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There's a reason that when we cover Apple Inc.'s iTunes, it normally carries the added noun of "juggernaut." The online service has sold a staggering 5 billion songs, tens of millions of TV shows and movies, has become the nation's largest music retailer, supplanting Wal-Mart...
The Dow industrials moved higher, backing away from bear-market territory, as oil prices pulled back.
It was an ugly first half for the stock market and now that the goal posts have been moved for the economic recovery, expect a rough game in the second half.
Digital music seller Rhapsody is launching a $50 million marketing assault on Apple's iTunes, offering songs online and via partners including Yahoo and Verizon Wireless, Rhapsody said on Monday.
Stocks limped to the finish of an ugly week on Wall Street, with the Dow touching bear territory and the broader market continuing to be battered by a double dose of surging oil and a fresh round of banking troubles.
Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has unveiled the company's three year plan and one key to its growth strategy is a new video service called the PlayStation Network. Stringer said at a news conference: "Our mission is simply to be the leading global provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment."
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Who needs theme park thrill rides when you’ve got Wall Street. The Dow tumbled by 358 points after oil climbed to $140 for the first time ever. What's the "Word on the Street?"
This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.
Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, is buying the software company that dominates the "smart phone" market, making it a real competitor to the likes of Apple and now Google.
Research in Motion reported a profit and sales that both were below analysts' estimates, and the company's shares dropped about 8 percent in extended trading.
After the build-up and the hype, and the enormous amount of optimism surrounding Research in Motion shares, the company can't beat the buzzer and stock gets popped.
What's the smartphone trade ahead of Research In Motion earnings Wednesday after the bell?
It's fun making the smartphone most business people want, especially when it leads to expectations of yet another triple-digit jump in profits. So how can you figure out if Research in Motion can do it again? We're glad you asked.
What follows below is an unofficial transcript of my interview last night with James Hackett. Mr. Hackett is the president & CEO of Anadarko Petroleum. He also happens to be an incredibly bright man whose thoughts and ideas on energy are right on the money.
Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.
Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.
Find out why more transparency doesn't always mean a better trade.