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  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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    This week CNBC is heading to Techonomy 2010, a new business conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. that examines the economic power of innovation.

  • A sign advertising the BlackBerry mobile phone is seen at a shopping mall in Dubai on August 01, 2010

    The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are moving to block RIMs BlackBerry email and instant messaging services, moves that are putting pressure on the stock today — and highlighting how secure BlackBerry messaging really is.

  • FarmVille

    For the better part of the last year, game industry pundits have shouted from the rooftops that social network gaming was the next big thing – but it’s starting to look like even they underestimated just how big it would be.

  • Wall Street sign

    The market does not like unpredictability, and we are headed into August with more questions than answers. That weighs on confidence. And that could make the next couple months much more difficult than July.

  • Clients have taken a point of view that said "if we invest now in a stable environment—with moderate growth as the expectation—then we are going to pick up share," the CEO of MDC Partners said.

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    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft spacer hosted its annual analyst day in Redmond yesterday, laying out its plans to dominate the consumer electronics market as well as convince investors that the company is on track to re-energize growth. But many questions remain for this technology giant.

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    In a world...where seven people have been chosen to hold the keys to the Internet...in Ziploc baggies...they may be able to save the digital universe...forever.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

  • The Nook e-reader

    E-books can now take us on a digital journey enhancing the author’s story. “It’s a wide-open world” according to Molly Barton director of business development for Penguin who was interviewed for the story.

  • Six in 60

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

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    To me, using cash to hire and expand business is a positive action, but for whatever reason, the move is being frowned upon by investors. And as the saying goes, the market is always right, even if you personally disagree with it.

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

  • Larry Ellison

    Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of Oracle, raked in that sum from 1999 to 2009, making him the highest-paid CEO and the next poster boy for the pay prudes.

  • Google

    Is Google readying another social networking push? If so, it’s going to have a hard time unseating Facebook.

  • Everyone got out of hand with too much leverage a few years ago. Now in deal making, the media banker said, "we are giving companies enough leverage to actually transact in sectors—sometimes with leverage ratios that are higher than if they traded in that same sector."

  • Six in 60

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

  • Blackberry Curve

    According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, specific absorption rate, or SAR, is "a way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body." For a phone to pass FCC certification and be sold in the United States, its maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram. In Europe, the level is capped at 2 watts per kilogram while Canada allows a maximum of 1.6 watts per kilogram.