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  • 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.

  • On the Line: CenturyTel CEO Glen Post Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    This chief executive is a rarity. He cares deeply about his shareholders, Cramer says.

  • Yahoo Lobbies for its Board Slate, Management Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 11:28 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo sought to rally shareholder support for its board of directors and management amid a proxy battle with billionaire Carl Icahn, saying the investor had outlined an "ill-defined plan" for the future of the Internet company.

  • Bill Gates

    Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.

  • Oracle, RIM Drag Tech Stocks Lower Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 8:57 AM ET

    Two of Wall Street's technology darlings that had been looked to as beacons to guide the sector out of hard times instead will be leading the market lower Thursday.

  • Herb On The Street: Overstock Outrage Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:51 PM ET

    Overstock.com and its outspoken leader are going after some big fish on Wall Street. Overstock Chief Executive Patrick Byrne has filed a $3.4 billion lawsuit against brokerage firms alleging a “massive, illegal stock market manipulation scheme.”  The suit has left some power players fit to be tied, including Marketwatch.com columnist Herb Greenberg. As fate would have it, our cameras were rolling on Greenberg's fit.

  • Oracle Traders Giveth, Taketh Away Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 8:12 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Easy come, easy go, I suppose, when it comes to Oracle.  The company barely had enough time to finish that first glass of champagne, celebrating a great fourth quarter when gloomy guidance cut the party short.

  • A Word To The Wise On Yahoo Rumors Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
    Yahoo Center

    When it comes to Yahoo and its stock, yesterday was a fast and furious kind of day, and while whip lashed traders lick their wounds and wonder what happens next, the action serves as an important lesson for investors. And not just investors in Yahoo and Microsoft.

  • Oracle Becomes Macro "Oracle" For Economy Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Oracle ended 2007 as the software stock pick of the year for a few key analysts on the Street for 2008, and today we'll get a good idea as to whether those optimistic outlooks are still justified. Just about everyone I've talked to expects Oracle to beat expectations, so it doesn't seem like a question of "if," but instead, "by how much."

  • Yahoo Shares Leap, but Source Denies Buyout Talks Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    Shares of Yahoo jumped on a report that Microsoft is back in talks to buy the company, though sources have told CNBC that no deal is in the offing.

  • RIM On Earnings Deck: Set to Soar? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.

  • Start-Up Sues Google Over E-Mail Switching Tool Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:45 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google was named Monday in a trade secrets lawsuit alleging that the company's business software unit copied a tiny start-up's tool for moving customers off of Microsoft software onto Google's.

  • iPhone Therefore iCreate? (Your Thoughts) Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.

  • Why iPhone Sparks -- Not Stifles -- Creativity Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:12 PM 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).

    What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.

  • Ed Asner, Sandra Oh, 'Seinfeld' -- & ME Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:12 PM ET

    One week until the SAG contract expires, and a deal appears highly unlikely. This as the Screen Actors Guild celebrates 75 years of butting heads with the studios. But Tom Hanks is among those actors telling SAG to butt out of another union’s contract offer...