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  • Wal-Mart Cancels Movie Download Service Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 5:37 AM ET
    Walmart

    Wal-Mart Stores Incquietly canceled its online video download service less than ayear after the site went live, a company spokeswoman saidThursday.

  • Pogue: Doling Out the Pogies Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 4:05 PM 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).

    We award 10 Pogie trophies — not to products, but to individual features within them. The envelope please.

  • Will it or Won't It? Apple Teeters at $200 Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    Apple's stock crossed $200 per share Wednesday, but settled back. Today, a kind of two-steps-forward-one-step-back approach, as Apple blows through $200 with a lot more conviction. Will it finally close above the psychologically, financially important plateau?

  • Amazon to Add Warner Music Tunes  to MP3 Service Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 11:46 AM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com has signed on Warner Music Group to its music download service, which aims to compete with Apple's industry-dominating iTunes online store.

  • iLike: Online Music's Next Big Thing? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    If you haven't heard of iLike yet, you will. The site is combining two of the hottest things going right now: social networking and digital entertainment. Already, acts like 50 Cent, Beyonce, John Mayer, Evanescence and former Motley Crue member Nikki Sixx have signed on.

  • Apple's iPhone: Great -- or Greatest? Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    There are rumors all over the web that Apple will announce staggering handset unit sales at Macworld next month. And while I fully anticipate strong numbers, I'm a little skeptical that they'll measure up to some of the wild estimates making the rounds.

  • Wii Options Market? It's True! Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 3:59 PM ET
    Nintendo

    Something strange is developing around the Nintendo Wii phenomenon and it's showing capitalism at its finest: I was skeptical about a derivatives market in the Wii actually existing, but now I have confirmation that one does exist.

  • Gadgets Galore Fuel 'Black Friday: Part II' Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 10:58 AM ET

    Black Friday has come and gone, but you might want to call today Black Friday: Part II as we usher in the last weekend before Christmas. I'm inside a Best Buy in the heart of Silicon Valley, where business has been more than brisk these last few weeks...

  • RIM Blows Away Expectations: So Can Anyone Catch Them? Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 4:53 PM ET

    These are blow-out numbers for RIM's third quarter no matter how you slice and dice them. And you thought Oracle's good news yesterday was something. This is something else entirely. Research in Motion posts 65 cents a share in earnings per share.

  • Apple Shuts Down ThinkSecret, But At What Cost To Us? Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    ThinkSecret is no more, thanks to a settlement with Apple Inc. over misappropriation of trade secrets that dogged the Apple rumor site for the past two years. Apple took the unusual step of going after the "little web site that could" after it started posting lots of insider knowledge about upcoming Apple products.

  • Google's DoubleClick, "Double Win" Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    You can't say the Federal Trade Commission made a snap decision when it approved Google's multi-billion dollar take-out of DoubleClick. Today's 4-1 vote in favor of the deal caps an eight-month investigation that ultimately found, the FTC says, no threat to the competitive landscape.

  • RIMM: Are They In A Good Position To Compete? Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 11:01 AM ET
    A Blackberry devise is used

    These are heady times for RIMM, even though shares have suffered a precipitous decline since their highs in November; a bigger decline than Google, Amazon, Apple and so many others, off about 30 percent from those highs in early November, following a better-than-30 percent gain during the previous three months.

  • Pogue: Mini-Reviews of Overlooked Tech Gems Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 9:24 AM ET
    Chargepod 6-way charging device.

    Minireviews of products that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day in this column. Who knows? Some of them might actually make great last-minute, unexpected Christmas presents.

  • Oracle's Profit Jumps 35% on Strong Software Sales Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 7:27 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in California.

    Oracle said that quarterly profit rose 35 percent as new software sales soared 38 percent, beating Wall Street expectations at a time when investors are nervous that IT spending is slowing.

  • Microsoft, Yahoo, Google Settle Gambling Case Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 4:52 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The three largest Internet companies have agreed to pay a combined $31.5 million to settle federal civil allegations they took ads for illegal gambling, the U.S. Attorney for eastern Missouri said.

  • Viacom, Microsoft Execs Tout Deal in CNBC Interview Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    Microsoft inked a 5-year online ad deal with Viacom, better positioning the software colossus against rivals Google and Yahoo. Philippe Dauman, chief executive at Viacom, and Kevin Johnson, president of the platforms/services division at Microsoft, discussed the strengths of the partnership in an interview with CNBC.

  • Oracle's second quarter financials are stunning by just about every measure. Everyone I had spoken to leading up to these numbers knew the news was going to be good, but no one expected the news to be this good.

  • 8 for '08: My TV Predictions Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    I hope you had a chance to read my 8 for '08 blog predictions. Here now is what I've done for the TV side of CNBC, in using the ole 'crystal ball. A couple of them you'll find similar, but there are plenty that are different. Enjoy!

  • Palm: How Long Before Company's Future Turns Bright? Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 2:41 PM ET
    Palm Treo

    Talk about a tale of two companies: The market's punishment on Palm was swift and harsh and it comes just a day ahead of what should be decidedly better news from another smart phone maker, Research in Motion.

  • Apple's iPod Touch: The Real "Teardown" Story Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 10:06 AM ET
    iPod Touch

    I love "teardown" stories. Not the kind that builds a story subject up, then tears it down, but the lab guys who rip apart new devices, study component serial numbers and tell me what's in the guts of the product. Today's version comes courtesy of the wizards at iSuppli, and the center of attention is Apple's iPod Touch.