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  • Time Warner Looks to Spin Off AOL on December 9th Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    Time Warner says it will spin off its Internet business, AOL, as a separate company on December 9th.  Time Warner Inc.  said Thursday it has declared a dividend on the AOL shares it owns that will result in a complete separation of the two companies.

  • Glyde Aims to Simplify Online Sales of Used Media Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    Glyde, a start-up based in Palo Alto, Calif., will introduce a Web site intended to make it simple for people to buy and sell used media products, the New York Times reports.

  • Has Twitter's Finest Hours (Seconds) Come and Gone? Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 1:54 PM ET

    Has the sun begun to set on Twitter? Has its finest moments faded into the past?

  • Swiss Privacy Watchdog to Sue Google Street View Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 8:10 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Switzerland's privacy watchdog is taking legal action to force Google to make changes to its Street View service.

  • Sports Betting Web Site Sets Odds on Black Friday Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

    This year retailers won't be the only ones betting big on Black Friday sales. Bookmaker.com, a leading sports betting Web site, has put together odds on consumer spending habits during this year's Black Friday.

  • Intel's Andy Bryant Offers An Explanation Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    I've just gotten off the phone with Andy Bryant, Intel's former Chief Financial Officer and now the company's Chief Administrative Officer, who offered to walk me through some of the background connected to this case, and the reasons why Intel is settling the case now.

  • Road Rage Rants Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 2:34 PM ET
    Road rage

    Is it possible to profit from road rage? One Web site hopes so.

  • A Public Hearing That Isn't Public Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    Today starts a two-day FDA public hearing in Washington, DC on biopharma and social media. I decided not to go because talking heads in a meeting room just don't make for good TV. And this is just the first step in what is no doubt going to be a very long, involved policy-making process. But as it turns out, it looks like it might have been futile for me to try to attend anyway.

  • Apple's Global Retail Invasion Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    A flag showing the Apple Computer logo flies outside the Apple shop in Regent Street, London

    Apple Inc. has opened lots of stores over the past couple of years, but today's New York City event is a little different than most. That's because senior vice president Ron Johnson, Apple's retail guru, had some comments to share about the company's upcoming retail plans for 2010.

  • Intel Settles; AMD Settles the Score Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    It's a pretty big check for a company that's done nothing wrong. At least that's the early read from the big news this morning that Intel and rival Advanced Micro Devices set aside years of bitter litigation, settling their anti-trust suits, and resolving all outstanding legal issues.

  • Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel has agreed to pay Advanced Micro Devices $1.25 billion to settle a longstanding dispute between the two companies.

  • HP's Shot Across Cisco's Bow Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 5:09 PM ET

    Earlier this year, Cisco opened a major front against one-time partners Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the hotly competitive, and fast-growing server market with its blade, and so-called Unified Computing System initiative.

  • Website Launches That Gives Free Access to Concerts Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 10:06 AM ET

    A new Web site allows music lovers to watch concerts for free online, choosing from five different camera angles as they watch.

  • Cramer's Trade on Status-Conscious Consumers Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the Internet, media and more.

  • Back Off, Regulators! Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 10:24 AM ET

    A weird thing is happening right now, and it borders on the dangerous. Companies want to merge, and partner, and collaborate, and they have lots of cash on the balance sheet, ready to do deals that may help jumpstart their businesses, light a fire under sluggish markets, increase efficiencies, and generate nice returns for their investors. Yet federal agencies in this country and abroad aren't merely getting more active when it comes to scrutinizing the deals, they're getting activist.

  • Yahoo Is in Expanding Mode, Hiring: CEO Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 5:22 AM ET

    Yahoo is done with its cost-cutting program and now hiring, Chief Executive Carol Bartz told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Google to Buy Mobile Ad Firm AdMob for $750 Million Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 1:19 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google is acquiring mobile advertising company AdMob for $750 million, furthering the company's push into the fast-growing market of Web-enabled cell phones.

  • iPhone, App Strategy the 'New Dot Com?' Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 9:54 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Today, we have a new kind of craze, courtesy of Apple, its iPhone, and that incredible engine-that-could, the App Store. Look no further than Radio Shack this morning.

  • Framed for Porn – By a PC Virus Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 3:55 AM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.

  • Tommy Lee Wants You to Be a Rock Star Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:53 PM ET
    Tommy Lee

    You'd be hard pressed to find an industry harder hit the last decade than the record biz. Like mothers warning their daughters for centuries, people stopped buying the cow when they could get the milk for free. As free music became the norm, many wondered who would survive.