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  • Scholastic Shares Soar on 'Hunger Games' Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Scholastic Shares Soar on 'Hunger Games'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details on Scholastic shares soaring on spikes in "Hunger Games" sales.

  • New iPad Sets New Creative Bar for Tablets Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 9:00 PM ET
    The new iPad is in its element displaying and editing high-resolution photos.

    The first thing to know about the new iPad is that it's different. Not just different from the first iPad: different from other products on the market.

  • Greifeld's Grip on Nasdaq's Future Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    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.

  • Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    With a new iPad poised to hit store shelves on March 16, plenty of current iPad owners will likely hit the used electronics market to sell their older tablet.

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    “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an erotic novel by an obscure author that has been described as “Mommy porn” and “Twilight” for grown-ups, has electrified women across the country, who have spread the wordon Facebook pages, at school functions and in spin classes, the New York Times reports.

  • VC's Big Bets at Montgomery Tech Conference Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 3:34 PM ET
    Montgomery Technology Conference

    The Montgomery Tech Conference is organizing 1600 one-on-one meetings for startups to pitch directly to investors. I've talked to more than a dozen VC investors here and the vibe is upbeat -- they're enthusiastic about the fact that startups can launch quickly and scale faster than ever.

  • Apple, Amazon Battle in Tablet Wars Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
    Apple, Amazon Battle in Tablet Wars

    Insight on whether Amazon investors should be worried about the potential impact that Apple's new iPad and price cut might have on Kindle sales, with Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer & Co executive director/senior analyst.

  • What Names Are Inside Apple’s New iPad? Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 5:59 PM ET
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    Apple unveiled its new iPad to much fanfare, and one expert talked about what brand names were under the hood.

  • New iPad Lifts Shares of Everything—Except Apple Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 4:11 PM ET
    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.

  • Mark Mahaney: Expect Apple-Amazon Product War Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    Amazon stands to encounter a big challenge from Apple with the expected release of the iPad 3 on Wednesday, but one analyst still sees opportunity.

  • Apple vs. Tuition, Home, Gasoline & Gold Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 5:19 PM ET
    Apple vs. Tuition, Home, Gasoline & Gold

    Fast Money's Jon Najarian crunches the numbers to find out what your return on Apple stock would be compared to buying a home, tuition, gasoline or gold. Also, a preview of Apple's expected announcement of its new iPad tomorrow and its impact on Amazon, with Mark Mahaney, Citigroup analyst. And low beta, high return picks, with Karen Finerman, Fast Money trader.

  • Apple's Next iPad May Be a 4G Game Changer Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Boxes of the new Apple iPad 2 are stacked as it goes on sale at Apple Store

    Apple is betting a 4G-equipped iPad will tempt more U.S. consumers to pay extra to watch high-quality video on the go, and in turn, give Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc a revenue boost.

  • As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 7:07 PM ET
    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.

  • The Wide Lens by Ron Adner

    In his new book, "The Wide lens", award winning Dartmouth professor Ron Adner argues that we’re blind to how vulnerable a great innovation is to other players in its ecosystem. He says we need to widen our lens to see the big picture to see how the rules of innovation success change. In this excerpt Adner takes a look at Sony's eReader.

  • We Want Yelp to Be the Amazon of Local: CEO Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    Yelp Inc., the site that lets users review everything from diners to dentists.

    Yelp CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman told CNBC he has a "grand vision" for his newly public company: to be the "Amazon of local" advertising and information.

  • Why Yahoo is the Dark Horse of Mobile Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 4:07 PM ET
    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.

  • Why Amazon Stock Should Fall 50 Percent: Greenberg Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 2:38 PM ET
    Amazon.com

    If Bob Olstein is right, within three years Amazon.com will trade at half its current price of $179.

  • MSFT Still Feels Cheap: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    MSFT Still Feels Cheap: Analyst

    Microsoft stock still has room to run, says Colin Gillis, analyst at BGC Financial, who has a "buy" rating on the stock with a $34 price target.

  • 10 Cash Rich Companies Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 4:26 PM ET
    Corporations hold cash for a variety of reasons, including timing the price of growth-related assets, running day-to-day operations, conducting acquisitions, holding for future investment or acting as a precaution against market uncertainty. If a company holds more cash or highly liquid assets as a large proportion of its total assets - and relative to its peers - investors may draw insight into the size and scope of a company’s future investments. To get an idea of the companies that are holdin

    To get an idea of the companies that are holding the most cash, the CNBC analytics team looked at cash and short term investments held by S&P 500 companies. Here's the list.

  • 4 Sectors Likely to Thrive With an Improving Economy Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 12:52 PM ET
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL

    Just how strong is the U.S. economy right now? Good question.  Tough answer. We picked four specific segments of the consumer economy and are taking a look inside the stocks to find some answers. Hotels. Restaurants. Theme parks. Appliances.