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  • Why I Downgraded Apple: Analyst Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    Apple was downgraded on Monday at R.W. Baird, where the senior equity analyst responsible for the rating just isn't convinced that consensus estimates are correct.

  • RIM Preps Clients to Run BlackBerry 10 Devices Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    RIM shares rose two percent in pre-market trading after releasing a new system to allow its biggest customers to use its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones on their own networks.

  • How Samsung Is Dealing With Apple Dropping Chips Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.

  • Samsung Seeks Broader Chip Base as Apple Cuts Loose Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers, the head of its system chip business said, to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple, which is weaning itself off Samsung chips used in its iPhones and iPads.

  • Handset Makers Scurry to Join Year of the Phablet Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 6:58 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Note Phablet

    Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.

  • 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.

  • Will Electronic Device Sales Light Up the Holidays? Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Staving off a disruptive competitor is difficult. Just because a company’s disruptive nature gives it an advantage doesn’t mean its reign will last forever.

  • 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  • Outdated Business Model?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

    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.

  • iPhone 4S

    Hackers have released a file that they say contains more than one million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

  • Hewlett-Packard Shares—Cheap Is No Reason to Buy Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    That's what the trading community is saying this morning in the aftermath of Hewlett-Packard's disappointing report — PC sales down 10 percent?

  • Despite Delay, Sales of iPad 3 to Surge in China Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Ca.

    Apple's latest iPad offering finally hit China's store shelves on Friday, months after its worldwide launch in March, but the delay is unlikely to dampen sales because of the Chinese passion for all things Apple, analysts say.

  • PC Makers Hope Windows 8 Will Revive Sales Sunday, 15 Jul 2012 | 9:39 PM ET
    Microsoft Windows 8 new interface

    PC makers, jilted of late by consumers attracted to tablets and smartphones, are pinning their hopes for a change in fortunes on the October launch of the Windows 8 operating system, announced last week. The FT reports.

  • More than a quarter of a million PC users could find themselves cut off from the Internet on Monday as the FBI takes down a safety net protecting them from a specific piece of malicious software. Here's what the FBI wants you to know:

  • The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.

  • Researchers Find Clues in Malware Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:24 AM ET

    Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, which first reported the virus Monday, believe Flame was written by a different group of programmers from those who had created other malware directed at computers in the Middle East, particularly those in Iran, the New York Times reports.

  • High Tech Worker Shortage: Has Anything Changed? Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.

  • Cramer: Apple Is Behind the Destruction of the Laptop Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:22 PM ET
    Dell

    As Dell’s disappointing earnings show, Apple's mobile devices make owning a laptop almost redundant, Cramer said.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.