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  • Too Hot to Be Bought Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 11:08 AM ET

    Salesforce.com is a great company, Cramer says. That's why it should not be touched.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.

  • Logitech Shares Surge on Talk of Microsoft Bid Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 8:32 AM ET

    Shares in Swiss-based computer peripherals maker Logitech International gained up to 12 percent on Thursday amid speculation Microsoft would launch a takeover bid, traders said.

  • Turnaround Leads To Best Gain Of '08 Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished a back-and-forth session sharply higher Wednesday as investors bought bargains despite concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results. Here’s the word on the Street.

  • Can Innovation Save Tech Stocks This Year? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 7:06 PM ET

    What are the best plays off this week's Consumer Electronics Show?

  • CES '08: Small Businesses Try to Rise Above the Fray Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    Small businesses exhibiting at CES can get lost in the crowd but hard work and the right strategy can help their products stand out.

  • Ford Gets Microsoft and Sirius to Pimp Its Ride Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 1:59 PM ET
    Ford shows off its Focus model equipped with "Sync" connectivity, which will be available on nearly all Ford, Lincolns and Mercurys by the end of 2008.

    Ford Motor has signed up some tech heavyweights to help with "Sync," its in-car satellite communications system, With help from Microsoft, Sirius and others, Ford's car of the very near future is something like a GPS, digital music player, cell phone and voice recognition system on wheels.

  • Microsoft Bids for Norway's Search Firm Fast Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 4:45 AM ET

    Microsoft said on Tuesday it would bid 19 crowns per share for Norwegian Internet search software firm Fast Search & Transfer, valuing the company at about $1.2 billion.

  • Intel CEO Sees No Global Recession In The Cards Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini spoke with Jim Goldman about the future of the semiconductor giant and the industry as a whole. The CEO waxed optimistic. "You have to remember, 75 percent of Intel's sales are non-U.S. ...And there seem to be no signs of a global 'R-word' out there," the CEO declared.

  • CES is all about gadgets, but this year more than ever it's about getting CONTENT on those gadgets. What's the point of a gorgeous huge, super skinny high def TV, if not to watch high def movies at the touch of your fingertips. And all these fancy mobile devices, aren't they all just means to watch clear video on that tiny screen?

  • The financial sector is expected to weigh on corporate earnings in the fourth quarter. But outside the sector, the news is upbeat.

  • Stocks Close Mixed in Volatile Session Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 3:07 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded to close mixed amid worries over the economy and geopolitical tensions.

  • Microsoft Gadget Guy Plays Hard At Success Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 11:29 AM ET

    Here's my TV interview today with Microsoft's Robbie Bach. Bach who is Entertainment & Devices Division president, talks exclusively about Xbox, Zune, iPod, HD DVD vs. Blu-ray and the economy. Take a look as I think you'll find it very interesting. For one thing, he says Xbox is recession proof.

  • Fed Will Take Us to Recession Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 10:38 AM ET

    The situation's dire, but Bernanke still doesn't get it, Cramer says.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.

  • Yahoo Makes a New Play for Ads on Mobile Phones Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 10:14 AM ET

    There may not be a Yahoo phone in the works, but the struggling Internet company is betting that a new mobile-phone strategy will help it better compete with the likes of Google, Microsoft and others for a share of the growing cellphone advertising business.

  • It's been a raucous 24 hours at the Consumer Electronics Show and the show floor hasn't even opened yet. I touched down in Vegas Sunday at 10:45 a.m. after being up all night because of the Northern California storms, and headed straight for the Las Vegas Convention Center so I could put the finishing touches on our story NBC Nightly News.

  • Bill Gates Talks Tech And Spins Deals Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 7:28 AM ET

    In his keynote speech, Microsoft's founder sees new opportunities for the tech giant's technologies and outlines deals with some big-name content partners.

  • Bill Gates On The Future -- His And Ours Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 10:36 PM ET
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    Bill Gates' introduction as keynote speaker started with a video that seemed to focus on the Xbox and its fairly obvious Microsoft is thinking this is the big ticket to consumers' living rooms. On a more broader note, Gates made it clear that high-definition will be everywhere. The quality of 3D environments will enhance the Web experience, Gates says.

  • Gates Unveils Microsoft's Next Digital Decade Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 9:41 PM ET

    Bill Gates is calling this period in the company's history the dawn of a new digital decade, and his annual, keynote address at CES is chock full of news, both technologically and financially.

  • The Tree Doesn't Grow Far From The Apple Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 5:04 PM ET
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    Awareness. That's the word CES exhibitors use most when you ask what they hope for out of the show. Everyone turns out all the stops to alert everyone else to their presence—and everyone does it at the same time. That's why "CES Unveiled," a pre-show press event, takes on the air of a Tunisian bazaar or a Chicago futures trading floor

  • LucasArts Shows Off New Games At CES Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | 1:13 PM ET

    George Lucas' video game company is set to unveil two of the most anticipated titles the industry as seen since "Halo 3."  And these games may herald the next generation of films from the legendary producer.