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  • DuckDuckGo Cooks Google’s Goose: Analyst Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 11:53 AM ET
    Google Search

    Successful startup search engine DuckDuckGo is proving to Google, Facebook, and other Internet giants that being a big fat bird on the wire is no longer beautiful.

  • Yahoo Shareholders Face a Long Facebook Battle Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Yahoo has done little to prove that it’s dominant Web portal will be a long-term answer to the growing threat of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

  • Outgoing Yahoo Boss Told Board He Has Cancer: Report Monday, 14 May 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo

    The outgoing chief executive of Yahoo told the board of directors and colleagues that he had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer days before quitting the post, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

  • Facebook IPO: Buyer Beware Monday, 7 May 2012 | 6:31 PM ET

    Unless you can stomach a loss, top investor Alan Patricof says retail investors should stay away from Facebook in the first days that it trades.

  • Analysts Get Hooked On Watson After Actavis Deal Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 1:04 PM ET
    Watson Pharmaceuticals

    Although Watson Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of Swiss generic drug maker Actavis was expected for over a month, a strong reaction to Wednesday’s deal shows that analysts are hooked on the drugmaker.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.