Will deflation accompany a worldwide slowdown? — Economists fear a spiral of decline in prices could accompany a global recession.
Can Saturday Night Live save McCain? — As the presidential campaign enters its last weekend, John McCain will try upstage Tina Fey with an SNL appearance.
Evidence of recession piles up as GDP shrinks in third quarter — The U.S. economy shrank 0.3 percent in the third quarter. An official recession is defined as two quarters of negative GDP. Talk of a consumer bailout is spreading. October’s stock market results were the weakest in 21 years.
Tech layoffs hit 38,000, including 18,000 in the last week — TechCrunch’s layoff tracker lists the whole bloody mess.
Halloween costume searches on Google — Sarah Palin ruled.
Computer researchers find a huge cache of stolen consumer information –Hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers and other personal data have been stolen, RSA FraudAction Research Lab says.
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How did your politicians vote on tech-related issues? — CNET’s Technology voter guide shows you.
Half of all iPhone 3Gs sold internationally — AT&T and Apple data suggests the phenomenon has spread overseas.
Third time the charm? — Google releases a third Chrome beta with faster performance.
Intel warns that its earnings in Q4 may be hurt by economic slowdown — The world’s biggest chipmaker, a bellwether for the tech industry, plans a mid-quarter update on Dec. 4.
Bluetooth headset maker Aliph cuts jobs — Maker of popular Jawbone may have trimmed its workforce by 30 percent.
Jaxtr CEO is out — Konstantin Guericke resigns, not long after big layoffs at the VOIP service company.
IBM sues to stop exec from going to Apple — Apple may have wanted Mark Papermaster for his chip design expertise, but IBM says he has too many secrets.
Cookstr will give away recipes, sell books — Ex-Hyperion Books chief teams up with cookbook writers.
A technology on its last legs — Ultra-wideband wireless networking technology loses promoter as WiQuest shuts down.
Nintendo’s new handheld — The DSi launches in Japan to long lines.
WildTangent closes games studio — Alex St. John, founder, moves from CEO to chairman.