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  • Twitter Post  Sparks a Thoughtful Dialogue Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 12:29 PM ET
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    I have written hundreds of posts on this blog over the past couple of years, but seldom have I received the amount of feedback generated from my post on Twitter last Friday; and seldom has the dialogue been this thoughtful, this effective, this informative and reasoned. Even those who disagreed with me offered up some really good counterpoints which I certainly take to heart.

  • IBM Undercuts Google with Discount E-mail Service Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 6:45 PM ET
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    IBM is trying to stymie Google's expansion into the business software market. The weapon: a bare-bones e-mail service IBM is selling to companies for $36/year per worker, undercutting a package of software applications that Google sells for $50 per user annually.

  • Elephants Start Car Wash to Help Zoo Beat Recession Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

    Zoos across the country have been mauled by the recession. One zoo got a few of the animals to pitch in to boost sales: The elephants started a car wash.

  • Twitter: You're Dead to Me Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 12:44 PM ET
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    A month later, and after a couple of hundred Tweets, and nearly 700 followers (thank you, thank you, thank you!), I've come to the conclusion - like more than a third of other Tweeters out there after their first month, that the site is just not for me.

  • Are We Prime For a Historic Tech M&A Surge? Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 1:10 PM ET
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    Cisco's play for Tandberg is a real sign of the times for cash rich tech companies. Here's a company trading at or near its 52-week high, and yet dips into its swollen coffers and pays for the $3 billion deal all in cash. And why not, with $35 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Cisco can certainly afford it.

  • Wanted: 'Marijuana-Dispensary Reviewer' (Pot Critic) Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

    Duuuuude. I just found you a totally awesome job: Westword, an alternative weekly in Denver, is looking for a freelance writer to review marijuana clinics.

  • Cisco Bets on Video Again with $3 Billion Tandberg Buy Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 12:55 PM ET
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    Cisco has agreed to buy Norwegian videoconferencing company Tandberg for $3 billion in cash, its latest bet that video will drive demand for its data transmission gear. The acquisition fills the gap between Cisco's high-end video meeting service and its WebEx tool.

  • Who Do We Want On Twitter? Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 1:24 PM ET
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    For months, we've given you the top monthly Sports Twitter Rankings and it has been fun to keep up with everyone in the business. But we wanted to do something fresh this month. So we give you the top 10 people in sports we WANT to be on Twitter and why.

  • Street-Cart Economy: Banker Savors Life as Food Vendor Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 12:28 PM ET

    New York's street-cart vendors aren't just low-income immigrants any more. Some of them are former investment bankers and lawyers. Welcome to the new economy.

  • Mad Mail: What's the Best Mobile Internet Play? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 8:00 PM ET

    Plus, a call on Friday's jobs number.

  • Ad Execs Cursing 'Tilman the Skateboarding Dog' Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 6:00 PM ET

    Move over Wall Street, there’s a new victim in town: Advertising. And they've got a jingle to prove it.

  • Apple Goes Green, Big Time Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 2:02 PM ET

    It's no secret that Apple has embarked on a major environmental push these last few years: At the conclusion of any product roll-out, CEO Steve Jobs typically talks about the environmentally friendly materials and production processes used, and the priority environmental responsibility has become for the folks in Cupertino. It certainly doesn't hurt that Nobel Peace Prize winner - and environmental activist Al Gore sits on Apple's board.

  • In the midst of the "Great Recession," Jordan Goldman  launched a startup that has risen to become one of the largest resources for college information on the Web. CNBC sat down with the young entrepreneur at his New York office and asked him where he got the idea for Unigo.com.

  • Microsoft Windows party

    Microsoft, in its latest attempt at a campy viral marketing campaign, is trying to get everyday users to throw a "House Party" (think Tupperware party) to spread the word to their friends about the upcoming Windows 7. Yeah, never put the geeks in charge of the party.

  • Verizon to Palm: Talk to the Hand? Not So Fast Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 7:01 PM ET
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    There's a report out tonight from the folks at thestreet.com that Verizon Wireless has decided not to support that other Jesus phone, namely the Palm Pre.

  • Could RIM's Bad News Be Good For Apple? Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 4:52 PM ET
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    Whoa! I had to do a double take when I was reporting Research in Motion's second quarter earnings on the air moments ago because I couldn't believe they were this weak. In this case, looks were not deceiving.

  • RIM Ready for a Break-out? Or Sell-off? Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
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    By any historical measure, Research in Motion has a pretty good, three-month stock run. From a low of around $66 on July 13, they're just shy of $84 today. Hardly a slouch. But...

  • Yahoo CEO Bartz: 'Be Cynical About Frickin' Google' Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 11:37 AM ET
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    Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz got characteristically irked off this week when asked by a reporter if the media "is too obsessed with change at Yahoo." According to the San Francisco Chronicle Bartz replied, "When you get outside of New York City and Silicon Valley, everybody loves Yahoo ... I mean, why are you cynical about us? Be cynical about frickin' Google. Leave us alone."

  • Cramer: Here Comes Another Pullback Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 7:33 PM ET

    Fear not, though, the Mad Money host says. You’re getting the chance to buy some great tech stocks at a discount.

  • Palm's iTunes Protest Strategy Backfires Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 2:31 PM ET
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    By now you know the row: Palm co-opts Apple iTunes access for its new Palm Pre smart phone without permission and hails the electronic trespassing as a key selling point for iPhone users to switch platforms...But as you get a little closer to the issues, they get far stickier, and far thornier, for both Apple and Palm.