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  • Still No Deal For Yahoo--Period Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 10:16 AM ET
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    I'll say from the outset that I have great respect for the Wall Street Journal. But I, along with a number of folks following the Yahoo/Microsoft will-they-or-won't-they drama are wondering what the point is of today's splashy, front-page tome purporting to break new ground about a new deal to grab a chunk of the company.

  • Microsoft Seeks Allies for New Yahoo Bid: WSJ Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 3:58 AM ET

    Microsoft is preparing a new bid for Yahoo's search business and has approached other media companies about joining it in a deal, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Yahoo Stock Plunge Continues--And Continues Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Dipping below $20 a share today is the clearest sign yet that Yahoo's strategies and messages don't seem to be resonating. And worse, some shareholders don't think they ever will.

  • Yahoo Lobbies for its Board Slate, Management Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 11:28 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo sought to rally shareholder support for its board of directors and management amid a proxy battle with billionaire Carl Icahn, saying the investor had outlined an "ill-defined plan" for the future of the Internet company.

  • Rhapsody Challenges iTunes by Embracing iPod Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:35 AM ET
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    Digital music seller Rhapsody is launching a $50 million marketing assault on Apple's iTunes, offering songs online and via partners including Yahoo and Verizon Wireless, Rhapsody said on Monday.

  • 'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' Breaks New Gaming Ground Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 9:21 PM ET
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    "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith,"  Activision's latest installment of their video game franchise, launched Friday at Time Square's Hard Rock Cafe release party n New York. It's the fourth game in the best-selling title, but the first based on a specific band.

  • Bill Gates

    Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.

  • Bill Gates Doesn't Think Yahoo Deal Is Likely Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 7:53 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Microsoft's Bill Gates told NBC's Tom Brokaw he does not think a deal with Yahoo was likely, CNBC reported on Friday.

  • One Small Step for Intel; Giant Leap for Apple? Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.

  • Oracle Traders Giveth, Taketh Away Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 8:12 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Easy come, easy go, I suppose, when it comes to Oracle.  The company barely had enough time to finish that first glass of champagne, celebrating a great fourth quarter when gloomy guidance cut the party short.

  • Your First Move For Thursday June 26th Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:51 PM ET
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    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • 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
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    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
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    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.