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The Dow ended with a modest gain after a pop from the Federal Reserve's rate decision fizzled.
When it comes to Yahoo and its stock, yesterday was a fast and furious kind of day, and while whip lashed traders lick their wounds and wonder what happens next, the action serves as an important lesson for investors. And not just investors in Yahoo and Microsoft.
Oracle ended 2007 as the software stock pick of the year for a few key analysts on the Street for 2008, and today we'll get a good idea as to whether those optimistic outlooks are still justified. Just about everyone I've talked to expects Oracle to beat expectations, so it doesn't seem like a question of "if," but instead, "by how much."
Stocks ended lower as a midday rally fizzled by the closing bell. Financials held onto modest gains.
Shares of Yahoo jumped on a report that Microsoft is back in talks to buy the company, though sources have told CNBC that no deal is in the offing.
Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.
Google was named Monday in a trade secrets lawsuit alleging that the company's business software unit copied a tiny start-up's tool for moving customers off of Microsoft software onto Google's.
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.
The growing advertising ambitions of technology powerhouses like Google and Microsoft are creating alarm in the executive suites of ad agencies.
Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.
Shares of Yahoo fell about 3 percent on Friday as reports of a brain drain raised fresh worries about the future of the Web company after it chose to partner with Google instead of Microsoft.
In the face of a weak economy and $4-a-gallon gasoline, many people are cutting corners, but don't expect them to sacrifice their summer vacation.
Microsoft sought on Friday to enlist support for its opposition to a new advertising collaboration deal between Google and Yahoo, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Stocks bobbed up and down Thursday, struggling to hold onto gains, as investors weighed oil's retreat against a dismal manufacturing reading and a fresh wave of concern about banks. Oil slipped nearly $5, settling at $131.93 a barrel.
Corporate raider Carl Icahn has had much to say about Yahoo's internal machinations and its refusal to submit to the hostile overtures of Microsoft. He's had much to say about the company's planned partnership with Google, which surprisingly, seemed a little more positive than many experts had anticipated.
An investor with a minority stake in Yahoo on Thursday urged Microsoft to take its most recent proposal for a partial investment directly to Yahoo shareholders and prove its merits.
Wall Street can be a fickle place, and as investors wonder where they ought to park their money while they ride out the economic volatility gripping the country right now, they may want to harken back to some oldies but goodies: Apple Inc., Google, Research in Motion and Amazon.
Professional networking site LinkedIn just earned a $1 billion dollar-plus valuation, raising $53 million from a group of VCs led by Bain Capital, for about five percent of the company, giving it a valuation of $1 billion plus.
Yahoo and Google face intense U.S. Justice Department scrutiny of their deal to share some advertising revenue, and the heat will likely increase under a new administration.