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  • Microsoft Sees Pink with 'Kin' Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 1:01 PM ET

    This morning, at a splashy event at the trendy Mighty Club in San Francisco, Microsoft took the wraps off its new "Kin" smart phone, a device designed from the bottom up with social networking in mind, and in partnership with Sharp Electronics, Verizon and Vodaphone.

  • Bringing a Smarter Search to Twitter, With Fees Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 11:47 AM ET

    Bill Gross, the serial entrepreneur who pioneered search advertising, is unveiling a venture on Monday that aims to make money by allowing people using Twitter to bid on key words to give their posts top ranking.

  • Does Twitter Mean Business? Answer May Come This Week Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 11:32 AM ET

    This is the week we learn how Twitter plans to transform itself from a cultural phenomenom into a real, revenue-generating business.

  • Tensions Rise for Twitter and App Developers Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

    Twitter made it easy for programmers outside the company to build 70,000 applications that made the microblogging service more usable. Without them, people would not be able to post a photo, shorten a URL, monitor several Twitter accounts at once, easily use the service from a cellphone or search for people to follow.

  • FCC

    The FCC took a major hit in the net neutrality war this week, as a court ruling has determined companies can control internet usage on their pipes. So what's next for the FCC?

  • MasterCard Set to Open an Online Shopping Mall Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 11:22 AM ET
    MasterCard Marketplace

    MasterCard  is set to introduce a Web shopping mall on Monday that it says can pinpoint with considerable accuracy what its cardholders are likely to purchase. The NYT explains.

  • CEO Blog: A Cure for a Bad Reputation Friday, 9 Apr 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    The number of Americans who say that corporate America has a good reputation is up 50 percent from last year, the first improvement in four years...according to a new survey. But this CEO says, "Before we give ourselves a pat on the back...We’ve still got our work cut out for us."

  • Cheap Blue Chip Stocks with 'Rapid Earnings Growth' Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Thursday, after an unexpected jump in jobless claims rattled the market. Where should investors look to put their money? Keith Goddard, portfolio manager at President Capital Advisors, and Craig Hemke, founder of BuyAPension.com, shared their insights.

  • Kentucky to Sue Poker Site for Residents' Losses Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    gavel and money

    Kentucky officials have opened a new front in the fight against internet poker, suing the owners of Full Tilt Poker, the US-oriented gambling site, to recover five years’ of losses by residents of the state.

  • Buy, Sell, Hold, Tweet? Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 3:32 PM ET

    A few months ago I blogged that Pops had taken the bold step of jumping on Twitter and actually tweeting (that's Twitter-speak for sending out messages of 140 characters or less.) Well, now, a sell-side biotech analyst is tweeting, too.

  • Fliers Beware: More Fees for What Used to Be Free Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 2:18 PM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    Airlines are now touting their summer fares to lure travelers. But what they are also introducing new fees for items and services that used to be free.

  • Najarian: Trade Long on These Takeover Targets Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    In an exclusive for our website, Jon Najarian says, 'Our Heat Seeker spied a couple takeover candidates this morning and per usual, I am trading both from the long side.'

  • U.S. Court Curbs F.C.C. Authority on Web Traffic Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.

    A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that regulators had limited power over Web traffic under current law. The decision will allow Internet service companies to block or slow specific sites and charge video sites like YouTube to deliver their content faster to users. THe New York Times reports.

  • Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    Turning the tables on a China-based computer espionage gang, Canadian and United States computer security researchers have monitored a spying operation for the past eight months, observing while the intruders pilfered classified and restricted documents from the highest levels of the Indian Defense Ministry.

  • iPad Stories From the Front Lines Monday, 5 Apr 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    It came, it saw, it conquered. Kinda. Apple says it sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday (including pre-orders), a million apps were downloaded, along with 250,000 books.

  • The Five-Star Dream Job: Honeymoon Tester Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    How about this for a dream job—"honeymoon tester!" It's the latest in a string of dream-job contests. On your mark ... get set ... honeymoon!

  • Google Changes Its Name (Sort of) Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 12:47 PM ET

    Remember how the city of Topeka was so desperate to be selected for Google's broadband experiment it changed its name to Google, Kansas? Well, today, the company returned the favor.

  • Success (and Some Growing Pains) at Hulu Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 9:23 AM ET
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    Hulu, the popular and free online video hub, has some things to celebrate as it heads into its third year.  But there are signs of dissatisfaction in Hulu’s house.

  • The Recession's 10 Most Outrageous Jobs Stories Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    Elephants washing a car at Wildlife Safari.

    The recession left 8 million unemployed in its wake but it also surfaced astounding creativity — from the guy who created his own six-figure job wearing T-shirts to the company that placed a help-wanted ad seeking "fake employees." Here's a look at the 10 most outrageous jobs stories of the recession!

  • iPhone Breathing Down Blackberry's Neck Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 5:04 PM ET
    RIM Headquarters

    This wasn't the way it was supposed to play out. There was every indication that Research in Motion was supposed to be sitting pretty, effectively shaking off the effects of iPhone from Apple and still enjoying big time momentum in the marketplace. Nope.