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Plus, Cramer's calls on Verizon, CenturyLink and more.
The "Mad Money" host reveals which conference calls he'll be listening to in the coming week.
"I cannot imagine Google vanishing but I can easily envision their high profit business model getting broken and there invincible position substantially weakening. The risk is they will become boring, writes the author of "Overconnected."
The rare earth story jumped to front pages in 2010. China dominates the market for the arcane metals, which are vital to technology products. Which companies, though, can fill that need, now that China has begun to limit exports?
This year will be another strong year for Intel and the outlook for 2012 is even stronger as the need for cloud computing and smartphone infrastructure grows, Christian Morales, general manager at Intel EMEA told CNBC on Friday.
But does the expansion alone make TGT a buy? The "Fast" traders weigh in.
"The rules of the game changed in really 2007, 2008 and 2009, and everybody is trying to figure out how they adapt to that environment," Raymond said.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
The highly anticipated move marks the end of a five-year agreement of exclusivity between Apple and AT&T, the New York Times reports.
By adding Apple's iPhone 4 to Verizon's smartphone base, which currently generates about $100 roughly per customer, this will "jump dramatically and deliver significant value to our shareholders," Lowell McAdam, president of Verizon Communications, told CNBC on Tuesday.
This was a live blog from New York City's Rose Theatre where Verizon announced it will begin selling the Apple iPhone in its stores February, 2011. You can read how the announcement unfolded by reading from the bottom to the top.
The deal to bring the iPhone to Verizon is a big one. Verizon customers have been waiting for years, and the company should see a boost in the number of subscribers that it adds.
Verizon is set to offer an iPhone, cranking up the fight over smartphones, which can mean millions of dollars in revenue for wireless companies, the New York Times reports.
There were big buyers of the Verizon Jan '11 37-strike calls, with investors wagering that Verizon stock will close above $37.25 by the third week in January.
The Consumer Electronics Show proved to be a lot more vibrant than I expected. The buzz going in was that everything was “me, too,” and nothing innovative would be being shown. Instead, the press conferences jumped the gun and were early by a day, and the show itself was mobbed. It turned out to be a banner year for product introductions and excitement.
As Goldman Sachs pours $450 million into Facebook, Japan, with a large and growing online advertising market, is a big hole in Facebook’s global fabric, the New York Times reports.
Concerned by the wave of requests for customer data from law enforcement agencies, Google last year set up an online tool showing the frequency of these requests in various countries. In the first half of 2010, it counted more than 4,200 in the United States. The New York Times reports.
These are the earnings reports and data points to watch.
Louis Navellier, author of the "Blue Chip Growth" newsletter, said these two names could drop an earnings bombshell.
Corning is making its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) debut this year. And though it's a newcomer, it's one of the most talked about and prevalent companies at the convention. This year the CES is focused largely on touch screen tablets and smart phones, and Corning makes the material—called Gorilla Glass-that encases nearly all these devices.
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Activism will change over time, but investors expressing ideas and helping to create value is not a fad, Keith Meister said.
Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald says that he wouldn't be surprised if Apple saw more watch additions sold in China than anywhere else.
Users almost universally hailed Apple's flagship wearable as a transformative moment in mobile tech. But do you need to run out and buy one? Maybe not.