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  • Yahoo's Day After (Semel Out, Yang In) Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | 11:11 AM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Yahoo's next chapter begins today with a "what's old is new again" approach. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang moves into the C-suite; and Susan Decker moves next door as the company's president. And with a few hours under our belts to digest Terry Semel's departure, it gives us some opportunity to look ahead at what's next for this company.

  • Yahoo may be ripe for an activist play that forces the company to explore strategic alternatives. While it still remains in the realm of the speculative, bankers, activist investors and media executives believe Yahoo would find interested parties in News Corp., AT&T, TimeWarner's AOL, Microsoft and Comcast.

  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Microsoft's planned acquisition of aQuantive as well as Yahoo!'s proposed deal to take full control of Right Media, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • A Good Old Boston Brawl Featuring Google and eBay Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | 12:28 PM ET
    Ebay

    There may be a few party-planners at Google looking for work this morning. By now, you've heard the story, I'm sure, but for scene-setting purposes, here's the rub: eBay prepares to host its massive "eBay Live!" event in Boston this week, with 10,000 of the company's most rabid users getting together to celebrate their online lives and businesses. It's no secret that some eBayers continue to be upset about fees their paying the company and eBay's regular fee hikes.

  • Google Limits Data Retention in Compromise with EU Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | 4:38 AM ET

    Google is scaling back how long it keeps personally identifiable data accumulated from its Web users, seeking to mollify a European Union watchdog that has questioned its privacy policies.

  • Taking aim at Microsoft's Internet Explorer and its 78% market share, Apple  announced that it will launch a version of its Safari web browser that will run on Windows PCs.   CEO Steve Jobs boasted: "What we've got here is the most innovative browser in the world and the most powerful browser in the world."

  • Stocks closed flat as the markets failed to hang onto a minor afternoon rally. "As volatility starts to pick up again, people have begun to realize that the probability of the Fed easing here is very, very low -- maybe even a better probability the Fed tightens here," said Richard Bernstein, chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch.

  • With the 10-year Treasury yield above 5%, large-cap stocks may provide a haven, but not for long, said Miller Tabak Equity Strategist Peter Boockvar on "Morning Call.""Large-caps, relatively speaking, may be a place to hide, but if the market's going down, everything's going down," Boockvar said.

  • IBM, the world's largest technology services firm, has agreed to buy business software and services provider Telelogic for about 5.2 billion crowns ($748.6 million) in cash, the Swedish firm said on Monday.

  • GE, Microsoft Discussed Dow Jones Bid: WSJ Monday, 11 Jun 2007 | 2:33 AM ET

    General Electric and Microsoft discussed joining forces for a competing bid for Dow Jones & Co. in recent weeks, but the idea was abandoned, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

  • The top antitrust official at the U.S. Justice Department last month backed Microsoft by urging state prosecutors to reject a confidential complaint filed by Google , The New York Times reported on Sunday.

  • PC Vs. Mac "Wins" And Have You Been Scammed? Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 8:38 AM ET
    “PC versus Mac” ads

    The “PC versus Mac” ads are THE BEST. And they have now been recognized as such, given the top prize at the 41st Annual Belding Awards, a Tinseltown nod to the marketing industry. The ads were created by TBWA/Media Arts Lab, based in Los Angeles. Ellen Gray of the Philadelphia Daily News wonders if the Geico Cavemen can get their own TV show, why not Mac and PC? Apple could underwrite the whole show! Except, of course, people like me love PC more than Mac.

  • Time Warner said Thursday it will make a decision on AOL's future by the end of the year, addressing rampant speculation the online unit could be spun off or merged with another company.

  • Sony Battles Apple Over Internet TV Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 9:11 AM ET
    Sony 46" BRAVIA® XBR® series LCD Flat Panel HDTV

    Sony's TVs may dominate the market, but TV isn't the stable world it used to be. People watch more and more TV content on their computers, and new players like Apple (with its iTV) and Microsoft (with downloads sold over its XBox 360) are pushing into the space. So Sony's tactic is to make their TVs more like computers-- the 18 new Bravia TVs they launched today are all Internet enabled.

  • Sony Game Unit Plans to Cut Jobs in U.S. Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 6:13 AM ET

    Sony's  game unit said on Thursday it planned to cut jobs in the United States and was eyeing restructuring steps in Japan as it struggles to keep up with industry rival Nintendo.

  • Microsoft, LG Electronics Sign Licensing Deal Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | 1:10 AM ET

    Microsoft and South Korea's LG Electronics said on Thursday they have entered into a patent cross-license agreement, sending LG shares to their highest in more than a year.

  • The Four Horsemen of Tech: Part 1 Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 6:17 PM ET

    It’s time to pass the torch. Cramer’s got a new bunch of tech heavyweights that transcend the sector and crush the competition. These are the stocks that will carry the weight of this market, he says, even on a down day like today.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.

  • EBay to Auction Advertising on U.S. Radio Stations Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 4:14 AM ET
    An Ebay sign is shown at Ebay offices in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The San Jose-based company said Wednesday that it earned $291.6 million, or 21 cents per share, for the three months ended in June, a 53 percent increase from $190.4 million, or 14 cents per share at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Online auctioneer eBay. said Tuesday it is ready to begin auctioning advertising airtime on 2,300 participating U.S. radio stations, expanding on an existing plan to sell cable television ads.

  • Web Searching in 3-D? Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    Searching on the web has been hot forever, or at least since Google created its nifty homepage. But now Ask.com is coming up with a crazy new way to compete--Ask3D, a new search platform. It can't really be 3-D if it's on your computer screen, but it is a 3-panel interface, that delivers results with both Web links and video, images, and links to things like music, all one one page. Sort of like if you searched all of Google's categories (news, images, video) all with one click.

  • Intel, Asustek Announce Plans for Low-Cost Laptop Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 6:04 AM ET

    Intel detailed plans Tuesday to team up with Asustek Computer, the world's largest maker of computer motherboards, to make a notebook PC that would cost as little as $200 aimed at the education market in developing countries.