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  • The "Back To School Sale" For Tech Stocks Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET
    Teck Stocks

    With this morning's rally, this is quickly shaping up as the week that wasn't for so many battered and bruised technology companies, and whiplashed investors are learning some important lessons:

  • Oracle

    Turns out, reporting pretty good news on a day when the Dow scampers 400 points and the Nasdaq recovers 100 points, translates into fantastic timing for Oracle shareholders.

  • Microsoft-Seinfeld Ad Saga: Company "Clarifies" My Post Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 2:58 PM ET
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld wasn't "fired," or "canned," or "cancelled," or "let go." The company said from the early going that the Seinfeld commercials were "teaser ads" meant to stir conversation and debate, and tee up this next round of ads.

  • Palm Earnings Preview: Trying To Keep The Momentum Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 12:21 PM ET
    Palm Earnings

    It's not often that a company like Palm enjoys "bellwether" status, but such is the unusual result of these crazy times on Wall Street where investors are breathlessly searching for any kind of sign post they can find.

  • RIM Ups Pace in Asia Amid U.S. Slowdown Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 11:53 AM ET

    Research in Motion Ltd. will add new carriers in fast-growing emerging markets, and does not yet see an adverse impact from a widening global financial crisis, its co-chief executive said on Thursday.

  • A New Zune for Serious Music Fans Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC Contributor David Pogue says that Microsoft's new Zune is no longer just an iPod clone.

  • Oracle Earnings Could Be Wall Street Victim Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 9:48 AM ET
    Oracle

    If so many things in life come down to timing, today is a day Oracle would probably rather avoid. The Dow's off more than 800 points in a couple of days this week; the Nasdaq plunged more than 100 points just yesterday.

  • Seinfeld Gets the Boot in Microsoft Ads Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 11:19 PM ET
    Jerru Seinfeld & Windows Vista

    They started with such fanfare:  Microsoft on the offensive, launching a new TV ad campaign, spending $10 million for the services of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who would be part of a massive, $300 million ad spend.

  • Google's gPhone: Is There Really Room For One More Device? Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Google will hardly be a me-too vendor. I'm sure the new HTC "Dream" phone will be feature-rich. But how it looks and how it feels might eclipse what it does since there are so many other options out there for consumers right now.

  • SanDisk Rejects $5.85 Billion Bid from Samsung Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 6:24 PM ET
    Samsung

    Flash memory maker SanDisk has rejected a takeover bid from Samsung Electronics valued at $5.85 billion, or $26 a share, which the world's top maker of memory chips made late Tuesday.

  • First Google-Powered Phone to be Unveiled Sept. 23 Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    T-Mobile plans to show off the first wireless phone powered by Google Inc.'s much-anticipated Android software system at a Sept. 23 news conference.

  • Teck Stocks

    This has been a crazy week on the markets, and it's still only Tuesday morning out here in Silicon Valley. But look no further than the stalwarts in the PC business, like Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Dell to see a new kind of volatility index.

  • Best Buy Profit Below View on Expenses, Shares Off Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. posted a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly profit as it spent more than planned to bolster its stores, sending shares down 5 percent.

  • 'H' Might Stand for Hurd in the New HP Tuesday, 16 Sep 2008 | 1:06 AM ET
    HP

    There was a time not too long ago when Hewlett-Packard simply became "HP."  I'm not talking about the "HP" it's always been known as, but "HP" as the official new name of the company, supplanting Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, and joining the ranks of KFC as a company running the risk of forgetting history for the sake of convenience and short-hand.

  • Google: Happy Tenth Anniversary--Now What? Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 7:17 PM ET
    Susan Wojcicki's house in Menlo Park, which contains the garage Larry and Sergey rented for their new company.

    Ten years ago, when there were far fewer websites than there are today, a couple of guys living in Stanford's Escondido Village got the idea to create an easy-to-use, searchable directory so friends and family could easily find the net's newest, coolest destinations.

  • Take Two Shares Plunge After EA Pulls Bid Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
    Take Two Interactive

    Shares of U.S. video game publisher Take Two Interactive Software Inc plunged nearly 30 percent in premarket trading on Monday after larger rival Electronic Arts Inc. abandoned its takeover bid.

  • EA Plays the Microsoft Game Sunday, 14 Sep 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    If Electronic Art's unsolicited bid for Take-Two Interactive sounds a lot like Microsoft's unsolicited play for Yahoo — complete with both EA and Microsoft ultimately walking away — think again.

  • RIM's Balsillie Still Interested In NHL Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    The background is this: Balsillie has been Jonesing for an NHL team for the past several years. He looked close to getting a deal done for the financially strapped Pittsburgh Penguins. When that didn't work out, he started to focus on the Nashville Predators.

  • "Big Bad Apple" Fake Steve: Your Emails Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    I had a feeling my early morning post about Dan Lyons and his Apple monopoly mongering might engender some choice responses from some of you. But some of these posts might surprise you. Here's a taste:

  • Fake Steve Jobs and His Real Bad Argument Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 4:36 AM ET
    Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Look, I don't want to play the role of Apple defender, because heaven only knows message boards and Apple shorts think I support this company too much already.