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  • The Five-Star Dream Job: Honeymoon Tester Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    How about this for a dream job—"honeymoon tester!" It's the latest in a string of dream-job contests. On your mark ... get set ... honeymoon!

  • Google Changes Its Name (Sort of) Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 12:47 PM ET

    Remember how the city of Topeka was so desperate to be selected for Google's broadband experiment it changed its name to Google, Kansas? Well, today, the company returned the favor.

  • Success (and Some Growing Pains) at Hulu Thursday, 1 Apr 2010 | 9:23 AM ET
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    Hulu, the popular and free online video hub, has some things to celebrate as it heads into its third year.  But there are signs of dissatisfaction in Hulu’s house.

  • The Recession's 10 Most Outrageous Jobs Stories Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 6:38 PM ET
    Elephants washing a car at Wildlife Safari.

    The recession left 8 million unemployed in its wake but it also surfaced astounding creativity — from the guy who created his own six-figure job wearing T-shirts to the company that placed a help-wanted ad seeking "fake employees." Here's a look at the 10 most outrageous jobs stories of the recession!

  • iPhone Breathing Down Blackberry's Neck Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 5:04 PM ET
    RIM Headquarters

    This wasn't the way it was supposed to play out. There was every indication that Research in Motion was supposed to be sitting pretty, effectively shaking off the effects of iPhone from Apple and still enjoying big time momentum in the marketplace. Nope.

  • Facebook Lowers the Bar on Brand Loyalty Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
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    Without much fanfare Facebook is preparing to change the way it asks users to connect with brands and celebrities on the social networking site. Rather than asking people to "Become a Fan" of a product or personality, Facebook users will click that they "Like" the subject. The change, while subtle, strikes a different tone, and may result in more consumers engaging with brands on Facebook.

  • Making Big Money in the Middle East Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 5:31 PM ET
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    The Middle East is home to more young people, more oil and more big money pools than anywhere else on earth. Nearly a trillion dollars is being spent on new roads, cellphone users are surging 24% a year, and only 10% of people have bank accounts. That means there's money to be made.

  • What would you do for $5? You would be AMAZED at what other people would do for five bucks!

  • Investors Bullish on iPhone for Verizon Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 1:26 PM ET
    Apple's iPhone

    There is speculation that a new CDMA version of the iPhone will be heading to Verizon. If so, new customers are sure to follow.

  • CEO Blog: Health IT—Beyond Electronic Health Records Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Electronic health records are a good first step, but represent only one aspect of how IT can improve America’s healthcare system by making it seamless and safer, writes Chris Begley, Chairman & CEO, Hospira, Inc.

  • Sony Pursues Bold New Strategy to Challenge Rivals Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 5:05 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    Sony's new retail store in Nagoya, Japan is more hip and up-to-date than the company’s traditional Sony Style outlets and it's emblematic of hte company's struggle to regain its footing after a host of missteps.

  • Ultimate Ad Contest: Selling a Red Brick on YouTube Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 2:32 PM ET
    OgilvyOne is using its YouTube channel to search for the world's greatest salesperson. Are you the One?

    Advertising agency OgilgyOne is sponsoring a contest that will search for the “the world’s greatest salesperson.”  And to make things more interesting, the product they must sell is as prosaic as they come: a common, everyday red brick.

  • Retailers Spending More To Woo Customers Monday, 29 Mar 2010 | 2:10 PM ET
    Blogger

    As their margins begin to recover and shoppers start loosening their discretionary budgets, experts said retailers need to focus more on customer service initiatives to win consumers over.

  • Smartphones

    After a long period of trial and error—some of which is still going on—content providers and wireless technology companies are finding a robust appetite for mobile video.

  • Avatar Director Reveals Plans for 3D on Smartphones Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 4:25 PM ET
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    Avatar director James Cameron says the next phase of 3D technology is coming to phones because it is actually easier to produce on phones. We need 3D glasses at the movie theater because the screen is so large. But apparently, our brains can process the 3D image without the glasses.

  • Twitter to Reveal Its Business Plan Soon: Founder Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 1:10 PM ET

    Social media Web site Twitter will reveal later this month how it plans to make a sustainable source of income, co-founder Biz Stone told CNBC Thursday.

  • It's Still the Network, Stupid Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 12:12 PM ET
    Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    According to Forrester Research, the number of mobile Internet users in the U.S. will double over the next five years, from 52 million today to some 106 million by 2015. As more handsets are sold, the demands on wireless networks increase exponentially.

  • Twitter Hacker Says He Did It For Thrills, Challenge Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 11:51 AM ET
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    He's 24, unemployed and has no specialized computer skills. Using sheer wit and persistence, the Frenchman managed to infiltrate Twitter administrators' accounts and post confidential company documents online, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • IPhone App to Sidestep AT&T Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone

    For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry.

  • March Madness for Women—The Race for Luxury Goods Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
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    Emerging as the woman's equivalent of March Madness, members-only shopping sites such as HauteLook, Rue La La and Gilt Groupe have quickly become the new workplace distraction among women.