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  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand earlier this morning at the Search Marketing Expo in Santa Clara, and sat for a wide-ranging interview on stage in front of about 1,000 visitors, and while much of his comments were about Bing, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft more broadly, and lots of other topics, what he had to say about Twitter was intriguing.

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    Palm's got a credibility problem, and it's the kind of thing that seems so insidious, and so systemic, that it might pose a deep threat to the company's ability to keep going.

  • After squeezing the shorts and defying gravity, Palm finally came back to Earth with a major thud today. And while the fall was painful for equity investors, do options traders sense a takeout on the horizon?

  • The news today from Palm is just plain ugly, and you gotta hand it to RBC Capital and Bank of America, who both came out Monday with negative calls on this stock.

  • On Twitter, Tony Hsieh the very social media savvy CEO of Zappos just tweeted the following.

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    Last week, several signs came together to further underline the fact that social media is no longer an emerging trend or passing fad, and that it's gone beyond the realm of the personal and become a fully-fledged part of our working lives.

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    Apple has started banning many applications for its iPhone that feature sexually suggestive material, including photos of women in bikinis and lingerie, a move that came as an abrupt surprise to developers who had been profiting from such programs.

  • RBC's Mike Abramsky has an interesting research report out this morning about Apple and Palm. And it's compelling stuff because of Abramsky's past calls on both these companies.

  • Models show Samsung Electronics Co's Android smartphones during the unveiling ceremony on February 4, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.

    Over the decades, legions of microchip companies have found themselves reeling, even wiped out financially, from trying to produce some of the most complex objects made by humans for the lowest possible price. Now, the chip wars are about to become even more bloody.

  • The largest maker of cell phones for the U.S. market, on Sunday revealed the first phone running Samsung's own "smart" software system, bada.

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    Magazines are starting to think beyond the page and experiment with smartphone applications they say will provide their readers with additional content and bring a whole new level of engagement with the publication.

  • Plus, get calls on oil, telco, mining and more.

  • Google's own corporate blog is breaking some big-time broadband news today: Google plans to build out its own broadband testbed, bringing unbelievably fast bandwidth to homes and business in test markets across the United States, targeting from 50,000 to a half million potential users.

  • Google presents buzz as an addition to Gmail that enables private sharing with your friends (like Facebook) or public sharing with everyone (like Twitter).

  • Google is at it again. It's taken on Yahoo. It's taken on Microsoft. Apple. So why not Facebook, too?

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    The recent media interest in the use of mobile phones to make donations to the Haiti appeal has cast light on the potential of mobile technology to transform the way we send and receive money in the future.

  • Cramer looks for answers in one of the worst earnings report of the quarter.

  • When I sat down with Cisco CEO John Chambers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, he had a powerful story to tell: A plan to transform Cisco in a vertical, enterprise and consumer powerhouse 7 years in the making, was ready to pay dividends in 2010.

  • Apple's iPhone

    Apple's App Store might be one of the greatest entrepreneurial tools the world has ever seen. Nothing virtual about this gold rush. Consider what Steve Jobs told us last week: 140,000 apps, and over 3 billion downloads. Think, i-KaChing.

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    The company reported 85 cents a share, way ahead of the 72 cents Wall Street was looking for, on $9.5 billion in revenue, or nearly a half-billion dollars better than estimates.

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