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  • How Now Apple For The Dow? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Video Games to Take Center Stage at 2009 E3 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
    E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

    Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.

  • 'Arkham Asylum' Explores Batman's Angry Side Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.

  • 'Halo ODST' Returns to First-Person Shooter Format Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.

  • Disney's 'Split/Second' Wreaks Havoc at High Speed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.

  • Ballmer Answers Bartz, Sort Of Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

  • Taken To The Carol Bartz Woodshed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    When Carol Bartz took over as CEO a few months ago, I like everyone else was intrigued about how she would turn this struggling company around. I got my chance with Bartz in her first TV interview since taking the Yahoo job, and what I got was a decidedly aggressive, straight-talkin', honest, sharp executive, firmly in charge, with a vision and the methods to make it happen. In short, I got exactly what Yahoo hasn't been, but has so desperately needed.

  • Playing Games With Stock Options Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    No secret that plenty of Silicon Valley companies have seen precipitous stock declines, and several, including Google and Intel have taken steps to help out underwater employees. At Electronic Arts to the growing chorus.

  • Notes From D Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    The "D: All Things Digital Conference" here at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad is a feast for the technological senses.

  • Apple Changes Industries, Minds Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 10:01 AM ET

    Covering Apple can be fun, in a nauseating kind of way: Consider RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky earlier this year who did a whiplash-inducing about-face after essentially rating Palm a "buy," and Apple a "sell." He stepped up, admitted he was wrong, and upped Apple to a "buy," and dramatically increased his targets.

  • OpenTable Opens the IPO Window Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 12:29 PM ET

    Lo the power of a successful initial public offering, and a crush of private companies are now scrambling. And all of this action comes thanks to OpenTable and its wildly successful initial public offering last week.

  • Stock Picker: Ride the Rebound — and Sell in July Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 11:18 AM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    We’re "long overall" and believe that the market has a lot of room to go higher, said Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial.

  • Analog Devices Beats Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 5:15 PM ET

    Chip designer Analog Devices posted sharply lower profit and sales for its fiscal second quarter Tuesday amid the economic turmoil that has dampened global chip demand.

  • Exterior shot of the New York Stock Exchange.

    If it's true that the group that led the last bull market doesn't lead the next one, investors will have to forget about banks and consider a new array of choices.

  • Portfolio Manager: 'Continue Investing' in Stocks Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 4:42 PM ET

    Experts Edward Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, and Paul Alan Davis, senior portfolio manager of Charles Schwab, explained their optimism toward the stock market and they advised investors to start buying stocks.

  • Time to Put Money Into Stocks: Experts Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    Eric Ross, director of equity research at Canacord Adams and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer said now is the time to get into the market, and that investors should be putting their cash to work.

  • Sun Microsystems Expected to Post Loss Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 4:39 PM ET
    Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Sun Microsystems is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter numbers after the market closes Tuesday.

  • Amazon Walking Tall Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    The Amazon news is striking on so many levels: Like Apple, expectations were high; like Apple, the pressure was on; like Apple, this company was expected to perform well even in the face of severe financial meltdowns around the world. And the company delivered, delivered, delivered.

  • Microsoft Has Its Work Cut Out for It Thursday, 23 Apr 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Microsoft Sign

    Microsoft has a tough job ahead of it today as the company prepares to report its fiscal third quarter: On the one hand, the stodgy Titanic of American enterprise is sickeningly predictable, which is good in economic times like these; but it's also bad news for investors hoping for some kind of break-out nugget of news that actually ignites these shares again.

  • Tech Earnings Bonanza on Deck Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    With Intel and Google now in the books, we can start to focus on the busiest single week of tech earnings that I can remember in recent history.