Stocks closed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 1,500 and logging its longest winning streak since November 2004, boosted by a batch of upbeat earnings. All three major averages turned in their fourth-consecutive weekly gain.
Earnings season is shifting into high gear in the final week of January, with six Dow Jones components, and more than a fifth of the S&P 500 companies reporting.
Twitter released Vine, a new application for quick video sharing, and the app may already be butting heads with rival Facebook.
How to play Apple, with Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities USA and David Trainer, New Constructs."The current valuation is really not that cheap - it's not a bad company, the stock price just doesn't deserve the huge valuation it had when Steve Jobs was at the helm" says Trainer.
Exxon Mobil and Apple are nearly neck and neck as the world's most valuable company. Enis Taner, RiskReversal.com and Steve Cortes, Veracruz, debate which is the better buy. They both like Apple but split on Exxon.(2:59)
As the enterprise market begins to ramp up its purchases of Microsoft's new operating system, one pro sees the shares gaining traction.
Exxon has surpassed Apple as the world's largest company. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports many are asking if it has to do with Apple's CEO Tim Cook.
The concerns raised about this stock address innovation issues that affect companies across the technology and application space, writes this pro.
Exxon has surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world by market cap, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Apple reeled to its lowest levels in a year on Friday, suffering the added misfortune of losing its mantle as "world's most valuable company" to Exxon Mobil.
The S&P 500 regained the 1,500 level for the first time in more than five years, but that's a milestone that could also trigger a pause, analysts say.
There are more stormy waters ahead for Apple and the company will have to make some sacrifices to stay on top, writes this expert.
Apple and Samsung remain the talk of the tech world as the titans battle for mobile supremacy. TheStreet.com reports.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is confident that her company will be able to capitalize on the explosion in mobile communication, saying Yahoo will focus on strong partnerships with Apple, Google and Facebook.
Although Apple's big slide pulled the tech sector down yesterday, the group is up more than thirty percent over the past five years, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Dan Wantrobski, Janney Capital Markets, turns to the charts to see what the technicals indicate about these two tech companies.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday, a day after the S&P 500 logged its seventh-straight rally, following a batch up upbeat earnings reports and ahead of a key housing report.
Asian shares ended mixed on Friday, dragged lower by a drop in regional technology stocks, although gains in Australia and Japan contained overall losses for equities.
Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President at IDC Asia Pacific, compares the future challenges of Apple and Samsung in the crowded smartphone space.
Wall Street's bull could take another run at the psychologically important 1,500 level as early as Friday, but that's a level that could also trigger a pause, analysts say.