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Microsoft has responded to European Union allegations that it is overcharging rivals for information that would make their products work better with Windows. The software maker also repeated its request for more guidance on what regulators consider to be an acceptable price.
Microsoft may face a new kind of antitrust punishment from the European Union if the company, already hit by multi-million-dollar fines, continues to defy it, the bloc's top competition official hinted.
Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Raymond James, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he expects Texas Instruments’ earnings to improve in the second half of the year.
Research In Motion is set to roll out new software that will let users turn smartphones running on Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform into virtual BlackBerries.
Next week is all about Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT), as both tech titans report earnings Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. So what’s the tech trade ahead of these two monster reports?
U.S. sales of video games, devices and accessories rose 33% to $1.1 billion in March, propelled by sales of new video game consoles like the last-generation PlayStation 2 from Sony, market research firm NPD said.
Christa Quarles, an analyst at Thomas Wiesel Partners, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that Google’s strong domestic and international growth suggest that the search giant will continue to dominate the Internet.
The big week in Internet earnings reaches a crescendo this afternoon when Google reports earnings. These numbers come at a fascinating time in the company's history.Google has become a kind of financial underdog, compared to other big names in the sector, including Yahoo, which is still licking its wounds, and eBay, which is enjoying its second beat-and-raise quarter in a row. A strange position to be in for a company trading at nearly $500 a share.
Hewlett-Packard maintained its lead over Dell in the global personal-computer market in the first quarter, market researcher IDC said on Wednesday.
Microsoft said it agreed to pay up to $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, claiming the company has used its monopoly to overcharge citizens in the state of Iowa.
Cody Acree, managing director at Stifel, Nicolaus, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he believes Intel is poised for a rebound.
Adobe Systems is eyeing share buybacks as a way to spend its cash instead of pursuing large acquisitions like its $3.4 billion purchase of Macromedia, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.
Cramer reaches into the mail bag, taking viewer questions on the DoubleClick deal, Harley-Davidson and more.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Some of the world’s most popular music artists will perform in an unprecedented, global 24-hour concert event to raise funds and awareness to combat global warning, the event’s executive producer told CNBC’s Bill Griffeth on “Power Lunch.”
Google's acquisition of DoubleClick wasn't much of a surprise since blogs and news coverage over the past few weeks have indicated that the company was in play and had several suitors, including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and various others.But the big surprise happened over the weekend when we found out that Microsoft was building a coalition of companies to come out against the deal, and that the anti-trust poster-company was now playing the part of victim. Needless to say, this pot-calling-the-kettle-black legal strategy is raising some eyebrows.
Here's our look at contest stocks from Thursday's close to Friday's close. Old stand by Freemont General brought owners/sellers some new gains. The most active and widely held stocks remained pretty much the same as they have been. One of the best performers Cott, was up on consolidation news involving Cadbury. Here's the breakdown:
The stock market enters the week boosted by a merger-driven buzz. Asian stock markets closed higher, and merger activity is helping European markets there gain. Earnings news, retail sales for March, and the Empire state manufacturing survey could all influence trading. Retail sales for March were up 0.7%, more than expected.
Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.
Web advertising leader Google agreed to acquire DoubleClick , a top online advertising network, for $3.1 billion, beating out other major Internet players with its bid. The deal represents the largest acquisition in Google's history and comes just six months after Google paid $1.65 billion to acquire video-sharing site YouTube.