InvestorPlace » Anthony John Agnello http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Nokia, MSFT Bet Big on Lumia 900, But … http://investorplace.com/2012/04/nokia-msft-bet-big-on-lumia-900-but-att-exclusivity-may-hurt-more-than-it-helps-t-nok-aapl-goog/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/nokia-msft-bet-big-on-lumia-900-but-att-exclusivity-may-hurt-more-than-it-helps-t-nok-aapl-goog/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:02:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=149402 With Apple's iPhone and Android phones crowding the market, making Nokia's upcoming Lumia 900 exclusive to AT&T carries significant risks.

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With Apple's iPhone and Android phones crowding the market, making Nokia's upcoming Lumia 900 exclusive to AT&T carries significant risks.

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Google’s Tablet Gambit Can’t Work http://investorplace.com/2012/03/googles-tablet-gambit-cant-work-goog-aapl-ssnlf-mmi/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/googles-tablet-gambit-cant-work-goog-aapl-ssnlf-mmi/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:23:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=148844 Google plans to offer a tablet to compete with Apple's iPad, sources say. But without stunning features and a low price, the device will face huge challenges.

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Google plans to offer a tablet to compete with Apple's iPad, sources say. But without stunning features and a low price, the device will face huge challenges.

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With National Sports Network, News Corp. Would Be Picking a Fight It Can’t Win http://investorplace.com/2012/03/with-national-sports-network-news-corp-would-be-picking-a-fight-it-cant-win-nws-dis-cmcsa/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/with-national-sports-network-news-corp-would-be-picking-a-fight-it-cant-win-nws-dis-cmcsa/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:00:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=148373 Reports that News Corp. is considering launching a national sports network to compete with Disney's ESPN provoke consternation among some market observers.

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Reports that News Corp. is considering launching a national sports network to compete with Disney's ESPN provoke consternation among some market observers.

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MSFT’s Xbox Lite Could Be Key to Keeping Entertainment Earnings Growing http://investorplace.com/2012/03/msfts-xbox-lite-could-be-key-to-keeping-entertainment-earnings-growing-msft-aapl-goog-sne-ntdoy/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/msfts-xbox-lite-could-be-key-to-keeping-entertainment-earnings-growing-msft-aapl-goog-sne-ntdoy/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:58:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=147433 Sources say the rumored Xbox Lite set-top box will handle not just games but most other online media -- and become a big hit for MSFT's entertainment division.

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Sources say the rumored Xbox Lite set-top box will handle not just games but most other online media -- and become a big hit for MSFT's entertainment division.

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The 10 Best Games for the New iPad http://investorplace.com/2012/03/the-10-best-games-for-the-new-ipad/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/the-10-best-games-for-the-new-ipad/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:00:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=146104 You've got the new iPad -- now it's time to do something with it. These are 10 of the best games your money can buy for the new iPad.

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You've got the new iPad -- now it's time to do something with it. These are 10 of the best games your money can buy for the new iPad.

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Netflix’s 3 Big Plans for Growth http://investorplace.com/2012/03/netflixs-3-big-plans-for-growth-nflx-cmcsa-amzn-lstza-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/netflixs-3-big-plans-for-growth-nflx-cmcsa-amzn-lstza-aapl/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:25:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=146129 Though written off by many, Netflix, with 21 million streaming-video subscribers, still has leverage in the market. Here are three of its growth strategies.

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Though written off by many, Netflix, with 21 million streaming-video subscribers, still has leverage in the market. Here are three of its growth strategies.

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GameStop Partners with ATVI to Keep Digital Business Growing, but Is It Enough? http://investorplace.com/2012/03/gamestop-partners-with-atvi-to-keep-digital-business-growing-but-is-it-enough-gme-atvi-sne-msft-ntdoy/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/gamestop-partners-with-atvi-to-keep-digital-business-growing-but-is-it-enough-gme-atvi-sne-msft-ntdoy/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 10:00:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=145662 GameStop's partnership with ATVI is designed to keep GME's digital business growing. But pressure on the market for used physical games could pose a challenge.

