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  • Taking Stokke of Allison Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 3:56 PM ET
    Allison Stokke 18-yr old Pole Vaulter

    Many of you know of Allison Stokke by now. She's the 18-year-old high school pole vaulter who became an Internet phelnomenon after Matt Ufford at the popular blog With Leather. posted her picture. Today, this high schooler has 840,000 Google hits -- the "Alison" Stokke misspelling has 16,500 hits! -- and of course a "Allison Stokke Fans" MySpace page.

  • Google Preparing For Big Brain Drain? Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 2:43 PM ET

    When it comes to Google say it with me: Here we go again!The company is getting ready to celebrate another key milestone in August: its 3rd anniversary as a publicly traded company. Sure there will be the usual partying (especially if the stock keeps performing as it is today and stays above the nose-bleed $500 a share. (It opened at $85 three years ago, August 19.)

  • Apple Goes On The Offensive Over iPhone Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Apple Inc. shoots down two of the biggest criticisms of its upcoming iPhone, and does so with gusto! Not an easy trick since the iPhone is still almost two weeks away. But that hasn't stopped critics and pundits from taking on the technology inside what some are calling the "Jesus Phone" because of the universal hype surrounding the product. A kind of "Second Coming" for technology brought to us by the High Lord of Cupertino. Well, you get the gist.

  • Singapore Telecommunications said on Monday its Optus unit has secured A$958 million (US$807 million) in funding from the Australian government for its broadband joint-venture.

  • EBay-Google Dispute Hints at Larger Tension Sunday, 17 Jun 2007 | 6:23 PM ET

    A spat that erupted this week between eBay and Google after Google tried to siphon attention from the online auctioneer's grand user celebration might presage more tension in one of the Internet's most interesting new rivalries.

  • Citigroup's Weill Shows Giving Is "Feel Good Science" Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 11:53 AM ET
    "WoW" character - Chromie

    Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weill told our Mary Thompson this week that people should start giving their money away even before they have a lot of it. Ok, that's a great idea, though it's a bit easy for him to say. Weill and his wife have generously donated $250 million to Weill Cornell Medical College, and he feels passionate about it. Now we have the scientific proof behind that passion.

  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Microsoft's planned acquisition of aQuantive as well as Yahoo!'s proposed deal to take full control of Right Media, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • Amazon.com Won't Profit From 'Harry Potter' Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 4:53 AM ET

    Amazon.com has taken more than a million pre-orders for the final "Harry Potter" book due out in July, but the world's largest Web retailer won't make a profit, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday.

  • A Good Old Boston Brawl Featuring Google and eBay Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 12:28 PM ET
    Ebay

    There may be a few party-planners at Google looking for work this morning. By now, you've heard the story, I'm sure, but for scene-setting purposes, here's the rub: eBay prepares to host its massive "eBay Live!" event in Boston this week, with 10,000 of the company's most rabid users getting together to celebrate their online lives and businesses. It's no secret that some eBayers continue to be upset about fees their paying the company and eBay's regular fee hikes.

  • Chinese Consumer Culture Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 7:25 PM ET

    Advertising in China will become more and more important as products are peddled to the growing middle class. Here are two spec plays on the trend.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Shareholders at the annual meeting of Yahoo  voted down proposals to control executive pay and challenging the company's human rights policies in China, a supervisor of the votes said on Tuesday.

  • Fund Managers Name Favorite Value, Growth Stocks Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    "Value" and "growth" mean different things to different analysts. Two fund managers, Turner Investment Partners' William McVail, and Putnam Investments' David King, explained to "Morning call" viewers how they define the investment terms -- and named the stocks they like.

  • Yahoo CEO Semel on the Line at Today's Annual Meeting Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 10:26 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Semel.

    At Yahoo's annual shareholder meeting today, CEO Terry S. Semel is expected to face criticism for the stock's recent performance."I think that there's been a complete mismatch in the CEO's pay package and the performance of the stock over the last three years," Susquehanna Financial Group Internet Analyst Marianne Wolk said on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Activist Yahoo Investor Gunning for CEO Semel Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 6:06 PM ET

    Yahoo! is a top Internet destination -- but that hasn't brought bliss to all of the Web portal's shareholders. One particularly disgruntled stockholder is Eric Jackson, president and CEO of Jackson Leadership Systems. He explained to "Closing Bell" viewers why he intends to hold Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel's "feet to the fire" at the company's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.

  • Google's privacy practices are the worst among the Internet's top destinations, according to a watchdog group seeking to intensify the recent focus on how the online search leader handles personal information about its users.

  • This is a video clip from CNBC's Street Signs of June 8, 2007.  CNBC's Erin Burnett discusses a move to make Internet gambling legal in the U.S. with Lawrence Walters of Weston, Garrou, DeWitt and CNBC Reporter Hampton Pearson.

  • Sony Battles Apple Over Internet TV Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 9:11 AM ET
    Sony 46" BRAVIA® XBR® series LCD Flat Panel HDTV

    Sony's TVs may dominate the market, but TV isn't the stable world it used to be. People watch more and more TV content on their computers, and new players like Apple (with its iTV) and Microsoft (with downloads sold over its XBox 360) are pushing into the space. So Sony's tactic is to make their TVs more like computers-- the 18 new Bravia TVs they launched today are all Internet enabled.

  • Analyst Shrugs Off Rising Oil Prices, Rate Fears Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 12:16 PM ET

    Keith Wirtz, president and chief investment officer of Fifth Third Asset Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he believes the market is poised to move higher despite rising oil prices and the possibility of higher interest rates.

  • Can eBay "Auction Off" Google? Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 11:18 AM ET
    Ebay

    Ebay wants to auction anything and everything, and now it's using its auction technology to create an efficient ad sales system to compete with Google, which dominates the online ad sales space. Starting today eBay is going to start brokering radio advertisements. Working with Bid4Spots (quite the obvious name) some 2,300 radio stations will auction airtime through eBay media marketplace. Ebay profits by taking a piece from advertisers payments.

  • EBay to Auction Advertising on U.S. Radio Stations Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 4:14 AM ET
    An Ebay sign is shown at Ebay offices in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The San Jose-based company said Wednesday that it earned $291.6 million, or 21 cents per share, for the three months ended in June, a 53 percent increase from $190.4 million, or 14 cents per share at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Online auctioneer eBay. said Tuesday it is ready to begin auctioning advertising airtime on 2,300 participating U.S. radio stations, expanding on an existing plan to sell cable television ads.