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In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while exercising. During an idle moment at the office you might use Google on your Microsoft Windows PC to search for the latest celebrity implosion.
In order to compete, tech companies are launching ‘coordinated’ gadgets that service multiple consumption habits, be it listening to music, watching movies, or making phone calls, the New York Times reports.
Hedge funds, coming off their second-worst year in two decades, are on the rebound this year, but they’re still trailing the broader market. Here are some of their top stock picks.
Rupert Murdoch may still be struggling with News Corp.’s newspaper division as the hacking scandal racks up quite a bill, but his movie and TV studio and cable divisions are making gains. The media giant reported better than expected quarterly results Wednesday and announced that it’s taking a $87 million charge “related to the costs of the ongoing investigations initiated upon the closure of "The News of the World."
The "Mad Money" host gives investors the lowdown.
Coinstar's earnings blew past Wall Street's expectations on Monday, sending the stock soaring in trading after the closing bell.
Netflix won’t feel the pressure from a new video-streaming venture from Verizon and Coinstar for a while, one analyst said.
Shares of Verizon and Coinstar are trading higher on news that they are teaming up to battle Netflix in video streaming, with Paul Davis, Coinstar CEO, and Bob Mudge, Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Markets president.
Verizon and Redbox are teaming up to take on Netflix, offering a service that lets customers rent DVDs as well as download and stream video. Which names are best positioned to win the streaming wars? John Blackledge, analyst at Credit Suisse, explains.
Anxious investors not wanting to wait for Facebook’s public debut have been snapping up shares of companies that stand to benefit from the social-networking giant's mega-IPO.
Rishab Ghosh, Topsy Labs, discusses tracking negative and positive comments on Twitter & Facebook to find out ahead of time how a stock will perform.
Since the beginning of the year, buying the losers and selling the winners seems to have paid off.
Is the solar stock rally merited, in a sector where supply is still running ahead of demand, and profitability — even for the best-run manufacturing operations — could be slim to none in 2012?
A January rally in December laggards was not due to short covering, a research analyst says.
Two momentum names. Two key earnings events. But that’s where the similarities end from last Friday’s Options Action.
Stocks finished lower in thin trading Thursday following a disappointing new home sales report and as earlier enthusiasm faded over the Fed's decision to hold interest rates near zero until at least 2014.
A look at some of Thursday morning's early movers: AT&T, 3M, Caterpillar and more.
"It just adds up to a high-risk environment," one pro says. "If you see this kind of excess bullish sentiment, history is pretty clear: You want to move to the sidelines."
Netflix was slaughtered last year, but up 55% so far in 2012. Investors liked what they heard from earnings, but CNBC's Herb Greenberg isn't convinced.
Despite Netflix's apparent turnaround, which has most of Wall Street upgrading the stock, analyst Barton Crockett of Lazard did just the opposite, calling the online video and DVD company a 'money loser in 2011'.