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  • Is Google's YouTube On Global Mission? Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 10:45 AM ET
    Elvis on Youtube

    While everyone's talking about the shakeup at Yahoo, Google continues to take over the world. Google's video site YouTube is launching its first foreign-language Web sites. Already, over half of the site's audience comes from outside the U.S., but by translating its site into seven other languages is intended to fend off competition. Eventually YouTube will tweak the translated sites to the specific countries-- Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK, featuring local content and being sensitive to cultural issues.

  • Yahoo's Semel Yin; CEO is Yang Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 6:56 PM ET

    Struggling internet search giant Yahoo finally made a change at the top and investors are cheering the news.

  • Visible World: Answer To TV's Advertising Prayers? Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    The TV ad market has lost millions of dollars of ad revenue to Internet ads, which are more targeted and flexible. But now a new technology company called Visible World, is making TV ad minutes be more valuable than ever. Visible World's Inteli-spot technology allows channels to automatically customize their ads to the time of day, channel, and show they're airing on.

  • Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang is stepping in as CEO

    Internet portal Yahoo announced the resignation of Terry Semel. Semel will be replaced by co-founder Jerry Yang.  Susan Decker, Yahoo's head of advertising and former chief financial officer, was also named president.

  • Online Shopping: Not Dead Yet! Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 4:39 PM ET

    From Macy's to Wal-Mart to Sears, the retail management that I've spoken with over the past year have all emphasized how important the online segment of their business is becoming. Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren says consumers who shop online are 30% more productive than those who shop in just one channel. So, is the decline of online shopping as suggested by the New York Times greatly exaggerated?

  • Yahoo may be ripe for an activist play that forces the company to explore strategic alternatives. While it still remains in the realm of the speculative, bankers, activist investors and media executives believe Yahoo would find interested parties in News Corp., AT&T, TimeWarner's AOL, Microsoft and Comcast.

  • 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.