Thursday Amazon launches its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.» Read More
If such a thing exists this year, here's the stock to play it.
Investor Carl Icahn, who ran a heated proxy battle to unseat the Yahoo board and oust its chief executive, said he will not be attending the Internet company's annual meeting Friday.
Sure the company and its nemesis, Carl Icahn, have joined forces so that bitter proxy contest could be eliminated. But that doesn't mean they've pushed their differences aside, or that general shareholder bitterness doesn't remain.
Yahoo has a lot of persuading to do Friday. At its annual meeting, Yahoo will have to show frustrated shareholders how it plans to move forward in the wake of dead-end buyout talks Microsoft. This against the background of Carl Icahn on its board and the sale of T. Boone Pickens Yahoo stake ahead of the meeting.
Leading up to the Beijing Olympics, CNBC asked the experts how to capitalize on China’s economic growth.
The Apple switch from IBM's spacerPowerPC microprocessors to Intel's chips made big headlines a couple of years ago, and the relationship by all accounts, has been incredibly beneficial for both.
The Texas billionaire unloads 10 million shares of the company, citing frustration over the way management handled the Microsoft situation.
Palm looks to crash the "smartphone" party dominated by iPhone, BlackBerry and the latest by Nokia. It's big-selling $99 Centro could do the trick, says CEO Ed Colligan. Palm aims to change all that. A tall order to be sure, but consider--as Palm CEO Ed Colligan does--that well over a billion handsets will sell globally this year.
What was Steve thinking? I don't pretend to understand the pressures he's under, both physically and professionally, but calling New York Times columnist Joe Nocera with an "off the record" health update was a big mistake, completely unnecessary, and serves only to fan the flames.
Yahoo's second-largest shareholder is considering withholding votes for Chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang as disappointment over the Internet company's decision to shun a merger with Microsoft continues to create a rift among stakeholders, the New York Post reported.
Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was "done," for now, with pursuing Yahoo.
Microsoft will announce plans to expand its relationship with online social network Facebook to provide web search and search advertising, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda
But most exciting is "Facebook Connect", which brings Facebook's social connections to sites across the web. Facebook Connect was announced in May, but the details, and the partners were only revealed yesterday.
Facebook is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.
Mobile phone chip and technology supplier Qualcomm on Wednesday posted a profit for its fiscal third quarter and revenue rose amid increasing demand for phones with high-speed Web links.
Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.
Baidu.com, China's top search engine, said on Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 87% and forecast another surge in revenue, boosted by Internet traffic growth from the Beijing Olympics.
Amazon.com's quarterly net income doubled from a year ago and beat Wall Street targets, though much of the gain was related to the sale of European DVD rental assets, confusing some investors.
Competing missives today from The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times about the latest in the does-he-or-doesn't-he-have-cancer, or is-Apple-lying sweepstakes. If I sound a little flip, my apologies, but the real nuggets of news buried deep within the noise, are getting lost.