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  • Gaming Gets Social: Facebook And XBox 360 Team Up Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:13 PM ET

    Microsoft and Facebook's partnership goes beyond advertising, now bringing the social network into the gaming console, and info from XBox into Facebook.

  • Optimism Fuels Stock Gains; Ford Jumps Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.

  • Steven Spielberg Helps Launch XBox 360 Technology Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 3:32 PM ET
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    Microsoft just announced the technology it hopes will drive the next generation of video game growth.

  • Beatles Rock Band

    Microsoft kicked of this year's E3 convention with a glitzy, star-studded press briefing. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney turned out to celebrate the debut of the Beatles Rock Band video game. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison even came out to show their support.

  • How Now Apple For The Dow? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 11:21 AM ET
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    With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 29 May 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    On a week dominated by GM, a weak dollar, and a rally in the commodities complex, the US markets rallied on Friday, to finish May in positive territory.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled on Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and a less-bad GDP report, but still remained jittery. Consumer sentiment improved in May to its highest level since last September as expectations for the future surged, but worries about current conditions persisted. Experts weighed in on the these topics and more…

  • Small Cap Stocks to Lead the Recovery: Strategist Friday, 29 May 2009 | 11:14 AM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    There will be reasonable economic recovery next year — and small caps will be the leaders, said Chuck Royce, portfolio manager at Royce Funds.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Friday Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 6:12 PM ET
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    In this Web Extra, we bring you the latest Fast & Furious trades. Get answers to tomorrow's big market questions!

  • Web Extra: Why Netbooks are So Popular Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: David Pogue of the New York Times takes us behind the personal computing phenomenon.

  • Video Games to Take Center Stage at 2009 E3 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.

  • 'Arkham Asylum' Explores Batman's Angry Side Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET
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    Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.

  • 'Halo ODST' Returns to First-Person Shooter Format Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET
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    The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.

  • Disney's 'Split/Second' Wreaks Havoc at High Speed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.

  • Ballmer Answers Bartz, Sort Of Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
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    Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

  • Taken To The Carol Bartz Woodshed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    When Carol Bartz took over as CEO a few months ago, I like everyone else was intrigued about how she would turn this struggling company around. I got my chance with Bartz in her first TV interview since taking the Yahoo job, and what I got was a decidedly aggressive, straight-talkin', honest, sharp executive, firmly in charge, with a vision and the methods to make it happen. In short, I got exactly what Yahoo hasn't been, but has so desperately needed.

  • Street Fight: Microsoft Vs. Google Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 6:16 PM ET
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    Is Googling about to become as dated as 8-track tapes, New Coke and Molly Ringwald?

  • Notes From D Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    The "D: All Things Digital Conference" here at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad is a feast for the technological senses.

  • S&P at 870 Will Indicate Market Bottom: Expert Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:16 PM ET

    Today’s markets are slightly sluggish but definitely optimistic, said Uri Landesman, head of global growth at ING Investment Management.

  • Stocks quickly retreated after a quick pop on Wednesday as the previous day's optimism faded and General Motors stirred anxiety in the market. General Motors was down more than 10 percent as the automaker moved one step closer to Chapter 11 but sources close to the matter said they don't expect a bankruptcy filing this week. The deadline is June 1. Read and listen to what the optimists and pessimists had to say on the above and more…