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Does the world really need another Web browser? Google thinks so.
Apple has set the stage for new iPod music player launches—and potential price cuts—with a media invitation to a "Let's Rock" event next Tuesday that has been widely anticipated by Apple fans
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.
Alcatel-Lucent named its new leadership on Tuesday, handing the task of turning round the loss-making telecoms equipment group to former British Telecom chief executive and industry veteran Ben Verwaayen.
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...
Software companies pay hundreds of millions of dollars to PC makers like Hewlett-Packard to install their photo tools, financial programs and other products, usually with some tie-in to a paid service or upgrade. With margins growing thinner than most laptops, this critical revenue can make the difference between profit and loss for the computer makers, says the New York Times
If you saw it just sitting there, you’d never guess that the new Nikon D90 is a mind-blowing, game-changing camera. And it's not just the stunning photos, says CNBC contributor David Pogue.
Did you catch this crazy story that Google would stop offering its workers their free, nightly dinner? Hot off the presses: It's just not true.
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.
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.
Mobile service provider Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing an agreement with Google Inc. on a wide-ranging partnership, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation.
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 (!)
CNBC contributor David Pogue describes Microsoft's Photosynth: Software that turns a bunch of overlapping photos into a 3-D panorama.
Intel has made progress in a technology that could lead to the wireless recharging of gadgets and the end of the power-cord spaghetti behind electronic devices, the New York Times reported.
Taking a step that professors may view as a bit counterproductive, some universities are doling out Apple iPhones and Internet-capable iPods to students, the New York Times reported.
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.
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.
Acknowledging that most online shoppers cannot be bothered with auctions, eBay plans to announce today changes to its fee structure that emphasize fixed prices over bidding, the New York Times reports.
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 reported a profit that rose over last year and beat analysts' forecasts by 3 cents a share. Sales also beat expectations.