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  • Gates, Ballmer and Tech Oh My! Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 11:50 AM ET
    All Things Digital

    Gates and Ballmer started with a trip down memory lane, talking about one of the tech industry's most enduring and successful relationships, stretching back 28 years. And it was an opportunity Ballmer almost missed out, thanks to the subtle recruitment strategy by Gates.

  • 'All Things D' Conference Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    I'm with my colleague Melissa Francis at this week's All Things D conference in Carlsbad, Calif., and we'll be rounding up all our video reports here on this page. You can check out more from the conference on the 'All Things D' Web site link listed below.

  • Microsoft Looks to 'Touch' Controls for Windows Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 7:51 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft plans to give users of the next version of its Windows operating system touch screen controls as one option for controlling the software, its top executives said on Tuesday.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    These titles are working their magic for new songs as well, and that could mean a critically important new distribution method for established bands, as well as new bands seeking a way to end run traditional music labels, trying to reach their fans directly.

  • Web Browsers Revamping As Competition Heats Up Monday, 26 May 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    Dell Optiplex GX620 desktop

    The browser, that porthole onto the broad horizon of the Web, is about to get some fancy new window dressing.

  • Apple's Ebb and Flow Friday, 23 May 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    It wasn't too long ago that Apple Inc. was out of favor on Wall Street, the stock languishing, the outlook nebulous, the bears drooling at the raise-'em-up-tear-'em-down prospects of one of the most compelling companies in all of technology.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer: We Don't Need to Buy Yahoo Friday, 23 May 2008 | 8:59 AM ET

    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said on Friday the company had never seen buying Yahoo as strategic, and dropping the bid meant it now had $50 billion to spend on other acquisitions.

  • Yahoo Renominates Board, Postpones Annual Meeting Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:37 PM ET

    Yahoo on Thursday nominated nine of its 10 existing directors for reelection to the company's board, setting the stage for a showdown with dissident investors at its annual shareholder meeting.

  • Yahoo's Double Trouble: Shareholder Meet Delayed Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    It's a double-dose of odd news Thursday night from Yahoo: losing board member Ed Kozel, one of two true outside tech experts on the company's board of directors; and word that the company is delaying its annual shareholders meeting.

  • Google's Good News Bad for Microsoft, Yahoo Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 3:20 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    At a time when Microsoft and Yahoo publicly stumble about, trying to come up with some way to take on Google's search juggernaut, we now get more market research data showing Google continues to gobble up market share. And it's the kind of news that neither Microsoft nor Yahoo can afford to hear.

  • 20 Seconds, and a Movie Has Arrived Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 9:49 AM ET
    Netflix Roku

    CNBC Contributor David Pogue on Netflix's Roku, a product that enables near-instantaneous movie downloads.

  • HP's Profit Meets Firm's Guidance but Shares Slip Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 12:27 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett-Packard posted a higher quarterly operating margin after cost cuts, and said strong growth abroad offset some weakness in the United States, but the shares were lower Wednesday as results couldn't shake off concerns about the company's integration with acquisition target Electronic Data Systems.

  • Netflix Drifts into the Clouds Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:47 PM ET
    Netflix

    Today's Netflix announcement with Roku about a new way to get movies from the net directly to your TV screen and bypassing the computer screen in your home office, is cool for a number of reasons.

  • HP's Higher Earnings Meet Firm's Recent Guidance Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:49 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett-Packard reported a profit that exceeded analysts' expectations but matched the earnings guidance the company gave last week.

  • The broader economic slowdown is hampering the growth of online advertising.

  • Icahn: Yahoo By the Ear; Microsoft's Ear Monday, 19 May 2008 | 8:13 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Another weekend, another round of dueling press releases from Microsoft and Yahoo, and if there were ever a clearer example of the PR 8-ball behind which Yahoo finds itself, I don't recall one.

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • blackberry bold 9000

    The rumor mill once again is churning big time in the battle between BlackBerry and iPhone, Research in Motion spacerand Apple, the Bold versus the Beautiful. And now comes word of the Thunder.

  • Yahoo's Response to Icahn Friday, 16 May 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    My take on the Yahoo response to Icahn's letter, for what it's worth ...