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  • France Telecom Withdraws TeliaSonera Offer Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:49 PM ET
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    France Telecom withdrew a $40 billion plan to acquire TeliaSonera on Monday, pleasing its own shareholders but casting doubt over the Nordic operator's future.

  • Bill Gates

    Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.

  • Sony Ericsson Warns on Profit as Demand Slows Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
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    Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson warned on Friday it would make no profit in the second quarter due to weaker demand for its more expensive phones, sending shares in co-parent Ericsson down more than 11 percent.

  • Cramer: Trading General Motors Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    The CEO says his company has plenty of liquidity. But at what cost?

  • One Small Step for Intel; Giant Leap for Apple? Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.

  • Nokia Taking On Google's Cell Phone Software Play Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 9:16 AM ET
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    Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, is buying the software company that dominates the "smart phone" market, making it a real competitor to the likes of Apple and now Google.

  • RIM Shares Plunge as Profit, Outlook Fall Short Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:49 PM ET
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    Research in Motion reported a profit and sales that both were below analysts' estimates, and the company's shares dropped about 8 percent in extended trading.

  • RIM Misses But Will Cooler Heads Prevail On Stock? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:34 PM ET
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    After the build-up and the hype, and the enormous amount of optimism surrounding Research in Motion shares, the company can't beat the buzzer and stock gets popped.

  • Virgin Mobile USA to Buy SK Telecom's US Unit: FT Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 10:42 PM ET
    Virgin Media Phone

    Virgin Mobile USA is set to acquire a U.S. mobile arm of South Korea's SK Telecom as both sides agreed to combine their struggling businesses, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

  • Research in Motion Earnings Preview: Bold Numbers Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:29 PM ET
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    It's fun making the smartphone most business people want, especially when it leads to expectations of yet another triple-digit jump in profits. So how can you figure out if Research in Motion can do it again? We're glad you asked.

  • RIM On Earnings Deck: Set to Soar? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:01 PM ET
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    Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.

  • iPhone Therefore iCreate? (Your Thoughts) Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.

  • Why iPhone Sparks -- Not Stifles -- Creativity Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:12 PM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.

  • Google Android Sees Delays? Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 10:57 AM ET
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    Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.

  • Nokia Buys Social Networking Site Plazes Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:43 AM ET
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    Nokia said on Monday it would buy social networking start-up Plazes -- a smaller rival to services like Twitter and Jaiku -- as part of the world's top cellphone maker's push into Internet services.

  • House Prepares to Debate New Surveillance Law Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    President Bush praised Congress Friday for moving forward on a bill giving permitting government eavesdropping in the war on terrorism, saying "it will help our intelligence professionals learn enemies' plans for new attacks."

  • Apple, Google, RIM, Amazon Starting To Shine Again Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
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    Wall Street can be a fickle place, and as investors wonder where they ought to park their money while they ride out the economic volatility gripping the country right now, they may want to harken back to some oldies but goodies: Apple Inc., Google, Research in Motion and Amazon.

  • Former Nortel CEO Slapped with Criminal Charges Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police brought criminal charges against former Nortel Networks Chief Executive Frank Dunn and other onetime executives, accusing the men of fraudulently misstating the telecom equipment maker's results.

  • Telefonica Wants 10% of China Unicom: FT Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 12:28 AM ET
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    Spain's Telefonica hopes to buy a 10% stake in wireless operator China Unicom to take advantage of opportunities from Beijing's plan to overhaul its telecoms industry, the Financial Times said on Thursday.

  • Alcatel Signs $1 Billion Deal with China Mobile Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 3:54 AM ET
    Alcatel Lucent

    French telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent said it had signed a $1 billion agreement with China Mobile to provide mobile communication equipment and services.

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