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  • How Groupon Gets a $6 Billion Valuation Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 2:53 PM ET
    Groupon.com

    Google is reportedly interested in buying Groupon for $6 billion. That rumored number is huge, to say the least, twice any of Google's other acquisitions. It's also twice the $3 billion valuation at which Groupon's been raising funding. So how does this deal-a-day company with 30 million registered users get to a $6 billion valuation?

  • Stocks Gain; Energy Rises; HP Declines Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:13 PM ET

    Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->

  • Large Banks Are a 'Good Long-Term Play': Strategist Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stocks traded higher Monday ahead of the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. How should investors be positioned? Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group and Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial shared their insights.

  • Google, Apple Shares Rise After Judge Tosses Suit Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Paul Allen

    Shares of Google and Apple edged higher in pre-market trading after a federal court judge dismissed a patent lawsuit against the tech giants brought by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    In theory, clearinghouses exist to safeguard the integrity of the multitrillion-dollar derivatives market. In practice, they also defend big banks’ dominance, the New York Times reports.

  • Angry Birds, Flocking to Cellphones Everywhere Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 | 3:51 PM ET
    Angry Birds iPhone app

    The hit game is one of the unlikeliest pop-culture crazes of the year — and perhaps the first to make the leap from cellphone screens to the mainstream, the New York Times reports.

  • "Technology-driven deflation" via the Internet has compressed margins for all kinds of middlemen, said James Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates. And expect the trend to continue going forward, he warned. 

  • Chest Puffing or Shift In Smartphone Trade? Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    Call it a smartphone smackdown!  Google took a swipe at Apple's Steve Jobs, Thursday, saying it activates 300,000 Android phones a day.

  • Android Soars: But Not Above Apple's Mobile Revenues Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 2:32 PM ET
    Google Android

    It came in a simple 9-word tweet from Google’s Android chief, Andy Rubin: “There are now 300,000 Android phones activated each day.”

  • The Future, Touchable and in Color Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 11:32 AM ET
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    CNBC Contributor David Pogue reviews Barne's & Noble's new e-book, the Nook Color.

  • Stocks That Are Hot When Employment Is Not Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 11:57 AM ET

    Why several stocks in this space are nearing 52-week highs.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Tax Cut Rally Fades Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as the Dow turned negative in the final minutes of trading Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes. 3M and HP fell, while GE rose.

  • Stocks Weaken on Insider Trading Probe Fears Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a report from Reuters that said Federal authorities are ramping up Wall Street insider trading probes.

  • Markets Are Still Below Fair Value: Stock Picker Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    Stocks jumped Tuesday as investors bet that a deal to extend tax breaks will prompt increased spending and lift the economy. Craig Callahan, founder and president of ICON Advisors, and Scott Redler, chief strategic officer at T3live.com, shared their outlooks.

  • Leave Me Alone Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 12:30 PM ET
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    The real threat to privacy is on the internet. Hence the move by the Federal Trade Commission to consider instituting a "Do Not Track" policy, a web version of the "Do Not Call" list.

  • Mark Cuban on Netflix, Cord-Cutting and Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban is feeling good about the media landscape: I sat down with him in an exclusive interview at the UBS Media & Communications conference and he's optimistic about cable, bullish on Netflix and eager to invest in the next generation of Internet entrepreneurs.

  • Still Counting on the Power of Television Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 10:52 AM ET
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    TV or not TV? On Madison Avenue next year, leading forecasters say, that is not likely to be the question. The New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    The proposed extension of Bush era tax cuts is another gift to markets and makes a year-end Santa rally even more likely.

  • Google

    Google's making a big play in the fast-growing $1 billion e-book market — its Google's long-awaited bookstore, ebooks.com, is up and running.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Technology Lifts Nasdaq Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.