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  • With all the attention we lavish on Google as it breaks through one stock-price plateau or another, it seems only fair to cover the company's stock as it retreats as well. Retreat might be an understatement.

  • Search: Arrogance +: Google Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 12:00 PM ET

    I read and re-read the blogpost from Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond yesterday -- distracted from the Super Bowl by the words on the screen because I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The real clash of the titans was unfolding -- not on the gridiron, but online.

  • Can Micro-Hoo Compete With Google? Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    Can Micro-Hoo Compete With Google?

  • Microsoft Releases First Windows Vista Update Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 8:41 AM ET

    Microsoft said Monday its first update to the Windows Vista operating system has been released for manufacturing.

  • Microsoft CEO Ballmer: His Memo On Plans For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    I've gotten ahold of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's internal memo he emailed to the troops this morning about his plans to spend $45 billion in a hostile bid for struggling search stalwart Yahoo. (Thanks for sending. You know who you are!)

  • Microsoft Making Its Case For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Let the campaigning begin: Microsoft hosted a conference call with the Street and media this morning to talk over its $45 billion dollar hostile bid for Yahoo, making its case not just to Microsoft and Yahoo investors, but to Yahoo employees who might feel tempted to make a bee-line for the exits.

  • Microsoft Goes "Hostile" In Search For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Microsoft's take-out play for Yahoo is a stunning move by the world's largest software maker, even though rumors of a deal have been swirling for the better part of a year. The 62 percent premium Microsoft is willing to pay for Yahoo, valuing the deal at a shade under $45 billion, shows just how serious--and just how frustrated--Microsoft has become with Yahoo.

  • Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 6:22 PM ET
    Motorola, Inc.

    It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.

  • Google Misses: Stuns Street And Stockholders Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Google shareholders are licking their wounds in after-market trading tonight after the company surprised Wall Street by missing expectations on both the top and bottom lines. And when I say "surprised," I really mean "shocked." I've spoken to a two analysts since the numbers came out who can't talk publicly until they release their own research to clients...

  • Apple Mac Market Is On The Move Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Sure we keep hearing about the iPhone and the iPod, oh, and the Mac as well, but while we're fixated on where Apple's products have been, a new study suggests where Apple's spacer products are going, and it can be summed up in one word: Mac.

  • TiVo Wins Patent Suit Vs. EchoStar; Stock Surges Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 2:48 PM ET
    Tivo

    EchoStar Communications infringed a TiVo patent in building digital video recorders and must pay nearly $74 million in damages, a court that specializes in patent cases ruled Thursday.

  • Palm CEO Colligan Gets A Vote Of Confidence Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    Even as Apple Inc. tries to fend off rumors that iPhone sales are slowing, and Nokia generates a flood of positive media because of better than expected sales this past quarter, struggling Palm continues to raise its hand, trying to get noticed amid all the action in the wireless sector.

  • HD DVD or Blu-ray: How to Ally With Both Sides Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 9:27 AM ET

    CNBC Contributor David Pogue on technology:  Nobody wants to risk buying a DVD player that can play only half the world’s movies.

  • Amazon's 'Strong' Quarter, Weak Margins Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Talk about a mixed picture from online retailer Amazon.com. On its surface, Amazon tells a major success story, especially in the face of an economic slowdown and worries of recession. The company meets the Street with 48 cents a share, but blows past revenue

  • Amazon Earnings: Will They Spark Company Shares? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    This has been a wild ride for Amazon shareholders these last few months, touching $100 a share at the end of October, sliding into the $70s a few weeks later, tickling $100 a again just a few weeks ago, and now languishing back at $70 a share once again. Yuck.

  • Yahoo Disappoints; Layoffs Loom Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Yahoo's after-market reaction to the company's earnings news says it all: Yahoo down 8 percent and you gotta wonder just how bad this news is going to get before it gets any better. IF it gets any better. Stunning for a company that says today it enjoys 2 BILLION page views A MONTH in the U.S. alone.

  • New Gadget Could Make Music Social Again Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    Remember the days when you sat in a room with your friends and listened to music together? It seems almost no one shares that experience anymore, plugged into their own device. But a new gadget called miShare could change all of that, making music part of social networking again.

  • If you think your portfolio has taken a hit since the beginning of the year, consider Steve Jobs and his stake in Apple: He's down $377 million and change since Jan. 1, so if anyone knows the magnitude of Apple's steep--and some say overdone--decline since then, it's the mercurial Apple chief.

  • Yahoo

    Yahoo is a mess. A simple, but stunning statement when you're talking about the web's most popular destination. Read that again--the web's most popular destination. More people visit Yahoo on a monthly basis than any other web site

  • Microsoft Recession Proof? Could Be! Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 7:22 PM ET
    Microsoft

    If you believe the media -- and you should, every word ;)  -- you'd think this nation was spiraling toward recession. But it's not necessarily so. Take Microsoft as an example...