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  • As you might expect, my earlier post calling on Steve Jobs to announce a shareholder buyback at tomorrow's Apple spacer annual shareholder meeting, generated quite a bit of reader reaction. As we prepare to cover the meeting, I'm curious how many of you plan to attend...

  • Countrywide Cancels Second Florida Event Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | 1:23 PM ET

    Friday night Countrywide informed me that an employee sales event planned in April at an expensive Florida resort has been cancelled.

  • Google Worries Might Be Exaggerated Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 12:44 PM ET

    Google's comScore headache continues to resonate through Wall Street but a growing chorus of analysts are beginning to wonder whether this is really much ado about nothing. And when I say "much ado," I mean it, considering how much this report throttled Google stock.

  • Countrywide Chooses Sun Over Ski Trip! Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    I've been hearing from sources that Countrywide, despite cancelling an expensive ski junket to Colorado, is planning two even bigger events in Hollywood, Fla. Now comes confirmation from a source at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa that Countrywide has booked the location for two different events

  • Countrywide Responds to Report of Florida Junkets Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 9:38 PM ET
    Countrywide

    Regarding word I received of Countrywide planning junkets to a Florida resort, we received this reply from the company ...

  • So if you think your portfolio has problems, consider the plight of the Google guys and what they've been suffering since shares hit that high of $747 in early November. This has been a rough few months for legions of Google shareholders, but particularly hard on Larry and Sergey.

  • GoFish Makes Catching Tadpole Dollars Easier Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 4:07 PM ET

    Kids have between $20 billion and $175 billion in spending power, so what's the best way for businesses to access that cash? Tabreez Verjee, president of GoFish, has the answer.

  • Stop Trading!: Buy Verizon Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    Why Cramer isn't worried about the new pricing plan – or a price war.

  • Google Shares Fall on Report of Fewer 'Paid Clicks' Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 3:26 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google shares fell as much as 8 percent on Tuesday after a U.S. industry report published this week showed a decline in a key measure for how Google gets paid by advertisers.

  • Your Thoughts on Google and Apple Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Needless to say, my posts on Google and Apple are generating a flood of response from many of you feeling the frustration of these steep declines, so in the vein of "misery loves company," here's a taste of some of your missives. Rest assured, if you're confused, you're not alone -- so are the experts.

  • Apple's Seeds of Discontent Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Last post I focused on Google, but much of the same fear and frustration swirling around those shares can be said of Apple as well, another of last year's high-flyers that have come crashing back down to earth.

  • Another day, another big drop in Google shares. Another day, and more head-scratching for Apple shareholders. For Google, it's getting ugly. Even a big, broad Wall Street rally couldn't help these shares, ceding another 4 percent on Monday with the slide continuing pre-market today.

  • Air Force Tanker Internet "Tantrums" Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    So as the country awaits the Air Force's decision on whether Boeing or Northrop Grumman will build the next generation of air refueling tankers--worth $40 billion--we were told the decision could come down as soon as the market closed on Monday

  • Electronic Arts is desperate; and desperate times call for desperate measures. Look no further than the company's multiple bids for Take-Two Interactive, a company with such a checkered financial past, pandering to the lowest common denominator of entertainment, but that apparently commands a 64 percent premium that in Take-Two's estimation still isn't enough.

  • Jimmy Kimmel

    I blogged a couple weeks ago about the really funny, really REALLY inappropriate music video actress/comedienne Sarah Silverman made revealing her "affair" with Matt Damon. What does this have to do with business? Well, in the video she describes how her boyfriend -- Jimmy Kimmel -- likes Diet Snapple.

  • Microsoft to Test New Measure of Web Ads Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    Microsoft said Monday it would test a new way to measure the effectiveness of Internet advertising in a beta program that is due to begin on March 1.

  • Google to Store Patients' Health Records Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 7:47 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that's likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader.

  • Yahoo Adds Severance Benefits in Case of Merger Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 7:41 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Yahoo put in place on Tuesday severance benefits that would be given to all employees who might be laid off if the company was sold.

  • 'Do Not Disturb' Contest; More Reader Love/Hate Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    In our interactive/reality TV culture, Embassy Suites decided to get patrons in on the decision to create new “Do Not Disturb” signs (“DND”). Here, after months of deliberations, are the winners. Also: Your e-mails re Countrywide, Fake Jane and Sarah Silverman!

  • Tech Titans Back California Bike Races Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:49 PM ET
    Chris Carmichael

    I'm writing from the road this week, taking some time off to attend legendary coach Chris Carmichael's cycling training camp in Buellton, Calif. The camp takes place at the same time as the huge Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, and both are boasting their fair share of some pretty spectacular technology. Carmichael made a name for himself training Lance Armstrong...