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Today's Market Winners and Losers

These are Friday's market winners and losers. Biggest Winners Shares of LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD) are up 19.01% to $147.67, on trading volume of...

Vringo Goes After Microsoft

Intellectual property firm Vringo Inc. (NYSEMKT: VRNG) announced this morning that a wholly owned subsidiary, I/P Engine, had filed a patent...

Why Yahoo! Gets So Much Attention

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) barely made the Fortune 500 last year, ranking 485th. However, for a company its size, it receives unbelievable press and...

Even Warren Buffett Can't Save the Small Newspaper Business

The problem with the newspaper business is simple: A subscription price barely pays for the paper your papers are printed on, and free media are siphoning off the ad revenues newspapers rely on. Warren Buffet thought he could buck the trend, but not even the Oracle of Omaha can fight math.

Marissa Mayer to Move Yahoo Back to Tech Roots

Long torn between whether it should focus on media content or on tools and technologies, Yahoo under Marissa Mayer is being positioned firmly in the latter camp, according to sources inside and outside the company.

Undecided Voters: Round One Goes to Romney

Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis and GOP pollster Frank Luntz don't agree on much, but reality is reality. Gov. Romney won the debate. No way to deny it or spin it: It was the moment the Romney campaign was looking for -- a decisive victory that could change the narrative.

Apple and the Burden of Being a Behemoth

In the annals of meaningless milestones, Apple's latest achievement -- surpassing Microsoft, circa 1999, as the largest U.S. company ever -- is right up there. I mean, how high is up? How big is BIG? What does Apple win, Johnny!?

3 Reasons Why New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Could Get It Right

Longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer will be the next CEO of struggling dot-com pioneer Yahoo --the company's fifth leader in as many years. Turning Yahoo around would be a pretty daunting task, but there are some good reasons to believe Mayer has a shot.

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.

AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft for $1.06 Billion

AOL said Monday that it would sell 800 patents and their related applications to Microsoft and grant it a license for its remaining patents for a total about $1.06 billion in cash. AOL plans to return some of the proceeds to its shareholders.

Investing on the Go: There's a Host of Apps for That

There are mobile apps to help us with just about every chore, and investing is no exception. Whether you want to track a basic portfolio or delve into corporate reports and balance sheets, options are available.

Tech Companies Team Up to Combat Email Scams

Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing. Such scams try to trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending emails that look as if they come from a legitimate bank, retailer or other business.

Starbucks CEO Invites Concerned Citizens to Chat

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has grand plans to cut through the partisan noise and remind our country's politicians of their problem-solving duties: On Tuesday, he's hosting a gigantic, public telephone town hall, and asking all "concerned Americans" to join his movement and participate.

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Six Ways to Save on Your Phone Bill Through the Cloud

Communication is increasingly moving off the grid and into the cloud. For cellphone users -- especially ones with smartphones -- there are a host of online tools and apps that can help reduce usage on carrier plans and save money. Here are a half dozen easy options.

Google Acquires Admeld to Boost Display Ad Business

Google recently acquired Admeld in order to provide better display online advertisement management services. Admeld's technology is expected to be incorporated into Google's DoubleClick Ad Exchange, and could help Google to fend off Yahoo and AOL.

Group Buying Companies: Time to Take Stock

When will Groupon and Living Social go public...and how have the sites already changed the way older companies do business? With high profit margins leading to steep valuation, it looks like the group coupon market is poised to explode!

Where the Geeks Are: Dispatches From SXSW 2011

With 20,000 attendees and corporate outposts by the score, this year's South by Southwest Interactive has a carnival-like atmosphere. From its origin as a sort of spring break for nerds, the event has grown into something more like Disneyland for adults.

It's Crunch Time for Google's Battle Against Content Spam

The trouble lies in the quality of information -- a thorny problem due to the subjectivity of "quality" in general. Google keeps tweaking its algorithms, but the junk content keeps rising to the top. In the arms race against spammers, the next few years are crucial.

AOL Buys HuffPo: What Media Pundits Are Saying

Nothing like a big media deal to spark commentary from the media. And indeed, there's been no shortage of reaction -- from praise to pillory -- to AOL's decision to purchase upstart news site The Huffington Post for $315 million, mostly in cash.