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    Dell is giving its investors a long-overdue gift in the form of a $10 billion stock buyback authorized by the company's board this morning. That should mitigate some of what could be contentious comments at the company's shareholder meeting later today. Or should it?

  • "WoW" character - Chromie

    Vivendi strikes a deal to combine its interactive gaming business with video game publisher Activision to form a new company called Activision Blizzard.

  • Black Friday

    The game console war enjoyed a robust battle on Black Friday and we're getting indications now of new momentum for Sony's flagging PlayStation franchise, and continued mega-sales for Nintendo's Wii. Hard data from Sony indicates a strong week for its platform. The company reports that PlayStation 3 hardware sales jumped 245 percent compared to Black Friday sales a year ago.

  • Dell

    Dell said it will sell Google search devices to help companies find information on their networks.

  • Thought you might find this interesting. It's from the FCC and as it says, it's the official statement from Chairman Kevin J. Martin on Verizon's open network plans: CHAIRMAN MARTIN’S STATEMENT ON VERizon Wireless’S PLANS TO INTRODUCE AN “ANY APPS, ANY DEVICE” OPTION FOR CONSUMERS IN 2008.

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    European Union antitrust regulators suspended their in-depth investigation into IBM's bid to buy Swedish software provider Telelogic, the European Commission said Tuesday.

  • Yahoo

    News doesn't get worse than this for a company like Yahoo. On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down.

  • SAP, Europe's leading software company, said it was mulling a sale of its TomorrowNow U.S. unit, which is at the centre of a legal battle with arch-rival Oracle.

  • Xerox's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

    Xerox said on Monday that it would pay its first quarterly dividend since 2001 and gave a strong earnings outlook for the next two years, driven by demand for digital color printing and services.

  • Beowulf Movie

    The reviews for the new blockbuster-in-the-making Beowulf, released today, have been pretty good these last few days, but when it comes to the ground-breaking technology used to make the film, the reaction has been nothing short of overwhelming.

  • Nintendo

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software jumped 73 percent in October, with Nintendo's Wii console regaining its spot as the top-selling console, industry data showed on Thursday.

  • PlayStation 3

    Sony appears to be coming up with a winning formula. Amazing what a steep price cut will do, but you can't argue with success. Howard Stringer, Sony's CEO, is on the wires saying Sony sold over 100,000 PlayStation 3 units last week, calling the results "the breakthrough we've been anticipating."

  • Oracle's headquarters in California.

    Oracle, the world's No. 3 software maker, said on Wednesday it is on track to meet its quarterly and long-term financial targets and that it will start shipping a new product early next year.

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    Applied Materials will report earnings after the bell later today and after strong reports from Intel, nVidia, and so many of the biggest names in tech, the pressure's on this company to come up with something good.

  • Dell

    Dell will license Sun Microsystems's Solaris operating system and build computers based on the Sun software, the companies said on Wednesday.

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    Call it Turnaround Tuesday: under-bought, over-sold, bottom-fishing, bargain-hunting. Whatever it is, it seems rally-time is finally hitting tech stocks. How long it will last is anyone's guess, but looking at the wacky whiplash these stocks have suffered over the past week, today's action is welcome indeed for anyone long in tech.

  • Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.

  • Adobe Systems said on Monday it will replace Chief Executive Bruce Chizen with Chief Operating Officer Shantanu Narayen, a surprising move that sent the software maker's shares down 3 percent.

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    Chalk one up for Intel Corp. The world's largest chipmaker is out to get bigger by getting smaller, thanks to the release today of its new "Penryn" family of microprocessors. These are the first to rely on a material called Hafnium, instead of the tried-and-true silicon that gave Silicon Valley its name

  • IBM said Monday it plans to buy Cognos for $5 billion in cash, a deal that could help it keep pace with rivals in "business intelligence" software

 

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    Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

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