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  • Verizon's Open Access Network: Will Industry Follow? Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
    Verizon

    Verizon's news today that it will offer "open access" to its wireless network is a shot across AT&T's bow, and could be the first major step toward opening what has developed into a kind of "Kremlin" for connectivity. Verizon says by the end of next year, customers will be able to use any wireless device and software applications on its nationwide wireless network that are currently unavailable today.

  • EU Suspends Review into IBM-Telelogic Deal Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:49 AM ET

    European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.

  • Yahoo Can't Cope with Cyber Monday Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET
    Yahoo

    News doesn't get worse than this for a company like Yahoo. On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down.

  • JetBlue Lists Airline Tickets on Travel Web Sites Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 2:42 PM ET
    JetBlue planes wait at terminal gates at JFK Airport in New York, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. JetBlue travelers continued to experience delays and cancellations Friday as the airline struggled for a third day to recover from an operational meltdown at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews)

    Low-cost U.S. carrier JetBlue Airways has begun selling tickets through online travel agencies Travelocity, Orbitz Worldwide, and Priceline.com, the companies said Monday.

  • Countrywide has been very smart about figuring out ways to make money from every part of the mortgage process. Here's an example pointed out to me. Countrywide reinsures some of its mortgages. When a homebuyer puts down only 10%, he or she usually has to buy mortgage insurance from a third party (I thought mortgage insurance was dead in the age of 80-20 loans, but apparently not).

  • Online Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Retailers are hoping last week's strong start to the holiday shopping season at malls and stores translates into a busy buying season online, which officially begins Monday. A number of retailers are hosting one-day sales or special offers for the occasion. Internet research firm comScore estimated online sales may exceed $700 million.

  • Countrywide Response to Countrywide Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    A slew of responses to my post reprinting questions that New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer sent Countrywide Chairman and CEO Angelo Mozilo. Most responses centered on why the company doesn't send 1099 forms to independent brokers.

  • Google's Search Share Jumps Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 11:55 PM ET

    Google enjoyed one of its biggest monthly gains in U.S. Web search market share in October, building on consistent gains over the past two years, according to industry data out on Wednesday.

  • Writers Guild of America

    Third quarter advertising numbers are in and the good news is that online newspaper advertising grew 21 percent to $773 million according to the Newspaper Association of America. The bad news is that even that growth couldn't overwhelm the downward trend in the industry, overall ad revenue dropped 7.4% in the quarter.

  • MTV's New Music Game Set to Rock Music Industry Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 9:24 AM ET

    MTV's "Rock Band" video game took the stage Tuesday, a new entrant in the fast-growing genre of musical games that could boost the fortunes of the flagging music industry.

  • Planning Starts Early for Hardcore Black Friday Shoppers Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:31 AM ET

    The unofficial start to the holiday shopping season is just around the corner and Dev Shapiro has left nothing to chance. The Dallas resident and veteran bargain hunter has spent the last three weeks developing a plan of attack for Black Friday sales, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers across the country slash prices on everything from flat screen TV’s to the hottest Christmas toys.

  • Strong HP Results Raise Bar for Dell Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:26 AM ET

    Hewlett-Packard's better-than-expected quarterly results may raise the bar for competitor Dell, which is more vulnerable to U.S. economic woes and reports earnings next week.

  • Online Shoppers Won't Miss Deals, Just Crowds Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 3:14 PM ET

    For those who opted to stay at home on Black Friday, rather than brave the crowds, there’s good news: there will be plenty of bargains online this year.

  • A Bear Picks Bullish Internet Stocks Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 1:20 PM ET

    Even bears celebrate Christmas, or at least I think they do," Jordan Rohan, RBC Capital Markets managing director, told CNBC. Although Rohan describes himself as a bear, and says that so many negative catalysts have rarely appeared on the macro front, he's found some promising Web stocks.

  • Wal-Mart Reveals Web-Focused 'Black Friday' Plans Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 4:14 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores unveiled Thanksgiving holiday sales plans, which focus heavily on using its Web site to publicize its discount prices and kick off the extended holiday shopping weekend.

  • If you're braving the airports this holiday season it's a good idea to do some research. So, here are a couple of my favorite sites for traveling. I like this site AvoidDelays.com. It can be kind of depressing, but it's useful. The site says that on November 14 (this past Wednesday), some 2,011 flights were delayed. Ugh!

  • Sex Sells, But Is Wall Street Buying? Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | 3:56 PM ET
    Seeking High Net Worth Investors

    Is your portfolio in need of a little action? Then you could end up getting lucky. The world's first adult entertainment industry investments firm wants to give investors more...ahem...bang for their buck.

  • Facebook introduced a new ad platform last week, and since then dissent in the media has been slowly growing. After all the buzz about the hot Internet 2.0 company, it remains to be seen if Facebook will fall flat when it actually comes to delivering promised ad revenue.

  • Sony Ready To "Crackle" The Web Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    The entertainment divisions of every media company will suffer from the writers' strike. But media giant Sony is rather well positioned because it's so diversified. I chatted about the strike with Sony CEO Howard Stringer last week and he said if there's a void of new content on TV

  • Google's "Oogle" Of A Wedding! Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    For a company steeped in making sure you can find out whatever you want when you want, and a company keeping terabyte after terabyte of data on billions of web clicks every month, Google's been the target of privacy rights groups for some time. But make no mistake, when it comes to the upcoming wedding of one of its co-founders, privacy is priority-one for Google.

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