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  • 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.

  • Steve Jobs: Who's "Playing" Him On The Internet? Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    Whoever writes www.fakesteve.blogspot.com says he (she?) isn't the Apple CEO, he just plays him on the internet. The true author is the object of much speculation inside the tech circle. The only clue we have is that "Fake Steve" claims he (she??) "invented the friggin iPod," a jab at the real Steve Jobs. On the blog Fake Steve rips on everyone.

  • Microsoft Game Chief to Depart for Electronic Arts Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 5:01 PM ET
    Microsoft Vice President Peter Moore introduces the new XBOX 360 at the DigitalLife Technology Expo in New York on Friday, Oct. 14, 2005. The XBOX 360, which is scheduled to hit stores on Nov. 22,  features a high power gaming platform, 'live' communications technology and integration with other types of home entertainment including music and DVDs. The base unit will cost under $300. (AP Photo/John Smock)

    Microsoft said the head of its gaming business, Peter Moore, will leave the company to join Electronic Arts, the world's biggest video game publisher.

  • Microsoft Copy Protection Cracked Again Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 1:31 PM ET
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    Microsoft is once again on the defensive against hackers after the launch of a new program that gives average PC users the ability to unlock copy-protected digital music and movies.

  • Yahoo, Intel Kick Off Important Tech Week Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 1:09 PM ET

    Talk about a tale of two companies: Intel soars, and Yahoo is just plain soar. Both companies report after the bell today and investors are expecting decidedly different tones. For Intel, these are heady times. The simple numbers are 19 cents a share on $8.54 Billion in revenue. But the focus for this company will be on guidance.

  • EU Court to Rule on Microsoft on September 17 Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 7:58 AM ET

    A European court confirmed on Tuesday that it will rule on Sept. 17 on whether software giant Microsoft broke European Union antitrust regulations.

  • Sony to Phase Out $500 PlayStation 3 Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 8:28 PM ET

    Sony plans to phase out the cut-priced $499 model of its PlayStation 3 video game machine, leaving only a higher capacity $599 model for sale in the United States, the company said onMonday.