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Apple and Samsung set to continue their duopoly in 2014

For the foreseeable future, it appears that Apple and Samsung will continue to carve up the majority of profit and a growing portion of sales of devices.<p>In 2014, an estimated 2.5 billion devices will be sold worldwide, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year, according to Gartner. More than …

AT&T acquires Cricket for $1.19 billion, has a lot to gain

In a cellphone carrier market where high-profile acquisitions and the ready exchange of billions in cash are almost commonplace, AT&T’s $1.19 billion purchase of Leap Wireless – known better as Cricket to most – doesn’t seem that surprising. With yesterday’s buy, the network giant hopes to both …

Audi readying 650-hp Sport Quattro Concept for Frankfurt

Remember Audi's perfectly lovely Quattro Concept from the 2010 Paris Motor Show? Of course you do. The latter-day Ur-Quattro is laser-etched in our brains as well – and not just because Audi was kind enough to offer our man Michael Harley a mountain drive of its seven-figure showcar. At the time, …

Google Inches Closer To The $1,000 Per Share Stock Price Club

A JP Morgan analyst thinks Google's stock is worth more than $1,000 per share, which would make it one of the most expensive stocks on the market.He's not alone, as nearly a dozen other analysts have a similar price target on the search giant's shares.<p>Google is well on its way to joining a rather …

7 institutions so mammoth they could destroy America

Bigger banks, bigger investors, bigger corporations: They all threaten to ravage the economy — and our livelihoods<p>Bigger isn’t always better. From the Tower of Babel to Teddy Roosevelt’s trust-busting, that principle’s been enshrined in law and legend since the dawn of history. Have we forgotten …

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Apple stock below $400 as analysts lose faith

Apple stock has dropped below $400 again as an analyst lowered his forecast for the company. Wall Street, apparently, is losing faith that Apple can return to its brief glory days of 2012 as the mobile-fueled technology highflier it was.<p>Peter Misek of Jefferies & Co. cut his price target for Apple …

Issa made nearly $60M in 2012

Rep. Darrell Issa made nearly $60 million in 2012, according to a financial disclosure he filed with the House earlier this month.<p>The California Republican, who earned at least $59.4 million last year, is one of the richest men in Congress. Issa was worth more than $355 million at the end of 2012 — …

Former Best Buy CIO Turned Global Chairman And Board Member

Bob Willett is an example of an executive who started on the shop floor and worked his way up to the top positions in the retail industry. He began at Marks & Spencer in his native United Kingdom in 1968 and would leave that company a decade later as a store executive. Before taking on the role of …

Behold: Fighter-Jet Augmented Reality for Your Motorcycle Commute

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 06.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:25 am. 6:25 am<p>Google Glass has the potential to …

Google Glass teardown reveals that it's powered by a 570mAh battery

We already have a fair bit of information available about how Google Glass works, but some people just can’t help but tear apart their lovely new piece of technology to see precisely how it all ticks. Thanks to Star Simpson and Scott Torborg, and after some careful jimmying and unscrewing, we can …

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

Economists traditionally use Gross Domestic Product to measure economic progress. If GDP is rising, the economy is good and the nation is moving forward. If GDP is falling, the economy is in trouble and the nation is losing ground. From a strictly numerical perspective, GDP provides an …

The World's Most Valued Luxury Brands

Luxury brands have become the hottest story in China. But it’s also been a niche retail segment that’s managed to do well despite the financial crisis.<p>Looked at from a pure equity perspective, stocks like Tiffany & Company are up 35.85% year-to-date ending June 6 while Walmart is up 10.8%. Burberry …

George Soros Is Going Back Into Japanese Stocks

Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you noticed the serious selloff in Japanese stocks. The Nikkei has lost 21% since its intraday peak on May 23rd and now the Abe government is pushing for Japan's institutional investors to jump back in the action.<p>Soros' money will definitely …

Wal-Mart's $15B Buyback: The Company It Keeps

Plenty of companies pour excess capital into stock buybacks, but only the biggest are able to do so on an eye-popping scale. That’s a club Wal-Mart Stores consistently takes residence in with the board’s most recent authorization of a $15 billion repurchase program.<p>The buyback, announced at …

Amid Sluggish Growth In U.S. Beer Market, Constellation Brands Looks To Mexican Beers And Hispanic Market To Boost Sales

Constellation Brands, the world’s largest premium wine producer, finalized its position as the sole U.S. distributor for Grupo Modelo, the Mexican beer giant that brews Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and other popular beers. The Modelo acquisition complements a portfolio that already …

RBS high street banking chief handed shares worth £1.7m

The head of high street banking at Royal Bank of Scotland has been handed shares worth £1.7m, the bailed-out bank revealed on Friday.<p>Ross McEwan, …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

In an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.<p>To be fair, …

Android News

Android this week: Google’s keyboard for all; Galaxy S 4 updated; Xperia Z going stock

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google(s goog) continued an Android strategy this week to decouple core apps from the base software by releasing the native …

Google patents eye tracking to unlock display screens

Google Glass wearers will only need a flicker of the eye to unlock their display screens under plans described in a Google patent for eye tracking.<p>The eye tracking system, a form of wearable technology, will allow anyone wearing the device to look at a moving object on the glasses' projected screen …

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Michael Dell ‘at peace’ amid turmoil as tech giant fights to go private

For a man whose company, career and legacy are on the line, Michael Dell appears remarkably calm.<p>Dell Inc., the technology giant he founded in his college dorm room in 1984, became synonymous with the rise of desktop computers, but now it is racing to reinvent itself in an era of smart phones and …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

Why startups should embrace intrapreneurship

Intrapreneurship (entrepreneurship within a larger company) is taking off as companies look to innovate and experiment with new products. For startups, the idea of devoting time to such projects might feel like a distraction; but if done right, these small, scrappy efforts can offer big rewards.<p>Is …

How Late Can You Pay Bills Before It Hurts Your Credit Report?

The good news for this is that many of their late payments will never end up on their credit reports and won't have any negative impact to their FICO credit scores.<p>First off, not all lenders or service providers report to the credit reporting agencies. For example, your electricity, your gas, your …

Gold prices are heading towards $1,000

The runup in gold prices in recent years – from $800 per ounce in early 2009 to above $1,900 in the autumn of 2011 – had all the features of a …

Tesla Stock Today Looking A Lot Like General Motors In 1915

One of the hottest, if not the hottest, stock stories in the market today has been Tesla Motors (TSLA), the brainchild of Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal who has also resurrected the private space industry with his SpaceX venture. Musk has also been compared to such icons and visionaries of …