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  • FCC OKs Cable Competition for Apartments Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 12:34 PM ET

    Federal regulators on Wednesday approved a rule that would ban exclusive agreements that cable television operators have with apartment buildings, opening up competition for other video providers that could eventually lead to lower prices.

  • Shutterfly Loss Narrows, Beating Analyst Predictions Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:24 PM ET
    Shutterfly

    Shutterfly reported a third-quarter loss of $3.3 million, or 14 cents per share, as compared to a loss of 2.7 million, or 70 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

  • Shutterfly: A Rosy "Picture" For Digital Growth? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:22 PM ET
    Shutterfly

    All of us in California, indeed millions across the country, were gripped by those horrific images of the raging fires in Southern California. And in the midst of the tragedy, when we had a chance to hear from the victims fleeing their homes, they were usually asked what they grabbed as they were evacuating.

  • Industry Standard Magazine to Return Online Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    The Industry Standard, the high-flying magazine that covered the early Internet frenzy and itself became a poster child for the dot-com boom and bust, is coming back ... sort of.

  • Get Rich Click? Five Internet Stocks to Watch Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    The World Wide Web has given a dramatic new meaning to the phrase "net profits." Just ask five-star fund manager Ryan Jacob, portfolio manager of Jacob Internet Fund. Read his five choices for an investor's Internet interests.

  • Will Drivers Flip for CarTurner? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    It is estimated that 100 children are killed and hundreds more injured each year by cars backing up. It's a problem with seemingly no solution for the millions of people who back out of their driveways and onto busy streets each day. But a new innovation —a Lazy Susan of sorts —could change that. It's called the "CarTurner."

  • Hulu: Why It Should Have Been Here Before Now Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    Better late than never, but when it comes to NBC and Fox and the new Hulu, it's about time. I say about time because I wonder just how long big media is going to sit around and bemoan upstarts like YouTube muscling in on their territory. Woe is me, these companies have complained: They're stealing our content. They're breaching our copyrights.

  • Tech Stocks to Watch Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 1:48 PM ET

    Where can the traders be found this week? Deep in the heart of techs.

  • Facebook Seeks $260 Million in Extra Funding: WSJ Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 7:09 PM ET

    Facebook, the social network Web site, is looking to hedge funds and private-equity investors to raise an additional $260 million in financing, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Baidu.com Profit Rises Sharply on Online Ad Sales Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 6:38 PM ET

    Chinese Internet company Baidu.com on Thursday posted a sharp rise in quarterly profit on sales fueled by exploding demand for online advertising in the world's second largest Internet market.

  • Microsoft: Why It's Such A Phenomenal Report Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 5:00 PM ET

    It's not often I do a double-take when I read a financial earnings report, but I had to make sure I was looking at Microsoft's numbers and not some other company's. The company beats by 6 cents a share; 45 cents instead of the 39 cents the Street was expecting.

  • Firms Add 'Concierge Services' to Benefit Packages Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 2:26 PM ET

    A growing number of companies are embellishing their benefits packages with "concierge services" -- everything from flower deliveries and car detailing to restaurant reservations and clothes alterations.

  • Housing Numbers: We May Not Be Rock Bottom Yet Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 1:54 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Commerce

    So I'm sure many of you are scratching your heads trying to figure out how, amid the now constant din of the housing crisis, we suddenly get this report from the Commerce Dept. that new home sales and prices bumped up in September?? Well before everyone starts hailing the home builders and calling a big bad bottom to the market, a couple of key points:

  • Microsoft's "Face" Lift: Will It Take Hold? Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    It's safe to say that Microsoft hasn't had this kind of optimism swirling around it in, well, I can't remember the last time. Windows '95 maybe?  This company is firing on all cylinders, even though shares would suggest otherwise. The company will report its first fiscal quarter earnings after the bell, and feeding into the frenzy are headlines about Halo 3, Xbox 360...

  • So Cal Fires Turn Insurance Agents Into "Heroes"  Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 9:40 AM ET

    Haven't had much time to blog as I'm out here covering the California wildfires. Wish I could tell you all I've seen but here's at least one slice. For all the problems people sometimes have with their insurance companies, here in Southern California, right now those agents are heroes.

  • Facebook's "Imminent" Deal: What's The Point, Really? Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 8:12 AM ET

    We've heard the Google, Microsoft, Facebook 'story' before, but today's rendition comes with a new sense of urgency: The New York Post, then moments later the Wall Street Journal, report a deal between someone and Facebook is imminent: 24 or 48 hours away.

  • Japan's Nintendo nearly tripled its first-half profit and boosted its annual earnings outlook on Thursday as its popular Wii and DS game machines outsell rival Sony's PlayStation.

  • Microsoft-Facebook Deal Done, But Worth It? Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:19 PM ET

    We now have a definitive agreement: Microsoft gets a stake in Facebook for $240 million, and now valuing the company at $15 billion. For a company that will do $30 million in profits on $150 million in revenue, that's a nifty valuation!

  • Facebook, Microsoft: Deal Raises Questions About Value Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    After much negotiation, and a tussle with Google, Microsoft snagged a new deal with Facebook. MSFT already handles Facebook's ad sales in the U.S., for the next few years at least. This extends the contract to Facebook's international business--already over half its ad business is overseas, and this is the area that has the biggest growth potential.

  • Amazon Shares Plunge, But Analysts Optimistic Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 2:45 PM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com made more money in the third quarter than Wall Street expected, but investors concerned about the company's margins slammed the company's shares.