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  • Apple's Back-to-School Bonanza Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    Back to school

    There has been so much written about Apple and the iPhone recently: the 3G issues, the MobileMe mess, the so-called Apps Kill Switch controversy, the iPod and its battery/BBQ issues, the company's $20 billion in cash, and a stock that continues to try to claw its way back from the doldrums. What investors ought to be focusing on, instead, is the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Palm Strikes Curious Treo Deal Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
    Palm Treo Pro

    The Palm Treo Pro is one of the most anticipated product releases in the company's history. Riding the wave of the Centro smartphone, Palm was in a position to capitalize nicely on its marketplace momentum with Treo Pro's release Wednesday. But there's a hitch...

  • Three European Banks to Look At Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    Investors could take advantage of the prolonged battering of the financial sector by considering three European banks, Victoria Hoskins, regional investment director at Gerrard Barclays Wealth, told "Power Lunch Europe" Wednesday.

  • When Cell Phones Were Just Phones Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:52 PM ET

    How going back to basics can save you more money than you think.

  • Inside Intel Today Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:36 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    This is an important week for Intel, a company at a kind of competitive and technological crossroads. The company is hosting its annual developers' forum in San Francisco, with chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett delivering today's keynote.

  • Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Over the past few weeks, several Wall Street kernels have popped when it comes to Apple. And this morning, Pacific Crest Securities' Andy Hargreaves focuses on Apple's iPhone and its momentum in the marketplace.

  • Deal or No Deal? EA & Take-Two, Round 2 Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:47 PM ET
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    First there was the craziness with Yahoo and Microsoft. Will they? Won't they? Should we even care anymore? Now, to quote Yogi Berra, it's like deja vu all over again, with investors in Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive wondering whether this marriage will ever come off, or whether the wheels come off the deal instead.

  • Apple's "Killer Apps" Gives Way to "Kill Switch" Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    This is another Apple Inc. story working its way through the blogosphere at break-neck speed, spreading like a fungus in a damp swamp of conjecture, fear and a noticeable lack of details.

  • Best Buy Will Start Selling iPhones Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 5:13 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Best Buy will start selling the iPhone on Sept. 7, becoming first U.S. chain to do so outside of Apple's and AT&T's own stores.

  • Australia's Telstra's Second Half Profit Rises Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 7:45 PM ET
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    Telstra, Australia's biggest phone company, missed expectations with a 14 percent rise in second-half profit on Wednesday, and forecast growth in the year ahead that was also belowanalysts' expectations.

  • Google Shows "Dark Side" Of Cloud Computing Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
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    When Google's Gmail service went dark last night for about 90 minutes, cutting off millions of users from their email, it shone a bright light on the promise--and problems--of so-called Cloud Computing.

  • SingTel Profit Misses Forecasts on Strong Currency Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 7:50 PM ET
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    Singapore Telecommunications, Southeast Asia's largest phone company, posted disappointing flat quarterly underlying net profit on Tuesday, as strength in the Singapore dollar crimped contributions from its regional mobile businesses.

  • Putting a Match to Amazon's Kindle Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
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    The moment I first saw Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader, I thought, "Oh wow, here's a product searching for a market, rather than an innovation addressing an unmet market need." Flash forward to today as Citigroup doubles its Kindle sales projections, from 190,000 to a whopping 380,000 units this year.

  • Apple's New Killer Apps Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 8:17 AM ET
    iPhone

    When Apple was preparing to launch its "app store" for iPhone, the online software marketplace of free and for-sale third party developer applications, I suggested then that this was potentially the great hidden gem in the iPhone story. That App Store might some day rival iTunes as a revenue stream.

  • Cisco CEO: No Big Deal Talks; EMC Shares Tumble Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 1:00 PM ET

    Cisco Systems reported earnings and sales that edged analysts' expectations, and the company's shares moved higher in extended trading.

  • Sprint - Together with Nextel

    Sprint Nextel warned subscriber defections would swell in the current quarter and shocked investors with a $3 billion convertible offering that sent its shares down 11 percent.

  • NTT First-Quarter Profit Rises 24%, Keeps Outlook Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 3:33 AM ET

    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT), Japan's biggest phone company, posted a 24 percent rise in quarterly profit on gains at its mobile and system integrator units, and stood by its full-year outlook.

  • And the Yahoo Plot Thickens Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:00 PM ET
    Yahoo Shareholder Meeting

    Just when you thought the Yahoo vs. Microsoft, Microsoft vs. Yahoo, shareholders vs. Yahoo saga had finally come to a whimpering close.

  • Cisco Profit, Sales Top Forecasts; Shares Up Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 8:31 PM ET

    Cisco Systems reported earnings and sales that edged analysts' expectations, and the company's shares moved higher in extended trading.

  • Motorola Names Qualcomm COO to Head Cell Phones Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 10:04 AM ET
    Motorola, Inc.

    Motorola named Sanjay Jha, Qualcomm's chief operating officer, to head its money-losing mobile devices unit and become co-chief executive with Greg Brown.

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