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GameStop's partnership with ATVI is designed to keep GME's digital business growing. But pressure on the market for used physical games could pose a challenge.

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Disney Needs New Film Plan After Taking $200 Million Loss on ‘John Carter’ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/disney-needs-new-film-plan-after-taking-200-million-loss-on-john-carter-dis/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/disney-needs-new-film-plan-after-taking-200-million-loss-on-john-carter-dis/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:27:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=144886 A new Pixar offering and re-releases in 3D should help Disney stem losses on major flops, but a new strategy is needed to boost the film studio to new heights.

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A new Pixar offering and re-releases in 3D should help Disney stem losses on major flops, but a new strategy is needed to boost the film studio to new heights.

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4 Manufacturers Entering the Windows 8 Tablet Race http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-manufacturers-entering-the-windows-8-tablet-race-msft-aapl-goog-nok-hpq-rimm-ssnlf/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-manufacturers-entering-the-windows-8-tablet-race-msft-aapl-goog-nok-hpq-rimm-ssnlf/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:37:02 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=144351 HP, Dell, Nokia, and Sony are betting on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system to help them advance against Apple's iPad in the computer tablet market.

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HP, Dell, Nokia, and Sony are betting on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system to help them advance against Apple's iPad in the computer tablet market.

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Balance of Price and Function Is Key to Making Dell a Coveted Tablet Brand http://investorplace.com/2012/03/balance-of-price-and-function-is-key-to-making-dell-a-coveted-tablet-brand/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/balance-of-price-and-function-is-key-to-making-dell-a-coveted-tablet-brand/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:39:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=143421 If Dell's tablet is going to be coveted by consumers, it will need to distinguish itself from Apple's iPad in terms of both price and performance.

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If Dell's tablet is going to be coveted by consumers, it will need to distinguish itself from Apple's iPad in terms of both price and performance.

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Motorola’s Best Hope Is a Hands-On Google http://investorplace.com/2012/03/motorolas-best-hope-is-a-hands-on-google/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/motorolas-best-hope-is-a-hands-on-google/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:58:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=142700 The Droid Fighter won't do much to lift Motorola Mobility. The most you can say for it is that it may be the last non-Google-developed Motorola handset.

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The Droid Fighter won't do much to lift Motorola Mobility. The most you can say for it is that it may be the last non-Google-developed Motorola handset.

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Amazon Appstore Sees Early Success, but It Must Diversify http://investorplace.com/2012/03/amazon-appstore-sees-early-success-but-it-must-diversify-amzn-nflx-aapl-goog/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/amazon-appstore-sees-early-success-but-it-must-diversify-amzn-nflx-aapl-goog/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:15:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=142327 Amazon's Appstore has shown early success, but it needs to do one thing to surge against its competitors. See what it is.

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Amazon's Appstore has shown early success, but it needs to do one thing to surge against its competitors. See what it is.

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5 Bizarre Food-Combo Products http://investorplace.com/2012/03/5-bizarre-food-combo-products/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/5-bizarre-food-combo-products/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:16:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=142035 A stroll through the amalgamated foods we've loved and loathed.

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A stroll through the amalgamated foods we've loved and loathed.

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Has 4G’s Moment Come? Verizon’s LTE Network Isn’t Bringing in Big Bucks Yet http://investorplace.com/2012/03/has-4gs-moment-come-verizons-lte-network-isnt-bringing-in-big-bucks-yet-vz-t-s-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/has-4gs-moment-come-verizons-lte-network-isnt-bringing-in-big-bucks-yet-vz-t-s-aapl/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:35:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=141444 Verizon leads its competitors in offering 4G LTE service, but subscriber participation and the selection of LTE-compatible devices still lag behind.

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Verizon leads its competitors in offering 4G LTE service, but subscriber participation and the selection of LTE-compatible devices still lag behind.

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Microsoft Risks Retailer Rage with Disc-less Xbox http://investorplace.com/2012/03/microsoft-risks-retailer-rage-with-disc-less-xbox/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/microsoft-risks-retailer-rage-with-disc-less-xbox/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:58:49 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=140838 Should it release its next version of the Xbox as a download-only console, Microsoft would risk rage from retailers who sell used games.

