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  • No.1 - Microsoft vs. Apple Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 8:28 PM ET

    Next week is all about Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT), as both tech titans report earnings Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. So what’s the tech trade ahead of these two monster reports?

  • U.S. sales of video games, devices and accessories rose 33% to $1.1 billion in March, propelled by sales of new video game consoles like the last-generation PlayStation 2 from Sony, market research firm NPD said.

  • Google

    Christa Quarles, an analyst at Thomas Wiesel Partners, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that Google’s strong domestic and international growth suggest that the search giant will continue to dominate the Internet.

  • Google Earnings Preview Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 12:15 PM ET

    The big week in Internet earnings reaches a crescendo this afternoon when Google reports earnings. These numbers come at a fascinating time in the company's history.Google has become a kind of financial underdog, compared to other big names in the sector, including Yahoo, which is still licking its wounds, and eBay, which is enjoying its second beat-and-raise quarter in a row. A strange position to be in for a company trading at nearly $500 a share.

  • Hewlett-Packard Keeps Lead Over Dell in PCs Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 1:41 AM ET

    Hewlett-Packard maintained its lead over Dell in the global personal-computer market in the first quarter, market researcher IDC said on Wednesday.

  • Microsoft said it agreed to pay up to $180 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, claiming the company has used its monopoly to overcharge citizens in the state of Iowa.

  • Cody Acree, managing director at Stifel, Nicolaus, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he believes Intel is poised for a rebound.

  • Adobe CEO Says Eyes Stock Buybacks, Not Big M&As Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 6:56 AM ET

    Adobe Systems is eyeing share buybacks as a way to spend its cash instead of pursuing large acquisitions like its $3.4 billion purchase of Macromedia, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • Mad Mail Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 6:58 PM ET

    Cramer reaches into the mail bag, taking viewer questions on the DoubleClick deal, Harley-Davidson and more.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.

  • Madonna performs during her concert at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif.., Sunday, May 21, 2006. The concert marked the kick-off of the North American leg of her Confessions tour. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Some of the world’s most popular music artists will perform in an unprecedented, global 24-hour concert event to raise funds and awareness to combat global warning, the event’s executive producer told CNBC’s Bill Griffeth on “Power Lunch.”

  • Microsoft as the Pot; Google as the Kettle Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 2:44 PM ET
    Double Click

    Google's acquisition of DoubleClick wasn't much of a surprise since blogs and news coverage over the past few weeks have indicated that the company was in play and had several suitors, including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and various others.But the big surprise happened over the weekend when we found out that Microsoft was building a coalition of companies to come out against the deal, and that the anti-trust poster-company was now playing the part of victim. Needless to say, this pot-calling-the-kettle-black legal strategy is raising some eyebrows.

  • Update: Contest Stock Movers And Shakers Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 9:56 AM ET

    Here's our look at contest stocks from Thursday's close to Friday's close. Old stand by Freemont General brought owners/sellers some new gains. The most active and widely held stocks remained pretty much the same as they have been. One of the best performers Cott, was up on consolidation news involving Cadbury. Here's the breakdown:

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    The stock market enters the week boosted by a merger-driven buzz. Asian stock markets closed higher, and merger activity is helping European markets there gain. Earnings news, retail sales for March, and the Empire state manufacturing survey could all influence trading. Retail sales for March were up 0.7%, more than expected.

  • Google Rivals Urge Scrutiny of DoubleClick Deal Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | 2:39 AM ET

    Internet and media rivals to Google, fearing an unprecedented consolidation of power in the online advertising market, are expected to urge regulators to closely scrutinize the Web search leader's $3.1 billion deal to buy DoubleClick.

  • Google Headquarters

    Web advertising leader Google  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.

  • Google Buys DoubleClick Saturday, 14 Apr 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    Could Google possibly dominate the Internet ad world any more than it will after this acquisition? Just announced: Google is buying DoubleClick, a top online advertising network for $3.1 billion, beating out some other major bidders.

  • Google Headquarters

    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.

  • Leopard's Delay Disappointing but not Catastrophic Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 9:05 AM ET

    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's Call: Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 9:03 PM ET

    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 Radio Cancels Don Imus Show, Effective Immediately Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 5:02 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)

    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.