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  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt kicked off the Web 2.0 Summit with a cautious interview. He chose his words carefully and footnoted his jokes, especially when it came to controversial topics like privacy.

  • The Beatles

    The Beatles look set to make their music available for the first time on Apple’s industry-leading iTunes digital entertainment store, the company behind the iPod and iPhone is expected to announce on Tuesday, signaling an end to the company’s disputes with the best-selling band. The FT reports.

  • Facebook

    Today, Facebook unveiled what it's calling a "modern messaging system" which aims to make digital communication "seamless, informal, immediate, personal."

  • Internet entrepreneur Bob Pittman has gone back to his radio roots in a new venture with Clear Channel, in which he will help extend radio brands, such as Z100 and Kiss FM, to the Internet and mobile devices.

  • Facebook

    Declaring e-mail past its prime in the age of texts and instant messages, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company doesn't believe e-mail is going to be a modern messaging system.

  • iTunes

    On Apple's homepage this morning, there's a cryptic message: "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes."

  • Newsweek

    Putting together The Daily Beast and Newsweek makes little financial sense, includes not much in the way of editorial synergies — is it The News Beast or The Daily Week? — and marries two properties that have almost nothing in common other than the fact that they both lose lots of money.  Other than that? A great idea. The New York Times reports.

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

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    It’s not uncommon to hear consumers grumble that the price of video games is too high, but that’s not something you expect to hear from the CEO of a game publishing company.

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    Every day I find one more reason to love the internet, a place where we gather to laugh, to cry... To express outrage.

  • Apple Store

    Apple’s iOS 4.2 is due later this month. Some expected it as soon as today, but doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

  • Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada.

    Before the book was pulled in the wee hours of the morning, the pedophile guide had been propelled to the top 100 rankings among paid Kindle titles on Amazon.com. Less than 24 hours earlier, the virtually unknown digital book ranked well north of 157,000 on Amazon.

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

  • The office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co.

    Alibaba Group, owner of China's largest e-commerce site Alibaba.com, reported a 55 percent jump in third quarter profit, driven by a rise in subscribers and strong growth in value-added services. However, the firm warned of falling growth rates due to an expected slowdown in China's exports.

  • As Nintendo experiences falling sales of its Wii products and competition from other producers, including Microsoft, Nintendo of America’s president and COO told CNBC Thursday that the company’s installed base works in its favor.

  • Justin and Gen. Patraeus

    According to the SBA, one in seven veterans are self-employed or small business owners and about one quarter of veterans say they are interested in starting and buying their own businesses. The percentage is even higher among women veterans, noted the SBA.

  • John Chambers

    Cisco CEO John Chambers told CNBC Thursday that even he was surprised by the networking giant's dismal revenue outlook, which sparked a selloff in Cisco's stock and the rest of the market.

  • Google says its mapping service erred by attributing a disputed islet off North Africa first to Morocco, then Spain, when it currently belongs to neither.

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

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    Wal-Mart is trying to throw a holiday knockout punch online. Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores plans to offer free shipping on its Web site, with no minimum purchase, on almost 60,000 gift items, including many toys and electronics, reports the New York Times.the New York Times reports.