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Somehow, somewhere during eBay's fourth quarter, the company turned a corner from merely talking about and trying to implement a sweeping recovery plan to seeing the fruits of its labor. The company saw a nice one-two punch of consumers swarming to online shopping, and having the strategic changes to its business plan in place to take advantage of it.
Got an intriguing email from a knowledgeable source very familiar with search dynamics involving Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo for that matter..
There are various reports this morning that Apple is ready to push Google aside as the default search engine on iPhone, in favor of Microsoft's (say it with me: Bing, Bing) Bing.
As you may know, I made several visits to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, in recent months for the CNBC original production I hosted called “Inside the Mind of Google.” I’ve covered a lot of companies in my 20 years in the financial news business, and Google is one of the most fascinating.
Most users don’t protect their phones the way they protect their PCs, which is naive. "Today the money is in figuring out how to secure mobile devices and networks, so you’ll see tons of players in it and tons of players benefiting.”
Smartphone apps that push consumers to buy only from retailers that share a consumer’s personal beliefs about social and political issues are popping up in the app store.
Google may rule the Internet, but they may want to rethink their reach into retail. In its first week of sales the search giant only sold about 20,000 Nexus One units, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry.
The technology sector was one of the biggest winners in 2009, outperforming the broader market. What can we expect from the sector this year? Scott Kessler, senior director of IT equity research at Standard & Poor’s, shared his market strategy.
The war of the smartphones has been accelerating this week with the unveiling of Google’s Nexus One and Microsoft's new handheld gadget. But can anyone overtake iPhone and Blackberry, the current sector leaders? Charles Wolf, senior analyst at Needham & Company, shared his insight.
You know a technology has truly arrived when you find it in the Central Hall at CES. And this year, that's where visitors will find the Mobile DTV TechZone, dedicated to all things mobile television.
For many people, media is no longer about ownership, but about access. And that means a shift is in order for the next generation of consumer electronics devices.
Who is ahead in the smartphone war and which stocks are riding it? Benjamin Schacter, Internet analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, and Pip Coburn, founder and CEO of Coburn Ventures, offered their views—and stock calls.
Google plans to hold an event on Tuesday and many expect the tech giant to unveil its very own Android smartphone, the Nexus One. What does it mean for Google? Jason Helfstein, executive director and senior analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., and Steve Weinstein, senior analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, shared their insights.
Big swings can often lead to strikeouts. But it can also mean home runs, and that's exactly what "Options Action" contributor and Phoenix Partner's Chief Derivatives Strategist Dan Nathan hit last week by purchasing the RIMM December 60/65 strangle ahead of earnings.
So much concern, so much talk about dealing with disappointment, and a perceived slowdown in Blackberry momentum amid so much media clamor about anything and everything Droid from Google and what does Research in Motion do? Blows everyone away, that's what.
If you think about the Oracle earnings release, it might be even more impressive than it seems. Consider that it has been more than a year since its last acquisition of any real significance, and yet the company was able easily to beat top line forecasts.
This company is in a pitched battle with Apple and a dozen other smart phone makers, and while it is an exceptional swordsman, it faces a daunting task: Not merely adding subscribers, but keeping the ones it already has.
This should be an intriguing report from Oracle tonight after the bell, and potentially the best argument yet that this sleeper and not-so-gentle-giant is poised for a break-out.
The number of households with cell phones but no landlines continues to grow, but the recession doesn't seem to be forcing poor cellular users to abandon their traditional wired phones any faster than higher-income people are.
Google announced that it will be selling its new smartphone, Nexus, directly to consumers without a wireless partner. Which company is a better buy for investors—Google or Apple? Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, and Brian Marshall, senior analyst at Broadpoint Am Tech, discussed their views.
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.