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  • Is RIM Ready to Give Up On Smartphones? Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    RIM Headquarters

    During the recent Research in Motion conference call, it seemed that the company offered a slight admission that it was quitting the smartphone race.

  • The AOL corporate headquarters on Broadway in New York City.

    If the goal of Internet companies' “New Front” presentations is to convince advertisers that it’s easy to buy online video ads, AOL’s presentation aims to show that it’s creating an online complement to TV ads.

  • New Fronts: Microsoft Rolls out Ads for Apps Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:42 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft wants ads in Xbox LIVE apps to be the new way marketers target consumers.

  • Stocks End in Red on EU Fears; S&P Below 1375 Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed their losses but still ended in the red Monday, with the S&P 500 down almost 4 percent from its 2012 highs, weighed by political and economic worries in the euro zone.

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook’s user growth continues to be gangbusters: the company now has 901 million monthly active users, up from 845 million in the last filing.

  • Why Facebook Is Spending $550 Million On Patents Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Facebook

    Silicon Valley patent wars are heating up and Facebook wants to protect itself against some potentially very pricey litigation.

  • Tech Earnings: NFLX & AAPL     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:44 PM ET

    Peter Kafka, senior editor at All Things Digital, discusses what to watch ahead of Apple and Netflix earnings. CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Jon Fortt, weigh in.

  • Facebook Buys Microsoft Patents for $550 Million Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook is buying a portion of patents from Microsoft for $550 million in cash, which Microsoft recently acquired from AOL.

  • Facebook Agrees to Purchase Microsoft Patents     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that the $550M deal between Microsoft and Facebook will give the social networking giant ownership of about 650 AOL patents.

  • Internet Video Giants Target Ad Dollars With 'Newfronts' Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 3:12 PM ET
    hulu.com

    Internet giants want to steal some of the $60 billion dollars marketers spent on TV advertising last year—digital video drew just $2 billion in spending—so they’re taking a page from the networks, and they’re playing by Madison Avenue’s rules.

  • 'We Are Now in a Cult-Based Economy': Tech Pro Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 1:28 AM ET

    Struggling tech companies have failed to acquire "cult" status in an oversaturated market and the successes of Google, Facebook and Apple in particular are largely due to their massive followings in a "cult-based economy", Keith Woolcock, Partner at 5th Column Ideas, told CNBC.

  • Invest Like an Activist     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly is keeping an eye on activists making a solid start this year. Donald Drapkin, Casablanca Capital chairman, also weighs in on how famous activists like Dan Loeb and Carl Icahn make money.

  • Newcomers Shake Up the Proxy Season Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Activism is off to a solid start this year, but not necessarily from the usual suspects.

  • Herb Greenberg on how his job as a business journalist has changed.

  • What Apple Can Learn From Fallen Tech Giants Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:48 PM ET
    Apple Store

    Apple looks to be unstoppable. But investors need to look no further than the tech graveyard of once-dominant companies as a warning of just how far and how fast the giants can fall from grace.

  • Is the Options Market Betting on a Takeover? Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:12 PM ET

    Fast Money trader Scott Nations has spotted unusual action that he interprets as big money betting on a takeover in tech.

  • Judgement Calls

    Science now proves we often make mistakes - but now, you can lower those odds of making truly costly errors.

  • Instagram

    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars and AOL's sizeable cash pile.

  • Fast Money’s 'Patented' Trade Possibilities Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    With AOL unlocking shareholder value by selling patents, could other companies follow suit?

  • Stocks Log 4-Day Loss, Dow Ends Below 13,000 Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.