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  • Fake Jane

    "Fake Jane," the wildly popular alter-evil-ego of Real Jane, has been the talk of the blogosphere. Haven't you heard? Ok, take my word for it, then. Fake Jane "tells it like it is." She has opined on a variety of important issues of the day, like the distastrous impact HD cameras will have on her career. Fake Jane has railed against the hiring of young women in TV news--any woman younger than she is. Which is a lot of women.

  • Fake Steve "Outed" As iMac Makes Real News Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    First things first: I'm disappointed. Fake Steve Jobs has been outed and I'm bummed about it. Some mysteries ought to just stay that way. Over the weekend, the New York Times' tech reporter Brad Stone outed Fake Steve as Forbes' Senior Editor Daniel Lyons. So now, as I read the blog, instead of hearing Steve Jobs' voice tell me the words, I hear someone else. Noise. A distraction. Something NOT Steve, but just another writer trying to be Steve. And that's a bummer.

  • Amazon Leads Investment in Music Site AmieStreet Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 2:50 AM ET

    AmieStreet, a digital music site that prices songs of new artists according to their popularity, said on Monday that Amazon.com is leading a first round of investment in the start-up.

  • Google: Is gPhone Dialing Up Once Again? Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:58 PM ET
    A gPhone in the future?

    Here we go again--when it comes to all the speculation swirling around whether Google will jump into the cell phone market, not with new software, but with a handset of its own. To wit, we've already reported the myriad possibilities and puzzle pieces pointing to a possible cell-phone market entry by the search giant

  • March of the 'Mouse House!' Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 9:12 PM ET

    Call it the anti-mySpace/Fox deal, and Disney's Bob Iger might be crazy like a fox. Disney announced a strong quarter, but the bigger news is the company's acquisition of Club Penguin, an online social networking site targeted at 6 - 12 year olds.

  • The Time Warner building.

    In an interview with CNBC, Richard Parsons, chief executive of Time Warner, offered his views about the firm’s quarterly results, the likelihood of acquisitions, and his annoyance with the market.

  • CNBC's Goldman: Apple to Unveil New iMac on Aug. 7 Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Responding to widespread rumors on the Internet, Apple officials now confirm that the company will host a media event on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the company's Cupertino, Calif. headquarters.

  • Barry Diller's InterActiveCorp Disappoints Wall Street Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 9:58 AM ET
    Barry Diller

    IAC/InterActive Corp reported its second quarter earnings today and net income was up 78%, but Wall Street wasn't impressed -- the jump was thanks solely to divestiture and lower acquisition costs. Looking only at continuing operations (excluding stock compensation and those divestiture costs), the quarter's earnings were 31 cents, a penny less than the year-ago quarter, and two cents less than the analyst consensus. Revenues grew six percent, less than analysts expected.

  • Apple Gets Bitten by the Rumor-Mill Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 10:34 PM ET
    Apple

    The news appeared dire: a web report of serious problems connected to Apple's iPhone and the stock gets whacked.  No, that's not a story from today.  That news harkened back to June 3 when the website engadget.com reported erroneously of an internal Apple memo purporting to show that iPhone's launch would be delayed six months.

  • Google: "Searching" For The Wireless Spectrum Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    The experts call the 700Mhz wireless spectrum the last piece of undeveloped beachfront real estate in cyberspace, and Google wants it. "I'll tell you, even at Google you can't make a $4.6 billion commitment without being serious," says Chris Sacca, Google's vice president who's spearheading the company's aggressive lobbying effort of the FCC to make sure its voice is heard in the upcoming auction of wireless spectrum.

  • Chinese e-Commerce Firm Alibaba Confirms Seeking IPO Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 | 11:03 PM ET

    Alibaba.com, China's largest e-commerce company, confirmed on Monday that it is making preparations for an initial public offering, as it seeks to raise capital to expand its international presence.

  • Mad Mail Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 7:51 PM ET

    Cramer answers viewers' questions about how the credit markets affect the Transocean-GlobalSantaFe deal, why are the bears always the bad guys, and why it's important to schnitzel. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Paramount's "Mystery" Movie With No Name: A Big Hit? Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 10:24 AM ET

    While Wall Street weathers the market drop, Comic Con--the annual comic convention--is at a full roar in San Diego California. And the highlight to any true fanboy is the bit of information producer J.J. Abrams is releasing about his mysterious Paramount Pictures' movie. The trailer premiered right before "Transformers," a guaranteed blockbuster, with that obsessive young male audience, primed to get psyched for a big new idea--perhaps a big new monster. In a summer of sequels, this new movie looked fresh, and there was no title.

  • China's Baidu Reports Profit Leap of 143%; Shares Soar Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 4:43 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    Chinese Web search company Baidu.com on Wednesday said its quarterly net profit grew 143 percent, reflecting market share gains in the world's second-largest Internet market. Its shares rose 22 percent.

  • Microsoft Meeting: Will Another Demo End Up On YouTube? Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    Microsoft's top brass are hosting the company's Financial Analysts Meeting at company headquarters in Redmond, Washington today. I was going to be there as well, but at the last minute, changed plans for several reasons. And it was probably a good idea, at least for Microsoft.

  • In my earlier post, I talked about the Street's expectations for Google. Now, I'll focus on Apple. The company suffered much the same thing as Google, these past few months, when it came to the iPhone and the exuberant expectations around this product. We knew it was going to be big; important; game-changing; huge; fill-in-the-blank with the adjective of your choice.

  • Now that the major tech earnings parade has largely passed by, I have a chance to reflect on some bizarre developments swirling around both Google and Apple. This is the first of two blogs today, but I'll focus here on Google. It's interesting to note, that both companies are caught in a strange whirlpool of shifting euphoria, great expectations--and then punishing share-price brutality when performance doesn't match up with what the experts were looking for.

  • Lindsay Lohan: The "Real" Business Angle For CNBC Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 8:20 AM ET
    Lindsay Lohan

    Note to PR people: please actually WATCH our network and understand what CNBC does before sending pitches. Here's a shortened list of press releases sent my way in the last 24 hours: "Draumr Publishing, an independent U.S. press, has finally released 'Moon Child,' the tantalizing new novel by first time Canadian author Simone Maroney, to the North American public. The book is a rollicking good ride, complete with adventure, betrayal and harrowing escapes from dire circumstances." And then there's Lindsay Lohan.

  • R.H. Donnelley Buys Business.com Domain Name: WSJ Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 5:18 AM ET

    Telephone-directory company R.H. Donnelley clinched a deal for Web-based marketing directory Business.com Inc. for between $340 million and $360 million, the Wall Street Journal Online reported on Thursday.

  • CNBC Exclusive: BT CEO Stresses Broadband Strength Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 3:42 AM ET

    Gaining share in the broadband market is now a key part of U.K. telecom BT's earnings growth, the company's CEO told CNBC Thursday.