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  • RIMM Redemption Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
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    Big swings can often lead to strikeouts. But it can also mean home runs, and that's exactly what "Options Action" contributor and Phoenix Partner's Chief Derivatives Strategist Dan Nathan hit last week by purchasing the RIMM December 60/65 strangle ahead of earnings.

  • Last-Minute Shopping? There's an App for That Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
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    There’s only a few days left to find that perfect gift this holiday season, but with the help of an iPhone, all you may need is a few minutes.

  • RIM Soars, Stuns the Street Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 5:36 PM ET
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    So much concern, so much talk about dealing with disappointment, and a perceived slowdown in Blackberry momentum amid so much media clamor about anything and everything Droid from Google and what does Research in Motion do? Blows everyone away, that's what.

  • Oracle Beats, and Beats Big Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 4:53 PM ET

    If you think about the Oracle earnings release, it might be even more impressive than it seems. Consider that it has been more than a year since its last acquisition of any real significance, and yet the company was able easily to beat top line forecasts.

  • RIM Feels the Pressure Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 12:06 PM ET
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    This company is in a pitched battle with Apple and a dozen other smart phone makers, and while it is an exceptional swordsman, it faces a daunting task: Not merely adding subscribers, but keeping the ones it already has.

  • Now Might Be the Time for Oracle Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | 10:59 AM ET

    This should be an intriguing report from Oracle tonight after the bell, and potentially the best argument yet that this sleeper and not-so-gentle-giant is poised for a break-out.

  • Mad Mail: 'Winterize' Your Portfolio With These Stocks Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Plus, get calls on solar power, natural gas, the Internet and more.

  • YouTube's Top 2009 Videos Feature Eclectic Cast Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
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    The year's biggest hits on the Internet's top video channel were anchored by an improbable singing sensation, a groggy boy nursing a sore mouth, a bride and groom dancing down the wedding aisle, supernatural heartthrobs and roller-skating babies.

  • Shoppers Spend Online, but Wait for In-Store Deals Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 6:41 AM ET
    Shoppers stroll around at the newly decorated Christmas floor at KADEWE department store in Berlin, Germany.

    The all-important holiday shopping season is well underway and, so far, online retailers are seeing an improvement compared with last year, but stores are having trouble luring in consumers.

  • Cramer’s New Price Target for Google Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    Forget $700, he says. This stock is going higher.

  • Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to Amazon.com Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET
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    Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely. Now, one well-known author is doing just that.

  • Google Preps to Hit Apple Where it Hurts Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    You're going to hear an awful lot about Nexus in the coming months. By now you know it's the new smartphone from Google itself, built by HTC. A Google-branded smart phone, built from the ground up by Google itself...

  • Buy Friends This Holiday Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 2:32 PM ET
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    No, this is not a blog about a certain celebrity athlete who faces ever more sordid but unproven allegations daily, including charges he paid for things.

  • Intel Buys nVidia? Don't Bet on It Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | 1:41 PM ET
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    What a bizarre week it has been for Intel. It started with news that the company would mysteriously and indefinitely delay (Read: cancel!) its anticipated new graphics microprocessor chip code-named Larrabee.

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