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Should it release its next version of the Xbox as a download-only console, Microsoft would risk rage from retailers who sell used games.

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After the New iPad: Apple Has Many Hot-Ticket Items Waiting in the Wings http://investorplace.com/2012/03/after-the-new-ipad-apple-has-many-hot-ticket-items-waiting-in-the-wings-aapl-intc-msft/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/after-the-new-ipad-apple-has-many-hot-ticket-items-waiting-in-the-wings-aapl-intc-msft/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:30:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=140359 With Apple, anticipation is everything, and the company has many hot-ticket items waiting in the wings.

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With Apple, anticipation is everything, and the company has many hot-ticket items waiting in the wings.

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With a Windows 8 Tablet, Nokia Must Tread Lightly as It Takes on iPad http://investorplace.com/2012/03/nokia-must-tread-lightly-in-taking-on-ipad-with-windows-8-tablet-nok-aapl-msft/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/nokia-must-tread-lightly-in-taking-on-ipad-with-windows-8-tablet-nok-aapl-msft/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:34:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=139594 Even with Microsoft as a close ally, Nokia's 10-inch tablets, featuring the Windows 8 operating system, will have trouble winning over Apple-crazed consumers.

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Even with Microsoft as a close ally, Nokia's 10-inch tablets, featuring the Windows 8 operating system, will have trouble winning over Apple-crazed consumers.

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Netflix on Cable? It Just Might Work http://investorplace.com/2012/03/netflix-on-cable-it-just-might-work/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/netflix-on-cable-it-just-might-work/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:00:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138963 It could tap a vast new market among the millions of cable subscribers, but the risks are high. Reed Hastings will have to move carefully here.

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It could tap a vast new market among the millions of cable subscribers, but the risks are high. Reed Hastings will have to move carefully here.

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10 Companies Making Bank on the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four http://investorplace.com/2012/03/10-companies-making-bank-on-the-2012-ncaa-mens-final-four/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/10-companies-making-bank-on-the-2012-ncaa-mens-final-four/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:30:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138960 The NCAA men's basketball tournament is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the NCAA -- but also is big business for a number of publicly traded stocks.

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The NCAA men's basketball tournament is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the NCAA -- but also is big business for a number of publicly traded stocks.

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Kindle’s Place in Amazon’s Tablet-based Ad Business http://investorplace.com/2012/03/kindles-place-in-amazons-tablet-based-ad-business-amzn-aapl-bks/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/kindles-place-in-amazons-tablet-based-ad-business-amzn-aapl-bks/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:17:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138522 The prospects for advertising growth on Amazon's Kindle look promising, but it has a long way to go before it catches up to the iPad.

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The prospects for advertising growth on Amazon's Kindle look promising, but it has a long way to go before it catches up to the iPad.

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The Top 5 Potential Cinderella Teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament http://investorplace.com/2012/03/the-top-5-potential-cinderella-teams-in-the-2012-ncaa-tournament/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/the-top-5-potential-cinderella-teams-in-the-2012-ncaa-tournament/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:09:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138415 Kentucky, Syracuse and a handful of others have big expectations to win the 2012 Final Four. But these five potential Cinderellas could take it all away.

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Kentucky, Syracuse and a handful of others have big expectations to win the 2012 Final Four. But these five potential Cinderellas could take it all away.

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3 Major Business Developments at the 2012 Game Developers Conference http://investorplace.com/2012/03/3-big-business-developments-at-the-2012-game-developers-conference-aapl-ea-msft-sne-ntdoy/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/3-big-business-developments-at-the-2012-game-developers-conference-aapl-ea-msft-sne-ntdoy/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:01:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138307 Three major business developments at the Game Developers Conference are attracting plenty of attention. We discuss them here.

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Three major business developments at the Game Developers Conference are attracting plenty of attention. We discuss them here.

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Apple Finally Goes 4G With New iPad, Announces More New Products http://investorplace.com/2012/03/apple-finally-goes-4g-with-new-ipad-announces-more-new-products-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/apple-finally-goes-4g-with-new-ipad-announces-more-new-products-aapl/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:43:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=137908 Apple finally introduces its new iPad. Main attractions include a high-resolution screen and compatibility with high-speed 4G LTE wireless networks.

