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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.

Would You Pay $1,499 for an Apple Television?

A Best Buy online survey is asking participants how they would feel about a 42-inch HDTV from Apple. The specs it describes are impressive. But at $1,499, Apple's plan to revolutionize the way we watch TV could be priced out of the market.

Will Music Lovers Care When Record Labels Go Extinct?

Prerecorded music has been a fading industry for years, and herding struggling labels together will only make it that much easier to identify the remains. And there aren't too many people mourning major labels' passing.

Music Lovers, Get Ready to Say Goodbye to CDs

We've seen 78s, vinyl, 8-track tape, and cassettes come and go. Why should the CD be any different? Side-Line Music Magazine reports that major record labels plan to abandon the CD by the end of 2012 -- if not sooner.

Without Steve Jobs, What Kind of Apple Would Carry On?

The company has already proved that it can thrive while the CEO is away. But what's still not clear is whether Apple can remain far more than a tech company once he truly retires. Whose vision can possibly keep Apple the cultural phenomenon that Jobs has made it?

Apple's New Guidelines Mean App-solutely Nothing

After much criticism, Apple has published new guidelines to help developers know what sort of apps are likely to get approved or rejected. Sounds good. But if anything, they make matters only more confusing.

Apple May Unveil New Line of iPods Next Month

Apple Inc (AAPL) may introduce a new line of iPods at an event on Sept. 1. In recent years, the technology giant has used September events to unveil a new iPod in time for the holiday spending spree, Reuters reported. It frequently showcases new features for its iTunes online media store in September as well.

The Lowly iPod Keeps on Rolling for Apple

The iPod, first introduced in 2001, has been overshadowed in recent years by the iPad and iPhone. But it was the foundation of Apple's revived success and the cornerstone of CEO Steve Jobs's creative vision for the company.

Are Digital Singles a One-Hit Wonder?

Is the hit single back? Consumers, propelled by the ease of buying digital songs piecemeal, have increasingly decided that the single unit of music is their unit of choice.