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  • Android spokesmodels.

    Oracle goes hardware shopping, Carol Bartz tames Yahoo and the Android overtakes the iPhone in sales

  • Manufacturing goods

    Netflix slips and gets bought out, the glow comes off of General Motors stock and investors shun Chinese IPOs.

  • There's nothing like a bold, even, outrageous prediction, and in compiling some 150 predictions from three-dozen staffers and contributors this year, we came away with some out-of-the-box answers. Though they may be bold, they are certainly in the realm of possibilities. So, take a look at who at CNBC is saying what, in their own words.

    Though they may be bold, they are certainly in the realm of possibilities. So, take a look at who at CNBC is saying what, in their own words.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Google

    Google’s $6 billion bid for Groupon, an online coupon start-up, is an aggressive move by the company to dominate local online advertising and help with its long-sought move into social networking, the New York Times reports.

  • Groupon.com

    The rumor of the day is that Google is looking to spend as much as $6 billion to buy Groupon, a service that offers local deals. If Google pays anywhere near that, it might be the nuttiest tech acquisition ever.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    Analysts acknowledge that the numbers are welcome news, but warn that investors looking for a return to the industry’s glory days could be in for a disappointment.

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    First Black Friday became a whole weekend of deals, now it looks like it's Cyber Monday all week. Several retailers have announced extensions of their Cyber Monday discounts into Tuesday or for the entire week.

  • Google

    Google is near a deal to acquire Groupon, the pioneering online discounter, for as much as $6 billion, people with direct knowledge of the matter told DealBook on Monday.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Education

    For every effective business, data drives decision making from the cubicle to the boardroom. Without supporting data, new projects and products are not funded, people are not added, and marketplace conditions are not understood. This basic principle of American business is starting to take hold in American education. As a result of better data in recent years, America has awakened to its dropout epidemic.

  • One of the world's top trendspotters is looking ahead to 2011 and seeing the trends that will change our society and forge new opportunities and industries.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Cyber Monday

    Attention online shoppers: you really can save money on Cyber Monday. Although some have criticized the key shopping-day concept as being completely contrived—after all, the term was coined by the industry’s trade group—Cyber Monday has evolved into quite the sales event. A look at the how the deals will shake out throughout the holiday season.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    Young adults are, arguably, too comfortable with technology, and they blur the lines between work and play. A recent survey by ISACA on online holiday shopping and workplace Internet safety found among other things that adults ages 18-34 are: More than two times more likely to shop online using a work-supplied computer, tablet or smart phone than older adults.

  • There's no doubt, The Beatles have some serious staying power: their music, made forty years before the advent of the iPod, is a huge hit on iTunes. In their first week on the site The Beatles sold more than 450,000 albums and two million individual songs. This squashed concerns that the Fab Four were coming to iTunes too late — that people already owned or had pirated the music.

  • Groupon.com

    This holiday season Groupon's business is set to explode. As shoppers hunt for deals, social coupon sites offer a unique appeal: fifty percent plus discounts, limited quantity and limited time offers to create an air of exclusivity and incentive to buy now.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.