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  • 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
    Bill Gates

    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
    Ergo software screenshot

    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.

  • Update on Microsoft Earnings Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:35 PM ET
    Microsoft's Windows Vista operating software.

    All you can say is 'wow!'  Not in an Apple or Google kind of way, but 'wow,' nonetheless.Microsoft beats the Street by 3 cents a share, coming in with 49 cents instead of the 46 cents that analysts were looking for.  That's a staggering 72% year-over-year EPS jump.  Topline growth also soared past expectations.  Microsoft reported $14.4 billion in revenue versus the $13.89 billion analysts expected.

  • S&P's 40 PowerPicks Stocks for 2008 Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:29 PM ET

    After beating their own benchmark index for the last five years, Standard & Poor’s equity research team is betting on the biggest U.S. jam maker and the Magic Kingdom, among 40 companies in this year’s PowerPicks stock portfolio, to outperform again in 2008.

  • Warner Brothers: Going All The Way With Blu-ray Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:13 PM ET
    Warner Brothers

    Warner Bros. has become the latest studio to back Blu-ray exclusively. The announcement scheduled for Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas instead leaked out today with the studio now confirming the news.

  • HD DVD: No Way For It To Come Back Against Blu-ray Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 5:09 PM ET

    For years, everyone's been waiting for an indication that either Sony's Blu-Ray or Microsoft and Toshiba's Blu-Ray format would emerge triumphant and the other would go the way of the BETA deck. Today, finally, a crucial tipping point in this battle in which the $20 billion dollar home video market is at stake.

  • Tech Stocks Take Beating: What's Going On Here? Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 12:56 PM ET

    Here we are on the eve of the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a kind of senior prom for the tech industry, when everyone seems to feel really good about themselves and the innovations they're bringing to the market.

  • Merry 'X'mas; As In 'X'box! Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 8:14 AM ET

    Late Thursday night, Microsoft was touting the company's apparently monumental success with Xbox sales this holiday shopping season, even though the industry's gold standard of market research, the NPD numbers for December, are still weeks away.

  • CES: We're At The "Greatest" Tech Show On Earth Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    It's just hours till the start of what promises to be the biggest Consumer Electronics Show in recent memory. Sure, Silicon Valley is known the world over as the world's high tech capitol, but beginning Sunday night, with Bill Gates' keynote, Las Vegas will hold that distinction; at least for a week.

  • AMD's "Kick Down" A Signal For Rest Of Chip Stocks? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 11:56 AM ET
    AMD

    Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Advanced Micro Devices, Banc of America kicks the company when it's down, right in the teeth. And the report is sending a shudder through all of big-cap chip stocks.