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  • Apple's "Second Coming" Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 12:54 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).

    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 Backs Icahn Bid to Oust Yahoo Board Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Google, Zen Master of the Market Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
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    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.

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    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.'"

  • Digital Pens to Write on Any Paper Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 10:05 AM ET
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    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).

  • Nvidia Shares Tumble After Profit Warning Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    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.

  • Still No Deal For Yahoo--Period Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
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    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's US Gadget Demand Good Despite Rising Costs Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 8:28 AM ET
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    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.

  • Yahoo Stock Plunge Continues--And Continues Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Dipping below $20 a share today is the clearest sign yet that Yahoo's strategies and messages don't seem to be resonating. And worse, some shareholders don't think they ever will.

  • RealNetworks Tries to Get Real with Apple Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 3:51 PM ET
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    There's a reason that when we cover Apple Inc.'s iTunes, it normally carries the added noun of "juggernaut." The online service has sold a staggering 5 billion songs, tens of millions of TV shows and movies, has become the nation's largest music retailer, supplanting Wal-Mart...

  • Low Power Chips Mount Challenge to Intel Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 9:17 AM ET
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    From mainframes to minicomputers and then PCs, each new computing generation has displaced its predecessor by reaching a broader audience and costing far less. And each time, the dominant company in one generation loses control in the next.

  • Google and Creator of 'Family Guy' Strike a Deal Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 5:39 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google is experimenting with a new method of distributing original material on the Web, and some Hollywood film financiers are betting millions that the company will succeed.

  • Rhapsody Challenges iTunes by Embracing iPod Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:35 AM ET
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    Digital music seller Rhapsody is launching a $50 million marketing assault on Apple's iTunes, offering songs online and via partners including Yahoo and Verizon Wireless, Rhapsody said on Monday.

  • Bill Gates

    Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.

  • Bill Gates Doesn't Think Yahoo Deal Is Likely Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 7:53 AM ET
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    Microsoft's Bill Gates told NBC's Tom Brokaw he does not think a deal with Yahoo was likely, CNBC reported on Friday.

  • One Small Step for Intel; Giant Leap for Apple? Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.

  • The Camera That Knows Where It Is Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 11:07 AM ET
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    CNBC Contributor David Pogue on the Eye-Fi Share card, which wirelessly geotags your photos.

  • Oracle, RIM Drag Tech Stocks Lower Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 8:57 AM ET
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    Two of Wall Street's technology darlings that had been looked to as beacons to guide the sector out of hard times instead will be leading the market lower Thursday.

  • Oracle Traders Giveth, Taketh Away Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 8:12 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Easy come, easy go, I suppose, when it comes to Oracle.  The company barely had enough time to finish that first glass of champagne, celebrating a great fourth quarter when gloomy guidance cut the party short.

  • Oracle Tops Forecasts; License Growth to Weaken Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:01 PM ET
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    Oracle the world's third-largest software maker, reported a higher quarterly profit, beating Wall Street estimates, but it sees software license revenue growth weakening.