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    Motorola is splitting its consumer-oriented side, which makes cell phone and cable set-top boxes, from the professional business of selling police radios and barcode scanners to government agencies and large companies.

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    There's no question Facebook raising $500 million in financing from Goldman Sachs and Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies is meaningful for the company. It's a massive vote of confidence — Wall Street believes in its business model.

  • Fifty-five percent of U.S. consumers who plan to buy a tablet this year said their purchase would be in place of a traditional desktop, laptop or netbook, according to a survey.

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  • Who says you need a college degree to start a business? Plenty of people can’t bear to wait that long, so they launch their companies long before graduation day.While the success of these dorm-room ventures can vary widely, there are plenty of student—and former student—entrepreneurs who have become household names. Of course, the most famous one these days is probably Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. But many more over the past 50 or so years have become so ingrained in American, if not worldwide, c

    While the success of dorm-room ventures can vary widely, there are plenty of student—and former student—entrepreneurs who have become household names. We collected a list of the best.

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    The popular social networking site has raised $500 million from the investment bank and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, the New York Times reports.

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    New smart phones, tablet computers and apps for televisions will be among the hot new products unvieled at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • Aside from Apple, BGC analyst Colin Gillis tells us tech investors should have 4 names on their radars.

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    NetNet is always pleased to engage in guerilla action in the war against cliché.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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  • All high-flying stocks share these elements.

  • Stocks ended slightly down from Wednesday's record high levels, shrugging off news of economic strength from several economic reports. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks stumbled from their record highs Thursday despite a handful of upbeat economic reports, although trading remained light in the final sessions of the year. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Whatthetrend.com has an interesting list of the non-tech companies that appeared most on twitter over the past year. Basically, they looked for companies appearing the most in tweets and eliminated Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. The funny thing about the list is that I've barely heard about some of these companies.

  • Groupon

    Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion takeover bid from Google earlier this month, has attracted several big institutional investors as it works to potentially go public in 2011, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.

  • Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

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    Here’s a question: What does Main Street care more about: The stock market? Real estate? Unemployment?

  • Stocks continued to reach new highs Wednesday in an absence of economic data as trading volume continued to be light. McDonald's and Chevron rose, while P&G fell.