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  • The smartphone wars are picking up as Google prepares to release its Android mobile software platform. How should you trade?

  • Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.

  • A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.

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    Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.

  • Stocks will struggle in the week ahead as they face the multiple threats of record oil prices, higher interest rates, a weak housing picture, and the fragile financial sector.

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    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades. Now we bring you even more Fast ways to trade tomorrow's market moving events.

  • CVS, Nike, Darden and Research in Motion are just a few of the names he likes.

  • For the week ending Friday, June 20, 2008, the markets dropped on disappointing earnings results from the financial sector, and a continued spike in crude oil prices added to investors' concerns over inflation. The Dow closed below 12000 on Friday for the first time since Mid-March.

  • Will the fast-growth of Research In Motion and Oracle save your money from battered bank blues?

  • The stock market ends the week in negative territory with all major indexes down almost 2% or greater, led by the Dow which dropped almost 4% for the week and broke the 12,000 level for the first time since March.

  • In an economic squeeze, efficiency and cost-savings are on the front burner. Scott Billeadeau says that makes these small-cap software names especially attractive.

  • A blast of negativity surrounds the financials this morning and is dragging stocks lower on what promises to be a volatile day.

  • Tech Shines

    Wall Street can be a fickle place, and as investors wonder where they ought to park their money while they ride out the economic volatility gripping the country right now, they may want to harken back to some oldies but goodies: Apple Inc., Google, Research in Motion and Amazon.

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    You’d think tech would have had a better day after Morgan Stanley said the Apple iPhone could double sales in 2009. In the Web Extra find out how the traders are playing it.

  • Plus, Cramer explains the important link between housing and consumer spending.

  • This is so much more than just a show about picking stocks.

  • The Nasdaq survived what should have been a down day, thanks to this tech stock. But why?

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    The Dow finished Monday’s session modestly lower as investors continued to worry about the course of the economy. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • As the world watched Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate take it down to the wire at the US Open, the Dow was struggling with its own rivalry: Banks were trying to lead a rally, while a handful of stocks were dragging on the blue-chip index. Oil ended down at $134.34 abarrel.

  • It started with a note from Mike Abramsky at RBC Capital, now calling for a "breakout" fiscal fourth quarter because of iPhone. He's estimating Apple will sell 14 million iPhones in 2008, thanks to last week's new 3G version.