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    With Apple having paved the way for tablets last year, 2011 is when the competition is hoping to chip away at the company’s dominance in the category. It’s going to be a tough fight, though.

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    A company known for its adult-themed dating website is jumping into the venture capital game.

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    Apple may have banned porn from its app store, but the industry has found a back door into iDevices and is thriving as a result.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Before Goldman Sachs bought a stake in Facebook and started offering shares to wealthy clients, a powerful investment group within the firm turned down the chance to buy a piece of the social networking behemoth, according to several people briefed on the internal discussions, the New York Times reports.

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    The tech giant today introduced a new business called "Cisco Videoscape," which combines traditional TV service, streaming web video, and access to social networks like Facebook

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    Facebook’s practice of raising capital on private markets largely out of the direct oversight of regulators has spurred an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Apple has zero official presence at CES but the specter of Steve Jobs shadow looms large over every single bit of activity at the annual tech convention.

  • With the increase in advanced-tech smart phone devices, firms focusing on Internet security are going to be the big winners over the next decade, said Adam Holt, global head of software equity research at Morgan Stanley.

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    Apps and Internet connectivity are everywhere. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’ll see more devices incorporating PC-like functions. And they'll be not just smartphones and set-top boxes, but TVs, digital cameras and printers as well.

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    A traveler searching two of the four largest online travel agencies, Orbitz and Expedia, is not going to find any listings for American Airlines  flights — at least for the moment. The New York Times reports.

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    CES kicks off today and buzz is already building about the hot new devices and services that will grab the attention of consumers and investors. Some clear themes have already emerged and it's all about new mobile devices, seamless integration of streaming and traditional content, more powerful chips, and persistent 3D.

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    This could also be the year fitness goes high tech, as 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is including a Sports and Technology summit. This follows a growing trend in exercise related video games, including the  Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • Returning cash to shareholders is possible this year, Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola Solutions, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday afternoon announced that it will hold an event in San Francisco on February 9 at 10 a.m. to announce new developments in its mobile strategy.

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    It’s pretty astonishing just how quickly Apple iPhone users have grown to rely on the phones—and how much control they have given it (along with the iPod Touch and iPad) over their day to day lives.

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    After predicting in his last two keynote addresses at the Consumer Electronics Show that innovation from the consumer electronics would help the U.S. economy rebound, Gary Shapiro is standing by his message. The question is now whether there is enough innovation to jump-start things for 2011, especially after consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in December.

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    Another year, another CES. I’ve seen so many that they all begin to blend. But change is always afoot in the consumer electronics business, and so there’s something new every time.