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  • Yahoo! Needs to Acquire Hulu: Analyst Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 7:00 PM ET

    Following a flurry of M&A activity, investors are wondering who's the next takeover candidate. Why one analyst said Yahoo should buy Hulu.

  • Pops & Drops: Lowe's, Kroger... Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 5:34 PM ET

    Herein are the week's biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Lowe's popped while Kroger dropped.

  • What's Next for Netflix? Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 3:56 PM ET

    Netflix shares have gained a whopping 185 percent over the past 12 months, but the stock is off from its all-time high it hit recently, now facing analyst downgrades and a slew of changes to the media landscape.

  • Businesses Cash In on Web Privacy Concerns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    As online breaches continue to rise, new companies aiming to guarantee that customers' data is secure are springing up, thanks to the investments of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who are pouring tens of millions of dollars into tech startups.

  • Stocks to Watch: Symantec, RIM and More ... Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Facebook's New Weapon and Cost of Privacy Battle Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 5:07 PM ET

    Facebook's long-awaited addition of the ability to "check in" could be a game changer for the social network's revenue stream.

  • E-Commerce Site Boosts Small Business Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Much has been said and written recently about how to jump-start small businesses in the US, but the wildly popular e-commerce site Groupon seems to doing just that while giving consumers exactly what they want—discounts.

  • Top Books: Rework Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is most definitely not like most of the business books you’ve read before.

  • Top Books: The Upside of Irrationality Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    Who would have thought that offering a big, fat bonus check for a job well done would be a bad thing? In this book the author explains "The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home."

  • Top Books: Delivering Happiness Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    Happiness for me often comes in a box from Zappos. And like so many others who love shoes, Zappos the online retailer delivers my happiness in their distinct white boxes. Now the CEO of that company, Tony Hsieh is telling his, and his company’s, story in DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.

  • Kneale: Why Isn't Google a $1,000 Stock by Now? Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    Today Google trades at 21 times trailing earnings, about where the broader market lies. But isn’t this company worth more, pound for pound, than the typical S&P old-guarder?

  • Man watches home theater televisions at the Best Buy

    Of all the data businesses long to collect about you, one of the most precious is where you are. The closer you get to a store, the more likely you’ll actually open your wallet. That makes location-based services a potential multi-billion-dollar opportunity.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Tangled Web: The Corporate Privacy Battle Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Tech and media giants face a delicate balance between privacy and profits. They rely on consumers' personal information to grow revenue, but if consumers don't feel safe — or if their data is stolen — that's a major problem.

  • Privacy Battle Pits Lawmakers Against Tech Companies Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 3:39 PM ET
    Google Chrome

    The political consensus is forming in Washington around greater regulation of online advertising to protect consumer privacy. The twin goals are more consumer awareness of behavioral tracking and more “user friendly” out-out standards.

  • North Korea Takes to Social Networking Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
    @Uriminzok, a Twitter account believed to be updated by the North Korean government.

    North Korea has turned to Twitter and YouTube to step up its propaganda struggle with South Korea and the US as the isolated state comes under growing international pressure since the sinking of a southern warship. The FT reports.

  • What's On: The Future of RIM, Hotel Stocks on the Rise Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 8:06 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Research in Motion: Buy, Sell or Hold? Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    What's your call on the BlackBerry maker's stock? Share your opinion.

  • Analyst Defriends Google on Facebook Competition Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 2:38 PM ET

    Could the era of Google’s dominance in search advertising be over thanks to Facebook?

  • Profits vs. Privacy as Businesses Mine Consumer Data Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 2:29 PM ET

    Businesses are watching you—more than ever before.  Newly-armed with analytics technology, retailers, search engines and social networks are all eager to turn data into profits.