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    Why Web-based TV Could Grow Bigger Soon

    Why Web-based TV Could Grow Bigger Soon
    NEW YORK -- You have good reason to be skeptical when someone says millions of ordinary television viewers are about to start surfing the Internet on the living room's electronic hearth. We've heard that Web-on-your-TV convergence promise for more than a decade, with ambitious efforts to make it happen including AOL TV and WebTV Networks. Each time, the optimists have ...
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    Is Positive Thinking Destroying America?

    Is Positive Thinking Destroying America?
    Over the past decade, we've seen positive thinking employed in various ways: to stir American nationalism during wartime, to perpetuate free market economies despite signs of an imminent market crash, to encourage people to reject victimhood in the face of staggering financial setbacks. In her latest book, "Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America" (Metropolitan Books, $23), ...
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    What Does it Mean For You: HP Buys 3Com. Logitech Buys LifeSize. Cisco Launches Host Email.

    What Does it Mean For You: HP Buys 3Com. Logitech Buys LifeSize. Cisco Launches Host Email.
    On Wednesday HP announced it is buying networking company 3Com. On Tuesday, Logitech announced it was buying video conference vendor LifeSize. On Tuesday, Cisco announced it would start providing hosted email services. What do these announcements mean for your business? It means that larger companies must continuously look for ways to expand and provide more and more value to their shareholders ...
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    Surprise! Good News Abounds In Today’s Market (Really!!)

    Surprise!  Good News Abounds In Today’s Market (Really!!)
    We are living in the best time possible. You and I, as small business owners, have opportunities as never before to excel and achieve not only the business goals we have but also the lifestyle goals. Right about now, you might be wondering if I’m in tune with reality. “Doesn’t this guy know about the problems with blah, blah, blah (fill ...
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    Microsoft Partners with WolframAlpha to Boost Data Results in Bing

    Microsoft Partners with WolframAlpha to Boost Data Results in Bing
    SEATTLE - Microsoft's Bing search service will pull more information and tools from other Web sites as the company tries to distinguish itself as part of its challenge to market leader Google. Traditionally, search engines from Google Inc. and others respond to users' queries by offering links to other sites that Web surfers can go to for information. Microsoft Corp., ...
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    National Retail Federation Warns Consumers of Web Frauds, eBay Says It's Being Targeted

    National Retail Federation Warns Consumers of Web Frauds, eBay Says It's Being Targeted
    Nov. 7 - Just in time for the holidays: a shopping fight between retailers and eBay. Only this one's not between shoppers trying to grab a Wii or Tickle Me Elmo, but the sellers themselves. The National Retail Federation issued a consumer warning this week about various household items being sold through "some online auction sites, warning that these items ...
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    Google Seeks Mobile Web Advertising Domination, Buys AdMob for $750 Million

    Google Seeks Mobile Web Advertising Domination, Buys AdMob for $750 Million
    Search and advertising giant Google has purchased mobile web advertising technology firm AdMob for $750 million in stock. The mobile internet experience on mobile phones and PDAs has been improving rapidly, but mobile web access still suffers from interoperability and usability problems. Part of this is due to the small size of the screens of used, as well as hardware limitations. ...
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    Electronic Arts Acquires Playfish for $275 million

    Electronic Arts Acquires Playfish for $275 million
    NEW YORK - As its packaged video games business lags, Electronic Arts Inc. has snapped up Playfish Inc., the creator of popular social networking games such as "Who Has the Biggest Brain" and "Pet Society," for $275 million in cash. With the acquisition, EA is diving further into the lucrative world of social online games, which tens of millions of people ...
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    Obama's New Push to Help Small Business Get Loans

    Obama's New Push to Help Small Business Get Loans
    As part of its efforts to stimulate economic recovery, the Obama Administration announced on Oct. 21 a new set of initiatives to help spur lending to small businesses. President Obama headed to Landover, Md., to make the announcement on the premises of Metropolitan Archives, a 13-employee record storage and delivery company seeking expansion capital. "I know that times are tough and ...
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    Madoff: Had 'too much credibility' with SEC

