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Is Nokia Toast? Cell Phone Maker Still Has All the Wrong Answers

Nokia's stock price has nearly doubled since hitting bottom last summer, but it's premature to call this a turnaround for the company that, until recently, was the world's largest cell phone maker. If anything, at least one analyst sees this as a selling opportunity.

Disney Strikes Out in the Online Video Streaming Business

Disney is shutting down Disney Movies Online. Visitors to the site are being told that the hub is closing at the end of the year. Disney Movies Online wasn't a bad idea, but it turns out, not even the House of Mouse is big enough to support a streaming venture that streams only its own videos.

Amazon Leaps Into the Mobile Gaming Game with 'Air Patriots'

Amazon released its first mobile game, "Air Patriots" on Thursday, The classic tower defense strategy game is a free download for Apple iOS and Android devices; but can the world's largest online retailer compete in a marketplace filled with thousands of nimble little competitors?

Apple Earnings Fall Short, and Amazon's Miss Too

Apple can no longer be counted on to beat Wall Street's profit targets. The world's most valuable tech company posted mixed quarterly results after Thursday's market close. Though net sales soared 27%, this marked the third miss in the five quarters that CEO Tim Cook has been at the helm.

Never Pay for These 6 Things Again

Some of life's little luxuries haven't gotten any more necessary -- but they have become cheaper. From learning a new language to finding a great read, these six things no longer require a line item in your personal budget. Go ahead, indulge for less.

Steve Jobs's High School Girlfriend to Tell All in New Book

Steve Jobs's high school girlfriend, and the mother of his first child, is looking to monetize her association with the late technology icon. And judging by what's already known about their on-and-off romance, she should have much of interest to recount.

Your Next Cable TV Provider Could Be Google or Apple

Something big is going down in Kansas City. Google is offering lightning-fast Internet and television at ridiculous prices. And it's only a matter of time before Apple disrupts cable the way it redefined the music and smartphone industries.

Sleek New Gadgets Have One Design Flaw: They Can't be Fixed

When buying tech devices, it's all about the latest and greatest: lighter, sleeker designs, more bells and whistles. But these design innovations aren't necessarily improvements -- in fact, they may even sacrifice durability, serviceability, and overall life span. Here's how.

RIM Reports Quarterly Loss but Cash Pile Grows

Research In Motion Ltd reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday and the struggling BlackBerry maker managed to increase its cash pile in the run-up to the launch of its make-or-break line of next generation devices.

Wall Street Watch Tuesday: Caterpillar Gets Pessimistic

Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, is cutting its long-term growth outlook. And that's bad news for all around, because this industrial giant's not just a company, it's a global economic bellwether.

Wall Street Watch: Day 2 of the IPO Party Has Been Canceled

It had been more than a month since a company had gone public on a stateside exchange, but that dry spell ended with a bang when Trulia began trading on Thursday. On Friday, Smith Electric Vehicles, a maker of plug-in commercial trucks, was all set to follow suit ... until Thursday evening.

Wall Street Watch Monday

If you thought that all the hype leading up to last week's unveiling of Apple's iPhone 5 was over, you'd be wrong. The party continues for the world's most valuable company -- which just got even more valuable after racing to an all-time high on Friday.

Wall Street Watch Friday: Making the Analysts Look Silly

It's common to see a company beat analyst targets. It's another thing entirely to watch a company completely obliterate Wall Street's forecasts. Medical imaging and aviation security technology specialist Analogic blew past the prognosticators by a wide margin.

Nokia's Misleading Lumia 920 Ads Create an Ugly PR Picture

"[T]here was no intention to mislead ... we apologize for the misunderstanding." So said a Nokia spokesperson in response to revelations that marketing materials for its forthcoming Lumia 920 smartphone were, at best, misleading and at worst, fraudulent.

Wall Street Watch Wednesday: The iPhone 5 is Here

The Apple magic show doesn't begin until 1 p.m., East Coast time. The tech giant's media shindig will take the wraps off of the company's latest iPhone -- a moment that many Apple fans have been craving for two years. After all, the iPhone 5 should have rolled out last year.

How to Make Your IPhone 5 Upgrade Cheaper: Recommerce

When Apple fans start shelling out for the new iPhone 5 Wednesday, most will be retiring older, but still perfectly good, smartphones to the backs of desk drawers -- or the trash. But the smart tech junkies will be getting paid cash for their former phones by selling them on "recommerce" sites.

Wall Street Watch Friday: Mattress Firm's Shares Sag

Wall Street can be pretty stingy: Mattress Firm seems to have posted strong quarterly results on Thursday night, but the stock still tumbled on the report. Sales were up, earnings were high -- so what went wrong?

Fortune's Fastest-Growing Companies

If you're looking for investment opportunities, check out the twenty companies profiled here. There are a few familiar names on the list, but many more you may never have heard of.

Why RadioShack Will Still Never Be Great Again

Beleaguered consumer electronics retailer RadioShack wants to be your next no-contract wireless carrier. But its new partnership with Leap Wireless' Cricket has no chance of stemming the decline of the once-popular small-box chain.

Wall Street Watch: Dycom Earnings a Bad Sign for the Telecom Biz

Dycom Industries may not be a household name, but behind the scenes, it does a lot of heavy lifting for the telecommunications industry. So its unusual earnings miss Tuesday night could mean the telephone, cable and utility companies that are its customers are having troubles of their own.

Is YouTube the New Radio?

Teens aren't consuming music the way that their parents do -- and it's not just the usual taste-related generation gap. An eye-opening Nielsen survey shows that teens are relying on YouTube to supply their tunes more than any other medium.

Your Smartphone as Your Wallet: 3 Companies That Will Cash In

The smartphone revolution is well under way, and its latest advances could eventually let it replace your wallet. But the adoption of these new technologies can do more than reshape how you pay for purchases -- it can also pay off for your portfolio.

What We Know About iPhone 5

Apple reported disappointing third-quarter earnings Tuesday, but investor attention is shifting to the company's most important product, the iPhone 5. Here are some of the new features we expect for the latest version of the iconic smartphone: