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Lucent and Alcatel consider merger

Mar 24, 2006
Telecommunications equipment maker Lucent Technologies and its French rival Alcatel are talking about making their two companies one. Bob Moon reports on why so many telecom giants are feeling the urge to merge.

DVD vs. silver screen

Mar 24, 2006
Daily Variety editor Michael Speier talks to host Mark Austin Thomas about the profitability of movies on DVD versus those shown in theaters.

Intel vs. AMD

Mar 24, 2006
Patrick Hirsch looks at what Dell's plans to buy gaming computer maker Alienware could mean for the computer processing chip industry.

Microsoft shakeup

Mar 24, 2006
The man who helped develop many of Microsoft's popular Office products has been tapped to head the troubled unit responsible for creating new versions of Windows operating platforms. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

France tries disconnecting iPods, iTunes

Mar 21, 2006
French lawmakers OK'd today a bill that could force Apple to separate its iPod player from its iTunes store. Apple says the tight integration between the two is the main reason the company's been so successful. Janet Babin reports.

Sprint goes after private investigators

Mar 21, 2006
Sprint Nextel has filed a lawsuit against a small private investigation firm in Florida. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that these guys are a far cry from the romantic P.I. world of Sam Spade.

A video game you can't refuse?

Mar 21, 2006
Electronic Arts rolls out its new, $20-million Godfather video game. Lisa Napoli tells us whether it sleeps with the fishes or not.

Patents before the Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2006
On Tuesday the High Court hears a case that boils down to a question of whether ideas can be patented. The outcome could effect effect thousands of patents issued on drugs, software and gene technology. Janet Babin reports.

Budding interest in seed technology

Mar 20, 2006
A United Nations-funded group begins talks on biodiversity this week in Brazil. One topic on the agenda has US seed companies interested: a possible moratorium on the testing or sale of sterile seed technology. Janet Babin reports.
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More full rides at Stanford

Mar 20, 2006
Stanford University's coffers are rich with tech royalties, enabling the school to expand its offering of free tuition to poor students. Janet Babin reports.

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