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  • I posed that question last week after I had been reading about gamblers complaining about bounced checks and being told it was going to take longer to get their money. Here are some responses. I have withheld names from these submissions for obvious reasons.

  • Looking For Love In India--And Santa Claus Is Evil? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    ComScore has released its first study on internet usage in India. (What took so long? Seems half the internet is RUN in India.) Not surprisingly, internet usage there is growing quickly.

  • Earnings Preview: Yahoo's Future Hangs In The Balance Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    Yahoo may have doused one raging fire this week, settling with Carl Icahn, but there's still another blaze burning: the company's underlying business, and that may take far more effort to put out.

  • Gadget Helps Drivers Get a Grip on High Gas Prices Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    If you think you can't do much about high gas prices, you might want to think again. There's a new little gadget can help drivers burn less fuel. Ron DeLong, founder and owner of Linear Logic, maker of ScanGauge Version II explains.

  • Preview: Apple Earnings Not Just About iPhone Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    The fact is, Apple has beaten the Street for the past seven straight quarters, and there's every indication that the company will do so again this time around. And yet the stock still languishes.

  • An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors Blog Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    For eight years, Arnold Kim has been trading gossip, rumor and facts about Apple, the notoriously secretive computer company, on his Web site, MacRumors.com. Dr. Kim’s Web site now attracts more than 4.4 million people and 40 million page views a month, according to Quantcast, making it one of the most popular technology Web sites.

  • Yahoo Reaches Deal with Icahn, Ending Proxy Contest Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:13 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Yahoo has reached a settlement with activist investor Carl Icahn to avoid a battle for control of the company.

  • This week, Rep. Jim A. McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced legislation that would legalize, regulate and tax online gambling. I’m not sure if it’s ever going to happen, but in the meantime, it should be noted that it’s getting harder and harder to bet online. Let me rephrase that.

  • Yahoo: News Corp on Call; Legg Mason Helps Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Yahoo Center

    Yahoo is unlikely to get into a bidding war over AOL with Microsoft because if Microsoft gets in the way, Yahoo could instead renew talks over News Corp's Web properties, a person with knowledge of the plans said Thursday.

  • Earnings reports from Google and Microsoft are casting doubts on the assumption that these tech giants are immune to the recent economic downturn.

  • TiVo Puts YouTube On Your Tube Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Sixty eight million unique users watched YouTube videos in May, streaming 3.8 billion videos. TiVo's hoping this will be a key factor differentiating their service from all the other DVR services cable companies and the like now offer.

  • Microsoft Earnings: Why They Were A Bad Surprise Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    The company missed the Street expectations by a penny, so in the big scheme of things not such a devastating issue. But the miss comes on far better than expected top line growth: $15.8 billion instead of the $15 billion analysts expected. What's the problem here?

  • Google Disappointing But Long Term Investors Take Heart Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    Looking a little deeper, the company's web site gross revenue failed to meet expectations: $3.53 billion versus the range of $3.54 billion to $3.57 billion. Networks site revenue was in line at $1.66 billion.

  • Google Earnings Miss Expectations; Shares Drop Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Google's quarterly net income fell short of Wall Street expectations Thursday, suggesting it may be suffering from a weakening U.S. economy like its rivals, and its shares fell about 10 percent.

  • Yahoo Says Icahn's Agenda Presents Significant Risk Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Yahoo said on Thursday billionaire Carl Icahn's agenda presents a "significant risk" to the value of Yahoo stock, and that it would only sell itself to Microsoft under the right terms.

  • Microsoft will report its fourth fiscal earnings quarter after the bell today, and investors will be keenly watching guidance to make sure the company wasn't too aggressive in its forecasts the last time around.

  • Earnings Preview: Google Gets Ready to Impress Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 11:00 AM ET

    Google shares might not reflect the level of optimism swirling around this company right now, but this could be a break-out earnings report from Google after the bell later today.

  • EBay Outlook Disappoints, Taking Bite Out of Shares Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 5:58 PM ET

    EBay gave a disappointing outlook that reflected caution about a U.S. economic slump and competitive threats to its online auction business, sending its shares down 7 percent.

  • EBay Beats, But Doesn't Raise And That's Not So Good Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    For eBay, quarterly results are normally all about "beat and raise." Beat the Street's estimates in the current quarter, and raise guidance for the upcoming quarter. This time around, batting .500 just isn't good enough for the online auction powerhouse, especially when so many on the Street expected them to beat anyway.

  • Preview: EBay Needs to Beat And Beat Big Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 12:04 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)

    This has been a raucous legal quarter for online auction house eBay: filing suit against Craigslist, where it owns a 28 percent stake in that company; eBay stock has fallen about 13 percent since its last report; 20 percent since the beginning of the year.