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  • Yahoo Wasn't Key to Microsoft Internet Plans: Exec Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Microsoft's attempts to strike a deal with Yahoo is an "accelerator" of its online strategy, but not the sole answer to advancing its Internet vision, the company's top software executive said on Wednesday.

  • Gates, Ballmer and Tech Oh My! Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 11:50 AM ET
    All Things Digital

    Gates and Ballmer started with a trip down memory lane, talking about one of the tech industry's most enduring and successful relationships, stretching back 28 years. And it was an opportunity Ballmer almost missed out, thanks to the subtle recruitment strategy by Gates.

  • 'All Things D' Conference Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    I'm with my colleague Melissa Francis at this week's All Things D conference in Carlsbad, Calif., and we'll be rounding up all our video reports here on this page. You can check out more from the conference on the 'All Things D' Web site link listed below.

  • Microsoft Looks to 'Touch' Controls for Windows Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 7:51 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft plans to give users of the next version of its Windows operating system touch screen controls as one option for controlling the software, its top executives said on Tuesday.

  • The Week: What Investors Can Do When Oil Spikes Saturday, 24 May 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.

  • Oil Prices Snag Stocks' Two-Month Rally Friday, 23 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Oil's relentless ascent finally pushed stocks over the edge, abruptly snapping the market's two-month rally.  The Dow dropped 3.9% for the week, dragged down by GM's 15% decline. Crude jumped $6 this week, settling at $132.19 a barrel. All U.S. financial markets are closed Monday.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 23, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week down with all of the major indices off by more than 3% on continued concerns about high energy costs.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs and the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • The equity markes were all down well over 3% for the week as soaring oil prices dominated the market.

  • Dow Down Nearly 4% for Week as GM Drags Friday, 23 May 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Stocks declined as a slightly-better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales offered a brief reprieve but proved no match for relentless oil prices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq were on track to record their worst weekly percentage declines since mid-February.

  • Stocks Set for Worst Week Since February Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:40 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses after a slightly better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales. Oil climbed above $133 a barrel.

  • Oil Clamps Down on Stocks; BUD Pops Friday, 23 May 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks pared some losses after a slightly better-than-expected report on U.S. home sales. Oil climbed above $133 a barrel.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer: We Don't Need to Buy Yahoo Friday, 23 May 2008 | 8:59 AM ET

    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said on Friday the company had never seen buying Yahoo as strategic, and dropping the bid meant it now had $50 billion to spend on other acquisitions.

  • Why Europe is Afraid of Google Friday, 23 May 2008 | 5:10 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Executives from across Europe's technology, media and telecoms sector fear Internet search and advertising giant Google may steal their business, they told a Reuters summit this week.

  • Yahoo Renominates Board, Postpones Annual Meeting Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:37 PM ET

    Yahoo on Thursday nominated nine of its 10 existing directors for reelection to the company's board, setting the stage for a showdown with dissident investors at its annual shareholder meeting.

  • Yahoo's Double Trouble: Shareholder Meet Delayed Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    It's a double-dose of odd news Thursday night from Yahoo: losing board member Ed Kozel, one of two true outside tech experts on the company's board of directors; and word that the company is delaying its annual shareholders meeting.

  • Ballmer Egging TV Repeats: Editor Response Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    A few thoughts from the TV editor's desk about CNBC's multiple airings of a video that showed Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer being pelted by eggs thrown by a protester at an event in Hungary a couple of days ago.

  • Google's Good News Bad for Microsoft, Yahoo Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 3:20 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    At a time when Microsoft and Yahoo publicly stumble about, trying to come up with some way to take on Google's search juggernaut, we now get more market research data showing Google continues to gobble up market share. And it's the kind of news that neither Microsoft nor Yahoo can afford to hear.

  • What Readers Think of Ballmer's Egging Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    Yep. The Ballmer Gets Egged video indeed was our top video of the day. By far. And you folks had a lot to say about it.

  • Tech Back On Top Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    For the first time since 2002 tech has surpassed financials to become the largest sector in the S&P 500. How should you bet on tech?

  • Oil Gushes to Record, Stocks Plummet Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Oil suffocates any chance of stock gains and the Fed minutes further the declines. Also, playing the airlines as a proxy for oil and Dick Bove on summer for the financials.