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  • eBay Beats; Stock Still Gets Beaten Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    Seems hard-to-please eBay investors are pushing the "Sell It Now" button despite the company's top and bottomline beats for its fourth quarter.

  • New York Times' Plans to Charge: Future of Journalism? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 4:20 PM ET
    The New York Times building.

    The New York Times *finally* announced that it will start charging for "frequent" access to its articles starting in 2011. This is no surprise — with advertising and subscriptions on the decline, it's a long time in coming.

  • eBay on Recovery Track, but Stuck in Traffic? Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:20 PM ET

    Somehow, somewhere during eBay's fourth quarter, the company turned a corner from merely talking about and trying to implement a sweeping recovery plan to seeing the fruits of its labor. The company saw a nice one-two punch of consumers swarming to online shopping, and having the strategic changes to its business plan in place to take advantage of it.

  • Value of White House Drops by More Than $15 Million Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    It just goes to show you, not even the president is immune to the real-estate slump: The value of the White House is down more than $15 million in the past year, despite improvements the Obamas made such as a vegetable garden and fancy swing set.

  • Turning An Old Idea Into $1B+! Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:07 PM ET

    The sci-fi movie just picked up the top prize at the Golden Globes, and it's on track to surpass the top-selling film of all time—"Titanic"—directed by, uh, James Cameron. How does he do it?

  • Some New Perspective on Microsoft/Apple Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    Got an intriguing email from a knowledgeable source very familiar with search dynamics involving Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo for that matter..

  • America's Nastiest CEO Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    Overstock.com CEO, Patrick Byrne

    Think business journalists are too timid? Look what happens when you go after a struggling firm.

  • Fearing Hackers Who Leave No Trace Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 10:32 AM ET

    If hackers could steal the source codes of technology companies like Google or Cisco, they could essentially give themselves secret access to everything the company and its customers did with the software. The NYT reports.

  • Apple Teams with Microsoft? Not So Fast Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 10:20 AM ET

    There are various reports this morning that Apple is ready to push Google aside as the default search engine on iPhone, in favor of Microsoft's (say it with me: Bing, Bing) Bing.

  • Voters Send a Different Message as Republican Wins Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 5:14 AM ET
    Republican State Sen. Scott Brown exits the debate hall following a senatorial debate at the University of Massachusetts January 11, 2010 in Boston.

    The implications of the shock win by Republican Scott Brown in the  Massachusetts Senate election are sure to be far-reaching, and the result leaves President Obama with a long list of tough choices.

  • Sony to Microsoft: Game On! Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:54 AM ET
    Sony Building

    In a surprise move on Wednesday, Sony  unveiled its Motion Controller technology, a direct competitive threat to Microsoft's Project Natal, and way, way ahead of schedule.

  • IBM Does Intel, and Other Tech, One Better Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 4:47 PM ET
    IBM Sign

    IBM's fourth quarter earnings are a testimony to the transformation this company has undergone over the past decade, and it seems like the strategy will continue to pay dividends.

  • Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $12 Trillion? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Times Square was hit by a flash mob of "homeless" Uncle Sams today, who were there giving the Naked Cowboy a run for his money, asking passerbys if they could spare some change —$12 trillion, to be exact.

  • Principles Versus Profits Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

    As you may know, I made several visits to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, in recent months for the CNBC original production I hosted called “Inside the Mind of Google.” I’ve covered a lot of companies in my 20 years in the financial news business, and Google is one of the most fascinating.

  • Can Big Blue Deliver? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 12:27 PM ET
    IBM Sign

    With Intel in the books, and all indications of a tech recovery afoot, IBM's report after the bell tonight should go a long way toward keeping the tech rally alive. As long as expectations aren't exceeding reality when it comes to the company's growth and outlook.

  • Xbox Takes On Cable, Streaming TV Shows and Movies Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    Executives at Microsoft are fond of saying that its subscription gaming service, Xbox Live, should be thought of as a cable channel.

  • Tweet To The Chief Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
    Richard Pops

    The Chairman and CEO of Alkermes had the chutzpah to get on Twitter yesterday. And he apparently isn’t just there to be a voyeur and to keep an eye on what’s being said in the biopharma Twitterverse. Pops has already sent out at least a couple of tweets.

  • Turn Debt Into Art, Win $1,000! Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    Mathew Gauvin was the winner of the 1st Annual Consumers Union Dangers of Debt Cartoon Contest.

    The Internet is loaded with turn-debt-into-wealth scams but here’s one that will actually make you money. Guaranteed.

  • Google Inc.'s China headquarters in Beijing

    Last month, when Google engineers at their sprawling campus in Silicon Valley began to suspect that Chinese intruders were breaking into private Gmail accounts, the company began a secret counteroffensive.

  • Intel Strikes a High Note Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Optimism into Intel's fourth quarter earnings report tonight was already high. Just look at the 2 percent move ahead of the numbers, even as Intel sat at a 16-month high, as a key example. Volume was enormous today, around 130 million shares for a stock that normally trades at less than half that.