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  • Palm Almost Ready for High Fives? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 9:59 AM ET

    Palm looks to crash the "smartphone" party dominated by iPhone, BlackBerry and the latest by Nokia. It's big-selling $99 Centro could do the trick, says CEO Ed Colligan. Palm aims to change all that. A tall order to be sure, but consider--as Palm CEO Ed Colligan does--that well over a billion handsets will sell globally this year.

  • Steve Jobs Walks Into the Trap Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    What was Steve thinking? I don't pretend to understand the pressures he's under, both physically and professionally, but calling New York Times columnist Joe Nocera with an "off the record" health update was a big mistake, completely unnecessary, and serves only to fan the flames.

  • Major Yahoo Shareholder Wavering on Support: Report Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 6:48 AM ET
    Yahoo Headquarters

    Yahoo's second-largest shareholder is considering withholding votes for Chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang as disappointment over the Internet company's decision to shun a merger with Microsoft continues to create a rift among stakeholders, the New York Post reported.

  • Ballmer Backs Web Expansion, 'Done' With Yahoo Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 9:56 PM ET

    Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was "done," for now, with pursuing Yahoo.

  • Microsoft to Expand Advertising Pact with Facebook Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:11 PM ET

    Microsoft will announce plans to expand its relationship with online social network Facebook to provide web search and search advertising, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Microsoft's Johnson: What His Leaving Means For Company Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda

  • Facebook CEO Zuckerberg: The Power To Share Connections Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 10:47 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    But most exciting is "Facebook Connect", which brings Facebook's social connections to sites across the web. Facebook Connect was announced in May, but the details, and the partners were only revealed yesterday.

  • Facebook to Help Some Programmers, Punish Others Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 4:59 AM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    Facebook is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.

  • Qualcomm Profit Rises on Web-Phone Demand Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 3:25 AM ET

    Mobile phone chip and technology supplier Qualcomm on Wednesday posted a profit for its fiscal third quarter and revenue rose amid increasing demand for phones with high-speed Web links.

  • Microsoft's Johnson Leaves to Head Juniper Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 11:25 PM ET
    Microsoft Sign

    Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.

  • Baidu.com Posts 87% Profit Gain, Shares Surge Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 7:37 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    Baidu.com, China's top search engine, said on Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 87% and forecast another surge in revenue, boosted by Internet traffic growth from the Beijing Olympics.

  • Amazon Profit Up, but One-Time Gain Contributes Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Amazon.com's quarterly net income doubled from a year ago and beat Wall Street targets, though much of the gain was related to the sale of European DVD rental assets, confusing some investors.

  • Apple Tells Us Everything Without Saying Anything Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Competing missives today from The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times about the latest in the does-he-or-doesn't-he-have-cancer, or is-Apple-lying sweepstakes. If I sound a little flip, my apologies, but the real nuggets of news buried deep within the noise, are getting lost.

  • Amazon's Tall Order for Earnings Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    Amazon goes through these financial fits and starts quarterly, so the decline investors have suffered these last few months should not come as any major surprise. What they have to ask themselves instead is whether that slide is justified? Or whether it represents some kind of buying opportunity?

  • Sue Decker Sounds Off on Yahoo, Icahn, Microsoft Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 10:08 AM ET
    Sue Decker, Yahoo President

    It was a rare opportunity indeed, and a classy, stand-up decision by Yahoo President Sue Decker to sit down with me and answer some tough questions following months of wrangling, first with Microsoft, and then Carl Icahn.

  • Yahoo Stays On Message, Earnings Change For The Worse Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:33 PM ET

    The company holds to its 2008 outlook, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. and says it is will continue to look at possible transactions, says CEO Jerry Yang.

  • Yahoo Underwhelms; Ready to Deal? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Yahoo's numbers don't do much to re-assure investors that this executive team is executing on the strategies CEO Jerry Yang has talked about to improve Yahoo's fundamentals. Add today's earnings to the shareholder agenda at the meeting next week. Investors simply cannot be happy with today's performance.

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    I posed that question last week after I had been reading about gamblers complaining about bounced checks and being told it was going to take longer to get their money. Here are some responses. I have withheld names from these submissions for obvious reasons.

  • Looking For Love In India--And Santa Claus Is Evil? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    ComScore has released its first study on internet usage in India. (What took so long? Seems half the internet is RUN in India.) Not surprisingly, internet usage there is growing quickly.

  • Earnings Preview: Yahoo's Future Hangs In The Balance Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    Yahoo may have doused one raging fire this week, settling with Carl Icahn, but there's still another blaze burning: the company's underlying business, and that may take far more effort to put out.