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Google is experimenting with a new method of distributing original material on the Web, and some Hollywood film financiers are betting millions that the company will succeed.
For the week ending Friday, June 27, 2008, the U.S Markets tumbled on low consumer confidence levels, battered financial stocks, interest rates concerns, and new record prices for crude oil.
Tech stocks were believed to be immune to the troubles vexing this market. But RIMM, Google and other Street-hearts sold-off this week. How should you trade it?
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Microsoft's Bill Gates told NBC's Tom Brokaw he does not think a deal with Yahoo was likely, CNBC reported on Friday.
Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, is buying the software company that dominates the "smart phone" market, making it a real competitor to the likes of Apple and now Google.
What's the smartphone trade ahead of Research In Motion earnings Wednesday after the bell?
Shares of Yahoo jumped on a report that Microsoft is back in talks to buy the company, though sources have told CNBC that no deal is in the offing.
In a novel approach, the defense in an obscenity trial in Florida plans to use publicly accessible Google search data to try to persuade jurors that their neighbors have broader interests than they might have thought.
Google was named Monday in a trade secrets lawsuit alleging that the company's business software unit copied a tiny start-up's tool for moving customers off of Microsoft software onto Google's.
The smartphone wars are picking up as Google prepares to release its Android mobile software platform. How should you trade?
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.
The growing advertising ambitions of technology powerhouses like Google and Microsoft are creating alarm in the executive suites of ad agencies.
Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.
For the week ending Friday, June 20, 2008, the markets dropped on disappointing earnings results from the financial sector, and a continued spike in crude oil prices added to investors' concerns over inflation. The Dow closed below 12000 on Friday for the first time since Mid-March.
Stocks fell sharply Friday as oil prices climbed about $3 and a concoction of rumors and bad news shook up the banking sector. Rounding the bend toward the closing bell, the Dow was off nearly 4 percent for the week, the S&P off 3 percent and the Nasdaq off 2 percent.
Shares of Yahoo fell about 3 percent on Friday as reports of a brain drain raised fresh worries about the future of the Web company after it chose to partner with Google instead of Microsoft.
Microsoft sought on Friday to enlist support for its opposition to a new advertising collaboration deal between Google and Yahoo, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Corporate raider Carl Icahn has had much to say about Yahoo's internal machinations and its refusal to submit to the hostile overtures of Microsoft. He's had much to say about the company's planned partnership with Google, which surprisingly, seemed a little more positive than many experts had anticipated.