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  • Microsoft Withdraws Offer to Acquire Yahoo Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:40 PM ET

    "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Ballmer's 'Goodbye' Letter to Yahoo's Yang Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    The following is the letter sent by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang

  • Microsoft Raises Yahoo Bid As Merger Talks Heat Up Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Microsoft, hoping to salvage a takeover of Yahoo, has reluctantly agreed to boost its offer to about $33 a share in cash and stock from $31, though Yahoo is holding out for $37, sources have told CNBC.

  • Google unveils eclectic mix of designs by prominent artists

  • Microsoft Poised to Detail Next Moves on Yahoo Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 9:29 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday that walking away from a deal with Yahoo remained one of "three big options" the company is weighing and to expect an announcement shortly.

  • A Yahoo-Google Ad Deal? Easily Undone Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 8:17 PM ET

    Sure, Yahoo can do an ad deal with Google, but it still doesn't eclipse the offer from Microsoft.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    A reprieve of sorts for Yahoo! today with widespread reports that an apparent decision on Microsoft's next step in its unsolicited bid for the online leader was supposed to come at 4 pm EDT.

  • Exclusive Interview With Google's Eric Schmidt Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    In a wide-ranging interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses Google's growth, the US slowdown, the possibility of a Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo!, online advertising growth rates, and Google's stock.

  • Time Warner Plans Spin-Off; Profit Falls Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 7:33 AM ET

    Time Warner plans to split off its cable services division to lift its sluggish stock price as it also reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that fell just short of Wall Street's expectations.

  • Yahoo Investors See Imminent Microsoft Proxy Fight Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 3:53 PM ET

    Shares of Yahoo recovered from a Tuesday morning drop as investors speculated that Microsoft will launch a proxy fight for the Web search and advertising giant on Wednesday, CNBC has learned.

  • Web Site Offers Artistic Approach to Investing Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 1:34 PM ET

    If you're an art lover and are looking for an alternative to stocks or real estate, investing in art might be the way to go. But where do you find all the investing information you need? A new Web site called MutualArt.com can help. Moti Shniberg, CEO of Mutual Art explains.

  • IBM Raises Quarterly Dividend by 25 Percent Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    IBM said Tuesday it raised its quarterly cash dividend by 25 percent to 50 cents per share, lifting its payout to shareholders for the 13th year in a row.

  • Microsoft Left With "Hostility" In Yahoo Bid? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    Steve Ballmer has plenty of options of what to do next in his brewing battle for Yahoo, but experts and sources within the company are telling me he'll go hostile. At least until Yahoo spacer comes to its senses and comes to the table with a realistic counter.

  • Golden Years of Television Find New Life on the Web Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:05 PM ET
    Golden Years Of Television

    Old television shows - even some long out of syndication - are finding new audiences on the Web.

  • Yahoo

    Hours away now from the Microsoft imposed deadline for Yahoo to negotiate or die. Too dramatic? Not really when you're talking about $40 billion hanging in the balance as well as the future dominance of all things digital.

  • Baidu First-Quarter Profit Surges 71% Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 7:51 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    Baidu.com, China's top search engine, posted better-than-expected quarterly profits on Thursday, buoyed by strong traffic growth and online advertising revenue ahead of the Beijing Olympics, sending shares up 3 percent.

  • Microsoft's Ho-Hum Report Leaves Investors Hungry Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Microsoft follows Apple's lead -- when have you heard that before? -- reporting a good, but not good enough, quarter. And investors are taking profits off the table. Microsoft did beat Street expectations on the bottom line. ... So where was the weakness? That's the issue...

  • Europe Earnings Preview: WPP, Ericsson, Randstad Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    Some big companies report tomorrow that will give more clarity on the health of advertising and technology spending, and the health of the European jobs market

  • Apple Shares Rise Despite Dim Outlook; Amazon Skids Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 3:04 PM ET

    Apple and Amazon disappointed investors with lower profit outlooks but Apple shares rose after one analyst upgraded the stock and several raised their price targets.

  • Can Microsoft Do It Again? Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    The last couple of quarters have been remarkably strong for Microsoft, and there's every indication that the company will post an equally strong third quarter earnings report after the bell on Thursday. ... Expect some good theater.