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  • Microsoft Cuts Xbox 360 Price by $50 Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | 3:41 AM ET

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console will be $50 cheaper starting Wednesday, confirming fuzzy snapshots of leaked advertisements posted by bloggers in late July.

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    Microsoft does not have to pay $1.53 billion in damages to Alcatel-Lucent, a federal judge ruled Monday, reversing a March jury decision that Microsoft programs infringe on Alcatel-Lucent's digital music patents.

  • Lenovo to Sell Laptops with Novell's Linux Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 7:29 PM ET

    Lenovo Group, the No. 3 personal computer maker, said on Monday it would introduce a broad line of Linux laptops, the strongest endorsement to date of the open-source software by a major PC maker.

  • The market's wild swings are expected to continue through the summer, analysts say, but investors should take advantage of the volatility instead of fearing it. "There's no reason to think these 100, 200-point swings won't continue," said Rob Brown, chief investment officer at Genworth Financial.  "That provides an investment opportunity."

  • Google: Is gPhone Dialing Up Once Again? Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:58 PM ET
    A gPhone in the future?

    Here we go again--when it comes to all the speculation swirling around whether Google will jump into the cell phone market, not with new software, but with a handset of its own. To wit, we've already reported the myriad possibilities and puzzle pieces pointing to a possible cell-phone market entry by the search giant

  • August may mark the depths of summer vacation season, but it's been getting a bad wrap in recent years on Wall Street. Over the span of just about two-decades, the eighth month of the year has become among the weakest for the S&P 500, according to the Stock Trader's Almanac.

  • Microsoft Meeting: Will Another Demo End Up On YouTube? Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    Microsoft's top brass are hosting the company's Financial Analysts Meeting at company headquarters in Redmond, Washington today. I was going to be there as well, but at the last minute, changed plans for several reasons. And it was probably a good idea, at least for Microsoft.

  • Sony said on Thursday its quarterly profit more than trebled after strong digital camera sales and a softer yen far outstripped losses at its game unit.

  • Facebook Names Former YouTube Finance Chief as New CFO Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 11:41 AM ET

    Gideon Yu, 36, became chief financial officer of video-sharing sensation YouTube in September of last year, shortly before the company was acquired by Google in a $1.65 billion deal.

  • Nintendo said its quarterly operating profit more than tripled, driven by stellar demand for its DS and Wii game gear, and it raised its annual outlook above market expectations, helping its shares trim their loss.

  • Safe Speculation? Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 8:44 PM ET

    Tessera Tech makes a good case for it. 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.

  • Stocks closed sharply lower after earnings disappointments from Caterpillar and Google, as well as continuing concerns about the subprime mortgage market weighed on the major averages. "The market is getting ragged," said Phil Roth, chief technical market analyst at Miller Tabak.

  • Tech earnings for the week are in the books and we now all get to look ahead to Apple Inc.'s earnings next Wednesday. But reading the tea leaves from some of the biggest names reporting this week may signal a pretty good uptick in tech. And despite NASDAQ's declines today, some positive trends are developing that may signal a nice opportunity for investors.

  • Google Shares Plummet on Disappointing Earnings Report Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    Google reported its second quarter results after markets closed Thursday, posting a 28 percent rise in quarterly profit that fell short of consensus expectations -- despite rapid international growth and market share gains. Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google, cited a "seasonally slow quarter.”

  • Microsoft's Windows Vista operating software.

    Windows Vista attracted most of the hype, but Office 2007 was the sleeper hit that bolstered Microsoft fiscal fourth-quarter results, despite a hefty charge to cover the cost of repairing defective video game consoles.

  • Techs Look Good Despite Microsoft and Google: Analyst Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 11:34 AM ET
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    Walter Price, portfolio manager at Allianz RCM Technology Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that the technology sector still looks strong.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    Earnings misses by tech darling Google and Caterpillar, one of the Dow's power drivers, are adding to a wobbly opening on Wall Street. Citigroup though is a bright spot with a better than expected 18 percent profit gain and record revenues from investment banking and overseas business.

  • Earnings remain the focus of traders going into the weekend, but analysts say the potential impact of rising crude oil and subprime troubles will also be on the minds of traders.  Today is also an options expiration Friday.

  • Steve Jobs: Will The Real "Fake" Steve Please Stand Up? Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 10:57 AM ET

    Amazing how a soap opera turns into a saga when lawyers get involved, but such is the case with the ongoing web mystery swirling around Fake Steve Jobs. Have you been following this? If you have, you may have seen my colleague Jane Wells' blog post yesterday about the Fake Steve Jobs, where she pointed out some of his "ramblings."

  • Yahoo Investors Seek Quicker Answers from CEO Yang Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 3:16 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    Yahoo chief executive Jerry Yang was found wanting on Wednesday by investors who said the company needed to devise a plan to combat weaker advertising growth more quickly than in the 100 days promised by management.