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  • '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...

  • Apple Earnings: Predicting the China Factor Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 1:56 PM ET

    Here we are still in February, and there's already a healthy amount of speculation about Apple's earnings. And when they are released in April, they could hold some surprising news -- thanks in part to China's giant market.

  • Toys Take To The Web Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    As kids spend more time online, toy makers are moving their brands to the Web by selling physical toys at stores that come with passwords used to unlock virtual worlds where the toy comes to life.

  • Vumber: A Stunt Double for Phone Numbers Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:34 AM ET

    Do you want total control over your phone number? Want to track calls made by dozens of salespeople? Want a local number in L.A. when your business is in New York? All this and keeping identity thieves at bay are possible with virtual numbers made available through a company called Vumber.

  • Gates Says Microsoft Won't Raise Yahoo Bid Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:34 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Microsoft plans to invest heavily in Web search to compete against Google, even if it fails to acquire Yahoo, the company's chairman Bill Gates said on Monday.

  • The liberal “netroots” group MoveOn.org has emerged as a force in Democratic politics in recent years. It estimates that its 2.3-million members in 2004 donated $180-million to political causes, not to mention activism aside from their checkbooks. Now the organization boasts 3.2-million members.

  • Priceline CEO: Business is Great -- Even in U.S. Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    The slowing U.S. economy and high fuel prices don't scare Jeffrey Boyd, chief executive of Priceline.com. He told CNBC that the online travel-bargain company  is doing just fine -- in America and worldwide.

  • For Yahoo Board, Microsoft Deal May Be a Duty Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Many of Yahoo's employees harbor a deep Silicon Valley-bred distrust of rival Microsoft's corporate culture. That may not matter.

  • Google's YouTube Makes "Advertising Pitch" Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 3:35 PM ET

    YouTube threw a coming out party of sorts to hundreds of top ad industry execs in New York City this week. The event was called 'Videocracy,' and it's the largest ever advertiser event thrown by Google which bought YouTube for $1.6 billion dollars two years ago.

  • Microsoft's hostile play for Yahoo certainly isn't lacking from strong opinions about the deal from experts on both sides of the argument. But the more interesting opinions are coming from the companies themselves.

  • Softbank Holds Big Cards in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Japanese Internet firm Softbank, under pressure from both sides in Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, may hold out for more leverage but is unlikely to derail the bid.

  • Yahoo Is Discussing Deal With News Corp., Others Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    Yahoo is holding talks with News Corp. about combining MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties with Yahoo.

  • Baidu's Quarterly Net Profit Surges 79% Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 5:42 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    China's top Web search provider, Baidu.com, on Wednesday reported a 79 percent surge in quarterly profit but cautioned its outlook for the current quarter would be weaker amid heavy winter weather.

  • Yahoo Now "Searching" For A Deal With News Corp? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Are they or aren't they? Only their investment bankers know for sure. Today began with blog rumors of a potential asset swap between Yahoo  and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.,or even an outright competing bid to Microsoft's $44.6 billion hostile offer.

  • Being Single: Why It Sucks Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    FlashNews reports that Engage.com has released the results of a survey of single men and women. Now, if your business is devoted to encouraging people to meet each other, like Engage's is, it's in your best interest to make singlehood a grim thing. According to the survey:

  • News Corp: Serious Suitor For Yahoo Or Just Speculation? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    What a week-and-a-half for Yahoo it has been: a $44.6 billion hostile bid for the company, a whopping 62 percent premium, then rumors of multiple suitors chomping at the bit to snap up this company, rumors of a remarkable plan to make this company into an independent money-machine--secret plans that'll turn Yahoo into the greatest name online.

  • Juice Online Marketplace With lemonade.com Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    If you've ever wondered how you might tap into the multi-million-dollar Internet sales market, lemonade.com could be for you. It's a virtual lemonade stand offering a far broader market than you ever had as a kid.

  • Apple: On The Road (Back) To Respect? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Apple Inc. as a "value play?" Seems counter-intuitive to think of a company trading at better than 20 times next year's earnings as a "value," but maybe--just maybe--the Street is coming around to the idea that the growth and potential of this company seem horribly undervalued.

  • Besieged Yahoo's Plan: AOL and Layoffs? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Facing the prospect of a takeover battle with Microsoft, Internet giant Yahoo is reportedly looking to do a deal with AOL while slimming down its ranks.