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  • New Microsoft Ad With Seinfeld Hardly a "Shoe-In" Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 2:40 PM ET
    Jerry Seinfeld

    A few weeks ago, I detailed in a blog Microsoft's decision to use comedian Jerry Seinfeld as its new pitchman. I wrote then of the unusual choice of a professional complainer who hasn't done anything meaningful since his show Seinfeld went off the air a decade ago.

  • Apple Says "Let's Rock" With New "Family" Of IPods Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Attention will turn from Jobs himself to those new products and what Apple will do for iPod. This is still clearly the little music player that could, and can. Investors have been waiting for iPod sales to slow precipitously, and while they are slowing, it's not nearly as bad as investors feared.

  • Yahoo

    Both companies are in the red today thanks to the JP Morgan report out this morning suggesting weakness in display advertising because of the general economic malaise gripping so many companies during this non-recession recession.

  • On Internet, You’ve Got (Paper) Mail Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    Earth Class Mail is a service that scans your incoming United States Postal Service mail and displays it on a private Web page. It’s an intriguing concept. Here’s how it works.

  • Serious Potential in Google’s Browser Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:55 AM ET

    Does the world really need another Web browser? Google thinks so.

  • Apple to Unveil New iPods—Possible Price Cuts Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    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

  • Google Puts a Shine to 'Chrome' Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:02 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    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's New CEO and chairman Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 11:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Steve Jobs' Mark Twain Moment: "Reports of My Death..." Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:47 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    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...

  • Industry Rethinks Moneymaking Software Practice Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    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

  • New Nikon Holds a Secret Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    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.

  • Google's Silenced Dinner Bell Rings Again! Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | 12:40 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    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 Sees Strong 2008—And No Slowdown Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    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.

  • 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.