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  • RIM Blacklists Passwords on Blackberries Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:14 PM ET
    Last Call: U.S. Customs Drops the Blackberry

    Research In Motion has put out a list of 106 passwords that its customers are banned from using because they are too weak including "123456," "pookie," "butthead," and more.

  • Starbucks $450 gift card is made of stainless steel and will only be available in limited quantities through a luxury goods website. Is the Starbucks $450 steel gift card a sign that Starbucks is going "1 percent" on us? Or is it just harmless, splurgy fun?

  • Apple's rank in China's smartphone market, which is set to become the world's largest this year, fell to No.6 in the third quarter as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research.

  • Pizza Hut Perfume: Yes, It's Real Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    No matter which way you slice it (sorry), Pizza Hut has long been an innovator in the pizza industry: The chain gave the world stuffed crust, after all. But now Pizza Hut is channeling its creative streak into other ventures, releasing its own Pizza Hut perfume.

  • Former US Spy Warns on Cybersecurity Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 2:49 PM ET

    Without action, the US will face a major cyber attack, says a former US spy.

  • Trading Hewlett-Packard's Plunge Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    Trading Hewlett-Packard's Plunge

    Jim Chanos called Hewlett-Packard the "ultimate value trap," in July. Dan Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, discusses the stock's tumble today, and whether it can bounce back.

  • Will Electronic Device Sales Light Up the Holidays? Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Is It Worth It? A Look at Layaway and Toy Reservations

    There’s little doubt Americans love their electronic devices. But questions remain over whether the affection for tablets and smartphones will ring up a happy holiday.

  • South Carolina Hack Attack Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    South Carolina Hack Attack

    In a South Carolina hacker attack, 3.6 million social security numbers were exposed, along with 387,000 debit and credit card numbers. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • Microsoft Shakes up Windows to Fend Off Competitors Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 11:15 PM ET
    Microsoft Shakes up  Windows to Fend off Competiors

    Brian Prentice, VP of Research at Gartner, talks about the shake-up of Microsoft's tried and tested operating system and explains how the company is fending off its competitors.

  • Talking Numbers: Tablet Wars Heat Up Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Tablet Wars Heat Up

    Shares of both Apple and Microsoft are down around 10 percent this month. Should investors buy or avoid the weakness? Carter Worth, Oppenheimer, and Zachary Karabell, Rivertwice Research share their opinions. (2:21)

  • Talking Numbers: Microsoft Sings Another Tune Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Microsoft Sings Another Tune

    Max Wolff, Greencrest Capital, and Carter Worth, Oppenheimer, chat about Microsoft's move into the music business and what it means for Apple.

  • Amazon CEO: Kindle Sold at A Cost Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
    Amazon CEO: Kindle Sold at A Cost

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says that the company is not making money on the Kindle, but hopes to reel in profits on Kindle content like books and movies. CNBC's "Street Signs" crew and Rocky Agrwal, TechCrunch and VentureBeat contributor, discuss.

  • Tablet Wars Heat Up Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:07 PM ET
    Tablet Wars Heat Up

    Apple is expected to unveil its Mini iPad at an October 23 event, and CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the company will have to include the product in its fiscal Q1 guidance.

  • Baxter Is Not Your Typical Robot Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Baxter Robot

    That may sound strange, but in a world where robots are becoming more common on assembly lines, in manufacturing plants and shipping centers, Baxter takes robotics to a new level.

  • Outdated Business Model? Try Predictive Analytics Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
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    Industries across the board are embracing the idea of collecting and analyzing data to predict future outcomes as a way to enhance product quality and gain a competitive edge.

  • Talking Numbers: Buy Hewlett-Packard's Plunge? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Buy Hewlett-Packard's Plunge?

    Hewlett-Packard is at a 9-year low. Is the company paying the price of letting former CEO Mark Hurd go? Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, and Crawford Del Prete, ICD, discuss.

  • Apple Fans Shrug Off Maps Fiasco, Lap Up iPhone 5 Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 9:54 AM ET
    Customers queue up to purchase the iPhone 5 smartphone at Sydney's Apple flagship store

    Apple users complained about the inaccuracies of the Apple Maps - a new navigation app for the iPhone and iPad – but that did not stop them from lining up for the latest smartphone from the company on Friday.

  • Here’s How to Play Apple’s iPhone 5 Launch in Asia Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 12:49 AM ET
    iPhone 5

    Investors looking to play the launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 without buying Apple shares – which almost touched $670 overnight – should look to its supply chain in Asia, in particular the company’s contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industries, says Barclays.

  • 4 Steps for World-Class IT Any Company Can Apply Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
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    Two Accenture execs write that established firms saddled with legacy systems are in danger of being outmaneuvered by emerging challengers. Armed with new and better technology, infrastructure and organizations, these companies are better positioned to meet ever-more demanding business needs. But it does not have to be this way, they caution.

  • Why College May Not Be Worth It Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Given the skyrocketing cost of post-secondary education; static, underwhelming graduation rates and a dismal job market, some say smart, talented and driven teens are better off diving into the real world without a bachelor's degree.