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I'm in Scottsdale Arizona where Microsoft just unveiled its new retail concept, and it is a mob scene. Over a thousand people are in line to check out the colorful store, and hoping to get one of the gift bags Microsoft will hand out to early visitors. A few dozen of these Windows fanatics camped out over night.
Microsoft launched its newest software program—Windows 7—on Thursday, aiming to win back customers and strengthen its grip on the PC market. So will the new operating system roll a lucky 7 for the software giant? Katherine Egbert, tech analyst at Jeffries & Co. and Molly Wood, executive editor at CNET.Com shared their views.
Why go to all the trouble of using your precious free time to shop for the holidays...when you can get away with it at work? Ah, my friends, just as you really shouldn't spend time reading blogs about Balloon Boy Halloween Costumes (go ahead, read it again), corporate America is about to take it in the shorts because you insist of mixing business with shopping pleasure.
When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.
MySpace's recently-appointed CEO Owen Van Natta unveiled his content-focused strategy and new music initiatives.
There’s still a week-and-a-half left in the month, but the markets are currently maintaining yet another month of gains.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.
The Dow slipped below the psychologically important 10,000 level on Wednesday after the market took a turn for the worse in the last half-hour of the session. What must you know?
The CBOE Volatility Index, considered the measure for fear in the market, dropped to just above 20 on Wednesday. Should investors be paying attention to the figures? Lincoln Ellis, managing director at the Linn Group and J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Co. shared their market insights.
Google will launch music search pages next week that will come with the ability to purchase songs for download.
Will the weak dollar spark new life in this rally? Or is it making gasoline prices too expensive?
Yahoo shares are up after the Internet company reported its profit more than tripled in the third quarter. But the stock's real potential to move depends on something else. Steve Weinstein, senior analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, shared his insights with CNBC.
The Dow bounced back on Wednesday after a quick drop at the market open. So how should you be invested? Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisers, and Joe Heider, president of Dawson Wealth Management, told investors where they see opportunities in this market.
Just like flinching from a punch, cost cutting may be instinctual, but it is highly reactive and extremely passive. It is not going to help you win any of the fights you are in, and it is not going to stop the pummeling. Unless your costs are wildly out of control, cost cutting should not be your focus.
Great earnings from three big banks, but futures haven't moved. What's up? Traders note that good earnings are being sold because stocks have rallied so much going into earnings season (the S&P 500 is up almost 4 percent this month alone).
Could temporary become permanent? Earnings this quarter are coming in better than expected. As of Monday Reuters reported that 79% of those companies that had reported beat expectations.
The mid 1990s was a tumultuous period for Apple Computer. The computer maker was quickly losing market share as their premium-priced hardware failed to attract a broader following. Also plaguing Apple was the failed launch of its latest piece of technology - the Newton handheld - in which the company had invested a great amount of resources over the years.
Stocks could trade a bit choppy Wednesday, as investors react to a tidal wave of earnings news and watch fluctuations in the dollar and other risk assets.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
In fact, the Mad Money host says the stock’s going much higher than this, but he was afraid you wouldn’t believe him.