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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

    Shares of cellular carriers and chip suppliers rose following Apple's announcement of a new iPad. But Apple's stock was little-changed.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:

  • Pandora trader wearing single symbol P on his jacket at the NYSE

    Kennedy pointed out that Pandora is still making three times as much money off desktop listening as it is off mobile listening, which means they’re well positioned to grow mobile monetization.

  • Stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, with the Dow posting its first triple-digit decline in 2012, fueled by fears over a Greek default and amid economic growth concerns.

  • U.S. stock index futures fell sharply Tuesday amid renewed concerns that Greece and its private bondholders would not meet the deadline to complete a debt swap and ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

  • Visitors try out various ebook readers on display.

    Apple CEO Timothy Cook predicts the day will come when tablet devices outsell traditional PCs. His forecast has backing from a growing number of analysts and veteran technology industry executives — making a changing of the guard a question of when, not if. The NYT reports.

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    Nearly one in five mobile phone users have experienced some type of security threat with their device. That's the finding of a Cloudmark survey of 1,000 cellphone users, scheduled to be released Tuesday.

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    Despite the lingering debt crisis and an incubating recession in many nations of the European Union, many global companies say they are maintaining or even increasing their investments in the euro zone and elsewhere on the Continent. The NYT reports.

  • Yelp got a short-term pop from its first day of trading, but in the longer term investors may want to stay away, as the company is still unprofitable eight years after it was founded.

  • Apple has been the darling of retail investors and has been creating buzz in the markets for years as it continues its meteoric rise as its market capitalization moved above the $500 billion mark in February. Apple is one of the few corporations to eclipse the $500 billion mark, although it is currently the only publicly traded company to exist above this value today, at $506.2 billion as of March 2, 2012. Five other companies have seen their value peak at over $500 billion, including Microsoft

    In February, Apple's market capitalization moved above the $500 billion mark. How much could Apple buy and what else is worth $500 billion? Click ahead to find out!

  • Vladimir Putin

    Russian strong man Vladimir Putin is expected to win back the presidency in this weekend’s election, but  it will be nearly impossible for him to maintain the status quo of a regime that many Russians believe is corrupt from top to bottom.

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    I mentioned yesterday that the bookrunners had closed the book on Yelp a couple of days ago, a good sign that the local business review website would price above the $12 to $14 a share price talk. Indeed it did — at $15 a share.

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    Remember that YouTube video by a guy who sang a song about United Airlines breaking his guitars? Well, now he’s turned his viral fame into a business — the business of helping other victimized customers get their complaints heard, too.

  • Google

    Google is set launch its new privacy policy on Thursday, consolidating 60 guidelines into a single one, but the Internet giant is facing major challenges from regulators and consumer organizations.

  • Yahoo Center

    You've probably heard that Yahoo's toast because it's nowhere in Mobile and Cloud, the two defining buzzwords in tech today.

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    When Randy Kortering decided to upgrade computer network defenses at Haworth, a $1 billion-a-year office fixtures manufacturer, his chief of security warned him about social-networking use.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Imagine a future where you can settle back with a nice mug of coffee during your commute while your car navigates on its own.

  • The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

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    Relative to its size, is Apple holding more cash than its peers? The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is no.

  • Google Plus

    Microsoft and several other firms have complained to EU antitrust regulators about Google's social networking tool, two people familiar with the matter said, in a move that may prompt the EU to broaden its ongoing investigation into Google.