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I made the trek cross-country yesterday to front our exclusive Halo 3 release coverage from this Best Buy store at the corner of 44th and 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. This is one of 10,000 retailers nationwide that'll be hosting midnight-madness sales tonight to launch Halo 3 onto store shelves.
Inside of a week now to the year's most anticipated entertainment event. Not Shrek. Spider-man. Even Pirates. Nope, I'm talking Master Chief, Cortana. The Covenant. I'm talking "Halo 3."
Microsoft has launched a campaign behind the scenes to persuade internet companies, advertisers and regulators to oppose Google's planned $3.1 billion acquisition of online advertising group DoubleClick, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Like an orchestra tuning up, financial markets are trying to find the right pitch after the Fed's big rate move. The market moves have been dramatic, and for the time being, it's likely they'll continue that way.
Google's stock reached a new high Friday, reflecting Wall Street's renewed faith in the Internet search leader as it introduces new ways for advertisers to reach its steadily expanding online audience.
Oracle, the world's third-largest software maker, reported higher quarterly profit Thursday as sales of products it acquired over the past year helped boost earnings.
With emerging markets gobbling up notebook computers, Morgan Stanley raising its 2007 PC growth forecast 4%, and the major PC makers all up more than 5% in a month –- is the PC back to being a cornerstone of the digital revolution?
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the richest person in America for the 14th year in a row, followed by investor Warren Buffett, according to Forbes magazine's latest list of the wealthiest Americans.
No economic data today but it is quadruple witching expiration, the quarterly S&P rebalancing, and we are approaching the end of the quarter. The good news: for all the worries, the S&P 500 is up 1.02% for the quarter (as of yesterday). The bad news: without the big gains in energy, the index would be down 0.05%. Energy is the biggest sector gainer, up 9.8%.
Sony said on Thursday it would postpone the launch of its "Home" virtual community service for its PlayStation 3 game console to early next year, the latest setback in its video game battle with Microsoft and Nintendo.
European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said on Wednesday that a top U.S. Justice Department official's criticism of an EU court decision against Microsoft was "totally unacceptable."
Stocks closed with big gains as investors cheered the Fed's decision to cut interest rates deeper than expected. "The Fed gave us a little more than most of us had expected -- they are looking at the future and the U.S. economy is weakening -- I think that's why equities are responding to the upside," said Robert Doll, chief investment officer at BlackRock.
Yahoo's take at Internet 2.0. Since Jerry Yang took the helm at Yahoo again, the Internet company's been trying to get back on track. And that means not just getting its ad strategy sorted out, but also starting to compete more with some of the more innovative Internet 2.0 companies, which of course means Facebook and social networking.
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The headlines seemed dire enough: Microsoft Smacked; Microsoft Dealt Severe Blow; Microsoft Crackdown. All of it stemming from a European court's decision earlier today to uphold the $605 million fine levied against the world's largest software maker back in 2004 when the company lost its anti-trust case with the European Union.
IBM on Monday said it would start offering free word processing and other office software, joining a growing group of companies with free applications challenging a core Microsoft product.
Microsoft (MSFT) shares tumbled after a European court knocked down an antitrust appeal. In Monday’s Web.Extra, Jeff Macke reveals how he's trading the software giant, now. Also get the traders Adobe (ADBE) play.
Stocks closed moderately lower as traders remained cautious ahead of the most anticipated Federal Reserve meeting in years. "It's been sort of a nervous Monday," said Bob Nunn, chief operating officer at Cohen Specialists. "The market wants to see a 50 basis-point cut and comments that we could see cuts in the future. I suspect we're setting ourselves up for a bit of a disappointment."
European stocks closed down, with the banking sector the worst hit after shares of battered U.K. mortgage lender Northern Rock sank further.
This morning I'm in Seattle for the roll out Ford's Sync: a software program the automaker developed with Microsoft that will allow you to send and receive text messages through your car while you are driving. In many ways, it's the first true step toward making our cars and trucks internet portals. And I have mixed feelings about it.