Jeff Gaines

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The Smartphone’s Future: It’s All About the Camera

SAN FRANCISCO — We all know the drill. For the last decade, smartphones have gotten thinner and faster and thinner and faster and, well, you get the picture.<p>But it’s too soon to write off our smartphones as boring. The gadgets are still evolving with new technologies. And for a clue as to what the …

Augmented Reality

Comcast could deliver its new Xfinity X1 TV independent of its Internet service. But it won’t

Comcast assembled its top brass in San Francisco Wednesday to demonstrate its new Xfinity X1 TV platform to a gaggle of tech reporters. Xfinity X1 is an entirely cloud-based system with the potential to eliminate the cable box, which Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts admitted becomes “obsolete …

MannKind, GoPro rise; Yahoo gains on upgrade

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — These are the stocks making notable moves in the stock market on Monday.<p>Gainers<p><b>MannKind Corp.</b> MNKD, -24.58% <b>:</b> The Food …

Stock Markets

Anyone order a horoscope? T-Mobile accused of making millions off bogus charges

Federal regulators are urging consumers to go through their phone bills line by line after a lawsuit this week against a high-profile mobile provider.<p>The Federal Trade Commission says T-Mobile US wrongly charged customers for premium services like horoscope texts and quirky ringtones that the …

McDonald's, Taco Bell, KFC laggards in U.S. fast-food survey

Fast-food titans McDonald's, Taco Bell and KFC are conquering the globe, but they are losing to the likes of In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A in the United States, according to Consumer Reports' latest fast-food survey.<p>The survey, released on Wednesday, ranked regional chain …

U.S. sues T-Mobile USA, alleges cramming of bogus charges on bills

U.S. authorities filed a complaint against T-Mobile USA on Tuesday, accusing the wireless provider of adding millions of dollars of unauthorized charges onto customers' bills, a practice known as "cramming."<p>The charges were for subscriptions for services like horoscopes or celebrity gossip …

NBA

NBA free agency news and rumors: Pistons agree with Meeks for $19M

There's a lot to keep track of in NBA free agency, and it's just begun.<p><b>More Offseason Analysis: Coaching changes, news | Free Agency | Draft</b><p>Free …

2014 NBA Free Agency: Top 20 bigs

A look at the 20 best big men available this summer in free agency, including Chris Bosh, Greg Monroe, Pau Gasol, and Marcin Gortat.<p><b>More Offseason</b> …

Kidd v. Wade: The NBA Sees Two Very Different Power Plays

When Miami’s Big Three came together, they were ripe for ridicule, easy to dislike. Two championships later, and the day before this year’s …

NBA

The Sportstorialist: The Yeses, Nos, and Boy-Oh-Boys of the 2014 NBA Draft

It’s possible that Andrew Wiggins had noticed the assortment of roses and carnations sprouting on the men’s lapels and thought, <i>How classy</i>. Maybe he …

NBA free agency: What 'sacrifice' really is to guys like Big 3, Anthony

As NBA free agency starts, be sure you understand -- under new rules -- what 'taking less' means to the likes of Miami's Big Three and Carmelo …

Pau Gasol won't cross off Lakers

While free-agent forward Pau Gasol grew tired of the persistent trade rumors that followed him for the better part of the last three seasons with the …

Welcome Aboard the Soccer Bandwagon, Team USA Fans

Sure we have a good chance to beat Belgium, the guy was saying. I was eating dinner in a pub near my apartment, trying to pay attention to the Yankee …

Soccer

Unveiling of New Operating System, Certification, Acquisition, Joint Venture, and Clinical Partnership - Analyst Notes on Apple, Whirlpool, Harman, Sony and Philips

NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NEW YORK, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --<p>Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes …

IPad Air

Groupon, Micron notable gainers in off day for tech

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Groupon Inc. and Micron Technology Inc. were among the few notable tech stocks to rise Tuesday as much of the sector …

San Francisco

Bigger Isn't Better for Apple

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Monsanto joins Apple in rewarding shareholders at expense of bond investors

Apple, Google don\’t make Goldman Sachs\’s list of tech stocks best-positioned for Internet of Things

Stock analysis: Apple scores 10 out of 10

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‘The Internet of Things’: Google, Apple and the next big growth cycle

<i>Chris Umiastowski is the growth investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions here</i> <i>and view his model portfolio here.</i><p>Ever since Apple Inc. released the first iPhone in 2007, the smartphone sector, previously dominated by BlackBerry, exploded to a whole new level of growth. …

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