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  • Oracle's Ellison Selling Stock: What's Going On? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    As high drama grips the software industry, with investors watching every detail of Oracle's hostile bid for BEA Systems, there's another drama shaping up behind the scenes involving Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. While he makes headlines for what he's trying to buy, you might be even more interested in what he's trying to sell. His stock. Selling lots of it. Daily.

  • Oracle's Ellison Now Larry "Sell" ison? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:13 PM ET

    Just an update on the blog I brought you earlier in the week about Larry Ellison and his recent sales activity in Oracle shares. His breathtaking share-dumps are apparently continuing with 1 million more shares sold today.

  • Google's Fixed Vision: Total Tech Domination Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    Google cracked $700 a share this morning, just three weeks after surpassing $600 for the first time. Sure, as Google becomes more valuable, these $100 milestones will get easier to achieve, but you can't discount a 16% move by a company worth over $200 billion in under a month. It's significa

  • Google Tops $700 on Wireless Talks With Verizon Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Google's stock barreled through $700 for the first time Wednesday, propelled by a belief that the Internet search leader will become even more profitable as it plants its products and services in new markets.

  • Shutterfly: A Rosy "Picture" For Digital Growth? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:22 PM ET
    Shutterfly

    All of us in California, indeed millions across the country, were gripped by those horrific images of the raging fires in Southern California. And in the midst of the tragedy, when we had a chance to hear from the victims fleeing their homes, they were usually asked what they grabbed as they were evacuating.

  • Will Drivers Flip for CarTurner? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    It is estimated that 100 children are killed and hundreds more injured each year by cars backing up. It's a problem with seemingly no solution for the millions of people who back out of their driveways and onto busy streets each day. But a new innovation —a Lazy Susan of sorts —could change that. It's called the "CarTurner."

  • Hulu: Why It Should Have Been Here Before Now Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 1:23 PM ET

    Better late than never, but when it comes to NBC and Fox and the new Hulu, it's about time. I say about time because I wonder just how long big media is going to sit around and bemoan upstarts like YouTube muscling in on their territory. Woe is me, these companies have complained: They're stealing our content. They're breaching our copyrights.

  • Walgreen Plans to Put DVD Kiosks in Stores Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | 4:18 PM ET

    Walgreen plans to put kiosks that can make DVDs of popular movies in drugstore photo departments next year, using a new system that would increase selection while avoiding piracy.

  • Tech Stocks to Watch Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 1:48 PM ET

    Where can the traders be found this week? Deep in the heart of techs.

  • Microsoft Shares Hit Six-Year High Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 12:54 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft shares soared to a six-year high Friday, after issuing a muscular first-quarter earnings report and raising its full-year earnings guidance the day before.

  • Facebook Seeks $260 Million in Extra Funding: WSJ Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 7:09 PM ET

    Facebook, the social network Web site, is looking to hedge funds and private-equity investors to raise an additional $260 million in financing, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Microsoft: Why It's Such A Phenomenal Report Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 5:00 PM ET

    It's not often I do a double-take when I read a financial earnings report, but I had to make sure I was looking at Microsoft's numbers and not some other company's. The company beats by 6 cents a share; 45 cents instead of the 39 cents the Street was expecting.

  • Bands Find Fame in Videogames Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 2:09 PM ET

    Singer-guitarist Walter de Castro couldn't believe his luck when he found out his band's song "The Core" would be featured on "FIFA 2008," the Electronic Arts popular soccer game.

  • Facebook's "Imminent" Deal: What's The Point, Really? Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 8:12 AM ET

    We've heard the Google, Microsoft, Facebook 'story' before, but today's rendition comes with a new sense of urgency: The New York Post, then moments later the Wall Street Journal, report a deal between someone and Facebook is imminent: 24 or 48 hours away.

  • Sony Swings to Electronics Profit, Raises Forecast Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 3:27 AM ET
    Sony Building

    Sony swung to a quarterly operating profit as it booked strong sales of liquid crystal display TVs and digital cameras and benefited from a weaker yen, and it slightly raised its full-year forecast.

  • Microsoft-Facebook Deal Done, But Worth It? Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:19 PM ET

    We now have a definitive agreement: Microsoft gets a stake in Facebook for $240 million, and now valuing the company at $15 billion. For a company that will do $30 million in profits on $150 million in revenue, that's a nifty valuation!

  • Google Analyst Day Meeting: The Live Blog Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    This is the LIVE BLOG for today's Google analyst meeting at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Get up to the minute posts as the action happens.

  • Amazon Beats Street But There's No Parade Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    After months of run-up, and a big, 9% move today, the pressure was on Amazon to beat, and beat big. The company did beat. The 19 cents was a penny better than the Street expected. And revenue also came in a little stronger than expected.

  • Amazon Profit, Sales Rise But Margins Disappoint Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com reported operating profit margins that concerned some analysts despite a sharp rise in quarterly earnings, and its shares fell 9%.

  • RIM Set to Begin Selling Smart Phones in China Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 3:06 PM ET

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has shipped the first of its smartphones to China and hopes to start selling them later this year, a major breakthrough for the company in penetrating the huge Asian market.