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Defendants and plaintiffs in two related copyright infringement lawsuits against YouTube have reached a deal to protect the privacy of millions of YouTube watchers during evidence discovery, a spokesman for Google said on Monday.
It's that time again: the Electronics Entertainment Expo here in Los Angeles, at the LA Convention Center. Still a far more subdued expo than its heyday years, but bigger than last year's airplane hangar event in nearby Santa Monica.
It's getting nasty now. And all indications are this is going to come down to a nasty fight and long day at the Yahoo shareholders meeting Aug. 1. By now, you've seen the coverage of last week's last minute wrangling between Carl Icahn, negotiating apparently as a kind of proxy for Microsoft's Steve Ballmer.
Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.
Iphone's first weekend is in the books and while three days of sales hardly determines the entire story, it is an important "split time" that Apple investors should consider. Piper Jaffray concluded its channel checks late Sunday and determined that Apple and AT&T spacersold 425,000 iPhones this weekend:
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Yahoo said Saturday night that it had rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft, together with the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, to buy the Internet company’s search business.
One year and 11 days ago, our nation was swept by iPhone Mania. TV news coverage was relentless. Hard-core fans camped out to be the first in line. Bloggers referred to Apple's new product as the "Jesus phone." And Friday is the iPhone’s second coming.
Yahoo wants to enlist a small army of search start-ups as allies in the hope that collectively they will be able to stop the Google juggernaut, whose share of Web searches keeps growing.
Shares of Cisco Systems fell 5 percent on Wednesday after CEO John Chambers told Reuters many of his customers see the economy picking up early next year rather than later this year.
Let me focus on something that deserves a lot more attention: the upcoming Apple App Store, a new online Apple store that will post and sell third party software applications. And, if you believe iPhone's sales projections in the coming years, App could match or rival iTunes as a revenue stream down the road.
Japanese consumer electronics maker Pioneer said on Tuesday it plans to launch Blu-ray DVD recorders by the end of the year, taking aim at a rapidly growing market after the end of a bitter format battle.
Just days away now from the release of Apple's next generation iPhone, the so-called iPhone 3G. And if the first one was dubbed the "Jesus Phone" because of the overwhelming hype, hope and promise of that device, then this new one is quite literally iPhone's Second Coming.
Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to dump Yahoo's board, saying Monday that a successful shareholder rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its bid to buy Yahoo's Internet search engine or possibly the entire company.
In the early years of the 21st century, Google is the company prompting a rethinking of assumptions on what technological monopoly might mean, the New York Times reports.
The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"
CNBC Contributor David Pogue looks at two cordless digital pens that can write on any paper: The Mobile Digital Scribe (from Iogear) and the ZPen (from Dane-Elec).
Shares for graphics chipmaker Nvidia will be under pressure after the company warned on Wednesday that revenues and gross margin would miss analysts' estimates due in part to weak demand.
I'll say from the outset that I have great respect for the Wall Street Journal. But I, along with a number of folks following the Yahoo/Microsoft will-they-or-won't-they drama are wondering what the point is of today's splashy, front-page tome purporting to break new ground about a new deal to grab a chunk of the company.
Sony is seeing little or no sign of softer demand among U.S. consumers for its range of digital TVs, cameras and computer goods despite a weakening economy, a top regional executive said on Tuesday.