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  • Skype Offers New Service to Cell Phones, Landlines Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    Internet calling company Skype said it would offer an unlimited long-distance calling for customers who want to reach friends and family without computers or Internet access.

  • Google's comScore Conundrum Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
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    Sell first and ask questions later -- this has characterized trading in Google stock since January, and the biggest problem for Google and its investors has been coming from market research firm comScore. But how reliable is comScore research, anyway?

  • Google Earnings May Give Yahoo Leverage Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
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    An earnings windfall for Google should benefit rival Yahoo in buyout talks with Microsoft, as investors view the results as proof of a robust online advertising market.

  • After a week like this one, the pressure's on the next batch of tech stars to beat the Street and keep this momentum going, with investors turning their attention to Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, all set to report earnings next week.

  • Google Bounces Back, Investors Buy Back In Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    In posting a profit well in excess of expectations, Google shares are bouncing back from the depth of investor doubt.

  • Google Profit Jumps 30%, Blows Past Expectations Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 6:35 PM ET
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    Google reported earnings that rose 30 percent and handily beat analysts' expectations, and the company's shares jumped in late trading.

  • A Google Slowdown? Hard To Find With These Earnings Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 4:54 PM ET
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    First it was Intel, then IBM, and now Google. Pretty soon, the message might get out that tech isn't nearly as bad as people thought. No two ways about it: the Google earnings report is extraordinary.

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    Investing in Google shares is... different. It's one of the few companies where 30% revenue growth would be disappointing and 450 bucks a share is seen by many as cheap. How do you read earnings of a company like this? I'm glad you asked.

  • New York Times "Headlining" Internet For Better Days Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 1:11 PM ET

    The New York Times Company posted a $335,000 loss for the first quarter--a dramatic drop from the $23 million profit the company earned in the year-ago-quarter and missing Wall Street estimates.

  • Tech Poised to Gain on IBM, Intel Momentum Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
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    Strong earnings results this week from IBM and Intel have tech stocks in the midst of a nice rally.

  • With Google's Earnings, Investors Need To Be Patient Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Has the bloom really faded from the Google rose, or has the market really misunderstood the way this company is doing business, and the technology it is using to get the job done? There is a fair amount of pessimism around these shares right now, with many analysts I'm talking to expecting a meet or miss quarter, rather than a good chance the company will beat...

  • EBay Beats And Raises--But Is It Enough For Investors? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    EBay's numbers for its first quarter look pretty good with the online auction house beating Wall Street estimates by 3 cents, reporting 42 cents instead of the 39 cents analysts were looking for. That news came on better-than-expected topline performance as well.

  • EBay Quarterly Profit Rises 22%, Beating Forecasts Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:24 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)

    Online auctioneer EBay posted a 22 percent rise in quarterly net profit, topping Wall Street's average estimate, as pricing changes drove auction listings and pushed revenue above all forecasts.

  • A New Web Tool For House Hunting: Trulia.com Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 1:47 PM ET
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    For those of you who spend your lunch hours (and your work hours) trolling the real estate pages to see what’s new, what’s for sale, what’s cheap, what’s cheaper and what’s in foreclosure, I want to turn you on to a new tool.

  • EBay's Earnings Challenge: "Beat And Raise" For Investors Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    It's been a busy quarter for eBay, highlighted of course by the naming of John Donohoe as Meg Whitman's successor, but investors are focused more on share price than who's sitting in the C-suite.

  • American "Idol" Chatter Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    If you don’t watch “American Idol,” move on. The other 30 million of you—let’s dish. Here are my thoughts on last night’s show. Email me yours and I’ll post them. The audience is still booing the departure of Michael Johns, or maybe they're still booing Ryan for cruelly leaving the Aussie hanging a few moments last week.

  • Yahoo May Be Gaining on Google in Search Ad Wars Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    New industry data out Tuesday showed Yahoo may have started gaining share in the Web search ad market against Google even as Google's share of search audience inched up.

  • Talk about a great couple of days last week: Wednesday into Wednesday night, I get to hang out with Bon Jovi during their Silicon Valley visit for a story on the technology the band uses in its show.

  • What the Execs Say: Earnings and Expansion  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Despite world economic woes, some company executives are optimistic regarding their businesses. Here is what they told CNBC:

  • Investors Weigh Google Futures as Earnings Loom Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
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    Investors are worried that the Web search company's once explosive growth could slow dramatically in the weak U.S. economy.