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  • 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
    Yahoo

    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.

  • Apple's "Second Coming" Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 12:54 AM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    Just days away now from the release of Apple's next generation iPhone, the so-called iPhone 3G.  And if the first one was dubbed the "Jesus Phone" because of the overwhelming hype, hope and promise of that device, then this new one is quite literally iPhone's Second Coming.

  • Microsoft Backs Icahn Bid to Oust Yahoo Board Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:43 PM ET

    Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to dump Yahoo's board, saying Monday that a successful shareholder rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its bid to buy Yahoo's Internet search engine or possibly the entire company.

  • Deal Between Yahoo, AOL Unlikely Before August Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    A potential deal between Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL division is unlikely before Yahoo's annual meeting on Aug. 1, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday.

  • The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"

  • Cost of Day Care Sparks Discontent at Google HQ Sunday, 6 Jul 2008 | 10:59 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google is under fire from a handful of parents who work at the company's Silicon Valley offices for price hikes in the cost of on-site day-care services, the New York Times reported Saturday.

  • YouTube Data Court Order Fans Privacy Fears Friday, 4 Jul 2008 | 6:28 AM ET

    A U.S. judge's order to Google to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom sparked an outcry Thursday from privacy advocates in the midst of a legal showdown over video piracy.

  • Still No Deal For Yahoo--Period Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 10:16 AM ET

    I'll say from the outset that I have great respect for the Wall Street Journal. But I, along with a number of folks following the Yahoo/Microsoft will-they-or-won't-they drama are wondering what the point is of today's splashy, front-page tome purporting to break new ground about a new deal to grab a chunk of the company.