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Can Apple Save IBM?

The tables have been turned over time. Decades ago, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) could not get businesses to buy its Macs. They were relegated to classrooms and individual buyers. After ...
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Why Is Apple Running Commercials for Fitness Apps?

One of the rumors about the new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 is that it will be the ultimate fitness tool. The smartphone allegedly will do everything from measure ...
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Will Windows 9 Transform Microsoft? More Windows 8 vs. Back to Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has had two things going for it since Satya Nadella took over the role of Chief Executive Officer from Steve Ballmer. The most obvious is that ...
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Three Serious Takeover Candidates in Data Security

Demand for security software continues to grow, as corporations and governments around the world look to protect their precious data. From the looks of things, demand is growing and the ...
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Yodlee Files for IPO — Financial Apps Galore!

What happens at new all-time highs in the stock market? Outside of everyone seeming to be more happy, you generally start to see more market-sensitive initial public offering filings and ...
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The Business of Covering Apple

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) almost certainly is the most widely covered company in the world, as nearly every general news operation, business website and paper, tech news medium and a small ...
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Google’s One Set-Top Box Too Many

According to a number of media reports, Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) will release a set-top box. Presumably the product is meant to allow it to compete with new generation products ...
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Why Oracle Made a Bid for Micros Systems

In an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in the retail and hospitality industries, Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) reportedly is nearing a deal to acquire Micros Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS). ...
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Mobile Fitness Apps See Huge Growth

Over the past six months, daily usage of health and fitness apps has grown by 62%, a growth rate that is 87% faster than the mobile apps industry as a ...
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Facebook Hit With Huge Outage, Then Recovers

Update: As of 4:31 a.m. in New York, the Facebook site has recovered, at least here. According to many news reports, Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) service is down around the ...
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Amazon’s Smartphone Can’t Compete With Apple and Samsung

Smartphone penetration among the U.S. population currently stands at about two-thirds. These devices are universally available for prices that are as low as free, so people who without smartphones almost ...
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J.P. Morgan Very Positive on Selected Momentum Software Stocks

In any market rally, momentum stocks tend to not only catch the eye of traders and investors, but they catch the eye of short-sellers as well. When the market rolled ...
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Amazon Launches Streaming Music Service

The rumors that Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) would start a streaming music service are true. It is part of the e-commerce company's Prime bundle of free shipping, instant video and ...
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Three Top Software Stocks to Buy Now for Growth

With the market seemingly moving higher every day, it would make sense that in most sectors growth stocks would be leading the charge. Yet, in the top software names value ...
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Few Americans Trust Online Data Safety

After a series of data breaches, the most famous of which was a hack of millions of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) customer accounts, it should not be a shock that ...
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