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  • Anti-Piracy Bill Battle: Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 7:11 PM ET
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    The issue at the heart of a heated Capitol Hill debate: how much companies should be held accountable for policing pirated material to which they might inadvertently link.

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    An estimated 103 million Americans shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday, exceeding the pre-Thanksgiving projection of 89 million shoppers.

  • Amazon $5 Offer Story Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
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    Insight on Amazon's new offer of $5 rebates to anyone who goes shopping at Brick & Mortar retailers, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, and the Fast Money team. CNBC's Herb Greenberg also shares what's trending on Twitter now.

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    Mobile transactions via smartphone for this company have doubled in pace and have topped 26 million since its app was launched in January. Is it Google? Visa? PayPal? Nope. Click ahead to find out which company it is.

  • Forget About These IPOs Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 5:39 PM ET
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    This week's IPO calendar is fairly busy with at least three companies expected to price their offerings. But, according to IPO Desktop's president, investors are better off leaving these names off the shopping list, reports TheStreet.com.

  • Big Search Companies Woo Small Businesses Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
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    Small business owners, take heed. If you've ever thought about advertising your company on the Web, some tech giants are offering help, much of it free.

  • Uncertainty Clouds 2012 IPO Market Outlook Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
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    There is no shortage of companies waiting to go public in 2012, but whether they succeed is highly uncertain and will depend on the health of the global economy and broader markets, say analysts.

  • With a Little Help, East London Embraces Tech Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
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    When Eventbrite, a start-up based in San Francisco that sells tickets online, decided to open its first international office, the founders turned to the East End of London. The New York Times reports.

  • Verizon Wireless Blocks Google Wallet App Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:20 AM ET
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    Wireless service provider Verizon Wireless will not include Google's payments app "Google Wallet" on its latest smartphone — the Galaxy Nexus  — this month.

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  • The Trade on Microsoft's Xbox Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 5:20 PM ET
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    Is Microsoft beating Apple and Google to the punch in TV? Natali Morris, CNBC contributor, weighs in on the Xbox LIVE upgrade, and the Fast Money traders have the play on Microsoft, Apple, and Google.

  • Cramer’s Hedge Fund Playbook Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 7:18 PM ET

    Here’s how Cramer would ride out the crisis in Europe if he was running a hedge fund.

  • YouTube's New Design Targets TV Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:30 PM ET
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    YouTube viewers spend an average of 15 minutes a day on the site, while TV viewers spend an average of 5 hours glued to the tube. Today Google unveiled a new design for YouTube and its "channels" to help close the gap and make YouTube like cable TV for the digital age.

  • Technology: Assault on Android Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:39 PM ET
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    Amazon expands it touchscreen business, there's consolidation in the cloud computing space, and  big changes in the Android market.

  • Retail: New Name, New Image Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:37 PM ET
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    Two big retail players restructure, hard times for other brand names and ETFS become a scapegoat for market volatility.

  • Media: Social Media Goes Public Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:33 PM ET
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    Consumers embrace cloud computing, a new battle over digital content, TV and the Intranet merge, and traditional publishing makes a comeback.

  • Yahoo's Next Problem: Facebook IPO Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    As Yahoo looks for the best deal among a host of potential suitors, its problems may only just be beginning. Facebook's initial public offering in 2012, and the resulting corporate war chest, will pose a formidable challenge to Yahoo's main revenue driver: display ads.

  • DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 12:51 PM ET
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    BGI, based in China, is the world’s largest genomics research institute, with 167 DNA sequencers producing the equivalent of 2,000 human genomes a day, the New York Times reports.

  • In California, Asking Voters to Raise Taxes Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 12:14 PM ET
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    For 33 years, California has been on the leading edge of the tax-cut movement. But faced with the prospect of withering budget cuts and deficits that stretch through at least the middle of the decade, that may be about to change. The New York Times reports.

  • Google's Price Target Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 11:51 AM ET
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    An outlook on Google's stock as the company saw stronger than expected search in October and November, with Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. executive director/senior analyst.