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    Apple’s difficulty in meeting demand for a product like the iPad 2 may get worse in the months to come, some analysts say, as critical components are delayed. The New York Times reports.

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    Smartphones and tablets will be the headliners at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, where the wireless industry convenes to chart its future the week of March 21. Here are three things to watch for during the week:

  • Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    The iPad 2 is entering a much different world than its predecessor. And while Apple still holds a commanding market share position, it may be in for a much tougher fight this time around.

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    As the CTIA Wireless conference gets under way, CNBC.com ran a screen searching for some of the largest percent gainers in the wireless industry in the past year. 

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    Several key trends will shape the growth and trajectory of the mobile market in 2011, making this an exciting year for brands and consumers alike.

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    Despite the hype about mobile TV, until recently there hasn’t been the widespread adoption of handsets capable of receiving it.  2011 may finally be year mobile TV takes off.

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.

  • While its roots might be in the music industry, the annual South by Southwest has had a number of business success stories as well. Its days as a tech showcase might be waning somewhat, but some of the biggest Internet brands took off at the show - and several notable up and coming sites have the Austin get-together to thank. Here are some of the most notable success stories.Click ahead for success stories that have come out of South By Southwest.

    While its roots might be in the music industry, the annual South by Southwest has had a number of business success stories as well.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Software sales came in slightly better than analysts were expecting, while hardware sales shattered expectations. For the month, game sales fell 5 percent versus a year ago, according to the NPD.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    The explosion in cheap and free apps and social network games has devalued game development and could put the industry at risk.

  • Charlie Sheen

    Troubled sitcom actor Charlie Sheen stands to earn $1 million this year endorsing products on such social media sites as Twitter, Arnie Gullov-Singh, CEO of Ad.ly, a website that links celebrities with companies and brands online, told CNBC Monday.

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    Smartphones have absolutely crashed the mobile gaming industry party since the iPhone came onto the scene in 2007 – can Nintendo answer?

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    Electronic Arts hasn’t exactly been a darling of Wall Street in recent years, but the president of the EA Games label says the company has made the necessary changes to get back on top.

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    Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPad in San Francisco today – a thinner, lighter device with cameras for videoconferencing and possibly a faster Apple-designed A5 chip.

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    Online publishers, who have long been dismayed with the revenue from some of their advertising, are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. The New York Times reports.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    Nintendo's latest game machine, offering glasses-free 3-D images, went on sale in Japan on Saturday ahead of a global rollout, and analysts say it promises to be the world's first 3-D mass-market product.

  • Steve Jobs

    Though investors are elated about Apple's performance — its market cap has risen nearly 75% in the past year, to make it the second most valuable U.S. company — there's also quite a bit of uncertainty.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Last week, when Apple released its annual review of labor conditions at its global suppliers, one startling revelation stood out: 137 workers at a factory here had been seriously injured by a toxic chemical used in making the signature slick glass screens of the iPhone. The New York Times reports.

  • NCAA Football 2011

    A ruling by a federal district court of appeals earlier this week might have significantly affected the lawsuit brought about by former NCAA college football and basketball players against the NCAA, Collegiate Licensing and Electronic Arts for including their likenesses in EA games without being compensated.

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