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  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev receives an iPhone 4 from Apple CEO Steve Jobs on his tour of Silicon Valley this Wednesday.

    As one success follows another, Apple finds itself in a bewildering position. As the tech industry’s perennial underdog, Apple was frequently scorned and dismissed by larger and more successful competitors like Microsoft or Dell. Now, with growing frequency, the company is seen by competitors and other industry players as a bully. The NYT reports.

  • Shares of this software company are trading at levels not seen since 2000.

  • The Dow squeaked out a gain Wednesday after the Fed renewed its pledge to keep rates low and offered a statement with no surprises.

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    I caught up with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone at Microsoft's launch of its Bing Entertainment search service.

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    Microsoft literally went Hollywood Tuesday night, unveiling its new "Bing Entertainment" search service to a star-studded audience at a private West Hollywood club.

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    At current count, there are close to 100,000 apps available in the Android Marketplace. Best of all, you can download and install many of them for free. Read on for a dozen of the best, must-have downloadable — and free! — apps for your Android phone.

  • The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee is expected to issue its latest decision on interest rates and the US economy this afternoon. Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, discussed his insights ahead of the event.

  • Stocks turned lower Wednesdy after a report showed new home sales hit a record low last month.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Wednesday.

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    The iPhone 4 is slimmer, with an improved screen and audio. But it was a hit before the public knew that. The NYT reports.

  • Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, dragged down by disappointing housing data and weakness in energy shares.

  • Stocks fell further in late trading Tuesday as energy stocks dragged and technology and health care stocks were higher.

  • According to the latest KPMG survey, tech CEOs are feeling bullish about the economy and tech spending. So how do investors trade the news? Mark Stahlman, partner at TMT Strategies and Brad Gastwirth, executive managing director at ABR Investment Strategy discussed their best plays.

  • Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    This has been a difficult few quarters for Adobe. Not financially, but technically. At least if you believe the folks at Apple, particularly Steve Jobs who put a very public face on what he says are Adobe's severe technical shortcomings when it comes to Flash.

  • Stocks retreated Monday afternoon as a China-fueled rally petered out. Alcoa was still up sharply.

  • Sluggish US job growth, prudent American consumers, Europe's debt woes, China's economy — with each report comes an overreaction. The S&P 500 is little changed this year after jumping 65 percent from the low in March 2009 to the end of last year. Here are 10 reasons to stay in the stock market — or to get back in if you're waiting for better days.

  • While the rest of the world was watching BP and Europe this week, some U.S. lawmakers were working on a plan for a “kill switch” for the Internet.

  • All three major US indexes moved back into positive territory for 2010, closing above their 200-day moving averages to finish the week up nearly 2.3%.  As of last Friday, only the Russell 2,000 was positive year-to-date.

  • Here’s why Cramer thinks this stock is still headed to $300.

  • The worst part about E3 is the waiting. After injesting a flood of information for hundreds of titles and watching their excitement levels rise to critical peaks, players now must sit back and be patient. Some of the games won’t be out for months. For others, it could be years. Figuring out which will top this year’s sales charts is always a dangerous exercise. Publishers show carefully controlled demos of small segments of their games, specifically designed to pique interest. It might be fun in

    We’ve compiled a list of games likely to perform well at retail this holiday season. That doesn’t mean they’ll be smashes, but they’re likely to connect with today’s gaming audience.