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Nobody's Catching Up to Netflix

There may come a day when Netflix faces a legitimate challenge to its video streaming throne, but that day isn't coming anytime soon.

5 Stocks to Watch This Week

With Apple, Ford, Nintendo, Zynga and Amazon getting ready to report, let's go over a few of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.

3 'Free Stuff' Deals You Can Score This Weekend

Last weekend, we had a bevy of President's Day sales; before that, it was Valentine's Day. There's no such excuse this weekend, but there are still deals out there -- many of them of the "free stuff" variety. Here are some of the best freebies you can grab.

5 Things to Watch When the Market Reopens

The financial markets are closed for the Christmas holiday, but when trading resumes on Wednesday, here's what's likely to help shape the rest of the week on Wall Street.

This Christmas, Americans Prefer Microsoft Surface to Peace, Happiness

'Tis the night before Christmas, and all through the house, last minute shoppers are panicking. What do you still have time to get your loved ones that they'll actually want? A new survey sheds some light, revealing what people actually desire more than traditional holiday intangibles like goodwill towards men.

Microsoft's Tablet Moves Show Real Trouble Beneath the Surface

On Tuesday, Microsoft put out a chest-thumping press release about how well its new Surface tablet is selling. But read between the lines of the PR puffery, and you'll see a worried tech giant making another big gamble in its attempt to produce a tablet that can compete with the iPad.

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.

Wall Street Watch Thursday: SuperValu Hits the Register

Major grocer SuperValu announced late Wednesday that it is closing 60 underperforming stores. SuperValu's chains include Albertsons and Shop 'n Save, and it has 4,400 stores, so 60 may not seem like a lot. But the move will have serious repercussions for the company.

Amazon's Epix Deal Puts Netflix on Notice

In a single deal, Amazon has become a legitimate rival to Netflix. Its streaming deal with EPIX gives its Amazon Prime customers free access to 2,000 movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate -- films like Iron Man 2, Super 8, True Grit, Rango, and many others.

Wall Street Watch This Week: Bring on the New Gadgets

It's going to be a big week for consumer electronics. The fireworks kick off on Wednesday when Nokia and Microsoft will introduce their new Lumia phones, then shift to Amazon on Thursday, when the online retailer is expected to introduce its new Kindle Fire.

9 Great American Companies That Will Never Recover

Sometimes, companies that were once leaders fall hopelessly behind. They may struggle on for years, but their chances to engineer turnarounds have passed. 24/7 Wall St. has found nine of these companies -- names you know well, but that will never be great again.

Watch Out, Apple: The Kindle Fire Is Getting Bigger

Size isn't everything when it comes to tablets, but Amazon.com is apparently hoping to make that point moot. DigiTimes is reporting Amazon plans to supersize its Kindle Fire soon with a 10.1-inch screen -- bigger than the iPad.

Surprise! Technology Has Made Us More Bookish

The boom in e-readers and tablets -- such as the iPad, Nook and Kindle -- has resulted in Americans starting to read more books, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

Is the Kindle Fire Flaming Out?

Amazon sold just 750,000 Kindle Fire tablets during the first three months of 2012, well off its fourth quarter mark. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads. And the future looks even more grim for the Fire.

3 Reasons I'm Not Buying the New iPad

I'm no Apple hater, but I don't see the appeal of its expensive new iPad. Clearly, I'm in the minority here -- Apple sold 3 million of them in a single weekend -- but allow me to explain.

The Tablet Wars Get More Interesting

If Amazon.com wants a price war, Barnes & Noble is ready to play. The struggling real-world bookseller announced this week that it's offering an 8-gigabyte version of its Nook tablet for the same $199 price point as Amazon's Kindle Fire. Meanwhile, Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPad 3 early next month.

Are We Reading the Final Chapter for Pure E-Readers?

Purists may cringe at the loss of easy-to-read E Ink screens, but it may be time to turn the page on the e-book reader. A key analyst has slashed his sales forecast for Kindles, seeing the rise of Kindle Fires, Nook Tablets, and of course, iPads as inevitable.