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  • Google Good but Not Good Enough Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 4:47 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Profits soared, revenue climbed and just about every other metric used to measure Google seemed strong in the company's fourth quarter. But when expectations reach fever pitch, whether realistic or not, heaven help the company that just doesn't measure up. Google didn't measure up.

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    The winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, are supposed to be a distraction from harsh economic realities and lift our spirits. Instead, it may itself be a victim of these brutal times.

  • EA Prez: Tiger Video Game Sales Not Affected Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    Earlier this morning, Electronic Arts announced that it was opening up the beta to its Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online game. The company also announced that it would go through with a console title with Tiger Woods as its lead endorser this summer. We sat down with EA Sports president Peter Moore to see why the company made these decisions.

  • Google Gets Set to Wow Wall Street? Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Google Search

    When Google reports its fourth quarter numbers after the bell tonight, it's not going to be a question of whether the company beats the Street, but by how much, according to the myriad analysts I've been talking to. That's how sure they are that this company's earnings are in overdrive.

  • Clinton Blasts China for Internet Restrictions Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
    Woman using a computer

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is criticizing China and other nations for restricting Internet access and erecting other electronic barriers to the free flow of information.

  • YouTube Dips Its Toe Into Paid Movie Rental Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 9:56 AM ET

    YouTube is departing from its ad-supported model and dipping its toe into a whole new world -- paid rental of streaming movies.

  • EBay Profit Beats Forecasts; Firm Gives Rosy Outlook Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 6:35 PM ET
    An Ebay sign is shown at Ebay offices in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The San Jose-based company said Wednesday that it earned $291.6 million, or 21 cents per share, for the three months ended in June, a 53 percent increase from $190.4 million, or 14 cents per share at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    The online retailer reported quarterly results that exceeded what Wall Street was expecting, and the company gave a rosy outlook for the current quarter as well.

  • Cramer’s Plays on Constantly Connected Kids Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    According to a new study, the mobile Internet tsunami looks like it’s just getting started. Here’s your shopping list of stocks to play it.

  • 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
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    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.