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  • Dow Ekes Out a Gain as Fed Pop Fizzles Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    The Dow ended with a modest gain after a pop from the Federal Reserve's rate decision fizzled.

  • A Word To The Wise On Yahoo Rumors Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
    Yahoo Center

    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 Becomes Macro "Oracle" For Economy Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    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."

  • Stock Rally Fizzles but Financials Still Shine Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower as a midday rally fizzled by the closing bell. Financials held onto modest gains.

  • Yahoo Shares Leap, but Source Denies Buyout Talks Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    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.

  • RIM On Earnings Deck: Set to Soar? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Start-Up Sues Google Over E-Mail Switching Tool Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 6:45 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    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.

  • iPhone Therefore iCreate? (Your Thoughts) Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    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.

  • Why iPhone Sparks -- Not Stifles -- Creativity Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:12 PM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    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.

  • Ad Leaders See Web’s Threat and Promise Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    The growing advertising ambitions of technology powerhouses like Google and Microsoft are creating alarm in the executive suites of ad agencies.

  • Google Android Sees Delays? Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 10:57 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    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.

  • Yahoo Shares Fall on Reports of Executive Exodus Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 2:32 PM ET
    Yahoo

    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.

  • Cheap Summer Getaways? There Are Still Deals Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Yahoo Is Planning to Reorganize: WSJ Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:11 PM ET
    Yahoo

    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 Pull Off a Gain; Oil Drop Buoys Techs Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Icahn Finally Adopts His Own Web Strategy Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 3:59 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    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.

  • Microsoft Urged to Take Yahoo Search Bid to Holders Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 3:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Apple, Google, RIM, Amazon Starting To Shine Again Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
    Tech Shines

    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.

  • A $1 Billion Bet On Professional Networking Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 9:42 AM ET
    Linked In

    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-Google Ad Sharing Faces US Antitrust Scrutiny Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 6:06 PM ET
    Yahoo partners with Google

    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.