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  • Microsoft Cuts $50 from Zune Price Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 5:16 PM ET

    Microsoft slashed $50 from the price of its Zune digital media player Wednesday, just before Apple announced an iPhone price cut and additions to its market-leading iPod line.

  • Apple Launches New iPods, Slashes iPhone Price Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 3:47 PM ET
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    Apple announced a major overhaul of its iPod line and cut the price of the  iPhone. Shares fell on news that the lower-end iPhone would be slashed 33%, to $399.

  • Yahoo to Buy Internet Ad Network BlueLithium Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    Yahoo is buying online advertising network BlueLithium for $300 million in cash, building upon an expansion aimed at ending a financial malaise that has ravaged the Internet pioneer's stock price.

  • LSI to Acquire Security Software Maker Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    Chip maker LSI Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire a silicon and software maker for $85 million in cash to enhance its position in producing security software applications.

  • CDC Software to Acquire Catalyst Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    CDC Software, a unit of Chinese software, online gaming and Internet service provider CDC Corp., said Wednesday it agreed to purchase software and services provider Catalyst International Inc.

  • Intel Corp. plans to respond quickly to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission request for more information on a plan to merge its flash memory chip business with that of Switzerland's STMicroelectronics NV.

  • Corning to Reaffirm 3Q Outlook Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    Corning Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Wendell P. Weeks will reaffirm the glass and specialty materials company's third-quarter guidance at a conference Wednesday.

  • Canada's Cognos to Acquire Applix Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:53 AM ET

    Cognos Inc., a Canadian software and information technology services provider, said Wednesday it will acquire business analytics software provider Applix Inc. for $339 million in cash.

  • NBC to Sell New TV Shows on Amazon Unbox Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:38 AM ET

    NBC Universal said Tuesday it will sell episodes of its new fall television shows using Amazon's Unbox digital download service, after the network failed to reach an agreement with Apple Inc. last week to offer the shows on iTunes.

  • Gateway  said on Wednesday it plans to sell its professional business segment to MPC Corp for about $90 million.

  • Apple's iPod Still Rules, But Rivals Are Circling Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 6:08 PM ET
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    Apple, which is widely expected to announce a new line of iPods on Wednesday, has managed to stay one step ahead of the competition--so far.

  • Tech, Drug Firms Battle Over Patent Reform Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 9:14 PM ET

    U.S. lawmakers returning from their summer break are expected to consider patent law changes that have pitted two of America's most invention-dependent industries against each other.

  • Gizmos, Apple And Star Wars Top CB-TC! Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 3:34 PM ET
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    This week's Tech Check during "Closing Bell" offers a nice cross-section of gizmo headlines and a look at the news that's likely to come from Apple next Wednesday. Get ready for a re-designed iPod, the first major changes of the device in two years. Lots of rumors about a full touch-screen, no buttons, bigger memory, the Mac OS on board, and maybe even wi-fi downloads.

  • ITT Shares Up; In Pact to Revamp Air Traffic Control Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    The U.S. government chose ITT Corp on Thursday to take the first step toward a new satellite-based air traffic control system aimed at allowing more flights and reducing chronic delays.

  • Dell Beats Profit Forecasts, Helped by Lower Costs Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 10:44 AM ET
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    Dell reported preliminary second-quarter earnings of 35 cents a share on sales of $14.8 billion Thursday, topping expectations as it benefited from lower costs for disk drives, microprocessors and other components.

  • Sony's New Video Walkman Challenges Apple iPod Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 2:49 PM ET

    Consumer electronics maker Sony  introduced a new U.S. version of its Sony Walkman that includes the ability to play digital video, the latest potential rival to Apple Inc.'s dominant iPod media player.

  • Dell: Are Tailwinds Now In PC Maker's Favor? Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 12:34 PM ET

    It's been a rough year for Dell, characterized by a particularly rough quarter that saw the company try to put deep financial shenanigans behind it: the pay-out of a $40-million-plus severance package for fired CEO Kevin Rollins, trying to deal with a restructuring that cost the company 8,000 jobs, continued loss of market share to rival Hewlett-Packard and shipment problems that hurt its most recent product introductions.

  • Motorola Shares Rise on Lehman Analyst Upgrade Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 12:32 PM ET

    Lehman Brothers upgraded mobile phone maker Motorola to overweight" from "equal weight," saying improvements in operating expenses should help the company's phone unit return close to breakeven by the fourth quarter.

  • Sigma Designs Reports Strong Earnings, Shares Surge Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Semiconductor company Sigma Designs said fiscal second-quarter profit surged as sales more than double doubled. The company said it earned $8.6 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with a profit of $216,000, or a penny a share, during the same period a year prior.

  • Volkswagen and Apple Heads Discuss Possible iCar Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 7:36 AM ET

    U.S. computer company Apple and German automaker Volkswagen are discussing the possibility of building an "iCar" that would feature products by the producer of the ubiquitous iPod personal music player.

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