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    Can Google, the master online search advertising, harness another form of advertising—display ads—and pull in millions?

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    News on Thursday that New York State prosecutors are examining whether eight banks hoodwinked credit ratings agencies opened yet another front in what is fast becoming the legal battle of a decade for the big names of finance. The New York Times explains.

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    Sales of video game software and hardware plummeted in April, shocking industry observers who were expecting the numbers to be slightly positive or, worst case, just down slightly. That could mean a rough Friday for video game stocks.

  • It's graduation season and you know what that means — time to trot out our top leaders of business, politics and pop music to offer the kids advice as we send them off into the cruel, cruel world. Here are the 10 Best Graduation Speeches — From Will Ferrell to Steve Jobs!

  • Google Search

    For the first time in Google's  short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.

  • Half-Life 2

    Online PC game distribution is making major money for Valve Software, but now some big gaming outfits may want a piece of the action.

  • Over the past few years, the outlook from Cisco CEO John Chambers has been spot on. That combined with technical action makes the traders nervous.

  • Google shares have dropped almost 11 percent in the last month. So should investors still consider buying the search engine giant? Steve Weinstein, senior analyst at Pacific Crest Securities shared his insights.

  • Adobe's "We Love Apple" ad in The New York Times

    If you want to know the true extent of Adobe's underdog status in its ongoing war of words with Apple over Flash, consider today's strange "love letter" appearing in national and regional dailies all over the country.

  • Stocks had their best three-day run in 10 months Wednesday as Spain got the market off to a good start, promising tough austerity measures, and tech stocks rallied after some encouraging reports from Intel and IBM. Gold soared.

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    The company beat, and beat handily Wall Street expectations with its third quarter earnings, coming in at 42 cents when the Street was looking for something closer to 39 cents.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double. Techs and industrials led the way. Gold surged.

  • IBM Sign

    Yeah, you read that headline right: IBM is offering up a 5-year earnings plan, and for a company in tech — really any company — to offer such visibility is substantial, and intriguing. Oh, and the 5-year plan has IBM reporting $20 a share in operating earnings by 2015.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures and Intel said it expects earnings growth to double.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after Spain promised to take wide austerity measures. Is the market crisis over? Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst shared their insights.

  • Stocks opened higher on Wednesday, following a rocky trading session yesterday that left the blue-chip index down 0.3 percent. How should investors be positioned? Ronald Weiner, president and CIO of RDM Financial Group and Charlie Smith, CIO of Fort Pitt Capital Group shared their market outlooks.

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    Microsoft is rolling out a new edition of its Office programs to businesses Wednesday, and for the first time it's adding versions of Word and other programs that work in a Web browser and will be free for consumers.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Wednesday as fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased as Spain vowed to slash its public deficit.

  • Google Android

    The market research from yesterday showing that Google's Android operating system phones had surpassed Apple's iPhone in terms of US marketshare grabbed an enormous press attention.

  • In yet another sign that the economy is recovering, one homeless, unemployed former executive has landed a job as the CEO of an Internet firm. Awesome! Now, only 14.999999 million to go!