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  • With Google's Earnings, Investors Need To Be Patient Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
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    Has the bloom really faded from the Google rose, or has the market really misunderstood the way this company is doing business, and the technology it is using to get the job done? There is a fair amount of pessimism around these shares right now, with many analysts I'm talking to expecting a meet or miss quarter, rather than a good chance the company will beat...

  • Google: Bargain at $450? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    One analyst says yes. In fact, considering its growth, GOOG just might be the cheapest big-cap tech stock in the world.

  • EBay Beats And Raises--But Is It Enough For Investors? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:57 PM ET
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    EBay's numbers for its first quarter look pretty good with the online auction house beating Wall Street estimates by 3 cents, reporting 42 cents instead of the 39 cents analysts were looking for. That news came on better-than-expected topline performance as well.

  • IBM Blows Way Past Street Expectations--Way Past Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:44 PM ET
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    Big Blue is looking more like Big Green in after-market trading following the company's blockbuster first quarter earnings report, and the surprise increase in its full year guidance. IBM blew past Wall Street expectations, reporting $1.65 a share on $24.5 billion in revenue; both categories way above consensus of $1.45 and $23.711 billion respectively.

  • Yahoo May Be Gaining on Google in Search Ad Wars Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 3:46 PM ET
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    New industry data out Tuesday showed Yahoo may have started gaining share in the Web search ad market against Google even as Google's share of search audience inched up.

  • Talk about a great couple of days last week: Wednesday into Wednesday night, I get to hang out with Bon Jovi during their Silicon Valley visit for a story on the technology the band uses in its show.

  • Dow Slips as Financials, Retail Tug at Stocks Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.

  • Tech Earnings Preview Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
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    What to expect from this week's headliners.

  • Investors Weigh Google Futures as Earnings Loom Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
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    Investors are worried that the Web search company's once explosive growth could slow dramatically in the weak U.S. economy.

  • Yahoo's Jerry Yang: He's Already Won Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    I knew that headline would catch your attention, and it should when you're trying to figure out the vagaries of Yahoo and its dealings with Microsoft, Time-Warner, News Corp. and any of the other suitors, or vultures, out there trying to become part of the company's future.

  • Energy Stocks Jump; Financials Drag Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Stocks opened mixed as investors juggled an unexpected loss from Wachovia and an uptick in retail sales.

  • Investment Bucks for the 'Valley of Death' Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 1:37 PM ET
    Solar panels are shown with the Frog's Leap winery in the background in Rutherford, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. San Francisco-based Sunlight Electric has helped more than a dozen wineries, including Frog's Leap, to go solar. The company estimates there are 28 systems in Napa County and another 14 in next-door Sonoma County. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Unproven technologies have always made investors skittish, but there are some venture capitalists and private equity firms gearing up to fill the funding gap.

  • Tech Earnings: Investors Should Go Company By Company Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 12:12 PM ET
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    It's so easy to paint investing with broad brushstrokes, and say "tech" is strong, or "tech" is bad, but with Intel, IBM, eBay and Google all reporting this week, we get to remind ourselves that the sector is made up of individual stocks and individual industries.

  • Google and Salesforce Join to Fight Microsoft Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    Google and Salesforce.com are expanding a 10-month-old collaboration to accelerate their sales of customer management and office software to businesses, and in the process taking aim at competitor Microsoft.

  • Higher Antitrust Bar For Yahoo-Google Than Microsoft Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 1:31 PM ET
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    Yahoo Inc's attempt to form an alliance with Google Inc to stave off Microsoft Corp could run into more trouble with antitrust regulators than Microsoft's unwelcome takeover bid. While Yahoo is seeking a business partnership with Google legal experts say any deal will draw heavy scrutiny.

  • Stocks Face Wild Ride With Banks, CPI Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET
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    The rocky ride for the U.S.  stock market may intensify this week if earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and other large banks and financial services companies rattle investors already concerned about a U.S.-led economic slowdown.

  • Investors Brace For Weak Technology Earnings Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
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    Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.

  • Microsoft Said To Prefer Its Own Bid For Yahoo Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 8:25 AM ET
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    Microsoft Corp wants to stick with its original takeover offer for Yahoo Inc , but is not ruling out News Corp joining its bid or other options, a source close to the company said on Friday.

  • Dow Drops 2.3% for Week After GE Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:41 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday, led by industrials and techs, as General Electric's earnings miss cast a gloomy haze over earnings season. The Dow finished down 2.3 percent for the week, while the S&P shed 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq lost 3.4 percent.

  • Week Ahead: Challenging -- At The Least Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.