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Never mind that chrome is typically the stuff that gets dented on older car bumpers, Google thinks Chrome will be the answer to Microsoft's browser dominance on the net.
For the week and month ending Friday, August 29, 2008, the major U.S. Indices ended slightly lower for the week but up for the month. The markets had a volatile week, sinking first on housing price drops and an up-tick in oil prices, then rallying on better-than-expected GDP numbers, and finally falling to end the week on worse-than-expected personal income and spending data. The Dow hit a 200+ point rally on Thursday, its largest one day gain since 8/8. The NASDAQ led the indices to the downside this week, down nearly 2%. For the August close, the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P all finished up 1.5% or more, marking the best monthly gain since April for the Dow & S&P, and best month for the Nasdaq since May.
Software companies pay hundreds of millions of dollars to PC makers like Hewlett-Packard to install their photo tools, financial programs and other products, usually with some tie-in to a paid service or upgrade. With margins growing thinner than most laptops, this critical revenue can make the difference between profit and loss for the computer makers, says the New York Times
Did you catch this crazy story that Google would stop offering its workers their free, nightly dinner? Hot off the presses: It's just not true.
Intel CFO Stacy Smith joined the "Squawk Box" crew live on set Monday morning for the first time, and it was a good visit. In many ways.
Here's an intriguing tidbit, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: Google and Verizon are on the verge of a deal, whereby Google would be the default search engine for the carrier, and the two would split ad revenue. While the deal isn't done yet, it offers up interesting scenarios -- and would represent another loss for Microsoft.
There has been so much written about Apple and the iPhone recently: the 3G issues, the MobileMe mess, the so-called Apps Kill Switch controversy, the iPod and its battery/BBQ issues, the company's $20 billion in cash, and a stock that continues to try to claw its way back from the doldrums. What investors ought to be focusing on, instead, is the back-to-school shopping season.
That's the question Cramer put to CEO David Steiner during Wednesday's Mad Money at the Half.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Two mega-investors -- Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn -- made major portfolio shifts.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reported that he had increased his stake in Motorola to 144.1 million shares from 115.6 million shares the prior quarter. Meanwhile, George Soros raised his stake in Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers to 9.5 million shares.
NBC's site attracting the most viewers with 2,200 hours of live streaming competition. Yahoo's Olympics site attracted a solid 3.3 million users Saturday, without offering any live footage, while AOL snagged a million uniques.
When Google's Gmail service went dark last night for about 90 minutes, cutting off millions of users from their email, it shone a bright light on the promise--and problems--of so-called Cloud Computing.
Search engine giant Google has taken small steps toward creating and distributing its own cntent, and media companies worry it might become a competitor, the New York Times reports.
Time Warner said it would split AOL's dial-up Internet and advertising businesses into separate divisions by early 2009, a move that could ease a sale or merger of either business.
Just when you thought the Yahoo vs. Microsoft, Microsoft vs. Yahoo, shareholders vs. Yahoo saga had finally come to a whimpering close.
The company is recounting the shareholder vote for its board of directors after discovering that a tabulating firm failed to register the opposition of a major investor.
One of Yahoo's largest and most critical shareholders, Capital Research Global Investors, said on Monday it had asked for a probe of last week's shareholder vote, a move that calls into question the strong showing for Chief Executive Jerry Yang.
The Dow closed lower on Friday after General Motors reported hefty losses and new data showed U.S. employers cut jobs for the seventh straight month.
So after all the high drama, the passion, the verbal assaults, the hand-wringing, the concerns, worry and bitterness, Yahoo's shareholders have spoken. And they are resoundingly supporting the current board of directors. And I mean resoundingly...