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  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Many investors are too conservatively positioned to the end of the year, said Thomas Lee, chief U.S. equity strategist at JPMorgan. He told investors where they should be looking.

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    Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography.

  • Microsoft says it is cutting 800 more jobs. That's in addition to the 5,000 layoffs it announced in January.

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-core processor

    There’s a transition occurring in the tech sector. The traditional sector bellwethers—computer hardware, desktop software, consumer electronics—are no longer the areas of growth. Instead, it’s all about the enterprise.

  • Microsoft launched its newest software program—Windows 7—on Thursday, aiming to win back customers and strengthen its grip on the PC market. So will the new operating system roll a lucky 7 for the software giant? Katherine Egbert, tech analyst at Jeffries & Co. and Molly Wood, executive editor at CNET.Com shared their views.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with me at company headquarters for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview about the Windows 7 operating system.

  • CRT Details Report | The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report

    In addition to the usual specialized brokerage and accounting services any commodity needs, carbon markets also require established standards to ensure credits are reliably similar and registries to track those credits from birth to retirement

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    Cisco Systems is winning new deals and benefiting from a broad economic recovery, a William Blair analyst said Wednesday as he upgraded the company's stock.

  • Polycom shares fell Thursday as Cisco Systems ramped up competition in the video-conferencing market with its $3 billion acquisition of Norway's Tandberg ASA.

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    CNN is coming out with an iPhone application Tuesday that has a feature few other news apps have tried: a price tag.

  • Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday as investors cheered a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity.

  • Stocks rallied Monday, after a three-day losing streak, as investors cheered a wave of merger-and-acquisition activity.

  • Futures swung to indicate a positive open for Wall Street on Monday, riding a wave of merger and acquisition activity and despite stocks in Europe and Asia falling.

  • Zune 2009

    Initially rolled out by Microsoft in 2006, the Zune was positioned as a wannabe iPod killer – and was promptly squashed by Apple’s popular system. Now the Zune HD, a redesigned, flashier version of the system, is hitting retail shelves.

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    Exploiting weaknesses in online ad systems is an increasingly common approach for computer criminals around the globe who hope to make a quick buck from the audiences of the sites they attack.

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    Uncertainty about Sun Microsystems' future appears to have contributed to serious erosion in the company's market share for computer servers in the latest quarter, according to new data being released Wednesday.

  • Dell

    To say there was optimism heading into the Dell earnings this evening would be an understatement, with shares up about 33 percent over the past few months.