    Madoff: Had 'too much credibility' with SEC
    WASHINGTON - As Bernard Madoff sat in jail a few months after pleading guilty to fraud, he sounded faintly boastful. The only problem with officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Washington headquarters, he said, is that he had "too much credibility with them and they dismissed" the idea that he was scheming people out of billions of dollars. A document ...
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    Now I Am the Master: PayPal Could Soon Overtake eBay

    Now I Am the Master: PayPal Could Soon Overtake eBay
    SAN FRANCISCO - Most people know eBay Inc. for its online marketplace, where deals abound on everything from gadgets to antique furniture. But soon, eBay's biggest business will likely be PayPal, the online payments service that has been growing steadily even as the economy has stumbled. EBay has spent much of the past two years trying to improve its faltering ...
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    Windows 7 Retail Box Sales Up 234% Against Vista

    Windows 7 Retail Box Sales Up 234% Against Vista
    While Apple seems to be content with "going negative" when it comes to commercials touting its computing products, Microsoft has taken a different route with Windows 7. Apple has focused more on bashing Windows 7 (and the faults of its predecessors) rather than focus on the main strengths of the OS X platform. Microsoft, on the other hand, has created positive ...
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    3 Strong Economic Reports Lift Hopes for Recovery

    3 Strong Economic Reports Lift Hopes for Recovery
    Hopes for the fledgling economic recovery got a boost Monday from better-than-expected news on manufacturing, construction and contracts to buy homes. U.S. manufacturing activity grew in October at the fastest pace in more than three years, according to a private group's measure. It was driven by government spending, businesses' need to rebuild their inventories and higher demand from overseas. The Commerce ...
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    Surge in Innovation Leads to Intense Search Engine Battles

    Surge in Innovation Leads to Intense Search Engine Battles
    It's a global battle whose foot soldiers will be engineering teams working inside a few square miles of Sunnyvale and Mountain View, with billions of dollars in advertising at stake. Almost a decade after Google became a household name, Microsoft's launch of its Bing search engine, followed by Microsoft and Yahoo's deal to collaborate on search, could give the world's ...
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    Tax relief for small Madoff investors eyed

    Tax relief for small Madoff investors eyed
    WASHINGTON - Tax relief for thousands of small, indirect investors in Bernard Madoff's swindle and other fraudulent schemes appears close to Senate adoption as part of a broader bill to extend unemployment benefits. An amendment by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., puts the indirect Madoff investors - who channeled their money through "feeder funds" run by middlemen - on the same tax ...
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    Best Buy Embraces Digital Video Delivery

    Best Buy Embraces Digital Video Delivery
    SAN FRANCISCO - Best Buy Co. is trying to nudge consumers away from its stores' DVD aisles by making it easier for them to rent and buy movies over high-speed Internet connections. The largest U.S. retailer of consumer electronics is setting up its digital delivery service in partnership with CinemaNow, which has deals with the major movie studios. The software ...
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    "Equipment" and Software Companies See Economic Growth

    "Equipment" and Software Companies See Economic Growth
    WASHINGTON - Businesses are finally willing to spend more money on equipment, a healthy sign for the economic recovery. For the first time in nearly two years, companies ponied up more money for a category called "equipment and software" in the third quarter of the year. It isn't a huge growth rate - just 1.1 percent, according to the government's ...
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    Hardest-hit Areas Recovering Slowly

    Hardest-hit Areas Recovering Slowly
    The economic recovery is proceeding unevenly in its early stages, with areas hurt most by the housing slump still lagging behind other regions, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of economic stress in more than 3,100 U.S. counties. Counties in the Southeast, the industrial Midwest and the Southwest are still struggling and have made the least improvement, the analysis of ...
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    iPhone Finally Launches in China

    iPhone Finally Launches in China
    BEIJING - Apple's iPhone is making its long-awaited formal debut in the world's most populous mobile phone market, without a key feature and at higher prices than widely available black market models. Apple's local service provider, China Unicom Ltd., hopes the iPhone will give it an edge against giant rival China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone company by subscribers. ...
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