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  • Google, Amazon CEO Invest in Manned Space Flights Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 6:19 PM ET

    While NASA seems to be flying in orbital circles, with manned flight still stuck on the space shuttle, the private sector has been dumping millions into its own space ventures.  We're trying to move the industry to a point where people believe what we say," said Jeff Greason, a former Intel computer genius who now runs XCOR, one of a half dozen companies in the Mojave desert of California trying to get ordinary citizens into space.

  • Google: It's The Job Numbers That Really Count Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:39 PM ET

    Rather than get bogged down in Google's earnings numbers, which were extraordinary once again, investors and analysts will seize on the company's headcount, and for good reason. The company added a staggering 2,100 employees these past three months, on top of the 1,500 they added last quarter.

  • Media Firms Team Up On Online Copyright Guidelines Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 2:20 PM ET

    Media companies including Viacom, Microsoft, News Corp.'s Fox and MySpace units and others have agreed to guidelines aimed at protecting copyrights online, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Google: Definitely Feeling The Pressure Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Google's trading range over the past year has been pretty staggering: $417.50 a year ago today. A high of $635.96 last week; and hardly a straight line up between that low and high. That hasn't been the case these last couple of months where shares have been on a tear...

  • Tech Earnings Roundup: SAP, eBay and Nokia Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    The tech sector got a lift after SAP, eBay and Nokia met or surpassed Wall Street expectations for quarterly earnings. The companies also raised their outlook for future results.

  • MySpace Opens Up to Outside Developers Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:47 AM ET

    News Corp's MySpace, the world's largest online social network, said on Wednesday it will allow outside developers further access to its service to counter the growth of smaller rival Facebook.

  • EBay Profit Surges 53%; Outlook Tops Forecasts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 6:06 PM 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)

    EBay posted a 53% increase in adjusted earnings for the third quarter and provided full-year guidance that topped expectations.

  • E-Trade Posts Loss, Lowers Full-Year Forecast Again Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 5:38 PM ET
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    U.S. online brokerage E-Trade Financial posted a third-quarter loss Wednesday on higher loan-loss provision and write-downs in the value of securities holdings, and lowered its full-year forecast for the second time in a month

  • Ebay Rocks And Investors Roll: Here's Why Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    I can sum up eBay's third quarter earnings numbers in three little letters: w-o-w! The company reports 41 cents a share versus the 33 cents the Street was expecting. True, the 41 cents includes 4 cents in one-time tax benefits, but even without that, the company still beats by 4 pennies.

  • Apple Caves: iPhone Software Now Open For Biz Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Steve Jobs has a message for third party software developers who have largely been shut out of the iPhone extravaganza: Call Us Up! In a sharp reversal to an earlier policy, and in an open letter from Jobs posted on Apple's web site, the company is now inviting software developers to create applications for the iPhone that would live on the iPhone's memory and not on the web.

  • EBay: Will It Keep Its Rally Going? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Check a chart of eBay these last three months and you'll see a company in rally mode; a rally that is continuing in a big way today and today's momentum comes from an ironic source. Earlier this quarter, eBay wrote down its Skype investment by about 50%...

  • Yahoo and Intel Surprise; IBM Keeps on Comin'! Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 9:23 AM ET
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    The news from tech seems pretty good at first blush, and it's coming from some surprising places. Most notably, the news from Yahoo and the shares are reacting nicely. More than nicely. Yahoo shares scampered 10% as this news trickled out, and I have to say, I'm surprised.

  • MySpace, Skype to Offer Calls on Social Network Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 7:07 PM ET

    Top social network site MySpace and Web-calling leader Skype will offer MySpace members free Internet phone services in a bid to expand their user bases while fending off rivals, company officials said on Tuesday.

  • The eBay for Junked Cars Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:30 AM ET

    Copart has a great business model, and the company is growing overseas. No wonder Cramer loves it.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.

  • MySpace Enters Video Deal with Sony Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, said Tuesday it has signed a music video licensing deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment supported by sharing advertising revenue.

  • New York State, Facebook to Settle Probe Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 4:36 AM ET

    The New York State attorney general and Facebook Inc have agreed to a settlement of a child safety probe targeting the fast-growing social network site, people familiar with the deal said Monday.

  • Napster Relaunches with Web-Enabled Platform Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 4:19 AM ET

    Napster, the digital music service, said Tuesday it plans to attract more customers by moving to a Web-based platform allowing users to play their music from any computer without having to download any additional software.

  • Court Blocks Brokers from Abusing Ticketmaster Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    A federal judge blocked the sale of software that lets users flood the Ticketmaster Web site with requests and snap up tickets in bulk, beating people who log in manually to buy tickets.

  • Nielsen Expands Tracking For Online, Cell Phones Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    You may know Nielsen for its TV ratings, but the company also tracks all your entertainment consumption online. Today, Nielsen is announcing two new divisions--Nielsen Online and Nielsen Mobile--to give more detailed analysis of how people are spending their time and their money online and on their mobile phones.

  • Yahoo Earnings: What You Should Expect Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:02 PM ET
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    This will be a giant week for tech stocks and tech investors, beginning with three huge names reporting earnings Tuesday: Yahoo, Intel and IBM. So rather than focus on what these companies HAVE reported, I thought I'd focus on what to expect instead.