    Facebook is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.

  • Qualcomm Profit Rises on Web-Phone Demand Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:25 AM ET
    Qualcomm

    Mobile phone chip and technology supplier Qualcomm on Wednesday posted a profit for its fiscal third quarter and revenue rose amid increasing demand for phones with high-speed Web links.

  • Microsoft's Johnson Leaves to Head Juniper Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:25 PM ET
    Microsoft Sign

    Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.

  • Baidu.com Posts 87% Profit Gain, Shares Surge Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 7:37 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    Baidu.com, China's top search engine, said on Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 87% and forecast another surge in revenue, boosted by Internet traffic growth from the Beijing Olympics.