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  • In Allowing Ad Blockers, a Test for Google Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 12:30 PM ET
    Google Chrome

    In a manifestolike e-mail message sent last month to all Google employees, Jonathan Rosenberg, a senior vice president for product management, told them to commit to greater transparency and open industry standards. Rather than hoard knowledge to exploit it, he wrote in “The Meaning of Open,” share it and watch Google and the entire Internet prosper.

  • Trying to Add Portability to Movie Files Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Mitch Singer, chief technology officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment

    At the Consumer Electronics Show, a big high-tech gathering that will begin Wednesday in Las Vegas, Hollywood studios and consumer electronics makers plan to lay out some steps they are taking to simplify the digital future. The New York Times reports.

  • Google Prepares for Major Mobile Disruption Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    Google Android

    The secrecy surrounding Google's Android event tomorrow reminds me of the build-up for an Apple event. And while Apple has the whole "event" thing down, the pressure is now on Google to deliver. And big, especially with a stock soaring as the New Year of trading gets underway.

  • The Dream Job That Could Kill You Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 11:53 AM ET
    Irukandki Jellyfish

    He had "The Best Job in the World" — and it nearly killed him. Suddenly, your cubicle doesn't look so bad, does it?

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    Online retailer eBay saw purchases made from mobile apps soar this holiday season, with three-times as many items purchased via mobile device than a year ago.

  • Popular Sites Blocked by Web Attack: Report Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 2:45 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    Some popular Web sites, including Amazon.com spacer, were temporarily interrupted for some users who logged on to find error messages and slower navigation after a company that provides directory services for the sites suffered a denial of service attack, according to a report.

  • The Answer to YouTube's Ad Strategy? A Skateboarding Dog Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 12:31 PM ET
    American Apparel overlay ad in Puppy vs. Mirror video

    American Apparel, known for its basic-style clothing, has targeted more than 100 pet videos on Internet site YouTube to plug its canine clothing line. The campaign gives a glimpse at the future of ads on YouTube.

  • HP a Racist? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 4:00 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    If you haven't seen the video on youtube yet, it's worth a look. If this is legit, it's brutal, and Hewlett-Packard , the world's largest personal computer maker, has some major explaining to do.

  • Web Lets Shoppers Create One-of-a-Kind Gifts Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 11:39 AM ET
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    Searching for meaning beyond a price tag, more holiday shoppers are giving custom-made gifts this year. A host of Web sites with names like Zazzle, Blurb and TasteBook are helping people quickly create one-of-a-kind products like clothing, books and jewelry.

  • Cramer: Will Google Reach $750? Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the brokers, tech and more.

  • The Science of Managing Search Ads Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 10:38 AM ET
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    For most people, Google and other search engines are essential tools to navigate the Web. But the workings of the text ads, the blurbs that peddle goods and services on the search results pages, are largely hidden from Web users. The New York Times reports.

  • Apple TV Draws Attention of CBS, Disney: Report Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 10:03 AM ET
    Apple Store

    CBS and Walt Disney are in talks to team up with Apple on a new service that would offer television subscriptions over the Internet, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

  • GM Snags Microsoft's Liddell Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 2:00 PM ET
    General Motors Headquarters

    Chris Liddell has made no secret of his ambitions to run a company. So in that respect, his departure from Microsoft last month as the company's first-ever outside Chief Financial Officer, a role he's played since 2005, wasn't much of a surprise. But his arrival at the CFO's job at General Motors is a bit of a surprise.

  • Poll: Is the Worst Over for Stocks? Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 4:25 PM ET

    It's official: The stock market and all of its messy glory has penetrated popular consciousness. So does that mean the worst is over?!

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    Here we are a week before Christmas, the last night of Hanukkah, and it's the perfect opportunity to find out what's selling, what's not, and what investors ought to be paying attention to.

  • RIMM Redemption Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
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    Big swings can often lead to strikeouts. But it can also mean home runs, and that's exactly what "Options Action" contributor and Phoenix Partner's Chief Derivatives Strategist Dan Nathan hit last week by purchasing the RIMM December 60/65 strangle ahead of earnings.

  • Last-Minute Shopping? There's an App for That Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
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    There’s only a few days left to find that perfect gift this holiday season, but with the help of an iPhone, all you may need is a few minutes.

  • RIM Soars, Stuns the Street Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 5:36 PM ET
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    So much concern, so much talk about dealing with disappointment, and a perceived slowdown in Blackberry momentum amid so much media clamor about anything and everything Droid from Google and what does Research in Motion do? Blows everyone away, that's what.

  • Oracle Beats, and Beats Big Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 4:53 PM ET

    If you think about the Oracle earnings release, it might be even more impressive than it seems. Consider that it has been more than a year since its last acquisition of any real significance, and yet the company was able easily to beat top line forecasts.

  • RIM Feels the Pressure Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
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    This company is in a pitched battle with Apple and a dozen other smart phone makers, and while it is an exceptional swordsman, it faces a daunting task: Not merely adding subscribers, but keeping the ones it already has.