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  • Microsoft Gears for Unified Communications Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET
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    Microsoft said Tuesday it expects its unified communications product - the company's effort to link e-mail, instant messaging and phone systems over Internet networks - to become one of the fastest-growing segments of its $16 billion business division.

  • Microsoft Appeal Rejected In Improper Charges Case Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 11:32 AM ET
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    The Supreme Court rejected Monday an appeal by Microsoft and Best Buy of a ruling that reinstated a lawsuit by the electronics retailer's customers who claimed to have been improperly charged for Microsoft's MSN Internet service.

  • BEA, Oracle at Odds on $17 a Share Offer Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 6:33 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in California.

    BEA Systems said on Friday that its board had concluded that a $17 per share unsolicited takeover bid from Oracle "significantly under-values BEA."

  • Shares of video game giant Electronic Arts were riding high Friday on news of its two acquisitions--BioWare Corporation and Pandemic Studios. EA made the purchase--about $860 million of cash and stock--from Elevation Partners, which owns VG Holding, the parent company of the two stud

  • Investors Hoping to See Big Changes at Yahoo Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 2:52 PM ET

    As Yahoo approaches the end of a 100-day strategic review, financial analysts want drastic action or even a sale of the company, although many are bracing for business as usual.

  • Ad Dollars Flood Web, but Do They Go Far Enough? Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 12:30 PM ET

    Companies will spend a record $31 billion this year to advertise everything from toothpaste to home loans on the Internet, supporting countless news sites, social networks, video exchanges and blogs.

  • Sony Financial Rises Modestly in Market Debut Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 2:45 AM ET

    Shares of  Sony Financial Holdings , Sony's financial arm, rose 3.8% in their market debut on Thursday, after a $3 billion IPO and amid easing investor worries about the U.S. subprime crisis.

  • Gamers Shaping Up? Nintendo Unveils 'Wii Fit' Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 6:12 AM ET

    Nintendo said on Wednesday it would start selling its "Wii Fit" home fitness game in Japan in time for the critical year-end shopping season, sending its shares to a record high.

  • TiVo to Add Rhapsody Music Service Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    TiVo is introducing music to its mix of entertainment services, offering owners of the company's digital video recorders access through their TVs to the Rhapsody music service.

  • Google Cracks $600; $Googleplex Next? Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:01 PM ET
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    Is there no end in sight for Google and its shares? Last week when the company was oh-so-close to $600, I wrote that price targets would be on the move now that the company was teasing investors with yet another key milestone on its journey to the stratosphere, and sure enough, Bear Stearns revised its 52-week target to $700 just two days later.

  • Microsoft’s Next Purchase? Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:36 AM ET

    Cramer says it could be ValueClick. Here's why.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.

  • Google Jumps Past $600; Firm Bigger Than Wal-Mart Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 4:34 PM ET

    Shares in Google surged past a new benchmark of $600, fueled by investor confidence that the Web search leader's advertising technology will capitalize on new areas of the media industry.

  • Wii are All Sold Out, Sorry Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 2:31 PM ET

    We're headed into the holiday shopping season and this one will carry a familiar tune from Nintendo: shoppers looking to deck their dens with a new Wii may be out of luck. Again.  The New York Post reports another round of Wii shortages on tap during this year's fourth quarter, even as the company has sold 11 million of these consoles worldwide.

  • MSNBC Interactive News Buys Seattle-Based Newsvine Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:19 PM ET

    MSNBC Interactive News said it acquired Newsvine, a small Seattle startup that lets visitors read and comment on news stories from mainstream media outlets.

  • Major Internet Firms Create One-Stop Ad Shops Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | 2:10 PM ET

    The recent rush by major Internet portals to buy advertising companies and extend their sales networks is a sign that the business of being a one-stop shop for information and entertainment isn't what it used to be.

  • Microsoft 'Halo' Creators to be Separate Company Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    Microsoft said Friday that Bungie, the crown jewel of its video game unit that was behind its hit "Halo" franchise, will become an independent company.

  • Can Chip Makers Fix Your Eyesight? Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    When you hear the names Intel, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, healthcare isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but that could change.

  • Halo 3: Does Success Push Bungie Out Of The Game? Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 3:17 PM ET

    You can't say we didn't warn you: Halo 3 is an even bigger success than analysts thought it would be and the numbers are simply staggering. So staggering in fact that the game title alone might be enough to push Microsoft's Xbox 360 into the black for the first time in its history...

  • Web Ad Spending Nears $10 Billion in First Half Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 1:50 PM ET

    U.S. online advertising revenue surged to a new high of nearly $10 billion in the first half of the year, rising 27 percent from a year before, according to data released Thursday.

  • 'Halo 3' Scores $300 million for Microsoft Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 1:35 PM ET

    Microsoft announced Thursday that its “Halo 3” game achieved more than $300 million in sales in the first week of sales.