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  • A Big Deal, but Not a Good One Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 11:12 AM ET
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    The likely corporate marriage of Comcast and NBC Universal is not likely to do any better than the merger of AOL and Time Warner, says the New York Times.

  • Amazon is to eBay What Google is to Yahoo Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.

  • Verizon Earnings: What to Expect Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 6:13 PM ET

    Verizon is facing some major challenges, and it's looking for some new growth drivers.

  • Mac vs. PC; Ads and Momentum Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    This has been a fascinating week for Apple and Microsoft. Both have been mired in a pitched battle with each other for decades, but I can't remember a week like this one, with so much news, so much excitement, so much meat on the bone for both company's stories.

  • The Best Job-Hunting Tips for Executives Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Over 40 an unemployed? Here are the six best job-hunting tips for executives, including how to shave 10 years off of your image and why your current job search isn't working. Sorry, sir. Someone had to tell you.

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    Amazon.com reported better-than-expected third quarter profit on Thursday and stronger revenue guidance, sending shares up in afternoon trading.

  • Two Deals Hint at Revenue for Twitter Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    Twitter gets 55 million monthly visitors, it has raised $155 million in venture capital, and it has generated intense interest from Hollywood to Iran. But it hasn’t earned much revenue and certainly no profit.

  • A Big Net Deal: Getting Staff's Attention Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 10:07 AM ET
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    There are certain words and phrases that scare readers off, especially in business news. Believe or not, they scare off newsrooms too.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Secure as CEO Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • Windows 7 Open; Ballmer on the Outlook Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 6:23 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.

  • EBay Shares Take Hit as Profit Outlook Disappoints Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    EBay turned in a fourth quarter outlook that disappointed investors on Wednesday, pummeling shares in afternoon trading, even though the company slightly beat its third quarter earnings forecast.

  • Google to Release Music Search Page: Sources Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 3:20 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google will launch music search pages next week that will come with the ability to purchase songs for download.

  • Apple's New iMacs Just in Time for the Holidays Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 1:34 PM ET
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    What better way to build on monumental earnings momentum than with a big product release, and what better place for Apple to debut its new, spiffy iMac than right here on CNBC.

  • Investors Lap up Apple's 47 Percent Profit Jump Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
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    Wall Street knew Apple results for the most recent quarter would blow past the company's conservative guidance, but investors clearly weren't prepared for the 47 percent jump in profit that Apple delivered.

  • TV Obituaries? They're Trying It in Michigan Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 10:12 AM ET

    In hard-hit Michigan, a creative way to fill the void as newspapers cut back: Running the obits on TV.

  • Apple Earnings Are Simply Stunning Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:07 PM ET
    Apple Earnings

    Apple needed a big report, and it posted it. Huge. The company reported $1.82 versus the $1.42 expected, on $9.87 billion in revenue.

  • Look for a Tech Sector Rebound: Gartner Research Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    The technology sector will start to rebound in the fourth quarter, said Peter Sondergaard, head of research at Gartner.

  • New Intel Study Reveals Mobile Etiquette Rules Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    Ahead of the holiday season Intel is laying down the law about what kind of tech usage is acceptable and what isn't. The chip giant commissioned a "Holiday Mobile Etiquette," hiring Harris Interactive to conduct a carefully weighted poll of 2,625 adults to better understand how people use technology.

  • Apple Preps to Wow Wall Street Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 8:24 AM ET

    Monday marks the day that Apple gets to incite the fanatics and quell the naysayers with what's widely expected to be a blockbuster of an earnings report.

  • Hurdles Remain as FCC Ponders Internet Data Rules Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | 4:50 PM ET
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    With Democrats in charge in Washington, supporters of so-called "net neutrality" rules seem poised to finally push through requirements that high-speed Internet providers give equal treatment to all data flowing over their networks.