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  • Is Olympic Marketing Rule Too Stringent? Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    While the goal is obviously to prevent ambush marketing, the rule certainly hurts Olympians from signing deals with non-sponsors since those companies are longshots to be granted waivers.

  • Cisco's Big Upside Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 4:38 PM ET
    A fountain is shown at the entrance to Cisco Systems headquarters in San Jose, California.

    The company reported 40 cents a share against the 35 cents expected; but arguably the bigger story here is the significant beat on the topline: Cisco reported $9.8 billion versus the $9/.4 billion expected.

  • Hulu Is Huge—But Is It Profitable? Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 4:22 PM ET

    The latest numbers, out today from Comscore reveal that the number of videos Hulu streamed quadrupled from December 2008 to December 2009. And Hulu's unique visitors grew to over 44 million, up from just 24.5 million a year earlier.

  • Time Warner beat Wall Street expectations and swung to a fourth quarter profit of 55 cents per share on higher revenue of $7.32 billion.

  • Cisco on Deck Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    When I sat down with Cisco CEO John Chambers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, he had a powerful story to tell: A plan to transform Cisco in a vertical, enterprise and consumer powerhouse 7 years in the making, was ready to pay dividends in 2010.

  • Comcast Center

    Comcast may be the nation's largest cable operator, but it's the growth of other parts of its business — it added more Internet and phone subscribers — that drove growth last quarter.

  • Woz's Prius and Sudden Acceleration Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    Woz has joined the chorus over Toyota's sudden acceleration issues and those sticky gas pedals that are dominating the media discourse nowadays. Woz reportedly says his 2010 Prius can unintentionally accelerate to as much as 97mph when he's on cruise control.

  • A Little Chip Designed by Apple Itself Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 12:04 PM ET
    Apple A4 chip

    With the A4, Apple has taken another step toward challenging the norms of the mobile device industry. Device makers typically buy their primary chips from specialized microprocessor companies. But for the iPad, Apple chose to design its own — creating unique bonds between the chip and Apple’s software.

  • In Europe, Challenges for Google Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Google has a problem in China. But it may have bigger headaches in Europe. The New York Times reports.

  • Hacking for Fun and Profit in China’s Underworld Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 10:29 AM ET

    Internet security experts say China has legions of computer hackers, and that they are behind an escalating number of global attacks to steal credit card numbers, commit corporate espionage and even wage online warfare on other nations, which in some cases have been traced back to China.

  • Misreading Apple and Amazon Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    Sometimes the market just doesn't get it. Case in point: the so-called capitulation over the weekend between Amazon and big publisher Macmillan, and the purported nefarious role Apple played in all this.

  • Oscar Nominations Announced: The Race is On Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 9:22 AM ET
    Oscar Awards

    The Academy doubled the number of nominees for best picture to 10. No surprise "Avatar", "The Hurt Locker", "The Blind Side", "Precious", Inglorious Basterds and "Up in the Air" were on the list.

  • Google Launching Business Software Store: Report Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 6:41 AM ET
    Google Search

    Google is preparing to launch a new store for online business software, people briefed by the company told the Wall Street Journal late Monday.

  • Cramer: Buy Art Tech's Offering Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    Plus, the Mad Money host reacts to Goldman's bonus brouhaha and Exxon's earnings.

  • Lessons From Apple's “Other” Steve Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
    Apple Store 5th Ave NY

    Of course, not everyone can get away with being as frank as Wozniak about their own company and products...but there are still things about him that any current or aspiring exec can learn from.

  • Chips, Dip, Mobile Phone: Ready for The Big Game? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 11:48 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Attention Super Bowl Advertisers: Are you mobile Web-enabled? Consumers are surfing the Web from their phones more often. If you are spending the money on advertising during the Big Game, it's worth considering whether your site is optimized for smartphones.

  • Grammys Spotlight Digital Music Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    New iPod Nano

    With the Grammys coming Sunday, and Apple's big iPad release just a few days old, it's a good opportunity to take a look at just how far digital music has come, and what a big role Apple has played in all this.

  • Apple 101: The App Class Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 8:56 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone

    Apple's App Store might be one of the greatest entrepreneurial tools the world has ever seen. Nothing virtual about this gold rush. Consider what Steve Jobs told us last week: 140,000 apps, and over 3 billion downloads. Think, i-KaChing.

  • Shorts Might be Short-sighted on Apple Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 3:52 PM ET

    Betting against Apple has become a kind of bloodsport on Wall Street, and following the company's earnings earlier this week, it bears repeating just how stellar these numbers were, and how extraordinary the opportunities are that lay ahead for this company.

  • Get Ready for the 'Twitter Oscars' Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    Get ready because it's "Twitter Oscars" season, the time of year when we all stop to recognize outstanding achievement in brevity.