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  • 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 ...

  • In the great pantheon of Apple stories--the iPod, the Mac, the iPhone; and all the good guy, bad guy stories swirling around Steve Jobs, there's another story arguably more important than all of them.

  • Yahoo And Icahn: If It Thought Microsoft Was Bad... Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yahoo

    It's official: Carl Icahn is stirring up the pot in big way when it comes to Yahoo's uncertain future, launching a proxy war, putting forward his own slate of directors, and pulling no punches when it comes to skewering existing management.

  • Chumby: A Bean Bag That Delivers Web Widgets Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    How do you describe the Chumby? CNBC Contributor David Pogue doesn't know what to call it, but he sure finds it fun.

  • Yahoo Side Of Microsoft Offer: Revisionist History? Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 3:07 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    With the deadline looming for investors to nominate a competing slate to Yahoo's existing board of directors--and Carl Icahn itching for a boardroom battle of his own for the stumbling internet brand--there are some interesting developments on Yahoo's own recollection of how and why negotiations with Microsoft broke down.

  • HP's One-Two "Punch" With Earnings And EDS Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Talk about a busy couple of days for HP: yesterday, news begins trickling out that a $13 billion deal between HP and Electronic Data Systems. Shares are halted, speculation begins, a statement from HP confirms the talks, the deal is announced this morning, investors wonder whether IBM will face competition in its bread-and-butter business, and oh yeah, HP also pre-releases earnings.

  • HP And EDS: Why The Deal? Look To India And IBM Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:33 PM ET
    HP Headquarters

    There's been lots of speculation about why HP is willing to shell out nearly $14 billion for EDS when that company's shares have flat-lined recently. Why spend a 30 percent premium on an also-ran player in services and technology outsourcing?

  • HP to Buy EDS for $12.6 Billion, Sees Strong 2008 Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 11:46 AM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett-Packard has struck a deal to buy Electronic Data Systems for $12.6 billion, seeking to boost its technology services business to better compete against market leader IBM.

  • Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest personal-computer maker, is close to a deal to buy technology outsourcing company Electronic Data Systems for $12 billion to $13 billion, a source told Reuters.

  • RIM's BlackBerry Bold Is Something To Behold Monday, 12 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    It's here! Or almost here. It's the new Research in Motion BlackBerry 9000 Bold, and what a bold step this is. It's been a year since RIM released an update, and during that time, just about every spotlight has turned to the iPhone from Apple with so many experts ceding the market to the upstart touch-screen wonder.

  • Google's Back! (Did It Ever Leave?) Friday, 9 May 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    How Google Got its Groove Back

    A funny thing has been happening to Google lately. Have you noticed? It's going up! And I'm not talking about the one-day pop it got from those surprisingly good earnings. I'm talking about the day to day creep-up, the steady momentum. The parallels to Apple are pretty striking.