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  • Google

    Today Google trades at 21 times trailing earnings, about where the broader market lies. But isn’t this company worth more, pound for pound, than the typical S&P old-guarder?

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    Of all the data businesses long to collect about you, one of the most precious is where you are. The closer you get to a store, the more likely you’ll actually open your wallet. That makes location-based services a potential multi-billion-dollar opportunity.

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

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    Tech and media giants face a delicate balance between privacy and profits. They rely on consumers' personal information to grow revenue, but if consumers don't feel safe — or if their data is stolen — that's a major problem.

  • Google Chrome

    The political consensus is forming in Washington around greater regulation of online advertising to protect consumer privacy. The twin goals are more consumer awareness of behavioral tracking and more “user friendly” out-out standards.

  • @Uriminzok, a Twitter account believed to be updated by the North Korean government.

    North Korea has turned to Twitter and YouTube to step up its propaganda struggle with South Korea and the US as the isolated state comes under growing international pressure since the sinking of a southern warship. The FT reports.

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

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    What's your call on the BlackBerry maker's stock? Share your opinion.

  • Could the era of Google’s dominance in search advertising be over thanks to Facebook?

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    Businesses are watching you—more than ever before.  Newly-armed with analytics technology, retailers, search engines and social networks are all eager to turn data into profits.

  • Six in 60

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

  • Financial Crisis

    There are those precious few who provide educated predictions so historic that they warrant the highest level of attention. Watch and listen to our special guest Kyle Bass, Managing Partner at Hayman.

  • Google Headquarters

    Google’s compromise with Verizon is the latest collision between idealism and pragmatism at the company, which has long promoted the idea that its mission is for the public good, the New York Times reports.

  • Mark Hurd

    Here's a different take: what HP really needs is another cost-conscious CEO if it's going to avoid running off the rails again. Before Hurd showed up, every business unit had its own I.T. systems and HR, practically its own P&L.

  • Six in 60

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

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    Fiorina and Hurd couldn’t have been more different CEOs. So what now for HP? Should the board look for the “UnMark”? What kind of CEO is best suited to lead the company into the future? This author suggests that the board look for the following four qualities of leadership in this guest author blog.

  • Dell

    Dell has been accused of withholding evidence, including e-mails among its top executives, in a lawsuit over faulty computers it sold to businesses, according to a filing made Thursday. The NYT reports.

  • StarCraft 2

    Video game sales weren’t quite as bad as some analysts were expecting in July, but the industry once again failed to match its performance of last year.

  • StarCraft 2

    The holiday season can’t get here quickly enough for video game publishers. July sales number for the industry will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and analysts expect good news to be in short supply. Consensus is fairly wide this month, but the year over year drop in sales is expected to be between 7.5 percent and 15 percent.

  • Silicone Chip

    Not all tech is created equally, but for most of tech this one point often gets lost in the translation. Beyond the hype, it's really just another cyclical industry, just with some cycles longer than others.