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  • Axel Rose

    Selection to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be a boon for a musician’s career. But the lobbying for votes can become intense, the New York Times reports.

  • Zynga Files for IPO

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has details on the initial public offering of mobile gamer company Zynga, which is expected to start trading on December 16th.

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    Men tend to be very task-focused when they shop online, says BBDO CEO Andrew Robertson. “They don’t shop, they hunt,” he said. Women, however, tend to think of shopping as “a journey,” he says. A look at what this means for retailers such as Blue Nile that are trying to broaden their customer base.

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    Investors got a sneak peak at Zynga’s highly-anticipated IPO pitch thanks to an copy of management’s presentation posted online in a pitch the company will take on the road starting Monday, as it embarks on a cross-country tour to lure potential investors ahead of its December 16 initial public offering.

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    Zynga, the online gaming company known for Farmville, is headed for the public markets after a two-week road show starting Monday, when it will sell its $9 billion valuation to investors.

  • There's a new list of the most shoplifted items out and there are some predictable things on it, like booze, razor blades and Elmo dolls. But meat? Thieves of America, what is the meaning of this?

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    YouTube viewers spend an average of 15 minutes a day on the site, while TV viewers spend an average of 5 hours glued to the tube. Today Google unveiled a new design for YouTube and its "channels" to help close the gap and make YouTube like cable TV for the digital age.

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    Zynga's IPO is expected to give the company a roughly $10 billion market cap -- an impressive nearly 10 times or so the company's trailing 12 month sales.

  • Android and iPhone

    Amazon expands it touchscreen business, there's consolidation in the cloud computing space, and  big changes in the Android market.

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    Look for a huge corporate spin-off, a major apparel merger, rock bottom bond yields,  hedge fund failures and an election defeat for President Obama.

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    Consumers embrace cloud computing, a new battle over digital content, TV and the Intranet merge, and traditional publishing makes a comeback.

  • Google's Price Target

    An outlook on Google's stock as the company saw stronger than expected search in October and November, with Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co. executive director/senior analyst.

  • by Brian Solis

    Brian Solis author of "The End of Business as Usual" offers what he calls "The 9 Laws of Affinity to Survive Digital Darwinism."

  • With reports of private equity company's bid for a minority stake in Yahoo, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tells the "Fast Money" team that he recommends owning Yahoo because a management shakeup is coming.

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    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, looks at why a defensive posture can still reap gains in a volatile market.

  • Spotify

    The service wants to be the destination for all things music, pitting it against Apple's iTunes, Google's new music store and Amazon's MP3 store.

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    Shoppers may be snapping up Harry Potter box sets for stocking stuffers, but that's not enough to stop the dizzying decline in DVD sales.

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    Hewlett-Packard has refuted what it called "sensational and inaccurate reporting" suggesting hackers could use a newly discovered security vulnerability to spark a fire in some HP LaserJet printers.

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    How do you explain the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and how it affects the world? If you're this political cartoonist-turned animator, you liken it to a disease and invent an animated drug, ContagionEx, to treat it.

  • Man vs. Machine

    New technologies, open platforms, and better governance are helping to create cities that are both environmentally responsible and economically attractive. We are increasingly witnessing the growth of intelligent cities - cities which increasingly deliver services with the aid of so-called smart technologies.