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  • IBM says it's buying Emptoris, Amazon gets a bullish call, and Verizon customers finally get the Galaxy Nexus.

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    Because most pirate sites are abroad, beyond the reach of United States law enforcement, companies have been left with a Whac-a-Mole approach to shutting them down. The New York Times reports.

  • Facebook

    Facebook is running into a roadblock in this country. Some people, even on the younger end of the age spectrum, just refuse to participate, including people who have given it a try. The New York Times reports.

  • New signs of trouble for the PC market, a new boss for Microsoft's phone division, and new signs that the first half of 2012 may be tough for tech.

  • To find out, Cramer interviews SAP CEO Bill McDermott.

  • Texas Instruments

    It's decision day for HP's webOS, opening day for Apple's Grand Central retail store, and a rough day for the electronics supply chain.

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    Taxi cabs get a serious challenger, Flipboard gets an iPhone app, and developers get a bigger cut of the revenues from Microsoft's upcoming app store. Let's take a look at what's driving the sector today.

  • Apple Store

    Apple's self checkout revolution may have seemed a bit crazy, but it's apparently working out.

  • Xbox 360

    Beginning on Tuesday and continuing through the month, Microsoft will give a face-lift to its Xbox Live online entertainment service that will allow subscribers to watch a wide array of mainstream television programming from the Xbox 360 console, the New York Times reports.

  • SAP Headquarters

    SAP's $3.4 billion acquisition of California based online software company SuccessFactors was "definitely" at the right price despite coming at a 52 percent premium, SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe told CNBC.

  • Verizon iPhone 4

    When virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri are used in public places, the results can be annoying, even creepy, to unwilling listeners, the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook

    Adding a new chapter to the research that cemented the phrase “six degrees of separation” into the language, scientists at Facebook and the University of Milan reported on Monday that the average number of acquaintances separating any two people in the world was not six but 4.74. The New York Times reports.

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    Physicians are embracing Web-based software solutions that are bringing healthcare services into the home.

  • Blackberry Bold

    Research In Motion confirmed that it has received complaints from some users about new BlackBerry Bold models not turning on. The company said it's working on a software fix.

  • Now that Amazon has launched the Kindle Fire —which is virtually assured to be the bestselling Android tablet of the year — there's a new rumor afloat: That Amazon is building a phone.

  • Google

    As expected, Google unveiled its Music store and the expansion of its cloud service—it's pulling out all the stops to compete with the leader, Apple's iTunes. Google has three of the four music labels on board—Sony, Universal, and EMI—all but Warner Music. Now consumers will be able to purchase millions of songs via music.google.com and through the Android market, with 90 second free previews.

  • Android and iPhone

    Don't look now, but Amazon is stealing Android from Google. Exhibit A: Amazon's Kindle Fire.

  • A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Google X is a clandestine lab where Google  is tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas, the New York Times reports.

  • Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Don't worry about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi — if this whole politics thing doesn't work out, he's always got a career as a singer to fall back on!

  • Apple Shipment Fears Grow

    Apple shares are down nearly 2% on concerns about demand for the new iPhone. DigiTimes says Apple is telling part suppliers to delay some of their shipments until the early part of next year. What should investors make of this? Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst.

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