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  • Secret’s Out: Sample Sales Move Online Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
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    The private-sale sites — a misnomer because most of these so-called exclusive sites are open to anyone who signs up — have become a thriving corner of online commerce., says the New York Times.

  • Web-TV Divide Is Back in Focus With NBC Sale Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:12 PM ET
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    For 60 years, TV could be watched only one way: through the television set. Now, though, millions watch shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” on demand and online on network Web sites.

  • Claiming Their Twittertory Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Two companies are trying to make money off Twitter by courting big business.

  • Is Porn’s Bad Reputation Overstated? Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 3:31 PM ET
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    The effects of pornography on its viewers may not be as negative as widely thought, according to new research from the University of Montreal.

  • Big Deals Drive Cyber Monday Sales Up 5% Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
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    The online shopping season appears to be off to an encouraging start. According to analytics firm ComScore, spending on Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, was up 5 percent from a year ago.

  • Retailers 'Friend' Facebook Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
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    When Staples decided on its Black Friday specials this year, it knew the deals wouldn’t stay secret for long. In the Internet age, retail surprises are quickly becoming things of the past as ads leak online weeks before their official unveiling.

  • Good Sign for the Economy: 'Greed' Makes a Comeback Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:17 AM ET

    An encouraging sign that things are getting back to normal: "Greed" is making a comeback, and "cynical" thoughts are dwindling, according to Dictionary.com.

  • Inside the Mind of Google Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 5:57 PM ET
    In less than a decade, Google became one of most powerful technology companies in the world.  The creation of the Google Internet search engine has changedthe way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other. Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allow them to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business.  Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

    Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allows it to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business. Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

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    It looks like the holidays will be happy at Blue Nile. In an interview on CNBC, Blue Nile President and CEO Diane Irvine said the online jewlery retailer is having its "best post-Thanksgiving ever."

  • Best Online Retailers to Buy Now: Internet Analyst Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Online retailers are becoming increasingly popular with people shopping at home—or on their work computers. So how can investors make money in the subsector? Benjamin Schacter, internet analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared his view.

  • Cyber Monday: The Last Vestige of Dotcom Hype Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
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    Is Cyber Monday the last vestige of dotcom hype? The day never was the busiest online shopping day, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great day to grab a bargain — just not from work this year.

  • Tech Comes to Holiday Shopping's Rescue? Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 12:03 PM ET
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    The numbers are in and they are painting some intriguing sub-stories for Black Friday shopping for the likes of Apple, eBay, Amazon and so many others.

  • Cheap Gas, Cheap Gifts Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 9:30 AM ET
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    Today I am at a ginormous 600,000 square foot facility in Phoenix, where Amazon.com packages up small items for shipping.

  • Get Paid Six Figures to Wear a T-Shirt? Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    With 15 million people unemployed in this country, one man proves all it takes is a little creativity to make your own six-figure job. He's getting paid just to get dressed in the morning.

  • iTunes for Magazines: Publishers Plan Online Newsstand Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:28 PM ET
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    A consortium of magazine publishers including Time and Condé Nast plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

  • Black Friday: Can Banks Tap the Frenzy, Too? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 11:58 AM ET

    While some shoppers slip out of bed in the middle of the night, slide into their track shoes and get ready to run for the Black Friday sales, some banks are hoping to get them limbered up for another event: savings.

  • Google CEO Schmidt Makes Secret Visit to Iraq Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:51 AM ET
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    Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, visited the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad and announced his company would create a virtual copy of the museum’s collections at its own expense, and make images of four millenniums of archaeological treasures available online, free, by early next year.

  • Investors Bet on a New Year's Rally For eBay Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 7:39 AM ET

    Ebay has been showing signs of improving business trends, and now some investors are betting on a New Year's rally.

  • 3D's Tipping Point and Your Living Room Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 2:18 PM ET
    Japan's Toshiba unveils the prototype model of a 3D television set 'Cell Regza'.

    Just about every major studio is developing 3D movies nowadays, and DreamWorks Animation for one says every single production it does will be 3D. No surprise there. What might surprise you is how quickly this kind of technology is coming to your living room.

  • Silicon Valley and Hollywood Now Fast Friends Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 12:43 PM ET
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    As we head into the holiday shopping and entertainment season, a funny thing is happening to Hollywood and Silicon Valley heavyweights. Once rivals, they're now key partners in a new kind of "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" approach to digital entertainment.