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  • Google's Back! (Did It Ever Leave?) Friday, 9 May 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    How Google Got its Groove Back

    A funny thing has been happening to Google lately. Have you noticed? It's going up! And I'm not talking about the one-day pop it got from those surprisingly good earnings. I'm talking about the day to day creep-up, the steady momentum. The parallels to Apple are pretty striking.

  • Google Sees Hope for Long-Term Ad Deal with Yahoo Friday, 9 May 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Google's top executives expressed hope that the Internet search leader will be able to form a potentially lucrative advertising partnership with Yahoo -- a deal that would lower the odds of Microsoft renewing its attempts to buy Yahoo.

  • Play The Sectors That Pay Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Muscular retail sales figures encouraged traders -- as the dollar slips again and crude oil continues to soar. How should investors read these ostensibly contradictory signs? Erik Ristuben of Russell Investment Group and Holly Isdale of Lehman Brothers offered their sector insights to CNBC.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    News Corp. is benefiting from its global diversity and a strong TV business, and it doesn't seem to be hurt by the U.S. economy's downturn. And now, investors are saying the stock is undervalued.

  • Wii Makes Yamauchi Japan's Richest: Forbes Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    Soaring sales of Nintendo's Wii game machine have made former Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi Japan's richest man, worth $7.8 billion, Forbes magazine said in its annual rankings.

  • Microsoft: No Plans for Another Bid for Yahoo Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:07 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft has no plans to make another approach for Yahoo after it pulled its $47.5 billion bid earlier this month, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie said on Thursday.

  • Softbank Quarterly Profit Falls 13 Percent Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:53 AM ET

    Japanese telecoms and Internet group Softbank posted a worse-than-expected 13 percent fall in quarterly operating profit on Thursday, as its marketing costs ballooned on efforts to win new subscribers.

  • Gaga for Google Again Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    As the stock rallies ahead of Thursday’s annual meeting, could it be that Google is actually the big winner in the MicroHoo debacle?

  • Financials Lead Stock Sell-Off; Oil Tops $123 Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks declined as soaring oil prices triggered concerns about inflation and consumer spending.

  • Microsoft's About Face With Facebook--Is It In Writing? Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    On Monday, the first day of our on-air coverage following the collapse of the Microsoft/Yahoo negotiations, we were rife with speculation about what, if anything, Microsoft might do next. We talked about every possibility: News Corp. and Microsoft blending their online businesses with Microsoft relying heavily on the MySpace property;

  • Microsoft Sends Out Feelers to Facebook: WSJ Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    Microsoft is gauging Facebook's interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant's failed takeover attempt of Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • 'Grand Theft Auto' First Week Sales Top $500 Million Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    Take-Two Interactive Software scored more than $500 million in global sales of criminal action game "Grand Theft Auto 4" in its first week, marking what it said Wednesday is one of the most lucrative entertainment events in history.

  • Alibaba Erases Gains, Hit by Growth Concerns Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:01 AM ET

    Shares in China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba.com, erased early gains to fall 2 percent on Wednesday as concern over its premium customer growth and the impact of a slowing globaleconomy offset enthusiasm over its forecast-beating quarterly results.

  • Optimism Fuels Stock Rally; Oil Tops $122 Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as optimism prevailed, even in the face of $122-a-barrel oil. Techs got a boost from speculation that a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo is still possible.

  • After Iron Man, Should Marvel Go Into Games? Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    But with the surprise box office success of “Iron Man,” many are now questioning whether the company should abandon its franchise model and bring development of video games based on its characters in house.

  • Energy, Tech Talk Fuel Market Rebound Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    I've just watched the Sue Decker interview back for the third time this morning, listening to the nuances, and trying to figure out what the motivation is behind this unusual video. And seeing as it was posted on the Yahoo-owned webcast, it smacks of a political propaganda video posted on a government controlled news outlet

  • Yahoo Shares Rise on Renewed Hope of Deal Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 12:12 PM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Investors in Yahoo latched onto hopes the company could resume talks with Microsoft, though an executive at the software maker cast doubt about any return to a deal.

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Tops $122; Fannie Rises Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    Stocks declined as oil surpassed $122 a barrel and Fannie Mae delivered disappointing results.

  • Yahoo's Sue Decker Speaks Out On Microsoft Deal Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 11:33 AM ET
    Sue Decker, Yahoo President

    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang is in the New York Times talking about his "mixed feelings" over the break down in negotiations with Microsoft; but president Sue Decker sat down for an interview with the Yahoo-owned web cast "TechTicker" on Yahoo Finance, and the interview is illuminating.

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