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    Many would-be innovators have misconceptions about the process of innovation itself. Here, we review some common myths of innovation and separate fiction from fact.   

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    Asian PC makers Lenovo and Acer stand to benefit from the ongoing uncertainty about Hewlett Packard’s personal computer business, according to Barclays Capital, which upgraded both stocks to overweight.

  • Amazon Shares Fall on Earnings Miss

    Amazon shares fell over 15% after a big miss on earnings and a disappointing Q4 guidance, with CNBC's Jon Fortt; Herman Leung, Susquehanna Financial Group; and Jordan Rohan, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Nest Labs Thermostat

    Tony Fadell, a former Apple executive who led iPod and iPhone development from 2001 to 2009, helped transform consumer products used by millions of people. Next up: the humble household thermostat. The New York Times reports.

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    A Booz & Company study found that companies whose innovation strategies are clearly aligned with their business and culture goals delivered 17-percent higher profit growth over five-year periods than those lacking such tight alignment.

  • Oracle to Buy RightNow for $1.5B

    Insight on Oracle's strategy, with Joel Fishbein, Lazard Capital Markets managing director/senior technology analyst.

  • Apple TV Set in the Pipeline?

    A look at whether a possible Apple television is in the works, with Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities analyst.

  • CAT Q3 Earnings Beat Street Estimates

    A breakdown of Caterpillar Q3 earnings and outlook, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, who says that companies have adjusted to a slow-growth economy.

  • Steve Jobs | 1955 - 2011

    In his last years, Steven P. Jobs veered from exotic diets to cutting-edge treatments as he fought the cancer that ultimately took his life, according to a new biography to be published on Monday. The New York Times reports.

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    Microsoft's earnings hit Wall Street's target and revenue beat, helped by strong sales of its Office applications package. Still, shares skidded.

  • Copper Prices Slide

    Losses in copper are adding to negative sentiment on stocks, with the Fast Money traders.

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    Could it be that Apple retail chief Ron Johnson’s departure for J.C. Penney spacer was steeped as much in a peak in the performance of Apple stores as much as the opportunity he sees at the department store chain? Herb Greenberg reports.

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    Apple shocked the street by missing analyst estimates as iPhone sales disappointed the financial prognosticators. But rather than providing an indication of Apple's decline, it instead highlights how easily influenced the investment community can be, caught up in momentum, and prone to setting unreasonable expectations for earnings estimates.

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    Apple posted a rare miss on both earnings and revenue as far fewer iPhones were sold during the quarter than expected. Shares tumbled after-hours.

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    Options on shares of Apple top the actives list Tuesday, as traders appear to be positioning for a big price move around its earnings report.

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  • Apple's Senior Vice President of iOS Scott Forstall speaks about the new greeting card app at the event introducing the new iPhone 4s at the company's headquarters October 4, 2011 in Cupertino, California. The announcement marks the first time new CEO Tim Cook introduced a new product since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned in August.

    Within the new iPhone lies a very special element that heralds the next generation in smartphones. This element could have a titanic effect on mobile commerce in the months to come and, overall, points to a much larger trend for which few can even begin to fully define its future business impact.

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    Steve Jobs taught us a lot about success and failure, "showing us the blood and guts of innovation, which is neither linear nor easy, but rather happens in fits and starts, setbacks and comebacks," writes the author.

  • Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about iCloud during introduction of the new iPhone 4s at the company’s headquarters October 4, 2011.

    Buy a movie once, watch it anywhere, on any Internet-connected device, through the cloud . That's the new business model making waves in Hollywood. Apple's in advanced negotiations with the movie studios to offer movies through its iCloud service and UltraViolet, from a consortium of media and tech companies, rolls out its first cloud-enabled DVDs this week. And Hollywood's hoping that these new options will grow digital movie sales to compensate for DVDs' decline.

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    Brian Sullivan’s opinion piece on Wednesday detailed why he’d likely avoid the new iCloud service, saying it was too expensive to justify the benefits. Today, he admits he blew it on Apple.

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  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

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    CNBC.com news associate

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    Michelle Castillo is a reporter for CNBC Digital, covering advertising and media.

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    Senior Tech Reporter

  • Harriet Taylor

    Harriet Taylor is a CNBC.com technology reporter based in San Francisco.

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    Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt

    Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Josh Lipton

    Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.