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  • Playing the Earnings-Expectations Game Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    Some companies beat so consistently they bring better-than-expected reports to an art form.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.

  • Tech Check with Jim Goldman Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    As part of CNBC's Outlook '08 coverage, here are my eight  predictions in technology for 2008. At the end of next year, we'll look back on how well I did: just don't hold my feet to the fire too closely!! Before going forward, here's a quick look back. Tech set the tone for 2007 and became a safe-haven of sorts for so many investors fleeing the financial meltdown on Wall Street and Main Street.

  • Toshiba HD DVD

    Come tomorrow, we get the next salvo fired in the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray saga when Universal Studios Home Entertainment lets loose the last leg of the Jason Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum" on HD DVD. We'll also get the new boxed Jason Bourne Collection.

  • Apple: New Store Gives Meaning To "The Big Apple" Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 1:24 PM ET
    Apple Store

    Head on over to West 14th and 9th Ave. in New York's meat-packing district, and you'll see something big and bright from the fruits and veggies set: A 3-story retail bonanza courtesy of Apple Inc. It's the company's second largest store in the nation, behind its flagship store here in nearby San Francisco.

  • A very good source of mine with good connections to Apple's Asian manufacturing partners called me this morning with some news: Seems like Apple will be making headlines in the next few weeks and months with some of its hottest products: the iPod Touch, the iPhone and a new ultra-portable laptop.

  • NetSuite Plans IPO to Raise Up to $99 Million Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 9:46 AM ET

    NetSuite, a business software maker majority-owned by Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison, said on Wednesday that it planned to raise up to $99 million in its initial public offering.

  • Fast Company Responds To My Post On Apple Story Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:03 PM ET

    Fast Company magazine's cover story about Apple and its fading star for 2008 hits stands today and after reading an advance copy of the article, and appearing on air yesterday with its author, I blogged about my thoughts on the criticisms.

  • Dell is giving its investors a long-overdue gift in the form of a $10 billion stock buyback authorized by the company's board this morning. That should mitigate some of what could be contentious comments at the company's shareholder meeting later today. Or should it?

  • Vivendi's World of Warcraft

    Big media is finally grasping that the sands beneath its feet are shifting; and Vivendi's bold step for Activision may be the beginnings of dramatic change for all kinds of digital entertainment. And it's about time. George Lucas (I know, major name-dropping here) told me not too long ago, that one of the key reasons for his studio's success is the seamless integration between his LucasArts video games division and LucasFilm, his studio operation.

  • Vivendi to Merge Gaming Unit with Activision Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 2:01 PM ET
    "WoW" character - Chromie

    Vivendi strikes a deal to combine its interactive gaming business with video game publisher Activision to form a new company called Activision Blizzard.

  • Building a Bigger Rival for Electronic Arts Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    French telecom and media group Vivendi is merging its video games unit with Activision in a $9.8 billion deal that combines the hit "Guitar Hero" and "World of Warcraft" franchises under one roof.

  • Microsoft Left Out Of Black Friday Console Wars? Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 1:10 PM ET
    Black Friday

    The game console war enjoyed a robust battle on Black Friday and we're getting indications now of new momentum for Sony's flagging PlayStation franchise, and continued mega-sales for Nintendo's Wii. Hard data from Sony indicates a strong week for its platform. The company reports that PlayStation 3 hardware sales jumped 245 percent compared to Black Friday sales a year ago.

  • Activision Shares Surge on Raised Outlook Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 6:08 PM ET
    Guitar Hero III video game set by Activision Inc.

    Activision, the second-biggest US video game publisher, raised its quarterly outlook, citing strong sales of its "Guitar Hero" and "Call of Duty" games, sending its shares up as much as 19 percent.

  • Dell to Sell Google Business Search Devices Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 4:14 PM ET
    Dell

    Dell said it will sell Google search devices to help companies find information on their networks.

  • FCC's Reaction To Verizon's Open Network Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 3:34 PM ET

    Thought you might find this interesting. It's from the FCC and as it says, it's the official statement from Chairman Kevin J. Martin on Verizon's open network plans: CHAIRMAN MARTIN’S STATEMENT ON VERizon Wireless’S PLANS TO INTRODUCE AN “ANY APPS, ANY DEVICE” OPTION FOR CONSUMERS IN 2008.

  • SAP Mulls Sale of TomorrowNow, Whose CEO Resigns Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 2:57 AM ET

    SAP, Europe's leading software company, said it was mulling a sale of its TomorrowNow U.S. unit, which is at the centre of a legal battle with arch-rival Oracle.

  • Beowulf Movie

    The reviews for the new blockbuster-in-the-making Beowulf, released today, have been pretty good these last few days, but when it comes to the ground-breaking technology used to make the film, the reaction has been nothing short of overwhelming.

  • US Video Game Sales $1.1 Billion, Wii on Top Again Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 8:17 PM ET
    Nintendo

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software jumped 73 percent in October, with Nintendo's Wii console regaining its spot as the top-selling console, industry data showed on Thursday.

  • Sony's PS3 With Blu-ray Gets Back As A Player Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 3:50 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    Sony appears to be coming up with a winning formula. Amazing what a steep price cut will do, but you can't argue with success. Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, is on the wires saying Sony sold over 100,000 PlayStation 3 units last week, calling the results "the breakthrough we've been anticipating."

  • Oracle Sees No Slowing in Earnings, Deal Size Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 1:44 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in California.

    Oracle, the world's No. 3 software maker, said on Wednesday it is on track to meet its quarterly and long-term financial targets and that it will start shipping a new product early next year.

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  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.