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  • Palm, RIM to Battle New Rivals with Smarter Devices Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 1:14 PM ET

    Palm and Research In Motion may have been heading in different directions recently, but they're both trying to keep pace with a new breed of competitors in the rapidly evolving smartphone market. If their new devices and products in development are any measure, both companies seem determined to protect their turf.

  • Apple Says "Let's Rock" With New "Family" Of IPods Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
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    Attention will turn from Jobs himself to those new products and what Apple will do for iPod. This is still clearly the little music player that could, and can. Investors have been waiting for iPod sales to slow precipitously, and while they are slowing, it's not nearly as bad as investors feared.

  • Google Puts a Shine to 'Chrome' Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:02 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Never mind that chrome is typically the stuff that gets dented on older car bumpers, Google thinks Chrome will be the answer to Microsoft's browser dominance on the net.

  • Steve Jobs' Mark Twain Moment: "Reports of My Death..." Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:47 PM ET
    Steve Jobs

    The news business can be an ugly business sometimes. Just ask Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs—the subject of an erroneous obituary report Thursday. We in the news business sensationalize, we rationalize, we sanitize, we get things wrong, and sometimes we stick with stories far too long. But the ugly little truth is that the news business can actually (mis-)manage the news itself...

  • Intel Sees Strong 2008—And No Slowdown Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | 10:46 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel CFO Stacy Smith joined the "Squawk Box" crew live on set Monday morning for the first time, and it was a good visit. In many ways.

  • Verizon Searches for Google Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    Verizon

    Here's an intriguing tidbit, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: Google and Verizon are on the verge of a deal, whereby Google would be the default search engine for the carrier, and the two would split ad revenue. While the deal isn't done yet, it offers up interesting scenarios -- and would represent another loss for Microsoft.

  • Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads are advertising legend now, and in 30 seconds can do more to spotlight the differences between Apple and Microsoft than just about anything else. So effective, they even annoyed Bill Gates. Microsoft's counter-attack? Jerry Seinfeld (!)

  • Apple's Back-to-School Bonanza Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    Back to school

    There has been so much written about Apple and the iPhone recently: the 3G issues, the MobileMe mess, the so-called Apps Kill Switch controversy, the iPod and its battery/BBQ issues, the company's $20 billion in cash, and a stock that continues to try to claw its way back from the doldrums. What investors ought to be focusing on, instead, is the back-to-school shopping season.

  • Palm Strikes Curious Treo Deal Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
    Palm Treo Pro

    The Palm Treo Pro is one of the most anticipated product releases in the company's history. Riding the wave of the Centro smartphone, Palm was in a position to capitalize nicely on its marketplace momentum with Treo Pro's release Wednesday. But there's a hitch...

  • Three European Banks to Look At Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    Investors could take advantage of the prolonged battering of the financial sector by considering three European banks, Victoria Hoskins, regional investment director at Gerrard Barclays Wealth, told "Power Lunch Europe" Wednesday.

  • When Cell Phones Were Just Phones Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:52 PM ET

    How going back to basics can save you more money than you think.

  • Inside Intel Today Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 4:36 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    This is an important week for Intel, a company at a kind of competitive and technological crossroads. The company is hosting its annual developers' forum in San Francisco, with chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett delivering today's keynote.

  • Analyst: Apple's iPhone Devours Market Share Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
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    Over the past few weeks, several Wall Street kernels have popped when it comes to Apple. And this morning, Pacific Crest Securities' Andy Hargreaves focuses on Apple's iPhone and its momentum in the marketplace.

  • Deal or No Deal? EA & Take-Two, Round 2 Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 3:47 PM ET
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    First there was the craziness with Yahoo and Microsoft. Will they? Won't they? Should we even care anymore? Now, to quote Yogi Berra, it's like deja vu all over again, with investors in Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive wondering whether this marriage will ever come off, or whether the wheels come off the deal instead.

  • Apple's "Killer Apps" Gives Way to "Kill Switch" Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 1:45 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    This is another Apple Inc. story working its way through the blogosphere at break-neck speed, spreading like a fungus in a damp swamp of conjecture, fear and a noticeable lack of details.

  • Best Buy Will Start Selling iPhones Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 5:13 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Best Buy will start selling the iPhone on Sept. 7, becoming first U.S. chain to do so outside of Apple's and AT&T's own stores.

  • Australia's Telstra's Second Half Profit Rises Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 7:45 PM ET
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    Telstra, Australia's biggest phone company, missed expectations with a 14 percent rise in second-half profit on Wednesday, and forecast growth in the year ahead that was also belowanalysts' expectations.

  • Google Shows "Dark Side" Of Cloud Computing Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 9:58 AM ET
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    When Google's Gmail service went dark last night for about 90 minutes, cutting off millions of users from their email, it shone a bright light on the promise--and problems--of so-called Cloud Computing.

  • SingTel Profit Misses Forecasts on Strong Currency Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 7:50 PM ET
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    Singapore Telecommunications, Southeast Asia's largest phone company, posted disappointing flat quarterly underlying net profit on Tuesday, as strength in the Singapore dollar crimped contributions from its regional mobile businesses.

  • Putting a Match to Amazon's Kindle Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
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    The moment I first saw Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader, I thought, "Oh wow, here's a product searching for a market, rather than an innovation addressing an unmet market need." Flash forward to today as Citigroup doubles its Kindle sales projections, from 190,000 to a whopping 380,000 units this year.

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