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  • Yahoo Makes a New Play for Ads on Mobile Phones Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    There may not be a Yahoo phone in the works, but the struggling Internet company is betting that a new mobile-phone strategy will help it better compete with the likes of Google, Microsoft and others for a share of the growing cellphone advertising business.

  • It's been a raucous 24 hours at the Consumer Electronics Show and the show floor hasn't even opened yet. I touched down in Vegas Sunday at 10:45 a.m. after being up all night because of the Northern California storms, and headed straight for the Las Vegas Convention Center so I could put the finishing touches on our story NBC Nightly News.

  • Two Stories To Watch: High Def And Motion Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 8:23 AM ET

    There are two stories I'm looking forward to investigating as the crowds hit the floor Monday. First, there's the state of the struggle between Toshiba, with its HD DVD high-def disc format, and Sony's rival Blu-ray format. Secondly, there's a new batch of electronics that incorporate motion-based controllers similar to Nintendo's Wii.

  • Gates Unveils Microsoft's Next Digital Decade Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 9:41 PM ET

    Bill Gates is calling this period in the company's history the dawn of a new digital decade, and his annual, keynote address at CES is chock full of news, both technologically and financially.

  • Sony Tries to Build on Blu-ray Mojo Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 7:28 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    Sony's game console sales figures for the holiday shopping season reached more than 3.9 million units in North America, but Playstation 3 is still well behind Microsoft's Xbox 360.

  • The Tree Doesn't Grow Far From The Apple Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 5:04 PM ET
    Ergo software screenshot

    Awareness. That's the word CES exhibitors use most when you ask what they hope for out of the show. Everyone turns out all the stops to alert everyone else to their presence—and everyone does it at the same time. That's why "CES Unveiled," a pre-show press event, takes on the air of a Tunisian bazaar or a Chicago futures trading floor

  • LucasArts Shows Off New Games At CES Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    George Lucas' video game company is set to unveil two of the most anticipated titles the industry as seen since "Halo 3."  And these games may herald the next generation of films from the legendary producer.

  • Tech Stocks Take Beating: What's Going On Here? Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 12:56 PM ET

    Here we are on the eve of the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a kind of senior prom for the tech industry, when everyone seems to feel really good about themselves and the innovations they're bringing to the market.

  • Merry 'X'mas; As In 'X'box! Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    Late Thursday night, Microsoft was touting the company's apparently monumental success with Xbox sales this holiday shopping season, even though the industry's gold standard of market research, the NPD numbers for December, are still weeks away.

  • CES: We're At The "Greatest" Tech Show On Earth Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    It's just hours till the start of what promises to be the biggest Consumer Electronics Show in recent memory. Sure, Silicon Valley is known the world over as the world's high tech capitol, but beginning Sunday night, with Bill Gates' keynote, Las Vegas will hold that distinction; at least for a week.

  • Jay-Z

    There's an intriguing rumor floating through the web this morning that Apple is getting into the music business. Some would say Apple's already in the business with its iTunes web site selling well over 2 billion songs these last few years. Or that selling well over 100 million iPods makes Apple a music company.

  • Four Cameras Middling Only in Price Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    CNBC Contributor David Pogue shows off four new professional quality cameras for semipro prices.

  • Netflix to Deliver Movies Direct to TV Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 4:50 AM ET
    Netflix

    DVD-by-mail service Netflix will begin delivering movies and other programming directly to televisions later this year through a set-top box that will pipe entertainment over a high-speed Internet connection.

  • AMD's "Kick Down" A Signal For Rest Of Chip Stocks? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    AMD

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Advanced Micro Devices, Banc of America kicks the company when it's down, right in the teeth. And the report is sending a shudder through all of big-cap chip stocks.

  • The Biggest Tech Stories of '07 -- and '08 Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 1:21 PM ET
    iPhone

    This past year was a busy one for tech, including Apple's iPhone release; Halo 3; Xbox vs. Wii vs. PlayStation; HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray: Google's new mobile strategy; Intel's surge at AMD's expense; all things wireless; Oracle and Microsoft's blockbuster earnings; Yahoo's CEO shakeup; VMWare's IPO; the ongoing shake-up at Dell; and of course my favorite: Star Wars celebrating its 30th anniversary.

  • Vonage, Nortel Settle Patent Disputes Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 10:45 AM ET
    Vonage

    Internet phone company Vonage Holdings and Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel Networks have settled their patent disputes, the companies said Monday.

  • Baidu.com's Chief Financial Officer Dies in Accident Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 5:44 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    Shawn Wang, chief financial officer of top Chinese Internet search firm Baidu.com , died in an accident on Dec. 27, the company said.

  • 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?