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  • Google's Spam Czar Wants YOU! (To Use His Product) Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | 8:34 AM ET
    Marg Helgenberger

    Google will someday rule the world. Look, it’s true. I’m just saying this so when it happens you're not surprised. Apparently one of the top priorities of the Google Defense Department (the GD Dept.? The Googagon?) will be fighting SPAM! Email spam is, as we all know, like herpes—the best you can hope for is to keep it in check until the next erupt

  • Diller: IAC Companies Better Off Under Breakup Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 2:38 PM ET
    Barry Diller

    Barry Diller's IAC  plans to spin off HSN, which includes HSN TV and hsn.com; Ticketmaster; Interval International, which will include its CondoDirect unit; and LendingTree, which will include its RealEstate.com site.

  • Internet Ad Self-Regulation Isn't Working, FTC Says Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 12:59 PM ET

    Internet advertisers have fallen short of promised self-regulation in respecting Internet users' privacy, a Federal Trade Commission official said, even as one firm, Tacoda, said it decided to refrain from collecting some sensitive information.

  • Need A Little "Despair.com" In Your Life? Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    Thanks to Tim J. for sending me a link to the BEST WEB SITE EVER (ok, I exaggerate): www.despair.com. On Despair.com, they take on the corporate motivational crud you've been forced to eat for years, like those posters which promise to stimulate 'Hope,' 'Success' and 'Teamwork', and turn them on their "corporate head," with a special twist.

  • Hollywood Writers Set Monday Strike Deadline Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 5:19 PM ET

    Union officials say a strike by Hollywood writers will begin Monday morning unless a last-minute deal is reached over the weekend with studios on a new contract.

  • Need A Halloween Hangover Excuse? Get It Right Here Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 9:02 AM ET

    The internet never ceases to amaze and amuse with its ability to support any business idea, no matter how far-fetched. And advertisers keep lining up. The latest idea may be of help if you stayed out too late at a Halloween party and are too groggy to get to work.

  • Oracle's Ellison Selling Stock: What's Going On? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    As high drama grips the software industry, with investors watching every detail of Oracle's hostile bid for BEA Systems, there's another drama shaping up behind the scenes involving Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. While he makes headlines for what he's trying to buy, you might be even more interested in what he's trying to sell. His stock. Selling lots of it. Daily.

  • Oracle's Ellison Now Larry "Sell" ison? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:13 PM ET

    Just an update on the blog I brought you earlier in the week about Larry Ellison and his recent sales activity in Oracle shares. His breathtaking share-dumps are apparently continuing with 1 million more shares sold today.

  • Google's Fixed Vision: Total Tech Domination Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    Google cracked $700 a share this morning, just three weeks after surpassing $600 for the first time. Sure, as Google becomes more valuable, these $100 milestones will get easier to achieve, but you can't discount a 16% move by a company worth over $200 billion in under a month. It's significa

  • Some Real "Scary" Funny Business This Halloween Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:19 PM ET
    Sleep walkers

    Here's something that'll scare the pants off you this Halloween--literally. Reuters reports that Travelodge hotels Britain are grappling with a 600% rise in sleepwalkers this year. Most are men. Many are naked. A...600%...jump. What is up with that? Cialis side effects?

  • Terrell Owens' Sharpie "Writes" Way To Auction Block Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    Over the years, I've written about the weird items that have come up for sale: Bill Veeck's Leg, Luis Gonzalez' gum, Thurman Munson's pilot's license. Well, put this in the category of Joe Horn's cell phone, which was purchased by a Saints fan at auction.

  • Google Tops $700 on Wireless Talks With Verizon Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Google's stock barreled through $700 for the first time Wednesday, propelled by a belief that the Internet search leader will become even more profitable as it plants its products and services in new markets.

  • FCC OKs Cable Competition for Apartments Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 12:34 PM ET

    Federal regulators on Wednesday approved a rule that would ban exclusive agreements that cable television operators have with apartment buildings, opening up competition for other video providers that could eventually lead to lower prices.

  • Shutterfly Loss Narrows, Beating Analyst Predictions Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:24 PM ET
    Shutterfly

    Shutterfly reported a third-quarter loss of $3.3 million, or 14 cents per share, as compared to a loss of 2.7 million, or 70 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

  • Shutterfly: A Rosy "Picture" For Digital Growth? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:22 PM ET
    Shutterfly

    All of us in California, indeed millions across the country, were gripped by those horrific images of the raging fires in Southern California. And in the midst of the tragedy, when we had a chance to hear from the victims fleeing their homes, they were usually asked what they grabbed as they were evacuating.

  • Industry Standard Magazine to Return Online Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    The Industry Standard, the high-flying magazine that covered the early Internet frenzy and itself became a poster child for the dot-com boom and bust, is coming back ... sort of.

  • Get Rich Click? Five Internet Stocks to Watch Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    The World Wide Web has given a dramatic new meaning to the phrase "net profits." Just ask five-star fund manager Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager of Jacob Internet Fund. Read his five choices for an investor's Internet interests.

  • Will Drivers Flip for CarTurner? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    It is estimated that 100 children are killed and hundreds more injured each year by cars backing up. It's a problem with seemingly no solution for the millions of people who back out of their driveways and onto busy streets each day. But a new innovation —a Lazy Susan of sorts —could change that. It's called the "CarTurner."

  • Hulu: Why It Should Have Been Here Before Now Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    Better late than never, but when it comes to NBC and Fox and the new Hulu, it's about time. I say about time because I wonder just how long big media is going to sit around and bemoan upstarts like YouTube muscling in on their territory. Woe is me, these companies have complained: They're stealing our content. They're breaching our copyrights.

  • Tech Stocks to Watch Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 1:48 PM ET

    Where can the traders be found this week? Deep in the heart of techs.