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  • Facebook Change Gives Users More Privacy Controls Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    Facebook is changing its privacy settings to give users control over who sees the information they post on their personal pages.

  • Cisco vs. HP is NOT John vs. Mark Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 3:50 PM ET

    Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers is in a good mood, and he should be. Even though the stock is down fractionally today, Chambers was able to reiterate his company's long term growth outlook of 11 to 17 percent, something he said he wouldn't do until there were noticeable and sustainable signs of an economic turnaround.

  • The Anti-Google Backlash Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 3:41 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    The junkies (newspapers) are rebelling against their dealer; the dope is Web traffic, and the dealer is Google.

  • Ebay Didn't Misuse Craigslist Data: Whitman Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 12:38 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)

    Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman said Monday she was unaware of any attempt by the Internet marketplace to misuse confidential data from Craigslist to help eBay develop a competing online classifieds business.

  • Secret’s Out: Sample Sales Move Online Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Source: onekingslane.com

    The private-sale sites — a misnomer because most of these so-called exclusive sites are open to anyone who signs up — have become a thriving corner of online commerce., says the New York Times.

  • Web-TV Divide Is Back in Focus With NBC Sale Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:12 PM ET

    For 60 years, TV could be watched only one way: through the television set. Now, though, millions watch shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” on demand and online on network Web sites.

  • Claiming Their Twittertory Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    Two companies are trying to make money off Twitter by courting big business.

  • Is Porn’s Bad Reputation Overstated? Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 3:31 PM ET

    The effects of pornography on its viewers may not be as negative as widely thought, according to new research from the University of Montreal.

  • Big Deals Drive Cyber Monday Sales Up 5% Wednesday, 2 Dec 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    The online shopping season appears to be off to an encouraging start. According to analytics firm ComScore, spending on Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, was up 5 percent from a year ago.

  • Retailers 'Friend' Facebook Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    When Staples decided on its Black Friday specials this year, it knew the deals wouldn’t stay secret for long. In the Internet age, retail surprises are quickly becoming things of the past as ads leak online weeks before their official unveiling.

  • Good Sign for the Economy: 'Greed' Makes a Comeback Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 3:17 AM ET

    An encouraging sign that things are getting back to normal: "Greed" is making a comeback, and "cynical" thoughts are dwindling, according to Dictionary.com.

  • Inside the Mind of Google Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 5:57 PM ET
    In less than a decade, Google became one of most powerful technology companies in the world.  The creation of the Google Internet search engine has changedthe way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other. Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allow them to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business.  Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

    Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allows it to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business. Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

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    It looks like the holidays will be happy at Blue Nile. In an interview on CNBC, Blue Nile President and CEO Diane Irvine said the online jewlery retailer is having its "best post-Thanksgiving ever."

  • Best Online Retailers to Buy Now: Internet Analyst Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Online retailers are becoming increasingly popular with people shopping at home—or on their work computers. So how can investors make money in the subsector? Benjamin Schacter, internet analyst at Broadpoint AmTech, shared his view.

  • Cyber Monday: The Last Vestige of Dotcom Hype Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    Is Cyber Monday the last vestige of dotcom hype? The day never was the busiest online shopping day, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great day to grab a bargain — just not from work this year.

  • Tech Comes to Holiday Shopping's Rescue? Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 12:03 PM ET

    The numbers are in and they are painting some intriguing sub-stories for Black Friday shopping for the likes of Apple, eBay, Amazon and so many others.

  • Cheap Gas, Cheap Gifts Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 9:30 AM ET

    Today I am at a ginormous 600,000 square foot facility in Phoenix, where Amazon.com packages up small items for shipping.

  • Get Paid Six Figures to Wear a T-Shirt? Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 11:49 AM ET

    With 15 million people unemployed in this country, one man proves all it takes is a little creativity to make your own six-figure job. He's getting paid just to get dressed in the morning.

  • iTunes for Magazines: Publishers Plan Online Newsstand Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    A consortium of magazine publishers including Time and Condé Nast plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

  • Black Friday: Can Banks Tap the Frenzy, Too? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 11:58 AM ET

    While some shoppers slip out of bed in the middle of the night, slide into their track shoes and get ready to run for the Black Friday sales, some banks are hoping to get them limbered up for another event: savings.