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  • MSFT Hikes Dividend 25%

    Microsoft is raising it's dividend by a hefty 25%, a record for the software giant, and a look at top tech picks, with the Fast Money crew.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

    Perhaps more than any other entertainment field, video games are seasonal. While an occasional blockbuster is released in the first or second quarter, the Sept.-Dec. timeframe is when publishers really make their bank.

  • September typically marks the beginning of the holiday season for the videogame industry. From this point through late November, publishers will release at least one potential blockbuster per week. Holiday sales make up roughly 40 percent of the overall industry revenue--and the year's biggest hits are born then. But as publishers prepare for the fourth-quarter battle, what better time to see what has been driving sales so far this year? So far things aren't shaping up well. Software sales are d

    Here's a look at the top 10 videogames through the end of August, based on U.S. sales (though when the year's over, expect several to be displaced).

  • “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Apple

    Market chatter intensified Tuesday that the tech giant could soon become the bluest of the blue chips, complete with its $420 a share price that would give a boost to the struggling Dow.

  • Google

    Google’s slogan may be don’t be evil, but a growing chorus of antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe want to know if the company has lived up to that creed. The New York Times reports.

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    Invention and innovation can change how an economy, a company, even the human body, works — quickly and profoundly. Our special report, "The Future of Innovation," is about defining innovation in the 21st century, and seeking out where it is alive and well in America.

  • Peter Thiel, founder of the Theil Foundation and is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist.

    Some of the the best tech innovators are college dropouts. Now one of them is paying aspiring ones to quit school and brainstorm.  Peter Thiel's fellowship program is now underway.

  • Super Mario

    Nintendo asks gamers to leave their comfort zone and try something new each time around. It’s usually worked for them, but not always.

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    Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft, three major technology companies that have traditionally competed for digital advertising revenue, have created an unusual partnership in which they will sell ads for one another. The New York Times reports.

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  • Word on the Street

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on news from Europe and the trade on the euro and techs. Also, CNBC's Jon Fortt has the latest details on Microsoft's venture into the Cloud, and Brian Kelly with a look at the long Hong Kong dollar.

  • The "Fast Money" team is hearing buzz out of Microsoft's developers conference that big things are happening with the tech giant.

  • Microsoft Analyst Meeting

    The very latest on Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and other executives' comments at its analyst meeting, with Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, and a look at other tech trades, including Dan Loeb lashing at out Yahoo!

  • Microsoft is unveiling its Windows 8 operating system ahead of its meeting with analysts Wednesday, but it is still trying to catch up to the wild popularity of Apple's iPad and Google's Android system, Brendan Barnicle told CNBC.

  • Microsoft Analyst Day Gets Underway

    After a rough year for the stock, does Microsoft have a chance of getting back on top? Insight with Brendan Barnicle, Pacific Crest Securities senior analyst.

  • Boardrooms and compensation committees continue to grapple with heightened scrutiny and controversy surrounding CEO pay packages. In the wake of the “golden parachute” outrage of the financial crisis, payouts in the form of stock options have become a favored form of compensation for public companies. Options typically don’t vest for three to four years, which helps prevent a CEO from taking home a windfall payout in the event he or she is prematurely ousted because of poor performance, scandal,

    In the wake of the “golden parachute” outrage of the financial crisis, payouts in the form of stock options have become a favored form of compensation for public companies.

  • Windows 8 Software Released

    Microsoft kicked off its developers conference Tuesday with a preview of its new Windows 8 operating system. CNBC's Brian Goode has the details.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The “Mad Money” host explains why he thinks its time to get in on this tech name.