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  • IBM Blows the Street Away Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    After Intel's big beat earlier in the week, the pressure was on IBM to beat, and beat big, and the company answered. Big.

  • Google Beats, and Big Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
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    The numbers from Google are pretty stellar: the company reported $5.36 a share against the $5.05 consensus. That news came on better than expected revenue of $4.07 billion, versus the $4.05 anticipated.

  • Will IBM Continue Intel's Rally? Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 1:33 PM ET
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    Can IBM keep the good news coming with earnings after the bell tonight? Intel started all this, and there's every indication that IBM should help it continue.

  • Apple Smacks Palm, and Palm's Hollow Plea Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
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    It was a just a matter of time. When the Palm Pre was unveiled, and in subsequent announcements from Palm about its nifty new smart phone, one of the key selling points was its seamless integration and synchronization with Apple's iTunes, online music and video software.

  • The De-Construction of Steve Jobs' Mansion Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 2:49 PM ET
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    It's been a contentious issue for Steve Jobs for a long, long time. But after a vote last night by the city council in tony Woodside, California, this ridiculous headache might finally be subsiding for Apple's CEO .

  • Google Rallies; It's a Bing Thing Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
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    Google continues to be an enigma, making more money than anyone else as a tech company, a media company, a company generating enormous cash flow yet holding onto its wallet in a cost-control way this company has really never seen before.

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    There’s no shortage of companies turning to Twitter and other social media websites to promote their brands. But the trend hasn't created many new jobs—at least not yet.

  • Walking a Fine Line: How Companies Use Twitter Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 12:14 PM ET
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    Companies must walk a fine line when using social media Websites like Twitter.

  • Bad Tech Causes 'Web Stress' For European Workers Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
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    ‘Web stress’ has become a major source of frustration in the European work place. It can dent morale, cut productivity and even led to resignations, but the UK has it worst, new research from software giant CA revealed.

  • Intel's CFO More Than Cautiously Optimistic Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 6:56 PM ET
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    I spoke with Intel CFO Stacy Smith moments after the company released its second quarter earnings report and he sounded an optimistic tune, to say the least

  • Intel Blows Past Earnings Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 4:43 PM ET

    Impressive, any which way you slice it: Intel resoundingly beats the Street for the second straight quarter amid albeit dampened expectations, but this is far more than merely a case of "less bad news."

  • Peer-to-Peer Lender Prosper Registers with SEC Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    As banks cut down on lending to consumers, the SEC on Friday approved an alternative. Online lender Prosper, which was the country's biggest peer-to-peer loan Web site, said on Tuesday its site was once again open for nationwide loan auctions.

  • Facebook - 'The Accidental Billionaires' Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 12:24 PM ET
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    "Facebook is nothing short of the next step in human evolution: we've gone from the village, to the city, to Facebook. Our social lives - the way we interact with friends and family, the way we meet love interests and carry out relationships, the way we live our lives - all of this has changed. And yet much of this happened pretty much by accident."

  • Intel's Time May Have Finally Come Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 10:56 AM ET
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    It seems we say this every quarter, but this is a particularly important earnings period, since there have been sporadic calls for the beginnings of an economic turnaround toward year end. If that's going to be the case, this is the earnings period, and the guidance, that should begin indicating whether those prognostications still ring true.

  • Naked Social Networking Strikes a Nerve Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 1:00 PM ET
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    I went out on a limb on Friday, suggesting that Social Networking is the technological emperor with no clothes since I haven't seen a single business model out there that actually generates any money. And it's certainly not for a lack of trying, along with some brilliant minds, who've had plenty of time to come up with something real.

  • Teens Don't Use Twitter: Morgan Stanley Intern Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 8:03 AM ET
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    Twitter posts are pointless, ads don’t work and music should be free. These are some of the striking claims making waves among media executives and investors from the pen of a 15-year-old intern at Morgan Stanley.

  • Recession Special: Steak for $5! Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    In our latest installment of Eat Like a King at Pauper's Prices, it's steak! There's a lot of heartache out there but my, my, my, this recession sure is tasty!

  • Social Networking's 'Naked' Truth Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 11:35 AM ET
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    Are we staring another dot com boom/bust right in the face? When it comes to social networking, that very well might be the case since it appears this emperor has no clothes.

  • Sun Valley on Social Media Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    Is it the next big thing or isn't it? That was one question discussed in the halls and around the lunch tables at the Allen and Company annual retreat in Sun Valley. Yes, there was plenty of talk about the economy and a big focus on healthcare, but when it comes to the next big thing, none of the startups here offer silver bullets for digital content monetization. The hot young things here are the there social media companies. In the spotlight: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter, Mark Pincus, CEO of Facebook application company Zynga, and Sam Altman, CEO of Loopt.com.

  • Microsoft Plays a Game of Bing Pong Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 4:09 PM ET
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    Indeed Microsoft has to be emboldened with the traction this software seems to be enjoying in the market place. The company is spending over $100 million on Bing advertising and it appears to be working. The latest market research comes from Hitwise, which shows Bing enjoying some headway against Google as far as Search is concerned.