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  • Google and Verizon Near Deal on Pay Tiers for Web Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 7:27 AM ET
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    Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege.

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    Schmidt says job creation is the most important thing the economy needs right now, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He's very frustrated at the government's slow pace in boosting employment—effectively saying it's ridculous that so much proposed legislation has to wait until after the November elections.

  • Google's Eric Schmidt Kicks Off 'Techonomy' Conference Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 7:36 PM ET
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    The first annual "Techonomy" conference—focused on how technology can drive economic growth— is underway in Lake Tahoe California. The conference's tag line: "a new philosophy of progress."

  • Stocks End at 2 1/2-Month High; BofA Skids Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

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    When we last left the Internet Illuminati, the seven people chosen to hold the keys to the Internet, there were more questions than answers. The world's very trust hung in the balance ... Wait, did you say Burkina Faso?

  • Next Big Thing: Four Companies to Watch Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
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    As investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs search for the "Next Big Thing," this week's Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. brings together companies whose innovation is driving economic growth. Here are four to keep your eyes on.

  • BlackBerry Maker Resists Governments’ Pressure Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 9:47 AM ET
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    A top executive of Research In Motion, the Canadian company that makes BlackBerry smartphones, said on Tuesday that his company would not give in to pressure from foreign governments to provide access to its customers’ messages.

  • FT: Motorola and Verizon Team Up For Tablet Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 6:15 PM ET

    According to the Financial Times, Motorola is developing a digital tablet device. Could it be an iPad killer?

  • The S&P 500 moved above its 200-day moving average on Monday. So is this a sign that stocks are breaking out of their recent trading range? Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund & Hodges Small Cap Fund, and Dan Genter, president, CEO and CIO of RNC Genter Capital Management, shared their best plays.

  • The Day Ahead: BlackBerry's Big Reveal Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
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    Smartphones are the hottest thing in the tech world these days, and no company has been in the game longer than Research in Motion. Unfortunately for RIM (and its shareholders), it's beginning to look its age. The messaging-centric approach that helped the company beat early rivals Microsoft and Palm for dominance in the market now looks like a liability.

  • For E-Data, Tug Grows Over Privacy vs. Security Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:21 AM ET
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    The threat by the United Arab Emirates to shut down mobile services on BlackBerrys like e-mail and text messaging underscores a growing tension between communications companies and governments over how to balance privacy with national security. The NYT reports.

  • A Tech Stock, Other Than Apple, That Works Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 7:46 PM ET

    Only those companies huddled in Steve Jobs’ aura seem to have been doing well. But this high-growth name is holding its own.

  • Syniverse CEO After Earnings Beat Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 6:41 PM ET

    Shortly after his company's conference call, CEO Tony Holcombe tells the Fast Money desk why he's optimistic about Q3 and beyond.

  • Cramer: ‘Love Is Gone’ for RIM Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 3:38 PM ET

    Plus, why Google is no longer the growth stock it once was and more.

  • Tapping the Economic Power of Innovation Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 3:25 PM ET
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    This week CNBC is heading to Techonomy 2010, a new business conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. that examines the economic power of innovation.

  • RIM in Mideast Smartphone Security Flap Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
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    The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are moving to block RIMs BlackBerry email and instant messaging services, moves that are putting pressure on the stock today — and highlighting how secure BlackBerry messaging really is.

  • Social Gaming Companies See Their Stock Rise Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 12:57 PM ET
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    For the better part of the last year, game industry pundits have shouted from the rooftops that social network gaming was the next big thing – but it’s starting to look like even they underestimated just how big it would be.

  • S&P 500 and Dow Have Best Monthly Gains in a Year Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    US stocks posted their best monthly performance of the year, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a gain of 7.1%.  Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most in July. 

  • Stocks Finish Up Over 7% for Month of July Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.

  • Will Internet Sales Tax Become Law? Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 12:26 PM ET
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    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.