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  • Steve Jobs' Mark Twain Moment: "Reports of My Death..." Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:47 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    The news business can be an ugly business sometimes. Just ask Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs—the subject of an erroneous obituary report Thursday. We in the news business sensationalize, we rationalize, we sanitize, we get things wrong, and sometimes we stick with stories far too long. But the ugly little truth is that the news business can actually (mis-)manage the news itself...

  • Intel Sees Strong 2008—And No Slowdown Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel CFO Stacy Smith joined the "Squawk Box" crew live on set Monday morning for the first time, and it was a good visit. In many ways.

  • Verizon Searches for Google Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    Verizon

    Here's an intriguing tidbit, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: Google and Verizon are on the verge of a deal, whereby Google would be the default search engine for the carrier, and the two would split ad revenue. While the deal isn't done yet, it offers up interesting scenarios -- and would represent another loss for Microsoft.

  • Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads are advertising legend now, and in 30 seconds can do more to spotlight the differences between Apple and Microsoft than just about anything else. So effective, they even annoyed Bill Gates. Microsoft's counter-attack? Jerry Seinfeld (!)

  • Apple's Back-to-School Bonanza Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    Back to school

    There has been so much written about Apple and the iPhone recently: the 3G issues, the MobileMe mess, the so-called Apps Kill Switch controversy, the iPod and its battery/BBQ issues, the company's $20 billion in cash, and a stock that continues to try to claw its way back from the doldrums. What investors ought to be focusing on, instead, is the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Palm Strikes Curious Treo Deal Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
    Palm Treo Pro

    The Palm Treo Pro is one of the most anticipated product releases in the company's history. Riding the wave of the Centro smartphone, Palm was in a position to capitalize nicely on its marketplace momentum with Treo Pro's release Wednesday. But there's a hitch...

  • IPhones, Videogames & The New War For Music Royalties Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    If you're a music lover, you'll fall for Pandora, an online music service that allows its 1 million daily listeners to custom-create the equivalent of a radio station tailored to their taste.

  • Inside Intel Today Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:36 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    This is an important week for Intel, a company at a kind of competitive and technological crossroads. The company is hosting its annual developers' forum in San Francisco, with chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett delivering today's keynote.

  • Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Over the past few weeks, several Wall Street kernels have popped when it comes to Apple. And this morning, Pacific Crest Securities' Andy Hargreaves focuses on Apple's iPhone and its momentum in the marketplace.

  • More Disgusting Food, California and Gaming Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 4:07 PM ET

    The Burger King Bather continues to reverberate. As I blogged last week, a BK employee got fired for posting online a video someone shot of him taking a bath in the sink at work.

  • Deal or No Deal? EA & Take-Two, Round 2 Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    First there was the craziness with Yahoo and Microsoft. Will they? Won't they? Should we even care anymore? Now, to quote Yogi Berra, it's like deja vu all over again, with investors in Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive wondering whether this marriage will ever come off, or whether the wheels come off the deal instead.

  • Electronic Arts Won't Extend Take-Two Deadline Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts may be retracting its hostile bid for smaller rival Take-Two Interactive Software, but a deal -- and a friendly one at that -- is more likely than ever.

  • It's a big day for Electronic Arts, and a big day for Madden fans. Tonight at midnight Madden NFL 09 goes on sale, the 20th anniversary of the longest-running franchise in sports video games.

  • For Apple Fans: 'I Am Rich' = 'I Am Dumb@f0' Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Put this one into the, "You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me," file. But it's gotten so serious that Apple Inc. was forced to take action.

  • Clone Wars: Hollywood's Next Big Thing Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:39 PM ET
    Star Wars

    A week from today, LucasFilm and Warner Bros. will unleash "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the latest installment of the Star Wars money-making machine. And with it comes the spotlight on cool technologies.

  • Nintendo Profit Rises 31.5% on Wii Demand Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:46 AM ET
    Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo's quarterly profit rose 31.5 percent on the runaway success of its Wii game console, but the Japanese video game maker kept its annual outlook well short of market expectations.

  • Electronic Arts Reports Steeper Loss; Shares Decline Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 5:36 PM ET

    Electronic Arts was hit by a loss that was deeper than a year ago, and both the company's bottom line and topline were worse than expectations.

  • Apple No Longer Intel-Inside Only? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    The Apple switch from IBM's spacerPowerPC microprocessors to Intel's chips made big headlines a couple of years ago, and the relationship by all accounts, has been incredibly beneficial for both.

  • That Blog Post About My Son--More Of Your Emails Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    More email blasts regarding my tongue-in-cheek blog post about my son giving up his Xbox 360 for a PS3. Apparently the "tongue-in-cheek" part was more subtle than it should have been. Not that it would have made much difference.

  • Best-Selling Mobile Games Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:59 PM ET

    Addicted to your cell phone games? You’re not alone. Take a look at the best-selling ones, according to Nielsen Mobile.