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  • U.S. Government Approves Oracle's Purchase of Sun Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 5:04 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Software giant Oracle Corp has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy computer maker Sun Microsystems, clearing a key hurdle in the companies' plan to close the $7.4 billion deal before the end of this month.

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    A lawsuit filed on Wednesday against some of the most shadowy Internet criminals — gangs based in Eastern Europe that electronically break into business computers, steal banking passwords and transfer themselves money - is being used to pry information from a group that is nearly as reclusive as the hackers: banks whose computers have been compromised.

  • Google Shares Advance After 'Conviction Buy' Report Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 1:15 PM ET
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    Google Inc. shares advanced Thursday after Goldman Sachs predicted accelerating sales growth for the Web search leader. Analyst James Mitchell added the Mountain View, CA-based company to Goldman's "Conviction Buy" list in a note to investors late Wednesday.

  • Why Isn't Apple's Board 'Cook'in' Yet? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    The build up to yesterday's board of directors meeting at Apple was pretty significant.  Fifty articles or so mentioned that the group was meeting, and topping the agenda would be the discussion of a possible replacement to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who announced his resignation from the board just a few weeks ago.

  • Let's Break up and Make up Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 1:51 PM ET
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    The recession workplace is "broken" and needs some fixing, post-haste.

  • Is Google Still Worth Buying? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    Five years ago today, Google sold shares to the public for the first time. Since then, its stock has risen almost 400 percent. So is Google still worth buying? Heath Terry, senior VP in internet and entertainment software sector at FBR Capital Markets and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington shared their insights.

  • Google at Five: Happy IPO Birthday Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 10:16 AM ET
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    Five years ago today, Larry Page's and Sergey Brin's dorm room project Google was reborn as a publicly traded company, going out at what was then a jaw-dropping $85 a share in that unusual Dutch auction, closing that first day of trading at $108 and change.

  • HP Continues Tech's Big 'Mo' Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Hewlett-Packard needed to wow Wall Street and the company delivered the goods tonight, beating the Street by a penny a share with 91 cents on better than expected revenue of $27.45 billion against the $27.3 billion consensus.

  • Vindication for the Backdating's Poster Boy? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 3:26 PM ET

    Former Brocade Communications CEO Gregory Reyes became the not-so-accidental poster boy for the scourge of stock options backdating that threatened the very life blood of Silicon Valley compensation.

  • Finding Hope in the "Skank" Ruling Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    A Manhattan judge has ruled that Google has to give up the identity of an anonymous blogger who called fashion model Liskula Cohen some nasty stuff.

  • Will HP Let the Good Tech Times Continue to Roll? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
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    When Hewlett-Packard reports its earnings after the bell tonight, it should go a long way toward keeping the optimism alive in the tech sector.

  • A Smartphone Revolution? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 10:10 AM ET

    Could Apple, Research in Motion and Palm be the new Three Musketeers?  RBC's wireless analyst Mike Abramsky certainly seems to think so in a compelling research note he released this morning.

  • Facebook Sued on Privacy Concerns Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 7:27 AM ET

    Five Facebook users sued the website, alleging that it violated California state laws that protect consumer privacy.

  • One Newspaper Succeeds Despite Shunning the Internet Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | 3:59 AM ET
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    The writers' grievances came in the form of angry letters, carried over bumpy rural roads to the newspaper office serving the Amish community.

  • Mad Mail: A New Mobile-Internet Play? Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 9:11 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the utilities, taxing stock trades and more.

  • Palm Responds to Privacy Concerns Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 3:14 PM ET
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    Palm responded to my post late Friday in connection to the LA Times story highlighting some privacy concerns connected to its GPS enabled Pre phones.

  • AOL Blossoms as Print Retreats Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 11:54 AM ET
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    AOL, often derided as the original gated community, is now manufacturing a broad array of digital media that is free for the grabbing., the New York Times reports.

  • Twitter is 40% ‘Pointless Babble’: Report Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 10:27 AM ET
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    Twitter followers are more likely to hear about what people are having for their lunch than read anything actually interesting or worthwhile, according to Pear Analytics.

  • China Warms to New Credo: Business First Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 11:22 AM ET
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    Throughout its long economic boom, China has usually managed to separate its aggressive push into the global business arena from domestic politics, which remained tightly controlled by the Communist Party. But events this week raise the question of just how long it will be before the two meet.

  • Palm 'Thorks' Itself in the Forehead Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 10:21 AM ET
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    At some point, somebody's got to wise up at Palm and realize something's gotta be done so the company can get out of its own way.