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Apple finally introduces its new iPad. Main attractions include a high-resolution screen and compatibility with high-speed 4G LTE wireless networks.

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How Apple, Google, Amazon, and Sony Will Keep the Music Industry Growing http://investorplace.com/2012/03/how-apple-google-amazon-and-sony-will-keep-the-music-industry-growing-aapl-goog-amzn-sne/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/how-apple-google-amazon-and-sony-will-keep-the-music-industry-growing-aapl-goog-amzn-sne/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:35:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=137217 The music industry, that lonesome first casualty of the 21st century’s digital media revolution, is actually alive and kicking. Back in October, Nielsen Soundscan reported that U.S. music sales for the first half of 2011 were up 8.5% for the period year-on-year. Digital music sales were also up, with songs boosted 11% and sales of...

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The music industry, that lonesome first casualty of the 21st century’s digital media revolution, is actually alive and kicking. Back in October, Nielsen Soundscan reported that U.S. music sales for the first half of 2011 were up 8.5% for the period year-on-year. Digital music sales were also up, with songs boosted 11% and sales of...

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Will Time Warner’s Capped-Video Option Help Save Cable? http://investorplace.com/2012/03/will-time-warner-s-capped-video-option-help-save-cable-twc/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/will-time-warner-s-capped-video-option-help-save-cable-twc/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 11:15:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=136836 Many people prefer to stream video online, and it’s not clear Time Warner Cable's rate discount on data-capped service will lure them back to cable.

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Many people prefer to stream video online, and it’s not clear Time Warner Cable's rate discount on data-capped service will lure them back to cable.

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3 Big Challenges to Microsoft’s Windows 8 http://investorplace.com/2012/03/3-big-challenges-to-microsofts-windows-8-msft-hpq-goog/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/3-big-challenges-to-microsofts-windows-8-msft-hpq-goog/#comments Sat, 03 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=136221 Microsoft's new operating system is designed to be versatile, but could face resistance from the many Windows users who prefer the familiar over the untested.

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Microsoft's new operating system is designed to be versatile, but could face resistance from the many Windows users who prefer the familiar over the untested.

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A Year Later: 10 Companies Hit Hard By the Japanese Earthquake http://investorplace.com/2012/03/a-year-later-10-companies-hit-hard-by-the-japanese-earthquake/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/a-year-later-10-companies-hit-hard-by-the-japanese-earthquake/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:01:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=135926 Even a year later, numerous companies still feel the effects of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Here's a look at the businesses, and where they stand now.

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Even a year later, numerous companies still feel the effects of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. Here's a look at the businesses, and where they stand now.

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Trade E-Books Find Their Way http://investorplace.com/2012/03/e-books-find-their-way-aapl-amzn-bks/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/e-books-find-their-way-aapl-amzn-bks/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:15:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=135502 Will mass-market trade paperbacks be supplanted by their e-book cousins? Sale figures suggest the shift is well under way.

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Will mass-market trade paperbacks be supplanted by their e-book cousins? Sale figures suggest the shift is well under way.

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Life at Netflix after Starz http://investorplace.com/2012/02/life-at-netflix-after-starz-nflx-brk-b-lstza/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/life-at-netflix-after-starz-nflx-brk-b-lstza/#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:46:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=134924 With Starz movie content disappearing from Netflix, Netflix will face some unhappy subscribers even though it still has a lot of content to offer.

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With Starz movie content disappearing from Netflix, Netflix will face some unhappy subscribers even though it still has a lot of content to offer.

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Facebook Gamers Are a Dwindling Breed http://investorplace.com/2012/02/facebook-gamers-are-a-dwindling-breed/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/facebook-gamers-are-a-dwindling-breed/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:12:31 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=134266 A new report says the number of active users who play social games fell by half last year, so Facebook and Zynga need to innovate to reignite growth.

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A new report says the number of active users who play social games fell by half last year, so Facebook and Zynga need to innovate to reignite growth.

