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  • Simplifying the Lives of Web Users Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:37 AM ET
    Woman using laptop in internet cafe

    A new service called OpenDNS is faster and more reliable than your Internet provider’s. And it’s free.

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    Of all the data businesses long to collect about you, one of the most precious is where you are. The closer you get to a store, the more likely you’ll actually open your wallet. That makes location-based services a potential multi-billion-dollar opportunity.

  • Cramer Zooms In on Satellite Stocks Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 7:04 PM ET

    Get his top pick in the space.

  • Tangled Web: The Corporate Privacy Battle Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Tech and media giants face a delicate balance between privacy and profits. They rely on consumers' personal information to grow revenue, but if consumers don't feel safe — or if their data is stolen — that's a major problem.

  • Privacy Battle Pits Lawmakers Against Tech Companies Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:39 PM ET
    Google Chrome

    The political consensus is forming in Washington around greater regulation of online advertising to protect consumer privacy. The twin goals are more consumer awareness of behavioral tracking and more “user friendly” out-out standards.

  • Where Google Stands Six Years after Going Public Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Thursday marks the sixth anniversary of Google's IPO. Here is a look at the tech giant since its initial public offering in 2004.

  • Analyst Defriends Google on Facebook Competition Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    Could the era of Google’s dominance in search advertising be over thanks to Facebook?

  • RIM's Torch Sales—Not So Hot Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 2:01 PM ET
    Blackberry Torch 9800

    Research in Motion's BlackBerry Torch is getting a dim reception in the marketplace so far, a troubling sign for a company that needs a smartphone hit to stem market share losses.

  • Dow Ends Lower, Fails to Snap Losing Streak Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks ended a quiet trading session largely flat, with the Dow closing slightly down to mark five straight days of losses.  Technology stocks gave a modest boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher. 3M and Boeing fell.

  • Stocks End Flat; Dow Fails to Snap Losing Streak Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 4:12 PM ET

    Stock ended the session largely flat, with the Dow slightly lower before the close, after a session marked by quiet trading in a narrow range on mixed economic data. Technology stocks gave a slight boost to the Nasdaq, which ended higher.

  • Stocks Rise in Quiet Trading; Cisco Gains Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 12:01 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly higher Monday amid thin volume as investors continue to digest news of a weaker economy.

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    The trailer for the upcoming movie "The Social Network," about Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, is ripe for Internet riffing.

  • Stocks Fall as Closing Bell Nears; Retail Drops Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 10:15 AM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday in quiet summer trading as the closing bell neared after several reports on the economy did little to improve the mood of investors and the market continued on track to record its worst week since the week ending July 2.

  • Futures Decline; Earnings in Focus Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Monday, in the wake of a negative week for the major indexes as investors braced for the next batch of earnings and data on the state of the housing market.

  • 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)