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  • Smartphones

    After a long period of trial and error—some of which is still going on—content providers and wireless technology companies are finding a robust appetite for mobile video.

  • Avatar Director Reveals Plans for 3D on Smartphones Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    Avatar director James Cameron says the next phase of 3D technology is coming to phones because it is actually easier to produce on phones. We need 3D glasses at the movie theater because the screen is so large. But apparently, our brains can process the 3D image without the glasses.

  • Twitter to Reveal Its Business Plan Soon: Founder Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 1:10 PM ET

    Social media Web site Twitter will reveal later this month how it plans to make a sustainable source of income, co-founder Biz Stone told CNBC Thursday.

  • It's Still the Network, Stupid Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 12:12 PM ET
    Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    According to Forrester Research, the number of mobile Internet users in the U.S. will double over the next five years, from 52 million today to some 106 million by 2015. As more handsets are sold, the demands on wireless networks increase exponentially.

  • Twitter Hacker Says He Did It For Thrills, Challenge Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 11:51 AM ET

    He's 24, unemployed and has no specialized computer skills. Using sheer wit and persistence, the Frenchman managed to infiltrate Twitter administrators' accounts and post confidential company documents online, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • IPhone App to Sidestep AT&T Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone

    For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry.

  • March Madness for Women—The Race for Luxury Goods Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    Emerging as the woman's equivalent of March Madness, members-only shopping sites such as HauteLook, Rue La La and Gilt Groupe have quickly become the new workplace distraction among women.

  • Technology Wins Out Over Guns and Poverty Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 5:27 PM ET
    Models show Samsung Electronics Co's Android smartphones during the unveiling ceremony on February 4, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.

    "In the long term, companies need to be willing to take some losses, some casualties in order to succeed. You've got to be willing to take on that government. You've got to be willing to make a difference," says Trilogy Partners founder John Stanton.

  • Why it's Still Time to Buy Google: Research Director Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 11:17 AM ET

    Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal on Monday and began rerouting searches to a Hong Kong site, over two months after it said it would not accept the self-censorship demanded by China's government. Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his insights on the search engine giant.

  • Google Out of China: Responsible Leadership in Action Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    Google China

    Whatever you might think about Google, it's difficult to find fault with the company's decision to stop censoring search engine results in China. In doing so, the company has given the country—and the rest of the world—a clear signal that it considers some things more important than building its business. That's a message that's all too rare in this day and age, and the company's leadership deserves to be commended for it.

  • Big Clients Keep Their Head Start Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Wall Street hates a level playing field. What it loves is an edge, an inside track, that extra something — especially when it comes to information that moves markets.

  • Forget Desktops, Consumers Want Smartphones Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 2:26 PM ET
    Blackberry Storm

    No one is interested in the PC or laptops or desktops anymore. Every company has a target on smartphones.

  • Investors Ready to Roll the Dice on Wireless Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 2:25 PM ET

    Companies at the CTIA Wireless 2010 show stand a far better chance of getting their news heard and their products noticed. And when it comes to real news, no other sector offers more tech headlines than wireless.

  • China or No China, Is Google Still a Buy? Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 9:51 AM ET

    As Google prepares to close and exit its China search engine operation, how should investors be playing the company’s stock? Clayton Moran, senior vice president and Internet analyst at The Benchmark Company, shared his insights.

  • A Great Telco Spec Stock? Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 8:51 PM ET

    Cramer found a new way to play one of his favorite growth trends.

  • one-strategy.jpg

    Creating and executing on a strategy that maximizes the chances for a successful project is hard work and takes a different approach. In our book, we look at how the Windows 7 development team came together to develop the product—aligning the strategy, goals, and execution of a very significant effort, write the authors of "One Strategy."

  • Teenage Advice for the Unhip Investor Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 9:54 AM ET

    The average investor is behind the curve when it comes to the fickle world of teenage retail and should listen to the shoppers of the futures, according to Kelly Jane Robertson, the 16-year-old intern at The Investors Chronicle.

  • CEO Blog: Addicted To Social Media Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    Our most recent study asked social media users questions such as, when, where, and how much time they spend on sites and services like FaceBook and Twitter. We were not surprised to learn how many people appear to be, shall we say, obsessed with checking in with their social media circles throughout the day and even the night. Not only did we confirm what most people suspect about a new generation of social media users (bordering on abusers), but we also detected an interesting trend where social media is providing many consumers with their morning cup of news.

  • Review Site Yelp Under Fire in Business' Lawsuits Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 5:22 AM ET

    One of the most popular Web sites that let people post opinions about restaurants, shops and local services is being sued by several small businesses. These businesses claim that the site, Yelp, pressured them to advertise in exchange for getting negative reviews squashed.

  • Palm Suffers Another Rough Quarter Thursday, 18 Mar 2010 | 5:18 PM ET
    Palm Pre

    Palm's third quarter earnings report was strange. The company itself just a few weeks ago revised its revenue outlook dramatically lower, to a range of $285 million to $310 million. The company reported $366 million instead.