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  • If you think back to just five years ago, most of us viewed computers primarily as a tool to get something done. Today, however, capabilities such as gesture, voice, and touch interfaces are laying the foundations of entirely new and exciting experiences.

  • Stocks closed higher in thin trading Friday, but snapped a two-week rally amid ongoing uncertainty over the government's ability to reach a debt-reduction deal and some growing concerns over the economy.

  • Stocks were mixed Friday in light trading as results of the European bank stress tests came out slightly better-than-expected, but gains were limited after some disappointing news on consumer confidence. 

  • With all the earnings due to hit the Street next week, the Fast traders are expecting good things from old tech!

  • Microsoft and Cisco have been badmouthed by the market for years, but they are the kind of large companies that can react better to economic adversity, Invesco chief investment officer Ron Sloan told CNBC Thursday.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Over the next 12 months, as much as 10 percent of U.S. households could cancel their cable or satellite TV, based on the popularity of Netflix and other streaming services, according to the latest surveys from the Consumer Electronics Association and Credit Suisse. If a rumored Apple-made HDTV is released, pay-TV subscription losses could be even greater, investors said.

  • Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist for Standard & Poor's, told CNBC Tuesday a move below 1,250 on the S&P 500 would be dangerous because it would raise the potential for a serious correction.

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    Microsoft kicked off its annual event Monday to 15,000 people integral to its business—the partners who sell its products and build software on top of them.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks ended lower Friday following a dismal government employment report, but still closed higher for the second week ahead of the widely-anticipated earnings season.

  • Alcoa is one of the first Dow components to report second-quarter earnings and a somewhat of indicator on how the economy is doing, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities, told CNBC in an interview.

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    Shares of Google fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the company to "equal weight," saying its margins will decline due to hiring concerns and higher spending on advertising for new products. Morgan Stanley cut its price target to $600 from $645, according to the report.

  • On Thursday the Fast Money traders were very focused on strength in tech, after the Nasdaq notched an 8th day of gains. Is the tech trade kicking, again?

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Google is continuing to hold its own despite Facebook and Skype's video chat integration, according to Ben Rogoff, fund manager at Polar Capital Partners.

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    The social media giant Facebook reached a deal with the web-based communication platform Skype to offer a video conference service to its users, while Skype is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft.

  • A visitor examines an HTC smartphone at the Vodafone stand at the CeBIT Technology Fair in Hannover, Germany.

    Taiwan’s HTC has overtaken Nokia in terms of market value, highlighting a changing of the guard in the mobile phone industry as a raft of new entrants have challenged the Finnish company’s dominance of the sector. The Financial Times reports.

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    Hulu is on track to “approach half a billion in 2011 revenue” this year as the number of paying subscribers increases. Hulu, the Q2 leader in U.S. online video advertising, has seen a 67% growth in content hours since its launch in November.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.