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  • A Smart Bet or a Big Mistake? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Four years ago, Verizon Communications embarked on an ambitious and expensive plan to run fiber optic cables, which can deliver ultra-fast Internet service and dozens of high-definition video channels along with old-fashioned telephone service, past 19 million homes, roughly half its territory.

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

    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.

  • Slower Global Demand Could Hurt Dell, HP Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:46 PM ET

    Fears that emerging market demand for Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. technology products will slow and that the U.S. dollar will strengthen in the remainder of the year may overshadow earnings in line with or above Wall Street targets.

  • Electronic Arts to Let Take-Two Offer Lapse Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 10:23 AM ET

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts said it will let its $2 billion buyout offer for smaller rival Take-Two Interactive Software expire Monday as it does not believe they can complete a deal before the holiday shopping season.

  • Infineon Chip Causing iPhone Problems: Reports Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 5:26 PM ET

    An Infineon chip could be the root of complaints from around the world that Apple Inc.'s new iPhone drops calls and has unpredictable Internet links, according to a research report from Nomura.

  • ScanMyPhotos Helps Digitize Your Photos Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    If you, like millions before you, have a collection of prints somewhere, it’s probably crossed your mind that they really ought to be scanned — converted into digital files, both for protection and for ease of displaying.

  • 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.

  • Apple's "Killer Apps" Gives Way to "Kill Switch" Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    This is another Apple Inc. story working its way through the blogosphere at break-neck speed, spreading like a fungus in a damp swamp of conjecture, fear and a noticeable lack of details.

  • Google Shows "Dark Side" Of Cloud Computing Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:58 AM ET

    When Google's Gmail service went dark last night for about 90 minutes, cutting off millions of users from their email, it shone a bright light on the promise--and problems--of so-called Cloud Computing.

  • Putting a Match to Amazon's Kindle Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:37 PM ET

    The moment I first saw Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader, I thought, "Oh wow, here's a product searching for a market, rather than an innovation addressing an unmet market need." Flash forward to today as Citigroup doubles its Kindle sales projections, from 190,000 to a whopping 380,000 units this year.

  • Apple's New Killer Apps Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 8:17 AM ET
    iPhone

    When Apple was preparing to launch its "app store" for iPhone, the online software marketplace of free and for-sale third party developer applications, I suggested then that this was potentially the great hidden gem in the iPhone story. That App Store might some day rival iTunes as a revenue stream.

  • Tech IPOs Out of Favor, And May Be for Some Time Sunday, 10 Aug 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Tech companies once dominated the U.S. IPO calendar -- but not anymore.

  • Fast Money Web Extra Video Saturday, 9 Aug 2008 | 1:00 AM ET

    In today's end-of-week version of the exclusive Fast Money Web Extra of trades not covered on the show, the gang mentions some good trades for the start of next week.

  • After introducing guest trader Zach Karabell, aka "The Academic," the gang immediately dives into the main lesson learned after stocks soar to end the week (the highest close since June). The dollar also "exploded," with its biggest jump in 8 years against the euro. "Currencies typically do not move like that," says Dylan of the USD's 3.3% gain this week. The S&P 500 also had its best week since April, due in part to the commodities pullback -- it ended the day up 2.4%.

  • For Apple Fans: 'I Am Rich' = 'I Am Dumb@f0' Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Put this one into the, "You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me," file. But it's gotten so serious that Apple Inc. was forced to take action.

  • Speak Up, a Computer Is Listening Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    CNBC Contributor David Pogue on NaturallySpeaking 10, the software that allows you to dictate to a computer with remarkable accuracy.

  • Cisco Earnings: Solid Quarter, Solid Outlook Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 5:00 PM ET
    Cisco Earnings

    Analyst Mark McKechnie at American Technology Research tells me Cisco's results are a "good, clean, solid quarter," pointing to inline gross margins of 65.2 percent, lower expenses, a slightly lower tax rate, and tellingly, a "strong book to bill despite worries about economic weakness."

  • Sorry, Icahn: Yahoo Shareholders Back Board Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    So after all the high drama, the passion, the verbal assaults, the hand-wringing, the concerns, worry and bitterness, Yahoo's shareholders have spoken. And they are resoundingly supporting the current board of directors. And I mean resoundingly...

  • Yahoo Shareholder Meeting: What's Happening Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
    Yahoo Shareholder Meeting

    This is inside the San Jose Fairmont's cavernous Imperial Ballroom. And I'm struck at the number of empty chairs here. The room holds 1,000 people. There might be 200 chairs taken. There are mountains of pastries outside the door. Most of it untouched.

  • Yahoo Shareholders Get Ready For Meeting Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 12:20 PM ET
    Yahoo Shareholder Meeting

    I'm in downtown San Jose's Plaza Park, across from the Fairmont Hotel where today's Yahoo shareholder showdown will occur.