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Web advertising leader Google said on Friday it has 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.
Some perspective for what it's worth on Leopard's delay, since there will be tons of dire warnings about Apple flying off the tracks with such a crucial delay. Apple usually unveils beta versions of new operating systems in connection with its Worldwide Developers Conference in SF in June. News today that the release of Leopard, the company's next-generation OS would be delayed until October is disappointing, but not catastrophic. Remember the series of delays Vista from Microsoft experienced.
Cramer admits he can be a bit negative at times. So when he read some recent reports about the competition that Salesforce.com can expect from Microsoft and Oracle, he didn’t hesitate to voice his concerns. But on today’s show, Salesforce.com’s Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff got a chance to tell his side of the story. 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.
CBS fired Don Imus from his radio show Thursday, the finale to a stunning fall for one of the nation's most prominent broadcasters. Imus initially was suspended for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" last week, but outrage continued and advertisers bolted from his programs.
NBC News has decided that its cable news channel, MSNBC will no longer simulcast the Don Imus radio program, effective immediately. CBS Radio says its two week suspension of the program stands although it is monitoring the situation. Advertisers have been defecting from the controversial radio host.
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim has quietly overtaken investor Warren Buffett as the world's second-richest man and is close to wresting the top spot from Bill Gates, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday.
Procter & Gamble, Staples and Bigelow Tea have suspended their advertising spots on Don Imus's radio show in reaction to his comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Sometimes a consolation prize can end up being the real winner. 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.
President George W. Bush visited the storied border town of Yuma, Ariz. Monday to build support for his immigration-reform policies -- proposals that not only affect illegal aliens and blue-collar workers, but also affect the higher end of the educational and economic spectrum. Ron Hira, Public Policy Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Robert Hoffman, vice president for Congressional & Legislative Affairs at Oracle, joined "Power Lunch" to debate expanding H1-B visas for highly trained foreign nationals.
It’s easy to feel like the day’s headlines just make the investing landscape more muddled. How do you sort through the noise and turn the morning paper into profits?
Stocks finished higher during a holiday-shortened week, helped by a spate of merger announcements and an easing of geopolitical tensions after Iran released 15 British sailo
0%: That's what the European Union's Commission thinks Microsoft deserves for licensing its vital communications code -- a stance that would enable Microsoft rivals to manufacture software compatible with its dominant Windows operating system. CNBC's Jim Goldman reported on the latest chapter in the seemingly never-ending antitrust saga.
Microsoft said it considers the royalties it charges rivals for licensing communications code fair after a newspaper report said European Union regulators want the company to hand over the information at little to no cost.
Stocks are barely changed ahead of the opening and are likely to trade with some trepidation ahead of a three day holiday weekend. Tomorrow's jobs report is a big point of interest, but stock traders will be home watching their bond market brethren trade the number on a special jobs Friday edition of Squawk Box.
Nintendo raised its sales and profit forecasts for the business year just ended for the fourth time on Thursday, citing robust demand for its DS handheld games.
Stocks closed higher as diminished tension in the Middle East set a positive tone for the major market indexes, which remained resilient despite lukewarm economic data. "The resolution between Iran and Britain took a dark cloud away, it's the best of all worlds," said Dan McMahon, head of listed trading at CIBC World Markets.
Steve Ballmer on the Wall of Shame? Could Cramer do that to a longtime friend? That and more in today's Mad Mail segment.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.
Stocks managed to squeak by with gains at the close as a flurry of mergers helped investors shrug off weaker manufacturing data. "We had a mixed dose of positive and negative news," said Mike Malone, trading analyst at Cowen, in an interview with CNBC.com.
Google has emerged along with Microsoft as a contender to buy DoubleClick, presenting competition that stands to increase the final sale price of the online-advertising company, people familiar with the situation said in The Wall Street Journal.
Stocks are searching for a starting point this morning with futures mixed on the first trading day of the second quarter. Merger headlines and weaker oil could be positives. A big focus for the markets today will be ISM manufacturing data, due at 10 a.m. EDT.