Disrupting Forces in the Map Space

Map apps, and applications built around map data, are probably the mostly widely used software on both smartphones and PC desktops. Searching...

Would a Breakup Save Abercrombie?

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is far from doomed, although it is one of the biggest losers on Friday. It is also farther and farther away...

Apple's Weak Board

For a company of its size and prominence in the global business and tech world, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) does not have much of a board of directors,...

A New Deal: Could PayPal Out-Coupon Groupon?

There's a new daily deals player, and it's a company that's near and dear to your virtual pocketbook. And if you think the online coupons sector is too saturated for a fresh entry to make a dent, you're ignoring a few important things about PayPal.

Back to the Future: Gap Remakes 1969 Jeans

In an attempt to turn around flagging sales, Gap has launched a new brand devoted to jeans from 1969, the year the company was founded. But can retro styles alone bring back its old popularity?

Week in Preview: Retail Earnings in the Spotlight

Many of America's best-known retailers, including Walmart, Home Depot and JCPenney, will be stepping into the earnings spotlight this week. Their reports come on the heels of disappointing January retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department.

Waze: A People-Powered Mapping App Is Finding Its Way

The company makes an innovative, free smartphone app that taps collective driving behavior to create turn-by-turn driving instructions and even real-time traffic alerts, all powered by information gathered from its roving users. Venture capitalists sure are buying it.

The Market's Next Likely Catalyst: Holiday Sales

Beyond the next series of economic indicators, what really matters now is a strong holiday selling season. If it materializes, that could pole-vault the market to new highs, making 12,000 on the Dow by year-end well within reach.