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Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

Yahoo says usernames and passwords of some of its email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people users have recently corresponded with.

Judge: Hulu Must Face Privacy Lawsuit

Hulu fails to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the video streaming service of illegally sharing users' viewing history with Facebook and ComScore.

The 10 Most Hated Companies in America

Botched product launches, plunging stock values, massive layoffs, unhappy workers and poor customer service: These are just some of the woes that can win a business a spot on the 24/7 Wall St. list of the 10 most hated companies in America.

Every Day Is Free Shipping Day -- Now, How About Free Returns?

Monday was Free Shipping Day. So is Tuesday. In fact, every day is. No, not officially: The official event is Dec. 17, the last day retailers will guarantee a pre-Christmas delivery. But so many retailers always offer ways to get free shipping, they need a new gimmick -- like free returns.

Holiday Shopping Calendar: Your List of the Best Days to Buy

Black Friday has been around for decades, but in the last several years, the holiday shopping season has gained a number of additional "special" shopping days. So if you're looking for the right days for deals, (or when to avoid the crowds) here's a run-down of all the retail deal days worth knowing.

How to Get the Best Deals on Cyber Monday

On Cyber Monday, U.S. consumers are expected to empty their wallets of more than $1 billion, Merchants are offering some of their best deals, and it's time to take advantage. Here are a few strategies that should help you land the lowest prices.

Is Cyber Monday Obsolete?

It was only seven years ago that some clever folks at Shop.org decided to promote e-commerce with its own version of Black Friday, and Cyber Monday was born. But in our smartphone- and tablet-powered world, holiday shopping is getting more "cyber" every year. Does online retail still need its special day?

Microsoft and NBC Cut Ties on MSNBC.com

Microsoft is pulling out of the joint venture that owned MSNBC.com, freeing the world's largest software maker to build its own online news service. NBC is buying Microsoft's 50% interest in the website and will rebrand it NBCNews.com.

US Online Holiday Shopping Climbs 15% to $30.9 Billion

U.S. shoppers spent 15 percent more in online holiday buying compared to last year, after what may have been the busiest week of the season, said research firm comScore on Sunday. Shoppers have spent $30.9 billion online from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, up from $26.9 billion at the same point last year, said the Reston, Va., company, which tracks Web use.

Can Best Buy's New Marketplace Poach Amazon's Sales?

Best Buy is taking its best shot at stealing some online market share from Amazon.com with a completely new service meant to challenge the world's largest e-commerce company. Best Buy Marketplace will substantially increase the number of products available at the Best Buy website.

The Biggest Losers: 10 Stocks That Got Crushed

It's been heck of a ride on Wall Street: the ups, the downs, a 500-plus point selloff. But some stocks suffered far more than others this week. Here's a look at 10 of the biggest decliners.

MySpace Markdown: Social Site on Sale for 94% Off

Back in July 2005, the deal seemed so promising. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp bought MySpace parent Intermix Media for $580 million. The social media pioneer was, by some measures, the fifth most-visited website in the U.S. This week, MySpace may be sold for as little as $30 million.

Apple iMessage Takes Aim at RIM's Blackberry Messenger

Apple recently introduced iMessage, a new service that lets users send text messages, photos and videos between all Apple devices. This could challenge Research in Motion's BlackBerry Messenger service, which has been a unique selling point as the company struggles to compete with Google's Android and Apple's iPhone.

Yahoo Is Pleasing Investors, Instead of Its Users

Recent strategic moves made by Yahoo seem to be keeping some investors optimistic. But that could quickly change as the site's audience shrinks, advertising revenue falls and the once revered brand diminishes.

In 2010, One Site Ruled Them All: Facebook

Facebook ruled the Internet in 2010. It was both the most-searched term -- accounting for 2.11% of all searches -- and the top-visited website, attracting 8.93% of all U.S. visits, compared to Google's 7.19%.

Hulu Drops Price on Subscriptions After Traffic Dips

Hulu lowered the price of its newly launched Hulu Plus subscription service by $2 to $7.99 Wednesday, just days after the online streaming video service saw its rank decline on a closely watched Internet ranking service for the month of October.

Where Shopping Is Going Strong: Online

ComScore reports online retail spending rose 9% year-over-year in the third quarter. Such positive growth -- the fourth straight quarter of increasing cyberspending -- going into the fourth quarter could bode well for the upcoming holiday shopping season.