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  • HP Beats, Raises and Shrugs Off Europe Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    In an interview with CNBC just after the numbers were released, CEO Mark Hurd didn't seem so concerned with Europe's weakness, and in fact the company reported an 11 percent increase in its European/Middle East/Africa business during the second quarter.

  • Will 'Red Dead' Rev Up Video Games? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Video game sales may have plummeted 26 percent in April, but now there's hope that a new game will get the industry moving. "Red Dead Redemption" goes on sale today, and based on rave reviews and some anecdotal reports of huge lines outside Game Stop stores, this game could be a blockbuster.

  • Stop Office Meeting Madness Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    I hate meetings. Everyone gets together in a room, and suddenly someone wants to turn it into a social hour. Others like to hear themselves pontificate. It's human nature when you're meeting face to face—the cadence of required pleasantries, the necessary warm up before FINALLY getting to the point, the public comment period which no one seems willing to end, the always-too-long wind down.

  • Google Set for Probes on Data Harvesting Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday moved towards investigating Google following the internet group’s disclosure that it had recorded communications sent over unsecured wireless networks in people’s homes.

  • HP Now Has Many 'Ways' Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    I remember years ago a special event at the home of David Packard here in Silicon Valley. He was joined by colleague Bill Hewlett and the two together were unveiling Packard's book entitled "The HP Way."

  • Apple Could, Should Buy Electronic Arts Monday, 17 May 2010 | 2:03 PM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    In a Quixotic kind of way, SAP's acquisition plans announced last week for Sybase got me thinking about another deal that's made the rounds over the past couple of years: Apple and the potential take-out of Electronic Arts.

  • Just How Much Is A Facebook Page Worth? Monday, 17 May 2010 | 1:52 PM ET

    How much is your Facebook page worth? The question has probably never crossed your mind, but it’s been on the minds of marketers for a while and now they have a tool to help measure their social media efforts in dollar signs, at least to an extent.

  • Court Releases Wrong Apple Documents Friday, 14 May 2010 | 4:01 PM ET

    In a stunning twist to the ongoing drama surrounding the Apple iPhone prototype, the San Mateo County Court unsealed the wrong documents earlier today connected to this case.

  • TV Turnaround: Sellers' Market for Ad Dollars Friday, 14 May 2010 | 3:09 PM ET

    As the television industry heads into the annual upfront advertising sales season, network executives can expect to hear two very sweet words—sellers' market—consultant Brad Adgate told CNBC.

  • Apple Was Behind iPhone Search Warrant Friday, 14 May 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    Apple the company, and not an individual employee, initiated the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype that found its way onto the Internet, according to the search warrant unsealed in this case earlier this morning.

  • Activision

    I spoke to Kotick in an exclusive interview — he said Activision Blizzard's more modest projections for the current quarter were due to the timing of game releases. That lack of new games is one factor behind the 22 percent drop in game sales in April from a year ago.

  • Google's Next Challenge: Display Ads Friday, 14 May 2010 | 1:17 PM ET

    Can Google, the master online search advertising, harness another form of advertising—display ads—and pull in millions?

  • How Teams Can Be Better With Social Media Friday, 14 May 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    Sports teams and organization are not just in the entertainment business. They are in the relationship business. The idea of developing a fan base is really just about cultivating a relationship. 

  • Is Solution to State Deficits Only a Mouse Click Away? Friday, 14 May 2010 | 12:05 PM ET

    As the argument over whether states should impose sales tax on all online purchases heats up, a government organization released a report showing how much revenue each state could shave off its deficit if it imposed taxes on all Web and catalog sales.

  • The Best Web Play in China Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 7:15 PM ET

    How this Internet giant is laying the groundwork in the People’s Republic.

  • Facebook Adds Security Features—but Some Are 'Opt-In' Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 6:42 PM ET

    Facebook's millions of users are a lucrative target for Internet criminals looking to steal passwords and more.

  • Google at a Crossroads Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Google Search

    For the first time in Google's  short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.

  • QUIZ: Google Inc. Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 1:14 PM ET

    Google runs over one million servers and processes one billion searches a day. How much do you know about the most successful search engine in the world?

  • Why Google Is Still a 'Buy': Senior Analyst Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 11:12 AM ET

    Google shares have dropped almost 11 percent in the last month. So should investors still consider buying the search engine giant? Steve Weinstein, senior analyst at Pacific Crest Securities shared his insights.

  • Adobe Pricey Love Note to Apple Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 10:37 AM ET
    Adobe's "We Love Apple" ad in The New York Times

    If you want to know the true extent of Adobe's underdog status in its ongoing war of words with Apple over Flash, consider today's strange "love letter" appearing in national and regional dailies all over the country.