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  • Microsoft, Yahoo, Google Settle Gambling Case Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 4:52 PM ET
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    The three largest Internet companies have agreed to pay a combined $31.5 million to settle federal civil allegations they took ads for illegal gambling, the U.S. Attorney for eastern Missouri said.

  • Viacom, Microsoft Execs Tout Deal in CNBC Interview Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 4:11 PM ET

    Microsoft inked a 5-year online ad deal with Viacom, better positioning the software colossus against rivals Google and Yahoo. Philippe Dauman, chief executive at Viacom, and Kevin Johnson, president of the platforms/services division at Microsoft, discussed the strengths of the partnership in an interview with CNBC.

  • 8 for '08: My TV Predictions Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    I hope you had a chance to read my 8 for '08 blog predictions. Here now is what I've done for the TV side of CNBC, in using the ole 'crystal ball. A couple of them you'll find similar, but there are plenty that are different. Enjoy!

  • Paul Allen Applies to Bid in Wireless Auction Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 6:31 AM ET

    A venture led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has applied to bid in an upcoming U.S. puction of coveted wireless airwaves, according to auction documents released late on Tuesday.

  • Nintendo Sees Strong DS Sales, Frowns on Wii Bundles Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 10:19 PM ET
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    Nintendo, already struggling with shortages of its Wii video game console, is also seeing signs of higher-than-expected demand for its DS handheld device.

  • Portuguese Firm Microsoft to Auction Name on Ebay Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 8:58 AM ET

    Portuguese company Microsoft Lda. plans to put its brand name and business up for sale on online auction site eBay on Wednesday with a starting price of $1 million, its chief executive, Ricardo Carvalho, said on Monday.

  • One Video Game Stock Shall Rule the Holidays Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 5:28 PM ET

    Competition among videogame console makers is getting rougher as the holiday season goes on. Tony Gikas, analyst at Piper Jaffray, thinks one particular company is going to prevail in the sales war. Click to see his stock pick.

  • US Stocks Hit by Inflation Worries Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 4:40 PM ET

    Inflation took the spotlight as the newest fear to haunt investors, sending stocks down to end a volatile week that featured more credit worries and pervasive unease over the Fed's role in the market.

  • Lightning Round: Toyota, IGT, E*TRADE and More Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.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.

  • Xbox 360

    There's been a fair amount of controversy gripping the video games console wars, with each of the three major players locked in a pitched battle for market supremacy. Following Black Friday last month, a war of words even erupted when I wrote that Microsoft had claimed huge sales in the week including Black Friday.

  • Mike on America with Mike Hegedus Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:12 PM ET

    The assignment is to come up with some predictions for 2008. A prediction according to Webster's is "to say in advance. To Foretell." You know, like a fortune teller. Here's what I can tell you about your fortune. You won't have it long if you rely on predictions. That said, here are a few guesses as to what might happen next year.

  • Media Money with Julia Boorstin Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 1:09 PM ET

    At this time of year, it's predictions, predictions, predictions. So as part of CNBC's Outlook for '08, here are mine for the media world and all that's in it--with a personal look as well! (see number 7). Here I go!!

  • Outlook '08: Play the Sectors, Not the Stocks Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:39 AM ET

    Given all of the volatility in the market over the past several months, many experts are betting that making money in the first half of 2008 is going to be largely about savvy stock picking.  But if your stock picking prowess isn’t up to snuff, you may want to consider investing in exchange-trade funds instead.

  • Tech Check with Jim Goldman Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:36 PM ET

    As part of CNBC's Outlook '08 coverage, here are my eight  predictions in technology for 2008. At the end of next year, we'll look back on how well I did: just don't hold my feet to the fire too closely!! Before going forward, here's a quick look back. Tech set the tone for 2007 and became a safe-haven of sorts for so many investors fleeing the financial meltdown on Wall Street and Main Street.

  • Toshiba HD DVD

    Come tomorrow, we get the next salvo fired in the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray saga when Universal Studios Home Entertainment lets loose the last leg of the Jason Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Ultimatum" on HD DVD. We'll also get the new boxed Jason Bourne Collection.

  • Stocks Rally on Positive Economic News Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks posted their biggest gains in a week even though a series of strong economic reports cast doubts about whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next week.

  • Dell is giving its investors a long-overdue gift in the form of a $10 billion stock buyback authorized by the company's board this morning. That should mitigate some of what could be contentious comments at the company's shareholder meeting later today. Or should it?

  • Vivendi's World of Warcraft

    Big media is finally grasping that the sands beneath its feet are shifting; and Vivendi's bold step for Activision may be the beginnings of dramatic change for all kinds of digital entertainment. And it's about time. George Lucas (I know, major name-dropping here) told me not too long ago, that one of the key reasons for his studio's success is the seamless integration between his LucasArts video games division and LucasFilm, his studio operation.

  • Imus to Return to Airwaves on Monday Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 12:46 PM ET
    Radio personality Don Imus appears on Rev.Al Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. Imus issued another apology for referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" on his morning show last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Imus isn't talking, yet, but it's safe to say radio's best-known curmudgeon will have lots to say when his show kicks off at 6 a.m. EST Monday on WABC-AM and other Citadel Broadcasting  stations around the country, ending his nearly eight-month banishment from the air.

  • Coulter, Buffett, XBox! What They Have In Common (ME) Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    The post about the Xbox 360 got more hits than any blog post I've done to date. It even surpassed my rant on Ann Coulter, and was picked up on MySpacenews. But I digress: sort of. Anyway, all this has me wondering if I should combine the two stories, and maybe throw in Warren Buffett, to get killer traffic: