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A deal between Google and CBS that would let YouTube users watch clips from CBS shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," has unraveled, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
Inflation data and the Fed's meeting minutes could be two big drivers for the markets today. So far, stocks look weak-to-flat ahead of the opening after yesterday's late-day rise to yet another record level. Hewlett-Packard is trading lower in Europe after reporting earnings after the bell yesterday. Wall Street is apparently unhappy with its outlook, after its report of a 26% rise in profits on strong printer and PC sales.
A potentially devastating hole in Google's prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users' computers to data thieves. Google fixed the defect within weeks of being informed about it and says it has no evidence the vulnerability was exploited.
Shares of tech giant Microsoft fell on Friday after CEO Steve Ballmer said analysts' sales forecasts for the company's new Windows Vista operating system were "overly aggressive."
Google lost a copyright lawsuit Tuesday to Belgian newspapers that had demanded it remove headlines and links to news stories posted without their permission. The ruling, if confirmed, could set a precedent for how Web search engines link to copyrighted material in the tumultuous arena of online news.
A court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Belgian newspapers that sued Google, claiming that the Web search Internet search leader infringed copyright laws and demanded it remove their stories.
Google was criticized by a group of major media companies for deliberately providing Internet traffic to Web sites accused of offering illegal film downloads, according to several people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Falling oil and weaker global markets are the backdrop for a likely lower opening in U.S. stocks this morning. Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali Naimi knocked the wind out of oil prices early today. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Naimi said he was satisfied with market conditions and that OPEC may not need to change output.
Cities across the country are rushing to go wireless – it’s cheaper to install, cheaper for users than cable, much faster than dial-up and generally more cost-effective all around. Yet municipalities are running into opposition as they attempt to transform their cities into Wi-Fi hotspots.
Two of YouTube's founders stand to divide shares of stock now valued at around $650 million, Web search leader Google said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday detailing the payout from its $1.65 billion acquisition.
As Cisco Systems rides the wave of surging demand for increased bandwidth as consumers digest more and more video online, some are wondering if the networking giant will tug the rest of the tech industry in the same direction. But as interviews with analysts this morning on CNBC showed, the so-called “Cisco Effect” is up for debate.
Internet search is undoubtedly one of the most useful tools out there, but it’s never been synonymous with entertainment. Microsoft is hoping to change this – and maybe even beat Google at it’s own game – by launching an interactive search engine that aims to be both functional and entertaining at the same time.
Entertainment giant NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric, is expected to name Jeff Zucker to the chief executive post this week in an effort to help it better compete in the digital age.
Viacom has demanded that Google's online video service YouTube pull down all of its video clips after they failed to reach an agreement, the company said.
The Dow finished at an all-time high on investor optimism about the strength of the economy.
Google reported earnings of $3.18 a share, handily surpassing analysts' expectations. The online search and Internet-based products company was expected to report a profit of $2.92 a share, according to a Thomson Financial consensus estimate, up from $1.54 a share last year.
A not so shameless plug here as we'd like to toot our own horn--as we honor others. Last night, CNBC held it's third annual Executive Leadership Awards dinner--to recognize business leaders who make a difference. The event was at the Pierre Hotel in New York City--and CNBC's Melissa Lee covered it for "Squawk Box."
Stocks in the U.S. for now, look ready to run at the opening bell, continuing yesterday's Fed triggered rally. Some fresh data, pending home sales, auto sales, and some big earnings, including oil companies, are the headlines investors will watch today. Chinese stocks stabilized overnight, and Japanese shares rose.
Stocks in the U.S. are pointing lower this morning. The Fed's statement, important economic data and earnings could all drive the markets today. President Bush speaks on the economy on Wall Street and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson appears before Senate Banking on the Chinese currency issue.
Okay--after five years in development and $6 billion spent, Microsoft is finally rolling out its new operating system at midnight tonight for consumers-as we've been telling you. So--will Vista “wow” consumers the way Microsoft promises it will? Brian Cooley of CNET.com, Jeremy Kaplan of PC Magazine and David Pogue of the New York Times...