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

  • 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.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.

  • 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.

  • Nexus S Android Phone

    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.

  • Wall Street sign

    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.

  • St. Patrick's Day

    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.

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

  • Square application being used on Ipad

    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."

  • Apple

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

  • Encyclopedia Britannica

    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

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

  • A view of the podium onstage at the 2012 SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

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

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    Apple’s new iPad, along with the slew of Google Android-based tablets, spells big opportunity for Cisco, according to Robert Lloyd, the networking giant’s executive vice president of worldwide operations.

  • Zombie

    There's a new zombie in town — sun-eye zombies, and they're a brain-eating byproduct of solar flares. Would you know how to survive them? That's the question you'll be asked in "Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse," an online college course that uses a zombie apocalypse to examine human behavior amid catastrophe.

  • Seth Priebatsch speaks at SXSW 2011 Interactive Festival

    The crew from Google's Android team was huddling late last month to put the final touches on an idea.