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  • 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
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    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.

  • AOL Talks with Microsoft, Yahoo Heat Up: Sources Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 6:18 AM ET

    Time Warner discussions to merge or sell its AOL internet division with Microsoft or Yahoo have taken on new urgency ahead of Yahoo's Aug 1 shareholders meeting, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters on Tuesday.1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Google Reaches Privacy Deal in YouTube Lawsuit Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 3:16 AM ET

    Defendants and plaintiffs in two related copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube have reached a deal to protect the privacy of millions of YouTube watchers during evidence discovery, a spokesman for Google said on Monday.

  • EBay Scores Win Over Tiffany in Trademark Case Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    EBay scored a major court victory Monday when a federal judge ruled that Tiffany had failed to prove the online auctioneer was responsible for the sale of fake Tiffany jewelry on its site.

  • Preview: This Week's Tech Earnings Bonanza Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.

  • Microsoft, Icahn Offered Yahoo Improved Revenue Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Microsoft and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's joint proposal for Yahoo , which was rejected on Saturday, included improved revenue guarantees from search advertising, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • Stock Picks for 20-Somethings Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 4:10 PM ET

    So, CNBC asked four market watchers for stock picks -- given a five-year time horizon -- for 20-somethings. Check out their picks.

  • Screaming Buys for Generation Y Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    It's all about the time horizon for Generation Y investors, said Bob Sullivan of Satuit Capital Management. Here are his recommendations for the estimated 70 million 14- to 28-year olds.

  • Apple App Store Could Rival iTunes As Revenue Source Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    Let me focus on something that deserves a lot more attention: the upcoming Apple App Store, a new online Apple store that will post and sell third party software applications. And, if you believe iPhone's sales projections in the coming years, App could match or rival iTunes as a revenue stream down the road.

  • YouTube's Ad Revenue Short of Expectations: WSJ Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 4:34 AM ET

    Advertising revenue from YouTube is likely to total about $200 million this year and thus fall short of parent company Google's expectations, The Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the matter.