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Casinos see opening in online poker indictments

With the three biggest online poker companies in the U.S. shut down, traditional American casino companies hope to quickly cash in on an industry worth billions of dollars. Full story

E-Trade posts 1Q profit, shrinks loan portfolio

Online discount broker E-Trade Financial Corp. on Wednesday posted a first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates as it set aside less money to cover bad loans. Full story

Meningococcal disease up in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County health officials say a bacterial illness that can cause meningitis is on the rise. Full story

Earnings Preview: E-Trade to report 1Q results

Online discount broker E-Trade Financial Corp. is scheduled to report its quarterly results on Wednesday after the market closes. Full story

Virtual Economy Is Cash Cow for Developing World

Online gamers immersed in fantasy worlds supported a very real virtual economy worth more than $15 billion worldwide in 2010. But some also used the shadowy gaming services of so-called "gold farmers" – mostly Chinese and Vietnamese players who sell in-game resources to those lacking time or patien Full story

Socially oriented Flock browser disappears

Flock, a Web browser that was designed for information-sharing as well as surfing, is being discontinued after its development team was bought up by Zynga Inc., the maker of "FarmVille" and other online games. Full story

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Online holiday shopping jumps 15 percent

China's The9 in $100 million fund for mobile apps

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Microsoft revamps online game service

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'WOW' players angry over plan to use real names

Legal deadline ups the ante for online poker

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  Betting the Farm on Zynga

Online videogame giant Zynga is close to raking in half a billion in funding, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin

  'D.C. Online' your chance to defeat Superman

If you've ever wanted a shot at the "Man of Steel" or to fight the Batman, this is your chance. "D.C. Universe Online" lets you be a hero, or a villain. Msnbc.com's Todd Kenreck gives it a 8 out of 10.

  What are the Odds?

Online sports books are aggressive in setting odds, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  Online holiday sales up 12 percent

Online sales are up this holiday season, largely due to the free shipping so many online stores are offering. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

  Defiant Assange fights legal, online attacks

Julian Assange – the target of a European arrest warrant – is fighting for his personal freedom amid an online game of cat and mouse to keep WikiLeaks online. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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