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Nokia, Microsoft Aim to Shore Up Market Share with a Budget Smartphone http://investorplace.com/2012/02/nokia-microsoft-try-to-shore-up-market-share-with-a-budget-smartphone-nok-msft-aapl-goog/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/nokia-microsoft-try-to-shore-up-market-share-with-a-budget-smartphone-nok-msft-aapl-goog/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:56:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=133849 One of the newest Nokia smartphones running Windows, the Lumia 610, is aimed at emerging markets, a sector Nokia once ruled.

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One of the newest Nokia smartphones running Windows, the Lumia 610, is aimed at emerging markets, a sector Nokia once ruled.

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NYSE:NOK NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:GOOG NYSE:MMI NASDAQ:AAPL Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
5 Businesses Offering Microsoft Office Alternatives on Apple’s iPad http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-businesses-offering-microsoft-office-alternatives-on-apples-ipad-appl-msft/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-businesses-offering-microsoft-office-alternatives-on-apples-ipad-appl-msft/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:45:32 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=133552 The popularity of Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Office suite of tools has spawned an app-industry niche aimed at bringing Office-like features to the tablet.

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The popularity of Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Office suite of tools has spawned an app-industry niche aimed at bringing Office-like features to the tablet.

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Friday Apple Rumors: Report Shows iPhone, iPad Dominate in Mobile Ad Market http://investorplace.com/2012/02/friday-apple-rumors-report-shows-iphone-ipad-dominate-in-mobile-ad-market-aapl-goog-rimm-mmi/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/friday-apple-rumors-report-shows-iphone-ipad-dominate-in-mobile-ad-market-aapl-goog-rimm-mmi/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:33:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=133453 Apple's iPhone and iPad capture more mobile advertising impressions than RIM's BlackBerry and devices using Google's Android operating system, a report shows.

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Apple's iPhone and iPad capture more mobile advertising impressions than RIM's BlackBerry and devices using Google's Android operating system, a report shows.

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5 Great Early Spring Break Deals http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-great-early-spring-break-deals-2012/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-great-early-spring-break-deals-2012/#comments Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:00:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132942 Couples, college partiers and families alike can take advantage of a number of 2012's early spring break deals to log savings of 30% and more.

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Couples, college partiers and families alike can take advantage of a number of 2012's early spring break deals to log savings of 30% and more.

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Why Amazon Should Wait to Release Its New Kindle Fire http://investorplace.com/2012/02/why-amazon-should-wait-to-release-its-new-kindle-fire-amzn-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/why-amazon-should-wait-to-release-its-new-kindle-fire-amzn-aapl/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:15:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132959 Although a new Kindle Fire is reportedly in production, the current edition has good things going for it that Amazon has yet to fully exploit.

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Although a new Kindle Fire is reportedly in production, the current edition has good things going for it that Amazon has yet to fully exploit.

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NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:AAPL PINK:SSNLF NASDAQ:GOOG NYSE:BKS Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
Thursday Apple Rumors: iPad 3, London Apple Store Will Debut Together, Sources Say http://investorplace.com/2012/02/thursday-apple-rumors-speculation-mounts-that-ipad-3-london-apple-store-will-debut-together-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/thursday-apple-rumors-speculation-mounts-that-ipad-3-london-apple-store-will-debut-together-aapl/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:44:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132875 Speculation mounts that the iPad 3 and the Apple Store at Harrods in London will debut together, on March 7.

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Speculation mounts that the iPad 3 and the Apple Store at Harrods in London will debut together, on March 7.

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Google Glasses Key to Establishing GOOG as a Serious Gadget Maker http://investorplace.com/2012/02/google-glasses-key-to-establishing-goog-as-a-serious-gadget-maker-goog-mmi-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/google-glasses-key-to-establishing-goog-as-a-serious-gadget-maker-goog-mmi-aapl/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:12:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132450 Exploiting “ready to wear” technology could create a new niche for the gadget-obsessed -- and establish GOOG as a serious gear maker.

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Exploiting “ready to wear” technology could create a new niche for the gadget-obsessed -- and establish GOOG as a serious gear maker.

