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  • 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.

  • Yahoo's Jerry Yang: He's Already Won Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    I knew that headline would catch your attention, and it should when you're trying to figure out the vagaries of Yahoo and its dealings with Microsoft, Time-Warner, News Corp. and any of the other suitors, or vultures, out there trying to become part of the company's future.

  • Tech Earnings: Investors Should Go Company By Company Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    It's so easy to paint investing with broad brushstrokes, and say "tech" is strong, or "tech" is bad, but with Intel, IBM, eBay and Google all reporting this week, we get to remind ourselves that the sector is made up of individual stocks and individual industries.

  • Yes, tomorrow is tax day. It's also the day Abraham Lincoln died, and the day the Titanic went down. Nice. In observation of all this and more, FlashNews says Bruce Novotny, whom it describes as a "holiday creator" (how does one apply for THAT job?) has dubbed April 15th "National That Sucks Day."

  • What the CEOs Are Saying Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    CEOs from around the globe have their say, from what is going on in the retail sector to how the global slowdown is effecting earnings:

  • Microsoft Said To Prefer Its Own Bid For Yahoo Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 8:25 AM ET
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    Microsoft Corp wants to stick with its original takeover offer for Yahoo Inc , but is not ruling out News Corp joining its bid or other options, a source close to the company said on Friday.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo's board is meeting by conference call Friday afternoon and the big topic of course, is Microsoft's $42.2 billion dollar bid. The clock is ticking. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer threatened to stage a proxy fight to get the acquisition if the board doesn't take the bid, which it rejected as too low.