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  • Farrell: It Doesn't Look Like the Economy is Safe Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    I never believed in the "V"-shaped recovery. I was more with Lee Cooperman's square-root design of an economic graph. It looks to me like that is the best we can now hope for.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Yahoo, Teekay Tankers, More... Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 10:45 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Google Headquarters

    In order to keep its dominant position, search giant Google must continue to pay for talent, something that is already weighing on the bottom line. It's stranglehold on search is coming under attack by rivals such as Microsoft's Bing.

  • Poll: Was This the Right Response From Apple? Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 3:02 PM ET

    Apple held a rare news conference on Friday to address complaints about reception issues with its iPhone 4 smartphone.

  • Yoshikami: Apple Not Perfect? Shocking! Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 3:01 PM ET
    Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    The enthusiasm of those faithful to Apple’s products is the envy of many. It was a company that many thought could do no wrong, but it is now one on the defense and for good reason. Looks like innovation sometimes runs into bumps like inadequately tested products. And now Apple is paying the price for a phone with issues.

  • Live Blog: iPhone 4 News Conference Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 2:28 PM ET
    Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    It's clear that the company stands behind the product, as is, and Jobs alludes to the sales numbers thus far: their more immediate problem—meeting the demand.

  • Google Earnings Fall Short of Expectations Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 5:28 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    The Internet advertising giant's shares dropped sharply in extended trading Thursday after the company reported a profit and sales that failed to match what Wall Street hoped was coming.

  • One Retail Sector Defies Sluggish Economy Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET
    Blogger

    As murky as the consumer picture is now, there is one spot on retail landscape that is still shining bright: online sales.

  • Rush Limbaugh: Apple is a ‘Buy Opportunity’ Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 2:17 PM ET
    Rush Limbaugh

    Limbaugh launched a passionate defense of Apple and its iPhone 4 on his syndicated radio program Thursday, saying he "had no reception problems" with the one he recently purchased.

  • FIRST: Exclusive Playboy Offer Details! Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    After offering $210 million for Playboy Enterprises, Penthouse parent FriendFinder Networks CEO Marc Bell told Fast Money why he wants to get into bed with Hugh Hefner.

  • Apps We Wish We Had Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 3Gs

    Hundreds of thousands of apps exist, ans new ones are always welcome. Here, CNBC Contributor David Pogue offers app ideas from parking to getting dressed.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: Expedia, Juniper Networks and More... Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 11:07 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Kneale: Why Verizon Needs to Split Apart Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 2:13 PM ET
    Verizon

    Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?

  • Is WiMAX Workable? Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 12:19 PM ET
    The new Sprint HTC Evo 4G smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry.

    The funny business of cell phones signals. Consumer Reports says you may need a little duct tape on your iPhone 4 to guard against dropped calls. Sound like a step backward? What about a cellphone signal that may fail in the middle of a large building?

  • Six in 60 Seconds: KB Home, OpenTable and More... Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Is There a Case Against Facebook? Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 4:24 PM ET
    facebook_logo_new.jpg

    A number of lawyers reminded me today that whenever a startup is a huge success, people inevitably come out of the woodwork to claim their piece of the pie.

  • Two women compare the new iPhone 4 (right) and an iPhone 3 in front of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple Store.

    If you had to name a company that symbolizes exemplary customer experience, superb brand management and cutting edge products, Apple wouldn't be too far from the top of most people's lists. Which is why it's been so surprising to find the company squandering its reputation for all these things over a relatively minor flaw with the new iPhone.

  • Higher E-Commerce Sales May Be Only a Click Away Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    Chico's Live Chat

    Online shoppers are like nomads visiting multiple Web sites before making a purchasing decision. Studies show retail Web sites that offer superior customer service, including live help tools, see high customer satisfaction. Just how successful is live help?

  • online_shopping_1.jpg

    In a store, sales clerks can serve customers' needs when they see there's a need, or greet them when they walk in the door, but online it's a more difficult task. What works better when it comes to live help on a Web site?

  • Tyco's $1.25 Billion Acquisition of ADC Telecom Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 11:51 AM ET
    Tyco

    Tyco's acquisition is to further its broadband connectivity exposure. In addition, the company released its preliminary earnings report.