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NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:AAPL NYSE:TM NYSE:MMI PINK:SSNLF Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
Wednesday Apple Rumors: Microsoft Office for the iPad? MSFT Says No http://investorplace.com/2012/02/wednesday-apple-rumors-microsoft-office-for-the-ipad-msft-says-no/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/wednesday-apple-rumors-microsoft-office-for-the-ipad-msft-says-no/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:15:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132396 Microsoft denies that Office, its popular suite of tools for PC users, is being adapted for the iPad. Does the denial mean a MSFT tablet is in the works?

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Microsoft denies that Office, its popular suite of tools for PC users, is being adapted for the iPad. Does the denial mean a MSFT tablet is in the works?

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Big Screens Won’t Help Samsung Steal Smartphone Market from Apple http://investorplace.com/2012/02/big-screens-wont-help-samsung-steal-smartphone-market-from-apple-aapl-ssnlf-lgeaf/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/big-screens-wont-help-samsung-steal-smartphone-market-from-apple-aapl-ssnlf-lgeaf/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:59:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132087 With more than 5 inches of vertical screen space, roomy smartphones tiptoe into tablet territory, but it's unlikely they'll steal market share from Apple.

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With more than 5 inches of vertical screen space, roomy smartphones tiptoe into tablet territory, but it's unlikely they'll steal market share from Apple.

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Tuesday Apple Rumors: Fall Release Planned for iPhone 5, Sources Say http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tuesday-apple-rumors-fall-release-planned-for-iphone-5-sources-say-aapl-amzn/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tuesday-apple-rumors-fall-release-planned-for-iphone-5-sources-say-aapl-amzn/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:17:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=132026 Apple's iPhone 5 will launch in the fall rather than the spring, which, until last October's rollout of iPhone 4, had been iPhone's traditional release time.

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Apple's iPhone 5 will launch in the fall rather than the spring, which, until last October's rollout of iPhone 4, had been iPhone's traditional release time.

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5 Games that Should Hit Sales of 5 Million Copies Each in 2012 http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-games-that-should-hit-sales-of-5-million-copies-each-in-2012-msft-ntdoy-ttwo-atvi/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/5-games-that-should-hit-sales-of-5-million-copies-each-in-2012-msft-ntdoy-ttwo-atvi/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:30:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131821 These five video games will sell at least 5 million copies apiece in 2012, even if the overall market for games played on traditional home consoles is fading.

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These five video games will sell at least 5 million copies apiece in 2012, even if the overall market for games played on traditional home consoles is fading.

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Will Google Make the Most of Android in Emerging Markets? http://investorplace.com/2012/02/will-google-make-the-most-of-android-in-emerging-markets-goog-ssnlf-nok/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/will-google-make-the-most-of-android-in-emerging-markets-goog-ssnlf-nok/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:55:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131699 Smartphones with the Android operating system will take 80% of Asian and African markets by 2015, NPD says. Will Google cash in on Android dominance?

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Smartphones with the Android operating system will take 80% of Asian and African markets by 2015, NPD says. Will Google cash in on Android dominance?

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Friday Apple Rumors: Less AAPL Access for NY Times, Sources Say http://investorplace.com/2012/02/friday-apple-rumors-less-aapl-access-for-ny-times-sources-say/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/friday-apple-rumors-less-aapl-access-for-ny-times-sources-say/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:15:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131650 After the New York Times reported on Foxconn factory operations in China, Apple, to no one's surprise, is said to be granting less access to the Times.

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After the New York Times reported on Foxconn factory operations in China, Apple, to no one's surprise, is said to be granting less access to the Times.

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NASDAQ: AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NYSE:NYT PINK:FXCNY NYSE:BBY Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
3 Ways the Next Xbox Could Change the Entertainment Industry http://investorplace.com/2012/02/3-ways-the-next-xbox-could-change-the-entertainment-industry-msft-aapl-ntdoy/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/3-ways-the-next-xbox-could-change-the-entertainment-industry-msft-aapl-ntdoy/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:00:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131376 It might not release until after 2013, but Microsoft's next Xbox gaming console already has people talking about how it could change the video game industry.

