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  • Google: Is There A "gPhone" In Our Future? Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 3:38 PM ET
    A gPhone in the future?

    Back in March, when Google hired Andy Rubin, one of the founders behind the Sidekick from Danger, Inc., there was rampant speculation that the company was careening down the path toward a Google-branded cell phone. I was told by sources that he was heading up a 100-person team on this project. Since then, various Google execs have stepped forward to say there wasn't Google hardware in the company's future; but plenty of cool new software on the way designed specifically to take advantage of the wonderful world of wireless.

  • Apple's iPhone: Breaking Down Who's Making The Money Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 1:27 PM ET

    While most Mac geeks were worshipping at the iPhone altar this weekend, we here at CNBC got some tech geeks to dissect an Apple iPhone for us (see video below). Called a "tear down", it's when you break apart a gadget to figure out what's inside, and how much those components cost. We got one of the top companies in this field--called iSuppli-to peel apart the (Apple) gadget for us.

  • Apple's iPhone: The aNti-iPhone Caller Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 11:54 AM ET
    Motorola StarTAC

    Hard to believe, but not everyone is buying an iPhone. In fact, 290 million Americans are probably going to take a pass. People like, well, you? Certainly people like LA commodities trader Ed Frank, who jokes, "What's an iPhone?" Frank's own cell phone gets stares, not because it's new, but because it's OLD. Really old. It's a Motorola StarTAC, which he bought nine years ago! In the last century.

  • Blackstone and LBO Boom: Watch The Credit Market Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    As I write this, Blackstone shares are up more than 1%, but still below $30 a share and below the offering price. And the grave dancers who have been predicting the LBO boom say: See? We're right! Investors don't want to bet on Steve Schwarzman anymore. But it's hard to bet against a master dealmaker like Schwarzman--one day after the biggest LBO on record, BCE, is announced. So let's play devil's advocate here.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Debenhams Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 12:10 PM ET

    Shares in Debenhams closed down 0.8% as a spokesperson for KarstadtQuelle confirmed the German conglomerate held talks with the U.K. chain store Sunday, but declined comment on merger speculation.

  • Apple iPhone: Let The Hype Die Down Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 10:13 AM ET

    Apple Inc.'s iPhone is celebrating its first complete weekend on store shelves and early reports suggest blockbuster sales. Piper Jaffray is out with a report saying that Apple and AT&T sold a staggering 500,000 iPhones in 48 hours. Both Piper and Global Crown Capital say AT&T stores sold out of their inventory by Saturday afternoon, and a quick check of Apple's website this morning to gauge availability shows it spotty at best at so many retailers. Only two stores in California, both in San Francisco, show availability of any kind. And Piper says 16% of Apple stores have sold out.

  • Bearish on the U.K. and Bullish on Asia Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 8:47 AM ET

    The headline is the shorthand for Mark Tinker's current investment approach. The Axa Framlington fund manager has a remit to buy global equities and is very focused on opportunities in Asia. Mark was our Guest Host on "Squawk Box" Monday.

  • Apple’s iPhone has the potential to change everything in the handheld market, but won’t instantly turn competing devices into antiques, making them candidates for the Smithsonian.

  • Apple's iPhone: The iLiners Wait! Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 12:39 PM ET
    CNBC's Jim Goldman interviewing the "Zooomr" group.

    From our position outside of Apple Inc.'s store in downtown Palo Alto, the line is long, the atmosphere festive and sleep is hard to come by. But the bagels and shmeer from Noah's are plentiful and the entrepreneurial spirit that made Silicon Valley famous is alive and well. At the Walnut Creek, California store in the East Bay, Josh May from iWait.org tells us "We are actually selling our spots in line. We have about 700 hits on our website. We've a couple of seats sold for about $500. Some almost coming up to $700."

