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  • Is a hidden gem getting lost amid Google's dominating position in Web search and advertising and the tech giant's rising position with its Android software?

  • A Samsung television displays Google TV enabled by the Logitech Companion Box at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs through January 9 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 126,000 attendees.

    Aside from 3D, HDTV, and color, changes in television set technology have been slow and subtle over the years, but with today’s changing tech landscape, TVs of the not-so-distant future could be intuitive, interactive devices that “watch us.”

  • The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Yahoo confirmed it is tapping Scott Thompson, president of eBay's PayPal division, as its new CEO.

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    In the coming year, one writer from TheStreet.com expects considerable buzz generated from new Apple gadgets and a new Microsoft Windows operating system and details his predictions for the top five business tech trends.

  • CNBC contributor Michael Farr offers his ten stock picks for 2012.

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    Companies that were granted stock options after the 2008 stock market collapse are benefiting from those awards too — in the form of tax savings, the New York Times reports.

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    The stock market’s rebound from the financial crisis three years ago has created a potential windfall for hundreds of executives who were granted unusually large packages of stock options shortly after the market collapsed. The New York Times reports.

  • In the new year, hope for yield hunters returns as companies rewarded for paying higher dividends begin to pressure those that don't, David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors' chief investment officer told CNBC.

  • GOP Candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney

    Today's trends become tomorrow's realities. And while trends are intriguing to learn about for their own sake, they should abe an important component of your strategic thinking and planning for your small business as you head into 2012.

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    The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits, the New York Times reports.

  • Although one fund manager said he does not think equity prospects look particularly encouraging, he is finding value in an industry he formerly shied away from — technology.

  • Crystal ball predictions

    Europe's Saxo Bank has released the annual list of its 10 most outrageous predictions for 2012. The predictions include Apple's stock price getting cut in half, a dark-horse candidate getting elected as U.S. president and Australia suddenly falling into a recession.

  • Stocks moved lower Wednesday as an aggressive move from the European Central Bank to stem the sovereign debt crisis raised questions about just how much more will need to be done.

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    Software giant Microsoft will attend next month's International Consumer Electronics Show, which gathered nearly 150,000 people this year, for the last time. 

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the European Central Bank (ECB) offered 489.2 billion euros ($643.8 billion) in an auction of three-year loans, much higher than estimated, with a total of 523 bidders.

  • In this current "muddle-through world," the best stocks to own are those that have the free cash flow to increase their dividends, BlackRock's Bob Doll told CNBC Monday.

  • Consensus among investors says that European gridlock caused a flat performance in U.S. stocks this year. Late next year, however, things will turn around with or without a clear sign of economic upturn in Europe, says Joseph Duran, CEO of wealth-management firm United Capital.

  • Stocks entered the final hour of the week mixed, with the Dow weaker on pressure from IBM and investors weighing the significance of yet another ratings agency warning on debt.

  • Toys ‘R Us Chairman and CEO Gerald Storch said he expects the days leading up to Christmas will be “big days” for the retailer.

  • The Power of Storytelling - by Jim Holtje

    In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.