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  • A Summer Tech Rally? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    If such a thing exists this year, here's the stock to play it.

  • Icahn Says He Won't Attend Yahoo Stockholder Meeting Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Investor Carl Icahn, who ran a heated proxy battle to unseat the Yahoo board and oust its chief executive, said he will not be attending the Internet company's annual meeting Friday.

  • Exxon's $11.6 Billion is NOT a Windfall Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    So Exxon Mobil has just broken its own record again, reporting a mind-boggling $11.6 billion profit on $138 billion in sales. Windfall? Nope: Microsoft is three times more profitable than Exxon.

  • Yahoo: Will There Be Shareholder Showdown? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
    Yahoo Center

    Sure the company and its nemesis, Carl Icahn, have joined forces so that bitter proxy contest could be eliminated. But that doesn't mean they've pushed their differences aside, or that general shareholder bitterness doesn't remain.

  • Microsoft-Yahoo Saga: To Be Continued Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:39 PM ET

    Yahoo has a lot of persuading to do Friday. At its annual meeting, Yahoo will have to show frustrated shareholders how it plans to move forward in the wake of dead-end buyout talks Microsoft.  This  against the background of Carl Icahn on its board and the sale of  T. Boone Pickens Yahoo stake  ahead of the meeting.

  • Why Red Hat's Better Than Microsoft Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    And Oracle. As the CEO explains, none of the company's peers can compete.

  • The iPhone Killer? Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 7:15 PM ET

    Sure, Apple’s on fire with one hot product. But Research in Motion plans to release seven smartphones in the next year. Looks like it’s time to buy RIMM.

  • Nintendo Profit Rises 31.5% on Wii Demand Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:46 AM ET
    Nintendo Wii

    Nintendo's quarterly profit rose 31.5 percent on the runaway success of its Wii game console, but the Japanese video game maker kept its annual outlook well short of market expectations.

  • SAP Growth, Upbeat 2008 Outlook Lifts Shares Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 12:12 PM ET
    SAP

    SAP posted solid second-quarter results despite global economic turmoil and gave an upbeat 2008 outlook, sending shares in the world's biggest business software maker more than 6 percent higher on Tuesday.

  • Major Yahoo Shareholder Wavering on Support: Report Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 6:48 AM ET
    Yahoo Headquarters

    Yahoo's second-largest shareholder is considering withholding votes for Chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang as disappointment over the Internet company's decision to shun a merger with Microsoft continues to create a rift among stakeholders, the New York Post reported.

  • Seven Blasts Hit Indian IT City of Bangalore Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 6:12 AM ET
    India, India Flag

    Seven low-intensity bombs exploded across the Indian IT city of Bangalore on Friday, killing one person and wounding at least 15, police said.

  • Ballmer Backs Web Expansion, 'Done' With Yahoo Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was "done," for now, with pursuing Yahoo.

  • Stocks Drop 2% Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 5:54 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled more than 2 percent on Thursday after a report showing yet another drop in U.S. home sales prompted investors to take profits. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Microsoft to Expand Advertising Pact with Facebook Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:11 PM ET

    Microsoft will announce plans to expand its relationship with online social network Facebook to provide web search and search advertising, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Addresses Analysts Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Here are some thoughts on Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and his comments to more than 250 Wall Street analysts this morning here in Redmon.

  • Microsoft's Johnson: What His Leaving Means For Company Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 11:05 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: The Power To Share Connections Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 10:47 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    But most exciting is "Facebook Connect", which brings Facebook's social connections to sites across the web. Facebook Connect was announced in May, but the details, and the partners were only revealed yesterday.

  • Facebook to Help Some Programmers, Punish Others Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:59 AM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    Facebook is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.

  • Microsoft's Johnson Leaves to Head Juniper Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:25 PM ET
    Microsoft Sign

    Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    Oil's move to a six-week low has been cheering the stock market, but the question is for how long?