  • Palm And RIMM: A Tale of Two Earnings Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 5:05 PM ET

    Both Palm and RIMM numbers are out and the two could not have drawn a more stark contrast to each other. RIMM announced a 3 for 1 stock split on blockbuster earnings: $1.17 vs. the $1.06 the Street was looking for. Revenue also beat: $1.08 billion instead of the $1.05 anticipated. Unit shipments came in at 2.4 million, just as expected. But new subscribers soared: 1.2 million instead of the 1.14 million projected by the Street.

  • Apple: Will iPhone Ring Up The Company's Stock? Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 3:48 PM ET

    If you're holding Apple stock, or want to, and haven't asked these five financial questions, you should. 1. What if the iPhone is a bust? What will that do to Apple stock? "If the device doesn't hit, and continue with a real strong bang, people might be deflated here," says Jonathan Hoopes at ThinkEquity. "Believing that the iPhone, if it's not as successful as those who think it will be, is gonna bring the down the company's other businesses."

  • Apple iPhone: Should You Buy It? Q&A To Help You Decide Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:57 PM ET
    Boy in front of Apple Store

    So, here we are a day away now from Apple Inc.'s iPhone release, and after months of hype and endless coverage, consumers still have some questions, like the day-to-day issues that could determine whether this phone is right for you. So, here are some questions and answers that may help you make up your mind.

  • Apple's Hot But RIMM and Palm Could Make News Too Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:34 PM ET

    Apple Inc.'s iPhone may have a corner on the smart phone headlines, but Research in Motion and Palm will generate some news of their own when they release earnings after the bell today.This will shape up into a tale of three companies: One might be too hot, the other too cold, and the last might be just right.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Diageo Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 12:16 PM ET

    Shares in Diageo fell 2.5% as the world's largest alcoholic drinks maker held its operating profit growth target at 8% Thursday, despite upbeat sales for the recent quarter.

  • iPhones: iRisk, iRewards With One Week To Go Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    Update: I am out of the office Monday the 25th through Wednesday. Be sure and check back with me later this week. One week from today, Apple Inc. will unleash its iPhone on what appears to be a ravenous marketplace; panting about the prospects, pouting about the long lines expected and the chance consumers who want one may not get one on that first day. For Apple though, it's all about ringing up sales, or racking up risk: Will iPhone measure up to all the hype it has enjoyed these past several months. What hype, you might ask?

  • Tech Check Talk Back; Not Back Talk! Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | 11:36 AM ET

    After an amazingly busy week of Apple Inc., Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, eBay and the ever-growing valuation bonanza shaping up here in the Silicon Valley, you'd expect a flood of email, and ummm, I'm still dripping! So, in keeping with my earlier promise of not just printing, but answering, the missives, here we go!

  • Yahoo Should Pitch Itself as the "Non-Google"--Analyst Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 6:05 PM ET

    Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that Yahoo can successfully pitch itself as the "non-Google" counterpoint to Google.

  • European Stocks to Watch: Fiat Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    Shares in Fiat bucked the overall weakness in European stock markets on news the Italian carmaker won a contract worth $3.22 billion to supply DaimlerChrysler with truck engines for the next eight years.

  • Apple Goes On The Offensive Over iPhone Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 11:14 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Apple Inc. shoots down two of the biggest criticisms of its upcoming iPhone, and does so with gusto! Not an easy trick since the iPhone is still almost two weeks away. But that hasn't stopped critics and pundits from taking on the technology inside what some are calling the "Jesus Phone" because of the universal hype surrounding the product. A kind of "Second Coming" for technology brought to us by the High Lord of Cupertino. Well, you get the gist.

  • Cabrera "Pays Off" Big With U.S. Open Win Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 10:32 AM ET
    Angel Cabrera

    The man they call "The Duck," Angel Cabrera, was one of two players who finished under par after the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. But oddsmakers didn't respect the 37-year-old, who had a previous U.S. Open high of a seventh place finish in 2001 and missed three of seven cuts in PGA Tour events this year. That's why on Friday morning, if you had a hunch for Cabrera, you could have dropped $100 to won north of $2,500 on Sunday. Wanted to wait until Sunday morning?

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