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  • EU Wary of Google Map Service Invading Privacy Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:08 AM ET

    The ability of Google's map service to put detailed street-level images on the Internet could raise concerns in Europe if it was introduced there, the EU's data protection agency said on Thursday.

  • Sina Posts First-Quarter Profit Rise, Shares Jump Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 8:32 PM ET

    Chinese Web portal Sina Corp posted a higher first-quarter profit on Wednesday on strong advertising sales and forecast better-than-expected second-quarter revenue, sending its stock up more than 9%.

  • Icahn Moving Ahead with Proxy Battle for Yahoo Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has elected to move ahead with plans to run a dissident board slate at Yahoo, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Using 'Stock Advice' To Get Search Engine Love Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    Writing for maximum search engine effectiveness can collide with good writing and journalsim.

  • Mr. Potato Head Update Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Today we received his eyes in the mail!! IT'S GOOD TO BE KING...OF ALL MEDIA Looks like Big Media is not suffering from an economic downturn (except for Time Warner). Steve Wonsiewicz runs Fresearch.

  • Yahoo Escapes Ironhorse Grip; For Now Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Vocal Yahoo dissident shareholder Eric Jackson has decided not to run a competing slate of directors to replace Yahoo's board.

  • Icahn May Launch Proxy Fight with Yahoo Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 2:42 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is considering launching a proxy fight at Yahoo, according to people who have spoken with Icahn.

  • Homebrew Heads To Your Gas Tank Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    The EFuel100 MicroFueler is the world's first portable ethanol microrefinery system — both a pump station and an ethanol distiller reduced to an appliance-sized unit, allowing users to create usable fuel for most cars with a simple mix of sugar, water and yeast.

  • Online Banking Grows in Europe Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:19 AM ET

    Up to 60 percent of Europeans may bank online by 2020, a level already reached by Sweden and Denmark today, Deutsche Bank said in a report on Tuesday.

  • RIM's BlackBerry Bold Is Something To Behold Monday, 12 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    It's here! Or almost here. It's the new Research in Motion BlackBerry 9000 Bold, and what a bold step this is. It's been a year since RIM released an update, and during that time, just about every spotlight has turned to the iPhone from Apple with so many experts ceding the market to the upstart touch-screen wonder.

  • Thousands of Northrop Grumman workers are celebrating their tanker win today in Los Angeles -- even though the deal is on hold as the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines a Boeing challenge. We're at the party and I hope to post video later. As I've blogged many times, Boeing isn't rolling over on this one.

  • Google's Back! (Did It Ever Leave?) Friday, 9 May 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    How Google Got its Groove Back

    A funny thing has been happening to Google lately. Have you noticed? It's going up! And I'm not talking about the one-day pop it got from those surprisingly good earnings. I'm talking about the day to day creep-up, the steady momentum. The parallels to Apple are pretty striking.

  • Atom Films is again hosting a contest for "Star Wars" fan films, except this year the winners will be aired on Spike TV. Fans have been spoofing or reconfiguring the movies for years, and, at some point, George Lucas realized copyright be damned! The smartest move was to embrace the love. Also: Your e-mails re Boeing.

  • Ethanol Fights Back Friday, 9 May 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Everyone is blaming ethanol for everything. Producers have gone from being heroes to zeroes. Two years ago, corn was $2 a bushel and margins were $2 a gallon -- and everyone and their brother wanted in. Now corn is $6 and margins are 10 cents -- or negative, for some operators. But here's the ethanol industry's defense...

  • Google Sees Hope for Long-Term Ad Deal with Yahoo Friday, 9 May 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Google's top executives expressed hope that the Internet search leader will be able to form a potentially lucrative advertising partnership with Yahoo -- a deal that would lower the odds of Microsoft renewing its attempts to buy Yahoo.

  • Gaga for Google Again Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    As the stock rallies ahead of Thursday’s annual meeting, could it be that Google is actually the big winner in the MicroHoo debacle?

  • News Corp. Profit Rises, but Short of Forecasts Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 5:18 PM ET
    News Corp.

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said its quarterly net profit rose on higher advertising sales at the Fox TV network and Fox News Channel, as well as a one-time gain from its stock swap with Liberty Media.

  • Microsoft Sends Out Feelers to Facebook: WSJ Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    Microsoft is gauging Facebook's interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant's failed takeover attempt of Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • Alibaba Erases Gains, Hit by Growth Concerns Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:01 AM ET

    Shares in China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba.com, erased early gains to fall 2 percent on Wednesday as concern over its premium customer growth and the impact of a slowing globaleconomy offset enthusiasm over its forecast-beating quarterly results.

  • Sprint - Together with Nextel

    Sprint Nextel and Clearwire are close to announcing a $12 billion joint venture with major cable operators for high speed wireless Internet access for mobile phones and laptops, a source said.