In the tech world, bad times often feed good ideas, which in turn lead to good times, which then breeds complacency and bad business, NYT reports.» Read More
Moose Toys, the Australian toy company that was behind the Mighty Beanz craze several years ago, invented the Trash Pack and has sold more than 15 million “trashies” worldwide since the product hit the shelves in September. The company expects to reach $15 million in Trash Pack sales worldwide by Christmas.
With investors expected to stay cautious for the foreseeable future, analysts are bullish on businesses with predictable revenue streams and growth.
Insight on Amazon's new offer of $5 rebates to anyone who goes shopping at Brick & Mortar retailers, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, and the Fast Money team. CNBC's Herb Greenberg also shares what's trending on Twitter now.
Taxi cabs get a serious challenger, Flipboard gets an iPhone app, and developers get a bigger cut of the revenues from Microsoft's upcoming app store. Let's take a look at what's driving the sector today.
Mobile transactions via smartphone for this company have doubled in pace and have topped 26 million since its app was launched in January. Is it Google? Visa? PayPal? Nope. Click ahead to find out which company it is.
Holiday Season 2011 got off to a roaring start with crowds of shoppers lining up at stores from Thanksgiving evening straight on through the morning on Black Friday, but retail executives remained cautious yet upbeat about the rest of the season.
Forget about the newspaper circular. If consumers are looking for Black Friday deals, chances are, they'll look where they spend a ton of time: Facebook. This year more than ever Facebook is a key tool for retailers to connect with shoppers. And this year big brands aren't just trying to get fans to buy, they're trying to spread their message to fans *friends* -- to leverage the site for the power of its networks.
Amazon is taking on Apple with the new Kindle Fire. Will it eat into iPad ales for the holidays? The Kindle Fire at $199 is an attractive price point, says Colin Gillis, BGC Partners.
A new bargain-hunting culture has emerged, where Americans of all incomes look for antiques in pawn shops and flea markets — even their own attics and basements.
“I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to turn this around, but we have some real headwinds going into 2012, and that’s why I felt it was prudent to guide conservatively and lay out for the investor community the challenges that this company is facing," Meg Whitman, president and CEO of HP, told CNBC Tuesday.
The computer company delivered higher-than expected earnings and revenue on Monday, sending its shares higher in after-hours trading.
And the winner of the "Movers & Changers" national student entrepreneur competition is...a new website called Skillhub.com , the brainchild of two students who both happened to intern at Google.
While campaign and presidential mementos may be only a hobby for some, they also represent a real investment for many political junkies and even for those not drawn by political sentiment.
Moibile payment companies such as Square are creating new opportunities for small businesses. The field is growing rapidly, as players such as Google get into the mix.
Sanford C. Bernstein initiated coverage of the Internet sector and picked Google and Amazon as two stocks with "sustainable competitive advantages and strong growth potential" in a research report released on Friday.
On Saturday, No. 1 LSU will play at No. 2 Alabama and the secondary ticket prices for this SEC bragging rights battle are sky high.
Given the weak earnings showings from these tech favorites, investors may be wary of taking steps into this sector. Shunning technology, however, is not the best strategy going forward. This is especially true now that the holiday season is nearly upon us.
If it weren’t for Europe, the U.S. stock market would be higher, the “Mad Money” host says. And he’s got 10 reasons why.
Ready to pull your hair out. No need. Even in a market like this one - the Fast Money traders says look for single stock stories.
U.S. markets face some important economic data and a slew of corporate earnings reports, but European news will once more likely drive the direction Thursday.