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  • 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.

  • Microsoft Profit Rises 60%, Tops Analysts' Expectations Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    The world's biggest software reported a profit that was pushed higher by improved sales of personal computers.

  • Amazon Fills a Very Tall Order Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    The company reported 85 cents a share, way ahead of the 72 cents Wall Street was looking for, on $9.5 billion in revenue, or nearly a half-billion dollars better than estimates.

  • Windows 7 Drives Microsoft Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Look no further than the Windows 7 upgrade cycle, courtesy of retail sales, for the real strength behind this story.

  • Comcast and NBC Universal pitch merger to the FCC Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 2:13 PM ET
    Negotiating Pay

    CNBC's parent, NBC Universal and cable giant Comcast are trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission to approve their planned merger -- today filing a merger application and public interest statement.

  • Forget Apple's iPad; Amazon Much Bigger Than Kindle Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    So much talk these last few days about how the Apple iPad will be a Kindle killer, and how much damage the device might do to the Amazon brand, but with earnings tonight, Amazon will remind everyone that the company is much, much bigger than a book-reader.

  • Microsoft Ready to Kick It Up a Notch Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    Microsoft sits in the sweet spot of global economic recovery, but this company still has to outperform Street expectations in order for this stock to really work. At least that's the word from several analysts I'm talking to ahead of the company's second fiscal quarter earnings later today.

  • As Devices Pull More Data, Patience May Be Required Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 10:37 AM ET
    Iphone using

    Could Apple’s new iPad end up being too much of a good thing? The New York Times wonders.