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  • Verizon Searches for Google Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    Verizon

    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.

  • Verizon, Google Close to Mobile Search Deal: Report Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:53 PM ET
    Verizon

    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 (!)

  • From Snapshots, a 3-D View Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 12:18 PM ET
    Microsoft Photosynth

    CNBC contributor David Pogue describes Microsoft's Photosynth: Software that turns a bunch of overlapping photos into a 3-D panorama.

  • Intel Moves to Free Gadgets of Their Recharging Cords Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 7:34 AM ET

    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.

  • Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod. Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 7:16 AM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    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.

  • Apple's Back-to-School Bonanza Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    Back to school

    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.

  • Will eBay Users Buy the New Strategy Now? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 2:20 PM ET

    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.

  • EBay Plans to Emphasize Fixed-Price Sales Format Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:03 AM ET
    Ebay

    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.

  • Palm Strikes Curious Treo Deal Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
    Palm Treo Pro

    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 Profit, Sales Beat Forecasts Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 5:15 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett Packard reported a profit that rose over last year and beat analysts' forecasts by 3 cents a share. Sales also beat expectations.

  • Inside Intel Today Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:36 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    This is an important week for Intel, a company at a kind of competitive and technological crossroads. The company is hosting its annual developers' forum in San Francisco, with chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett delivering today's keynote.

  • Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Over the past few weeks, several Wall Street kernels have popped when it comes to Apple. And this morning, Pacific Crest Securities' Andy Hargreaves focuses on Apple's iPhone and its momentum in the marketplace.

  • 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.