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  • MySpace, Skype to Offer Calls on Social Network Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 7:07 PM ET

    Top social network site MySpace and Web-calling leader Skype will offer MySpace members free Internet phone services in a bid to expand their user bases while fending off rivals, company officials said on Tuesday.

  • Microsoft Gears for Unified Communications Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft said Tuesday it expects its unified communications product - the company's effort to link e-mail, instant messaging and phone systems over Internet networks - to become one of the fastest-growing segments of its $16 billion business division.

  • MySpace Enters Video Deal with Sony Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, said Tuesday it has signed a music video licensing deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment supported by sharing advertising revenue.

  • Yahoo Earnings: What You Should Expect Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:02 PM ET
    Yahoo

    This will be a giant week for tech stocks and tech investors, beginning with three huge names reporting earnings Tuesday: Yahoo, Intel and IBM. So rather than focus on what these companies HAVE reported, I thought I'd focus on what to expect instead.

  • Intel Earnings: What You Should Expect (Pt 2) Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    Here's part two of my what to expect posts on tech earnings this week: At Intel, a decidedly more upbeat outlook for the world's largest chipmaker Intel: The company took the unusual step of hosting a mid-quarter financial update a few weeks ago, raising its outlook and narrowing its gross margins to a healthy 52%.

  • IBM Earnings: What You Should Expect (Pt 3) Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    Here's part three of my outlook for tech earnings this week: IBM might be the dark horse suitor to step in and snap BEA Systems right out from under Oracle. That could come up on the company's conference call.

  • Nortel Hit With Accounting Fraud Charges Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Nortel Networks will pay $35 million to settle civil charges filed by U.S. regulators that accused the Canadian telecom equipment company of an accounting fraud that helped it meet Wall Street expectations.

  • Al Gore's Ongoing "Internet" Connection Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 1:57 PM ET

    Al Gore is having the kind of dream year that conjures up an image of a man cheated by the gods seven years ago, and those gods have been looking to make good on their mistake ever since. How else do you explain the kind of blockbuster year he's having? Oh sure, the guy's won the Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."

  • Google Close to Book Deal with Random House Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Random House, the world's biggest book publisher, is considering joining a book-search project run by Google, once considered an arch-enemy by the paper publishing industry.

  • Baidu's Stock Plunges On Lower Revenue Forecast Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 7:05 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    JPMorgan Thursday said it expected Chinese Web search company Baidu.com to report third-quarter revenue in line with the Wall Street consensus but slightly below the investment bank's own previous target.

  • Stocks Down But Bulls Shouldn't Cry Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    No love from the stock market today, and frankly, not even the most rabid bulls (and I am bullish) can complain. Think about it: September retail sales was even worse than were thought; many retailers lowered earnings: energy stocks lowered earnings yesterday...

  • Citi Sees Google Bloom Fade, But Are They Right? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    A week from today, Google will report its third quarter earnings and judging by the booming action in Google shares these past few weeks, it would appear investors are anticipating something truly extraordinary.

  • Google Cracks $600; $Googleplex Next? Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:01 PM ET
    Google

    Is there no end in sight for Google and its shares? Last week when the company was oh-so-close to $600, I wrote that price targets would be on the move now that the company was teasing investors with yet another key milestone on its journey to the stratosphere, and sure enough, Bear Stearns revised its 52-week target to $700 just two days later.

  • Skype Co-Founder: EBay Overpaid for Us Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Internet telecom group Skype, said on Tuesday he agreed the original valuation put on the company by purchaser eBay was too high.

  • Yahoo to Buy 10% of Alibaba.com IPO Shares Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 5:48 AM ET

    U.S. Web giant Yahoo will subscribe for 10% of the shares to be sold by China's largest e-commerce company, Alibaba.com, according to a term sheet, in an initial public offering that is expected to raise roughly $1 billion.

  • Sony Creates Ad Unit for Video Games Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:13 PM ET

    Sony's U.S. video games operation has created an advertising unit that will promote brands and products inside games such as its upcoming "Home" virtual world, the company said Monday.

  • Spansion to Buy Saifun for $368 Million Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:00 AM ET

    Microchip maker Spansion said it will acquire Israeli flash memory developer, Saifun Semiconductors, in a stock and cash deal valued at $368 million to expand into technology licensing business.

  • MSNBC Interactive News Buys Seattle-Based Newsvine Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    MSNBC Interactive News said it acquired Newsvine, a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.

  • Major Internet Firms Create One-Stop Ad Shops Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    The recent rush by major Internet portals to buy advertising companies and extend their sales networks is a sign that the business of being a one-stop shop for information and entertainment isn't what it used to be.

  • Microsoft 'Halo' Creators to be Separate Company Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    Microsoft said Friday that Bungie, the crown jewel of its video game unit that was behind its hit "Halo" franchise, will become an independent company.