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  • Apple Earnings: Predicting the China Factor Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 1:56 PM ET

    Here we are still in February, and there's already a healthy amount of speculation about Apple's earnings. And when they are released in April, they could hold some surprising news -- thanks in part to China's giant market.

  • Toshiba Quits HD DVD, Surrenders in Format War Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 12:46 PM ET

    Japan's Toshiba waved the white flag in the home movie war, giving up on its HD DVD format after losing the support of key studios and retailers to  Blu-ray technology backed by Sony.

  • Microsoft to Launch Proxy Fight with Yahoo Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:43 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    In an escalation of its fight for Yahoo, Microsoft will authorize a proxy fight at the Internet company this week, according to people briefed on the matter.

  • Investors Cheer as Toshiba Nears HD DVD Surrender Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | 8:43 PM ET
    Toshiba flat-panel televisions.

    Shares of Toshiba jumped 5 percent on Monday as analysts applauded the company's expected move to abandon its HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray technology backed by Sony to become the standard for the next-generation DVD.

  • Toshiba to Give Up HD DVD, Give in to Sony: Source Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
    Toshiba flat-panel televisions.

    Toshiba is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony, a company source said on Saturday.

  • Cramer: Stanley's No Good Short Term Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 7:02 PM ET

    There's just too much uncertainty on the horizon for this government contractor.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Sony Playstation 3

    For Sony, it's about time. For Microsoft, "worry time" might be upon it. What's stunning, however, is how long it took for Sony to re-assert itself in the video game console market and shift the tide that swallowed up its industry lead.

  • HD DVD's "Unofficial" Official Death--Blu-ray Lives Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    It's official, or as official as this is going to get: HD DVD is dead; long live Blu-ray! All along, industry pundits have compared the next-generation DVD format war to the Beta vs. VHS conflict when VCRs first burst on the scene. I didn't realize just how true that comparison truly was.

  • Microsoft's hostile play for Yahoo certainly isn't lacking from strong opinions about the deal from experts on both sides of the argument. But the more interesting opinions are coming from the companies themselves.

  • Nvidia Shares Tumble, Hurt by Growth Concerns Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Shares of Nvidia suffered their worst one-day loss in more than three years Thursday, a day after the graphics chipmaker reported the first weakening of gross margin in 13 quarters and concerns mounted over competitive risks from rivals ATI and Intel.

  • A Little Piece of Microsoft Aids Small Business Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Is Microsoft a dinosaur? Maybe, but the company's new website builder for small businesses shows that the software giant is still capable of innovative products.

  • NetApp Sees Sales Shy of Forecasts; Shares Fall Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Network Appliance posted a higher quarterly profit but forecast lower-than-expected revenue in the current quarter, sending its shares lower.

  • Yahoo Now "Searching" For A Deal With News Corp? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Are they or aren't they? Only their investment bankers know for sure. Today began with blog rumors of a potential asset swap between Yahoo  and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.,or even an outright competing bid to Microsoft's $44.6 billion hostile offer.

  • News Corp: Serious Suitor For Yahoo Or Just Speculation? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    What a week-and-a-half for Yahoo it has been: a $44.6 billion hostile bid for the company, a whopping 62 percent premium, then rumors of multiple suitors chomping at the bit to snap up this company, rumors of a remarkable plan to make this company into an independent money-machine--secret plans that'll turn Yahoo into the greatest name online.

  • Applied Materials Profit Falls But Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Applied Materials posted a lower quarterly profit as revenue declined 8 percent amid a slump in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, but the company's performance beat expectations.

  • RIM's BlackBerry Buckling Under Bigger Growth Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Blackberry 8800

    Research in Motion appears to be suffering from growing pains and while strong sales are usually good news for a company, they could become cataclysmic if the company can't handle the additions.

  • Apple: On The Road (Back) To Respect? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Apple Inc. as a "value play?" Seems counter-intuitive to think of a company trading at better than 20 times next year's earnings as a "value," but maybe--just maybe--the Street is coming around to the idea that the growth and potential of this company seem horribly undervalued.

  • 'CrackBerry' Crisis: Outage Hits The Americas Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 7:01 PM ET

    It is a "CrackBerry" addict's worst nightmare: a catastrophic outage affecting the company's entire network in the Americas. In an e-mail to its enterprise clients, Research in Motion says it has suffered a "critical severity outage" --and the company as of yet is providing no details as to when the network will be back up and running.

  • Tech Industry's Outlook Worsens for 2008: Report Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    The technology industry's outlook for 2008 looks worse than it did just two months ago, when fears of a U.S. recession already were leading analysts to predict a slowdown in purchases of computers, software and tech services.

  • Yahoo: Just "Sober Up" And Take The Money Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
    Yahoo

    There's that old saying that if six people say you're drunk, you can argue and argue and argue--slurring your words along the way--that you're not. But if everyone thinks you're drunk and you're the only one who disagrees, chances are you're drunk.