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  • SEC's Weird Circuit Breaker Loophole Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 2:33 PM ET

    Many traders a bit baffled as to why the SEC excluded exchange-traded funds from the new circuit breaker rules. Especially hard to understand, since two-thirds of the securities that had busted trades were ETFs. Regardless, this may create some real volatility in ETFs.

  • Google: When in Doubt, Blame the Apps Developers Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Google Android

    If there's a single knock for just about anything mobile nowadays, it's battery life. Laptops, netbooks, smart phones, you name it. And the more these companies try to cram into these devices, the bigger the drain on the juice.

  • With the global markets in turmoil, Glenn Dubin, founder of Highbridge Capital Management, told CNBC his hedge fund is acting defensively by dramatically cutting risk, reducing its balance sheet and crossing strategies in different regions of the world.

  • Whom Should We Hate Now? Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 1:42 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The funny business of managing public perception. Today I'm checking in with friends on Facebook and Googling for news...all on my iPhone. Three big products and services from three big companies. I'm not sure I trust any of them. Just because, you know, they're big. Everywhere. Watching me. Using me.

  • Google Looks to Make Peace with Murdoch Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google, said the internet company had had talks with Rupert Murdoch and other newspaper proprietors about helping run subscription services for their online sites. The FT reports.

  • Yoshikami: Reposition for Market Correction Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    Corporate earnings in the U.S. have largely been overshadowed by ongoing concerns over public debt in the European continent. But if one takes the time to look past events overseas and focus on earnings numbers from U.S. firms, most have surprised on the upside.

  • Dow Ends Down Over 100 as Dollar Gains Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    The Dow tumbled over 100 points, or 1.1 percent, led by financials, as the dollar gained against the euro. Walmart was the lone gainer on the Dow. Oil ended below $70 for the first time this year.

  • Dow Down Over 100 as Dollar Gains Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks continued to slide in choppy trading Tuesday as the dollar gained against the euro. Financials were the biggest drag after Germany issued a proposal to ban naked short-selling.

  • Google's Future Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:26 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Now, the company has moved ahead of the pack as the world’s 20th largest public traded company by market cap. Maria Bartiromo recently sat down with Nikesh Arora, President of Google’s Global Sales Operations and Business Development.

  • Google Set for Probes on Data Harvesting Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday moved towards investigating Google following the internet group’s disclosure that it had recorded communications sent over unsecured wireless networks in people’s homes.

  • What YouTube's 2 Billion Daily Views Mean to Google Monday, 17 May 2010 | 4:08 PM ET
    Youtube celebrates 5 years.

    Google bought the website for $1.65 billion at the end of 2006 and now its growth seems unstoppable: it doubled its number of daily views from 1 billion in October.

  • Apple Could, Should Buy Electronic Arts Monday, 17 May 2010 | 2:03 PM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    In a Quixotic kind of way, SAP's acquisition plans announced last week for Sybase got me thinking about another deal that's made the rounds over the past couple of years: Apple and the potential take-out of Electronic Arts.

  • Cougar Hunting Monday, 17 May 2010 | 1:38 PM ET
    Courtney Cox

    Now, however, the cougar concept may have "jumped the shark". The first sign was the creation of a prime time television series based on cougars. If cougars have gone mainstream, that could mean they're only a couple steps away from being sent to pop culture's elephant graveyard.

  • Major US Averages Gain Over 2% for the Week Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    US major indexes reversed last Thursday's steep drops on Monday on a near $1 trillion European Union relief package and on news that US regulators are looking at circuit breakers to prevent a re-run of last week's "flash" market meltdown.

  • Apple Was Behind iPhone Search Warrant Friday, 14 May 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    Apple the company, and not an individual employee, initiated the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype that found its way onto the Internet, according to the search warrant unsealed in this case earlier this morning.

  • Google's Next Challenge: Display Ads Friday, 14 May 2010 | 1:17 PM ET

    Can Google, the master online search advertising, harness another form of advertising—display ads—and pull in millions?

  • Have You Ever Googled Yourself? Friday, 14 May 2010 | 8:18 AM ET

    Google has a lot of complicated issues on its plate these days. From the spat in China to a stock price $200 below the all-time high. But we already know all of that, so this morning's poll gets at something a bit simpler: Have you ever Googled yourself? Share your answer in our poll.

  • The Best Web Play in China Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 7:15 PM ET

    How this Internet giant is laying the groundwork in the People’s Republic.

  • Facebook Adds Security Features—but Some Are 'Opt-In' Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 6:42 PM ET

    Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more.

  • Financials Weigh On Stocks Amid Criminal Probes Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    Financials sold-off on Thursday after reports suggested more criminal probes were ahead for Wall Street firms. Should you hold your breath and buy the weakness?