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  • Apple and Samsung, Frenemies for Life Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 9:11 AM ET
    An Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S smartphone, left, and a Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer and Galaxy S III smartphone.

    Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.

  • Marco Rubio Said What? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Marco Rubio Said What?

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio tweeted one reason why he might be choosing Samsung over Apple.

  • E-Cigarettes: Escaping the Smoke Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Smokers seeking alternatives to cigarettes have found cause for optimism in electronic cigarettes, which use vapor to simulate tobacco smoke, and look and feel almost like the real thing, minus the unpleasant smoke, odor and ash.

  • A customer shops for a video game to purchase.

    Why things don't look good for the videogame industry.

  • Gaming China: Easing Rules Won't Help US Makers Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
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    Analysts say the potential impact on major U.S. video game publishers will likely be minimal from China lifting its ban on video game consoles.

  • Sony Playstation Meeting Ignites Talk of PS4 Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 3:08 AM ET
    A DualShock 3 wireless controller for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 3 (PS3).

    Sony will this month host its first major Playstation meeting in two years, sparking a flare-up in online speculation the Japanese consumer electronics giant is preparing to unveil the successor to its 70 million-selling PS3 games console. Sony declined to say whether it would release a new product at the meeting in New York on Feb. 20. "

  • Sharp Rebounds, Makes a Profit in December Quarter Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 1:47 AM ET
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    Sharp rebounded to a third-quarter operating profit on Friday, improving the bailed-out consumer electroncs maker's chances of convincing lenders and shareholders that it is a viable company.

  • Could the BlackBerry Be 'Cool' Again? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:13 PM ET
    Could the BlackBerry Be 'Cool' Again?

    CNBC's Jon Fortt offers insight on his interview with Research In Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins on the day his company launched its BlackBerry 10. Discussing their take on its new product, and the stock's future, with Tim Stevens, Engadget; Michael Copeland, WIRED; and Michael Genovese, MKM Partners.

  • Herb on the Street: Death of the Camera? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Herb on the Street: Death of the Camera?

    Sales of "point-and-shoot" digital cameras are declining as investors shift to smartphones, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • RIM CEO Speaks Out on BlackBerry 10, Tablet Market Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    RIM CEO Speaks Out on BlackBerry 10, Tablet Market

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Research In Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins about the company's BlackBerry 10 launch, his expectations for 2013 in the competitive mobile industry, and plans for the tablet market.

  • Unveiling of BlackBerry 10 Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    The Unveiling of the BlackBerry 10

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the BlackBerry 10 is taking direct aim at Apple's iPhone and Google's Android; and Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee senior technology analyst, discusses where the stock could be headed now.

  • RIM's 'Moment of Truth' Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    RIM's 'Moment of Truth'

    Discussing the rally's next leg, with Michael Ryan, UBS Wealth Management; and the new BlackBerry has finally arrived, with CNBC's Jon Fortt; and Don Yacktman, Yacktman Asset Management, shares his take on Research in Motion's new product and whether it can succeed in its "moment of truth."

  • Has Apple Lost Its Cool Factor? Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 3:55 PM ET
    An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R).

    Has Apple lost its edge with the college crowd? Jane Wells headed to California State University to find out what the students had to say.

  • New iPad: Good, Bad & the Ugly Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    New iPad: Good, Bad & the Ugly

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple's new iPad with 128GB storage capacity is likely to be good for Apple's margins because its price at $800 is $300 higher than its basic iPad. Dan Ackerman, CNET.com senior editor, shares his opinions.

  • Apple Announces Launch of 4th Gen. iPad Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    Apple Announces Launch of 4th Gen. iPad

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple's 4th-generation iPad will allow for 128GB storage capacity. The price will be $799. Will that increased storage drive more users toward Apple products?

  • Philips CEO: Confident About 2013 Financial Targets Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:15 AM ET
    Philips CEO: Confident About 2013 Financial Targets

    Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips, tells CNBC about a deal announced with Funai which will reposition the Philips portfolio away from consumer electronics to be a company positioned in health and wellbeing.

  • China Considers an End to 13-Year Videogame Ban Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
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    China is considering lifting a decade-long ban on videogame consoles, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Monday, sending shares of major hardware makers such as Sony and Nintendo surging.

  • Apple's Tim Cook Cooked? Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    Apple's Tim Cook Cooked?

    Exxon has surpassed Apple as the world's largest company. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports many are asking if it has to do with Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

  • Big Deals on Big-Screen TVs for Super Bowl Sunday Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:43 PM ET
    Consumers shop for televisions in Walmart.

    The days leading up to Super Bowl Sunday on February 3 are traditionally the best time of year to snag a deal on a super-sized set.

  • Netflix, Apple Quarterly Earnings After the Bell Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 3:08 PM ET
    Netflix, Apple Quarterly Earnings After the Bell

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Julia Boorstin report on what investors are anticipating in both Apple and Netflix's earnings.