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  • Is Google Effectively Compelled to Pay Dividend?

    Earlier in the week we wrote about whether Apple’s dividend effectively compels Google to follow suit. Now everyone’s talking about it!

  • Wild Times Ahead for Crude?
    Wild Times Ahead for Crude?

    Oil supply shortages are raising concerns for investors and some are betting on $200 per barrel, says CNBC's Kate Kelly; and rising copper prices could be an opportunity to buy more shares of Freeport-McMoRan, says Richard Garchitorena, Credit Suisse.

  • Hot Start-ups: Mobile Game Changers
    Hot Start-ups: Mobile Game Changers

    Are you one of the more than 700 million people who downloaded the mobile game, "Angry Birds?" Tuong Nguyen, Gartner Mobile Gaming analyst, says the mobile gaming industry could grow to a $17 billion market by 2015.

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    SXSW 2012: 8 Crucial Takeaways

    Another South by Southwest Interactive has come and gone. The scores of entrepreneurs, investors and technologists who migrated to Austin, Texas, for five days in mid-March offered up loads of insight, including this: Don't launch at SXSW.

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    Facing Fees, Some Sites Are Bypassing Google Maps

    When it comes to offering online maps to their users, some companies have been leaving Google Maps and setting out for less familiar territory.

  • Will Apple Force Google to Pay Dividend?

    Up and down Wall Street investors are talking about Apple’s decision to return cash to shareholders in the form of a dividend. Will the move compel others to do the same?

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    Amazon Sells $10 Cards for $5 to Lure Customers

    Amazon.com will be selling $10 gift cards for $5 on Tuesday to people who visit AmazonLocal.com, the online retailer's answer to deals sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

  • Chinese Copycats Challenge US Small Businesses

    SylvanSport founder Thomas Dempsey learned last summer that a product similar to one he'd patented was being made in China when a customer sent him a link to a Chinese company's website.

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    Ice Cream Sandwich for Android Rolling Out

    While the launch of the new iPad is grabbing headlines worldwide this month, its chief software rival, Android by Google, is also undergoing a series of sharp changes that have not been heralded as widely.

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    Wall Street’s Latest Campus Recruiting Crisis

    Wall Street used to be a magnet for America's best and brightest but between the economic slowdown and recent scandals like the Goldman Sachs employee that resigned via a NY Times op-ed, the industry's cachet has been tarnished.

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    St. Patrick's Day Message: Ireland Isn't Greece

    The early adoption of austerity measures, and a 17 percent increase in foreign direct investment last year, have helped Ireland improve its competitiveness in a way other stricken euro zone countries, such as Greece, have not.

  • Steve Cortes: It’s Time to Short Apple

    Contrarian trader Steve Cortes on Thursday said that he’s ready to jump back into Apple — by shorting it.

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    Report: PayPal Takes on Square in Mobile Payments

    Here comes a goliath into the battle for dominance in the multibillion-dollar mobile payments business. EBay-owned PayPal plans to unveil on Thursday a credit card-swiping device to rival start-up Square, according to Bloomberg News, which cited unnamed sources "with knowledge of the matter."

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    Apple's Cash Hoard Now Nearly Double of Microsoft

    Apple iPad-fueled cash pile, the largest in corporate America, is now almost double that of No. 2 Microsoft.

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    Last Entry for Encyclopaedia Britannica Book Form

    Hours after Encyclopaedia Britannica announced it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time in more than 200 years, someone among the editing minions of free online rival Wikipedia made an irony-free note of that fact.

  • Greifeld's Grip on Nasdaq's Future
    Greifeld's Grip on Nasdaq's Future

    Robert Greifeld, Nasdaq OMX Group CEO, discusses his major goals for Nasdaq over the next five years as well as efforts to bring Facebook into the Nasdaq fold.

  • Blackberry

    RIM’s market drop has been so dramatic, analyst Mark McKechnie of ThinkEquity says it’s likely too late for a comeback.

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    A Healthier Hotel? It’s More Than Adding a Gym

    If the idea of a health and wellness hotel brand seems odd, think again.

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    At SXSW: Tech, Pop Culture, Fun

    The festival, launched in 1989 to draw attention to this city's vibrant music scene, has morphed into a magnet for technology companies — start-ups and large corporations alike — and Hollywood, too. SXSW Interactive runs through Tuesday, giving way to the music festival that runs through Sunday; SXSW's film portion ends Saturday.

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    Stocks to Watch: ZOLL, ZZ, JBLU & More

    Take a look at some of Monday morning’s early movers: