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  • New Microsoft Ad With Seinfeld Hardly a "Shoe-In" Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 2:40 PM ET
    Jerry Seinfeld

    A few weeks ago, I detailed in a blog Microsoft's decision to use comedian Jerry Seinfeld as its new pitchman. I wrote then of the unusual choice of a professional complainer who hasn't done anything meaningful since his show Seinfeld went off the air a decade ago.

  • Apple Says "Let's Rock" With New "Family" Of IPods Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
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    Attention will turn from Jobs himself to those new products and what Apple will do for iPod. This is still clearly the little music player that could, and can. Investors have been waiting for iPod sales to slow precipitously, and while they are slowing, it's not nearly as bad as investors feared.

  • Yahoo

    Both companies are in the red today thanks to the JP Morgan report out this morning suggesting weakness in display advertising because of the general economic malaise gripping so many companies during this non-recession recession.

  • Google Puts a Shine to 'Chrome' Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:02 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Never mind that chrome is typically the stuff that gets dented on older car bumpers, Google thinks Chrome will be the answer to Microsoft's browser dominance on the net.

  • Dell's Margin Erosion Prompts Selloff Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 12:58 PM ET
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    Computer maker Dell shares fell 13 percent Friday, as both earnings and margins fell short of Wall Street estimates.

  • Dell Sees Tech Weakness Spreading as Profit Falls Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Dell reported a profit that fell well short of consensus expectations, punishing the company's shares in late trading.

  • 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...

  • Dell Earnings Preview: Bigger Slice of the PC Pie? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:38 PM ET
    Dell

    Computer maker Dell is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter results after the market closes Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion about the period.

  • 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.

  • Will eBay Users Buy the New Strategy Now? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
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    This has been a rough year for eBay, and now the company is trying to do something about it. Trouble is, you have to wonder whether making its business model similar to Amazon.com, which has been eating eBay's lunch this year, is the right way to go.

  • 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...

  • Hewlett-Packard Profit, Sales Beat Forecasts Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:15 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett Packard reported a profit that rose over last year and beat analysts' forecasts by 3 cents a share. Sales also beat expectations.

  • 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.

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

  • Autodesk Shares Jump 10% as Profit Tops Forecasts Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:52 PM ET

    Autodesk posted a quarterly profit slightly above its own forecast as revenue gained 18 percent, and issued a forecast that was above many analyst estimates, lifting its shares by 7 percent.

  • Google Headquarters

    Apple's numbers have long been staggering; the way this company has grown; the way it continues to beat the Street; the way new products fly off shelves; the way Apple generates profits. But nothing is more staggering than Apple's market cap.

 

  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Julia Boorstin

    Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt

    Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

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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.

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

Re/code

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

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