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Tablets and E-Readers See Hot and Heavy Holiday Sales

More than a quarter of U.S. adults now own either a tablet or an e-reader. Sales of these relatively new devices boomed over the holiday season, according to a study from Pew Research Center released on Monday. In mid-December, 10 percent of the U.S. population owned a tablet. By early January, the ...

Google’s Armor Shows Some Chinks

Google's investments in mobile advertising and dark clouds over Europe contributed to weak quarterly sales and earnings. Share prices fell 10 percent on the news that Google's fourth quarter sales of $8.13 billion fell short of analyst estimates of $8.41 billion. Profit before certain costs was $9.5

Apple Nips at Android’s Tail

Apple came close to matching Android's smartphone market share during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a Nielsen report released Wednesday. The debut of Apple's iPhone 4S in the fall had a major impact on the proportion of smartphones sold in the quarter. Demand for iPhones increased nearly ...

RIM Rumors: What Dreams May Come

Adding to the small amount of information RIM has released about its 2012 line-up, further details have turned up, reportedly based on a leaked product road map. The BlackBerry maker apparently intends to expand its tablet portfolio with two new devices this year: The 10-inch PlayBook, previously ca...

SOPA on the Ropes as White House Voices Doubts

The White House delivered a body blow to the Stop Online Piracy Act when it announced Saturday that it opposed major elements in two Congressional bills that were intended to curb copyright violations on the Internet. The reactions were immediate. Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News. Corp., atta...

ICANN gTLD Machine Grinds Into Action

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers began accepting applications for new generic top-level domains at one minute past midnight on Thursday. This is a major change for the Internet as we know it. The new gTLD program will expand the current selection of top-level domains such as ....

This Is Your Brain Online

Too many hours of Internet use might actually change your brain. Researchers in China have concluded that those who are addicted to the Internet may experience changes in the brain that are similar to those seen in individuals hooked on drugs or alcohol. A research team lead by Hao Lei of the Chine...

Intel to Make Mobile Incursion via China

Intel has finally leaped into the mobile sector. CEO Paul Otellini announced the company's entry during a keynote address at CES. Otellini revealed major agreements with both Motorola and Lenovo to put Intel inside smartphones. Intel will show up in Lenovo phones in China during the first half of 20...

Ballmer Phones In Final CES Keynote

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer delivered his final Consumer Electronics Show keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Ballmer talked up Windows 8 and discussed additions to the Xbox platform and new Windows-based Nokia devices. The presentation, which featured "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, kicked off the a...

CES: Fewer Big Guns, More Networking?

When CES officially opens on Tuesday, it will mark the last year of Microsoft's participation. Apple has been missing from CES for years. Facebook will not be on hand. Google and Amazon will have little presence. The absence of key tech companies will leave giant holes next year. However, CES boast...

Samsung Soars, HTC Sinks

Samsung has sailed to record quarterly profits -- despite difficulties with its memory sales -- as the company's top-of-the-line smartphones smacked Apple and crushed HTC. Meanwhile, HTC's earnings slipped in the face of strong competition. Samsung on Friday reported strong profit for its fourth qua...

Would Lopping Off Nook Biz Mean Lights Out for B&N?

The Kindle Fire may have singed Barnes & Noble's Nook this holiday season. On Thursday, B&N lowered its fiscal 2012 forecast for Nook sales from $1.8 billion to $1.5 billion. The company is also mulling a spinoff of its Nook e-reader business. B&N's share price dropped more than 20 p...

Would Lopping Off Nook Biz Mean Lights Out for B&N?

The Kindle Fire may have singed Barnes & Noble's Nook this holiday season. On Thursday, B&N lowered its fiscal 2012 forecast for Nook sales from $1.8 billion to $1.5 billion. The company is also mulling a spinoff of its Nook e-reader business. B&N's share price dropped more than 20 p...

PayPal’s Thompson to Fill Yahoo’s Leadership Vacuum

Yahoo finally gets a leader. The company announced Wednesday the appointment of Scott Thompson as CEO, effective Jan. 9. Thompson was also appointed to the board of directors. Interim CEO Tim Morse will resume his role as chief financial officer. Yahoo fired former CEO Carol Bartz four months ago fo...

RIM’s Wheels of Change May Be Groaning Into Motion

Research In Motion is apparently moving toward a change in corporate leadership that could have Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie giving up their titles as co-chairmen of the board. Barbara Stymiest, an independent director who joined RIM's board in 2007, is said to be most likely to replace the co-c...

Amazon Share Price Nicked by Goldman Advice

Amazon shares fell to their lowest point since late March after Goldman Sachs released a research note Thursday citing comScore data suggesting its holiday sales grew roughly 38 percent -- 2 percent off analyst expectations of 40 percent. The numbers imply fourth-quarter revenue of $17.87 billion, b...

Amazon Surges, Netflix Paddles Against Customer Satisfaction Current

After seven years of a neck-and-neck race for first place in customer satisfaction, Amazon has pulled decisively ahead of Netflix, according to ForeSee's annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction Index. Amazon moved ahead 2 points to reach the top spot with 88 on the index's 100-point scale. Netflix slid...

Former Microsoft GM Explains Why Nice Phones Finish Last

The Windows Phone OS is great, but Microsoft's dealings with device makers and carriers is lousy. That's the gist of a blog entry posted recently by Charlie Kindel, a former general manager of Windows Phone, who's explained why he thinks Windows Phone sales have failed to take off. Kindel also laid ...

Yahoo Starts Unburdening Itself

Looks like Yahoo is going to let go of most of its Asian assets -- a large part of its stake in the Alibaba Group of China and its Yahoo Japan affiliate -- and load up on cash. The move may allow the company to retain control of its core assets and perhaps even buy itself a new look. Yahoo's board r...

Microsoft Does a Little Victory Dance Over ITC Ruling

Everyone seems to be singing the Sue-You-Sue-Me Blues in the smartphone market. Microsoft and Motorola are the latest to join the chorus, both claiming victory in a patent ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The ruling found that Motorola Mobility -- which Google has agreed to acquire...

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