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  • EU Stress-Test Results May Spur Tech Spending: CEO Sunday, 25 Jul 2010 | 12:44 PM ET

    Worries about sovereign debt have caused some companies to put tech spending on hold. Now, with the EU stress-test results out of the way, Juniper's CEO says he thinks tech spending may pick up.

  • On Language: 'Mad Men'-ese Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Jon Hamm

    As the fourth season of the AMC series “Mad Men” kicks off, some of the show’s fans are gearing up to play another round of a peculiar language game: trying to spot flaws in the meticulously constructed dialogue portraying 1960s Madison Avenue.

  • These early-stage outfits are gaining popularity and beginning to draw investment dollars. Do you know who they are?

  • On to Goldman's Career, 2.0 Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 3:33 PM ET

    This will be my last blog for CNBC as I close out my last day as the network's Silicon Valley Bureau Chief today.

  • Sony’s Trojan Horse Sneaks up on Microsoft Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
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    Microsoft has known for a while that the trick to getting the Xbox 360 integrated into people’s living rooms is to load it with non-gaming features. It’s a strategy that was worked well for the company.... Now, though, Sony is quickly following suit...which could give it an advantage as the industry prepares for a crucial holiday season.

  • Actress Angelina Jolie and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speak onstage at the 'Salt' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center.

    The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.

  • Oracle

    Oracle President Charles Phillips said we're still in the "early innings" of tech consolidation, and that Oracle will probably spend twice as much over the next five years as it did over the last five.

  • Wal-Mart's Privacy Invasion—Not! Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:45 AM ET
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    Horrors! Wal-mart, that world-whipping Darth Vader of retailers, is ushering in the next great chip revolution, and the Cassandras of the privacy movement already are arming to fight against it.

  • What Google Changes 500 Times a Year Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:12 AM ET
    Google

    Behind the scenes, the company is constantly tweaking how it searches and scans the Internet.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: JetBlue, Estee Lauder and More... Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Take a look at why these six stocks are worth watching.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Apple's Genius Marketing Move Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
    Apple Store

    Buy a Mac computer at your nearest Apple Store and receive a free 8GB iPod Touch!  Just bring the acceptance letter, and you get to participate in one of the better "Back to School" campaigns in recent memory.

  • Smartphone War: HP Takes on Apple, Google Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 8:50 AM ET
    The iPaq Glisten smartphone by Hewlett-Packard.

    In its bid to take on Apple and Google in smartphones, Hewlett-Packard won't use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

  • Verizon Tops Analysts' Estimates; Shares Rise Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 8:39 AM ET
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    The Dow component's shares traded slightly higher in pre-market trading Friday after the company reported higher earnings after adjusting for restructuring costs.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Microsoft Earnings and Revenue Rise, Top Forecasts Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 5:20 PM ET
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    The software heavyweight reported a profit and sales that improved over last year and both topped what Wall Street was looking for, helped by strong sales of Windows 7.

  • Amazon Shares Plunge After Earnings Disappoint Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 5:10 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    The online retailer's shares plunged after the company posted earnings that missed analyst expectations and revenue that barely beat forecasts.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    Digital distribution has been a hot topic in the video game industry for years – with developers, publishers and retailers trying to forecast when it will become a real threat to traditional brick and mortar stores. New data, however, shows that time might be closer than many were expecting.

  • Dell Paying $100 Million in SEC Deal Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:26 PM ET

    Computer maker Dell is paying $100 million to settle federal regulators' charges of using fraudulent accounting to meet Wall Street earnings targets.

  • Microsoft's Moment of Truth Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:11 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.

  • My 'Beastly' Comments—Bring 'em On Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET
    Sumner Redstone

    Hoo boy did I stir up a hornet’s nest yesterday by having the temerity to question whether it was “right” to publish Viacom billionaire Sumner Redstone’s hilariously stupid voice message left for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Beast.