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  • Google Headquarters

    Google’s compromise with Verizon is the latest collision between idealism and pragmatism at the company, which has long promoted the idea that its mission is for the public good, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Germans Want out of Google's Street View Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 | 6:30 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    From next week, German households have four weeks to request to be deleted from Google's mapping service Street View; and there are signs that many of them will, amid worries about privacy and still-fresh memories of secret police surveillance.

  • NASDAQ Logs its 4th Worst Week of the Year Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 5:24 PM ET

    The major indexes end the week in negative territory with the NASDAQ bringing up the rear, losing 5% for the week and suffering its 4th worst week of the year.

  • Stocks End Down Sharply for the Week Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended the week down sharply, with the major indexes down as much as 4 percent in the worst week for the markets since July 2.  Retail drops.

  • Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 2)

  • Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 1)

  • Stocks Slip After Mixed Data; Nordstrom Falls Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    U.S. stocks were lower Friday after several reports on the economy did little to change the overall picture for investors.

  • More corporations are holding onto their cash and afraid to spend because they fear that history will repeat itself, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services. He discussed his market insights.

  • India's Offensive a 'Real Problem' for RIM: Analyst Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | 2:54 AM ET
    Blackberry Torch 9800

    India's demands to gain access to BlackBerry's encrypted content is a "real problem" for smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM), said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group.

  • 'Fast' Traders Talk Tech Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    The traders give their take on Apple, Microsoft, Google and get the lowdown on Motricity straight from its CEO.

  • iPhone Users Score Top Marks In Sex Survey Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 2:05 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 4

    There was a time not that long ago that the BlackBerry was part of the image of the Alpha Male. No longer.

  • D.I.Y. Tool for Apps Needs Work Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Google Android

    The Android App Inventor from Google is intended to help nontechnical types create their own apps.  CNBC Contributor David Pogue wants to know if it lives up to the hype.

  • Stocks Fall More Than 2% on Recovery Worries Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday on light volume as investors lost confidence in the global economic recovery following the Federal Reserve's grimmer outlook and softening growth in China.

  • 'Equity Markets are Cheap': Investment Strategist Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    The US equity markets have been "underplayed," hurt by a negative psychology that isn't based on the fundamentals, Robert Weissenstein, CIO at Credit Suisse Private Banking Americas, said on CNBC Wednesday.

  • Stocks Head for Worst Close in Month Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 3:51 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled more than 250 points Wednesday amid light volume as investors continued to lose confidence in the strength of the global economy in the wake of the Federal Reserve's dimmer outlook and a decline in China's domestic economy.

  • Google's Next Frontier: DirecTV Partnership Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 2:26 PM ET
    Google

    Today's news that Google is partnering with DirecTV to sell ads for cable networks could have far-reaching implications for Google and the ad business. This could be a win-win-win for Google, DirecTV, as well as advertisers, and it has the potential to shake up Madison Avenue.

  • Girl Who Quit Via White Board—Yeah, That Was a Hoax Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 | 12:14 PM ET
    Jenny DryErase

    In addition to the Jet Blue flight attendant that went out with a slide down the emergency chute, the Internet was all abuzz yesterday with a story about "Jenny," a Wall Street assistant who apparently quit via white board. For those of you who called it, here's your I-told-you-so moment — it was a hoax.

  • Sector Trade: Cloud Trade Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 5:55 PM ET

    Time for a sector trade on the next wave of tech innovation; we're talking 'cloud computing'.

  • Move over Susan Boyle and David at Dentist, there's a new Internet sensation in town — Jet Blue Flight attendant (sorry, former flight attendant) Steven Slater!

  • South Korea Police Raid Google Over Street View Service Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 11:20 AM ET

    South Korean police investigators raided Google's Seoul offices on Tuesday on suspicion the Internet search company was illegally gathering personal information for its street mapping service.