NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. authorities' $8.9 billion settlement last month with French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions busting will pay for New York cops to get live computer feeds of street crime and for new carpets in the offices of prosecutors, among many other things. In some places- particularly New York state- that is leading to ugly wrangling over how to spend it.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
When S. Gopalakrishnan walked into the interview room, there was no fuss and fanfare. You can't help but think what a nice and humble man he is. But don't underestimate the soft-spoken CEO who co-founded Infosys 27 years ago.
This is the guy who is running arguably the most effective, most innovative company in arguably one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors in tech. And he just doesn't tend to sit down for TV interviews.
U.S. mobile phone companies have begun to see substantial returns from delivering data and not just voice, fueled by greater openness on their networks, industry leaders said on Wednesday.
CNBC Contributor David Pogue on the Peek. A hand held device that sends and recieves email. And that's all.
Federal regulators were upbeat in assessing efforts to educate the people of Wilmington, NC, as the city shifted to digital TV broadcasting this week, more than five months before the rest of the nation.
Apple owned the spotlight yesterday with its iPod event in San Francisco, but today and tomorrow it will all be about Research in Motion, with CEO Jim Balsillie preparing to keynote the big CTIA Wireless expo Thursday, which comes a week before the company issues its quarterly earnings.
Steve Jobs is healthy, was taken by surprise by all the speculation about his health swirling around him after his last public appearance in June, and says while he could "stand to gain 10 or 15 pounds," he's doing just fine.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs poked fun at reports of his poor health on Tuesday as he introduced new iPod nano and Touch music players.
This is the live blog of the Apple "Let's Rock" event. The first post is at the bottom of the page, with the last enry at top.
Apple Inc. shares fell as much as 5 percent on Monday ahead of a highly anticipated event on Tuesday when the maker of the Mac, iPod and iPhone is expected to roll out a new iPod Nano and may give an update on iPhone sales.
As you might imagine, the reactions to the my earlier post today about Apple fatigue plaguing investors seems to have struck a nerve. Here are some more of your responses:
I just knew that when I wrote that last post about some on the Street growing tired of Apple, that it would lead to a few responses from some of you. Well, I was right.