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Lockitron's Shift Shows Challenges Facing Wi-Fi In The Smart Home

A few years ago, Wi-Fi proponents were eyeing the smart home as an exciting and wide open opportunity. While other technologies like Z-Wave and Zigbee were originally designed to better accommodate the low-power requirements of many smart home devices like locks, Wi-Fi proponents pointed to ongoing …

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Dell Says It's Ready For Apple's Next MacBook Air

Dell is ready for any new MacBook Air Apple throws at it this year.<p>Donnie Oliphant, Director of XPS Product Marketing, fully expects Apple to up the ante this year with a thinner, lighter design.<p>“We definitely believe that the next MacBook Air is going to be a very aggressive design,” he said in a …

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

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Iraqi-Kurd Oil Deal A Welcome Development

As a matter of U.S. foreign policy, the Iraqi-Kurd oil deal is a welcome development. It gives hope of the good faith of new Iraqi government, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, toward inclusion of the Kurdish minority in governance, and the capacity for statesmanship of both Kurdish and Iraqi …

Whole Foods Getting Ready to Brew Its Own Beer

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Whole Foods Market</b> (WFM) -- the upscale supermarket chain known for its organic food -- is planning to bring an in-house …

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U.S. Companies Added 191,000 New Jobs Last Month, Survey Says

The data heightened Wall Street's expectations over the government's non-farm payrolls report on Friday.<p>The economy appears to be gaining some momentum after an unusually cold and snowy winter. On Tuesday, the Institute for Supply Management, a group of purchasing managers, reported that U.S. …

Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker for $500M

Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant aims to stay in front of younger audiences who are increasingly watching short videos online.<p>The Walt Disney Co. could pay up to $450 million more in bonuses if Maker meets …

Walmart: Retail's Biggest Embarrassment

<i>**Also see reaction from the people who actually work at Walmart, on the ground ... Mistreated Walmart Employees Speak Out Against Company.</i><p>NEW YORK …

Cramer’s great growth energy play

If there's one thing that Jim Cramer likes, it's growth.<p>And it appears Continental Resources is growing like a weed.<p>According to published reports, …

Must-Attend Marketing Conferences For Leaders In 2014

When I look back on growing my company, I realize just how valuable attending marketing conferences was to both expanding my knowledge of industry trends and growing my network. It’s not just the CMO who’s responsible for marketing anymore. Entrepreneurs and founders also need to understand how to …

Report: Tesla’s gigafactory could get $1B from Panasonic, suppliers

A week after Tesla confirmed that it plans to build a huge battery making “gigafactory” in the U.S., more news is trickling out about it. According …

Morgan Stanley's Bull Case For Tesla Goes Past Hot Cars

Just 42 years old, billionaire Elon Musk has already worn many hats. He made his name in digital payments (PayPal) before turning to electric cars (Tesla Motors), space exploration (SpaceX) and even high speed tube travel (Hyperloop).<p>Tuesday shares of his car company surged more than 18% after …

Stocks dip as S&P 500 struggles near record again: stock market live blog recap

Ask Matt: Is Google stock too expensive to buy?

<i>USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com</i><p><b>Q: Is Google's stock too expensive to buy?</b><p>A: Google can do no wrong in the eyes of its investors. But the online advertising company's shares definitely …

Internet companies valued on 'eyeballs' again

The halcyon days of the Internet appear to be returning as investors are justifying sky-high valuations not on profit, but on "eyeballs."<p>Shares of Facebook jumped $1.57, or 2.3%, Thursday to $69.63 despite paying what appears to be a lofty $19 billion for online messaging system WhatsApp.<p>But …

OpenTable Introduces Mobile Payment for Restaurant Checks

OpenTable has introduced a new feature to let you pay your restaurant check via the company’s mobile app. The change reflects a growing trend in …

Elon Musk says Tesla execs met with Apple; talks driverless car

Why Wall Street is not scoffing at Tesla’s charge-ahead outlook

WhatsApp? What's That? And Why Is It Worth $16 Billion?

Facebook announced Wednesday that it is buying WhatsApp, the company and app that offers unlimited messaging on mobile devices for 99 cents a year. And anyone might blink at the price being paid: cash and stock amounting to about $16 <i>billion,</i> plus another potential $3 billion in restricted stock. …

Elon Musk: Tesla Will Be First With Autonomous Driving; Admits To Apple Meeting

On Wednesday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reported solid earnings and the serial executive also discussed the company’s future, including a massive battery “gigafactory” and the upcoming third-generation Model X on a conference call. But perhaps the biggest news to come from Musk’s mouth came in …

FOMC minutes to January: little guidance on the eventual new guidance

2014-02-19T22:07:29.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p>The January FOMC meeting, Bernanke’s last, had an uneventful outcome: the taper would continue at the same …

5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Big Gains

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- What a week. The <b>S&P 500</b> climbed more than 2.3% in the last five trading sessions, the biggest single-week bounce for stocks …

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Guest post: central Europe’s golden decade | Financial Times

By Pawel Swieboda and Milan Nic<p>There will be two types of anniversaries in Europe this year. The ones related to 1914, will be all about the risks of …

Forget Love: Your Future Co-Founder Could Be Waiting for You Online

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Evelyne White was immediately attracted to Frank Ramirez’s profile picture. “He was holding a camera in it. I remember seeing that photo and thinking, he’s probably a creative type,” she says. “There was something about it that …

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Nasdaq rises for sixth straight day as stocks rally: stock market live blog recap

Dow, S&P 500 dip, snapping win streaks, but Nasdaq gains: stock market live blog recap

Apple buys back $14B of its shares

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple repurchased $14 billion of its own shares in recent weeks as the company continues to face pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn on a larger buyback.<p>The stock was repurchased in the two weeks since the company reported disappointing quarterly results, when Apple shares …