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It might not release until after 2013, but Microsoft's next Xbox gaming console already has people talking about how it could change the video game industry.

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NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:AAPL PINK:NTDOY NYSE:DIS NYSE:VZ Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
Thursday Apple Rumors: AAPL Introduces Its New OS—Mountain Lion http://investorplace.com/2012/02/thursday-apple-rumors-aapl-introduces-its-new-os-mountain-lion-amzn-intc/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/thursday-apple-rumors-aapl-introduces-its-new-os-mountain-lion-amzn-intc/#comments Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:11:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=131260 Apple unveiled its new operating system, Mountain Lion, whose features include integration of Twitter and functions like those of Apple mobile devices.

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Apple unveiled its new operating system, Mountain Lion, whose features include integration of Twitter and functions like those of Apple mobile devices.

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Wednesday Apple Rumors: Foxconn Conditions Above Average, Early Findings Show http://investorplace.com/2012/02/wednesday-apple-rumors-foxconn-factory-conditions-above-average-early-findings-show-aapl-ssnlf/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/wednesday-apple-rumors-foxconn-factory-conditions-above-average-early-findings-show-aapl-ssnlf/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:36:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=130853 The president of the group auditing labor conditions at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn's factory in China called the facility first-class.

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The president of the group auditing labor conditions at Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn's factory in China called the facility first-class.

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NASDAQ:AAPL PINK:SSNLF NYSE:NOK PINK:FXCNY Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
IAC’s Aereo Is a Bold, Risky Move in Streaming Local TV http://investorplace.com/2012/02/iacs-aereo-is-a-bold-risky-move-in-streaming-local-tv-iaci-nflx-twx-amzn/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/iacs-aereo-is-a-bold-risky-move-in-streaming-local-tv-iaci-nflx-twx-amzn/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:04:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=130833 Aereo, a streaming service announced by IAC, aims to deliver programming from major networks and many cable channels, if it can survive likely legal challenges.

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Aereo, a streaming service announced by IAC, aims to deliver programming from major networks and many cable channels, if it can survive likely legal challenges.

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NASDAQ:IACI NASDAQ:NFLX NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:CMCSA NYSE:TWX Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
Activision’s ‘Skylanders’ Game Harvests Big Profits from the Virtual World http://investorplace.com/2012/02/activisions-skylanders-game-harvests-big-profits-from-the-virtual-world-atvi-gme-bby-aapl-znga/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/activisions-skylanders-game-harvests-big-profits-from-the-virtual-world-atvi-gme-bby-aapl-znga/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:00:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=130590 Activision’s "Skylanders" video game features plastic figures that can electronically “port” into the action, and it's profitability should delight retailers.

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Activision’s "Skylanders" video game features plastic figures that can electronically “port” into the action, and it's profitability should delight retailers.

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NASDAQ:ATVI NYSE:BBY NYSE:GME NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:ZNGA Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
Tuesday Apple Rumors: AAPL Explores Merits of a Smaller iPad, Sources Say http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tuesday-apple-rumors-aapl-explores-merits-of-a-smaller-ipad-sources-say-t-vz-lfeaf/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tuesday-apple-rumors-aapl-explores-merits-of-a-smaller-ipad-sources-say-t-vz-lfeaf/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:13:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=130441 AAPL continues to explore the merits of a smaller iPad, including an 8-inch version of the device, sources say.

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AAPL continues to explore the merits of a smaller iPad, including an 8-inch version of the device, sources say.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NYSE:T NYSE:VZ PINK:SSNLF NASDAQ:GOOG Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech
How Sustainable Is GameStop’s Digital Sales Scheme? http://investorplace.com/2012/02/how-sustainable-is-gamestops-digital-sales-scheme-gme-aapl-atvi/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/how-sustainable-is-gamestops-digital-sales-scheme-gme-aapl-atvi/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:19:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=130147 Some might assume GameStop’s bricks-and-mortar model will soon disappear, but the company still makes plenty of money on in-store trade-ins for digital goods.

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Some might assume GameStop’s bricks-and-mortar model will soon disappear, but the company still makes plenty of money on in-store trade-ins for digital goods.

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