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  • H.P., Tech Powerhouse, Stumbles in Smartphones Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010 | 10:48 AM ET
    The iPaq Glisten smartphone by Hewlett-Packard.

    Hewlett-Packard is one of the world’s most successful makers of desktop computers, laptops, servers and printers, but in smartphones, H.P. has been on a steady slide into irrelevance. The New York Times explains.

  • Social Media: The New Career Norm Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 11:55 AM ET
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    Last week, several signs came together to further underline the fact that social media is no longer an emerging trend or passing fad, and that it's gone beyond the realm of the personal and become a fully-fledged part of our working lives.

  • A Tail of Two: Apple Ahead, Palm the Rear Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    RBC's Mike Abramsky has an interesting research report out this morning about Apple and Palm. And it's compelling stuff because of Abramsky's past calls on both these companies.

  • Wal-Mart Confirms It Will Buy Vudu Movie Service Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 6:33 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores says it will buy broadband entertainment provider Vudu, a deal that gives the world's biggest retailer the ability to sell movies directly through TVs and Blu-ray players over the Internet.

  • "Miracle On Ice" Still A Hot Seller Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    Thirty years ago, the United States beat Russia in an Olympic hockey game now dubbed “The Miracle on Ice.” We spoke to Howard Schwartz of Grandstand Sports, who has exclusive rights to “Miracle” memorabilia.

  • Wal-Mart Is Said to Be Buying Vudu Movie Service Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    Wal-Mart has agreed to buy Vudu, a three-year-old Silicon Valley startup whose online movie service is built into an increasing number of high-definition televisions and Blu-ray players, according to two people briefed on the deal. The New York Times reports.

  • Networks Wary of Apple’s Push to Cut Show Prices Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
    Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event January 26, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

    If Apple cut the price of each TV episode in half - to 99 cents, from $1.99 - would sales on iTunes increase enough to offset the price drop? Experiments are under way to find out, and the head of the nation’s No. 1 television network, CBS, indicated last week that some shows, at least, would be priced under a dollar in the future.

  • One e-commerce firm's shares nearly tripled over the last year. Does it have further room to run? Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his views.

  • Toyota's Congressional Hearing: 'How Risky Is It' Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:13 AM ET
    Toyota headquarters

    As someone who studies the way people perceive risk, and the importance of trust to those perceptions, it continues to amaze me how many smart successful firms like Toyota manage to forget the importance of trust until they’re in trouble, and then they have to spend huge amounts of money and effort, for years, trying to rebuild it, writes the author David Ropeik.

  • What to Buy as Fed Begins 'Normalization Process' Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    The stock market, being that discounting mechanism that it is, is not going to take this lightly, but instead treat this as a starting pistol to a difficult period of the removal of easy money for the markets, culminating in a hike of the Fed Funds rate.

  • Two Chinese Schools Linked to Google Attacks Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 11:08 PM ET
    Google Inc.'s China headquarters in Beijing

    A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation.

  • CBS Revenue Flat with Last Year as Ads Slowly Recover Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    CBS

    CBS is more reliant on ads than any of the other media giants: the good news is that its results show a gradual ongoing recovery in the ad market.

  • Flesh-Eating Vultures Descend on Luxury Condo Building Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Vulture investors have seized many an opportunity in this financial crisis but dozens of ACTUAL vultures have descended on this struggling luxury condo building.

  • Yahoo, Microsoft to Begin Web Ad Partnership Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
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    Microsoft and Yahoo have received clearance from regulators in Washington and Europe to proceed with a search partnership intended to challenge industry giant Google.

  • Either those in the corner office are the most frightened since the start of the Cold War or they are going to start deploying some of this cash in some form.

  • Judge Says No Quick Ruling on Google Book Plans Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 11:03 AM ET

    A Manhattan judge says it will take some time to decide whether Google can legally build the world's biggest digital library.

  • Buzzing, Tweeting and Carping Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 10:35 AM ET
    Google Buzz

    Funny, isn’t it? The people who review gadgets generally aren’t the people who buy them.

  • What Tiger SHOULD Say Tomorrow Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Tiger Woods

    'It was almost 14 years ago that I uttered those very words to you to announce my debut into professional golf. Today, it obviously comes with a much different tone.' That's how I think Tiger Woods should start off his statement tomorrow.

  • NBC's Mobile Audience Surges for Olympics: Zucker Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    More people are using mobile to get information about the Olympics than ever before, Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Internet Connectivity Grows, but Many Still Lack Access Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    Woman using a computer

    The availability of high-speed Internet access continues to grow. Still, about 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband at home.