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  • Tim Seymour: Best Ways to Invest in China Now Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 1:08 PM ET

    While investors are worried about the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, should they also be concerned about China? Tim Seymour, founder of Emergingmoney.com, discussed his insights.

  • Apple's Tactics in Online Music May be Questioned Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 2:41 AM ET
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    The U.S. Justice Department is examining Apple’s tactics in the market for digital music, the New York Times reports, citing several people.

  • Foreign Worker Hiring Slows Way Down Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 5:08 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    All this week, the NBC news family is focusing attention on "A Nation Divided," and ahead of President Obama's Silicon Valley visit on Wednesday, I was asked to look at the H1-B visa issue again, especially as it relates to the tech community and a new hiring wave.

  • Facebook's Former Privacy Officer's Political Campaign Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 5:00 PM ET
    Chris Kelly, candidate for California Attorney General.

    Chris Kelly, candidate for California Attorney General, is finding himself in the middle of Facebook's privacy controversy.

  • Microsoft Xbox Chief Out as Division Stumbles Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 1:58 PM ET
    Robbie Bach

    Microsoft is shaking up its entertainment and devices division, the group responsible for many of its most familiar consumer devices.

  • Microsoft Announces Shake-Up in Mobile, Game Unit Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft announced changes in its Management team that oversees the division that develops mobile phones, videogames and other devices Tuesday.

  • Yahoo's Bartz and Another F*bomb Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 12:32 PM ET
    Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz

    She did it again. And really, it should come as no surprise. Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz dropped the F*bomb once again, this time at a tech event in New York.

  • Yahoo-Nokia Deal Targets Emerging Markets Monday, 24 May 2010 | 1:00 PM ET
    Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    The partnership announced Monday between Yahoo and Nokia will give Yahoo greater access to those “new to the net” and the vast pool of cell phone users in emerging world, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz told CNBC Monday.

  • Google: Sure It's Big. But Is That Bad? Saturday, 22 May 2010 | 7:02 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    The Silicon Valley lawyer who almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the government down on Microsoft is setting his crosshairs on a new target: Google.

  • The FTC Got Google Right Friday, 21 May 2010 | 1:17 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    After months of examination, the Federal Trade Commission has decided to let Google's $750 million acquisition of mobile advertiser AdMob move forward. And it makes sense.

  • GoogleTV Takeaways Friday, 21 May 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    It struck me Thursday, sitting across from Google's Eric Schmidt and Sony's Sir Howard Stringer in my exclusive interview following the Google TV announcement that there may not be two companies on the planet more different than these guys.

  • What Does Google TV Mean for Media? Friday, 21 May 2010 | 9:37 AM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Google TV aims to eliminate the line between your computer and your television. It's designed to allow you to surf a range of websites and access online video from your couch.

  • Will Boomers Help or Hurt Funeral Industry? Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Funeral

    At the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, director Woody Allen said about death, "I'm strongly against it." For those in the funeral industry, death, or lack thereof, has been no laughing matter for almost a decade. Funerals and cremations are at a 20-year low.

  • Yoshikami: Why is Tech in the Spotlight? Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 8:56 AM ET
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    The tech sector is once again in the limelight after being shoved to the corner in the aftermath of the dotcom bust in 2000.

  • Google: When in Doubt, Blame the Apps Developers Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Google Android

    If there's a single knock for just about anything mobile nowadays, it's battery life. Laptops, netbooks, smart phones, you name it. And the more these companies try to cram into these devices, the bigger the drain on the juice.

  • HP Beats, Raises and Shrugs Off Europe Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 4:50 PM ET
    HP

    In an interview with CNBC just after the numbers were released, CEO Mark Hurd didn't seem so concerned with Europe's weakness, and in fact the company reported an 11 percent increase in its European/Middle East/Africa business during the second quarter.

  • Will 'Red Dead' Rev Up Video Games? Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 2:58 PM ET
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Video game sales may have plummeted 26 percent in April, but now there's hope that a new game will get the industry moving. "Red Dead Redemption" goes on sale today, and based on rave reviews and some anecdotal reports of huge lines outside Game Stop stores, this game could be a blockbuster.

  • Stop Office Meeting Madness Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 1:13 PM ET
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    I hate meetings. Everyone gets together in a room, and suddenly someone wants to turn it into a social hour. Others like to hear themselves pontificate. It's human nature when you're meeting face to face—the cadence of required pleasantries, the necessary warm up before FINALLY getting to the point, the public comment period which no one seems willing to end, the always-too-long wind down.

  • Google Set for Probes on Data Harvesting Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 12:08 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday moved towards investigating Google following the internet group’s disclosure that it had recorded communications sent over unsecured wireless networks in people’s homes.

  • HP Now Has Many 'Ways' Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    I remember years ago a special event at the home of David Packard here in Silicon Valley. He was joined by colleague Bill Hewlett and the two together were unveiling Packard's book entitled "The HP Way."