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Super Bowl Advertisers Go After "Second Screens"

Call it the "second-screen" Super Bowl. About two-thirds of smartphone and tablet owners use their gadgets to do things like text or post on Twitter while watching TV, according to research firm Nielsen. So, for Sunday's game, companies from Coke to Chevy are trying to reach fans on all the "second screens" they have.

After Motorola: Buy Baidu, Sell Google

Monday morning's news that Google purchased Motorola Mobility has not gone over so well with investors. And while there's no question that Google is one of the best tech stocks around, it's far from the only one. Consider a search site that poised for big growth: China's Baidu.

Google Buys Motorola: Who Wins, Who Loses

Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility -- its largest acquisition ever -- paves the way for the search giant to enter the smartphone business directly. Here, we survey the likely outcomes of the deal, telling you who will benefit and who stands to lose.

Wait Before You Buy That Gadget!

If you really want the latest gadget, you'd better sleep on it: Price cuts on consumer tech, long familiar, are getting even more drastic, punishing early adopters. Read on to find out why the hottest electronics just keep getting cheaper.

What Bionic, Xoom LTE Delays Mean for Motorola Mobility

In an attempt to reverse the market-share free fall it has been experiencing, Motorola Mobility has recently been trying to ramp up the pace of its product launches. But its rush to get hot new devices on the market has hit a couple of speed bumps with delays on the Droid Bionic and the Xoom LTE.

A Bear Outlook for Apple? Analysts Cautious on Sales

Apple's shares are trading at about $347, just shy of their all-time high of $364.90, which they hit in February. Its second quarter earnings were record-breaking. So why are some analysts beginning to worry about Apple's stock?

Is BlackBerry Maker RIM Ripe for a Rebound?

Investors have abandoned Research In Motion, which may finally make it a good investment again. Twenty months ago, the smartphone company's shares traded at $85. The stock now changes hands at around $49. But there are good reasons to expect that it won't stay that low for long.

iPad 2: Don't Expect Apple's Stock to Pop

Apple is expected to unveil the new version of its popular iPad on Wednesday, but investors shouldn't hold their breath for a huge pop in the tech giant's stock price after the debut. The reason: History shows there's a big difference in how the markets greet Apple's revolutions versus its evolutions.

Huawei Wins U.S. Injunction Against Motorola

Chinese telecom-equipment maker Huawei has won a preliminary U.S. court injunction barring Motorola, a Huawei vendor, from transferring confidential information to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of the sale of Motorola's network-equipment business to Nokia Siemens.

Is Apple's Stock Really Heading to $420?

Analysts at Trefis have put a $420 target on shares of Apple. But with Google's new Android operating system Honeycomb launching, the OS wars could get much more intense. Test out this interactive chart from Trefis to see just how much of an impact rising Android sales could have on Apple's stock price.

Nokia's New CEO Earns High Grades for Bold Moves

In just four months, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has slashed its workforce and turned the company in a new direction. On Friday, he launched his gutsiest strategy yet -- dumping Nokia's ailing Symbian mobile operating system and betting the house on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS.

Verizon iPhone: A Less Mad Day One Than Expected

Verizon Wireless stores across the nation Thursday were braced for a crushing wave of customers seeking the newly available Verizon iPhone Thursday. But thanks to a strong pre-order campaign, the crowds were lighter than expected, and happy Apple fans got their smartphones quickly.

Android Takes the Lead in Smartphone OS Market Share

Handsets based on Google's Android-based handsets accounted for 32.9% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, compared with Symbian's 30.6% market share, according to a new report from market researcher Canalys. Apple's iOS was a distant third, with 16%.

Tablet Sales Expected to Surge, While Netbooks Fade Away

The tablet market is expect to dominate PC sales for a number of years to come, but forecasts about consumer electronics products are often wrong. It was only two years ago that the industry and researchers expected netbooks would become the growth sector of the market. That turned out to be way off.

The Latest Challenger to Apple Is. . .Samsung?

Microsoft and Google are two of the few companies that can claim to compete head-to-head with Apple, but Samsung is pushing in: Its Galaxy Tab may not be as hot as the iPad, but it's making headway. Indeed, Samsung is building a consumer electronics lineup that mirrors Apple's.

Review: Motorola's Xoom Android Tablet

Motorola took the wraps off its new Honeycomb-based tablet, the Xoom, yesterday afternoon at its press conference. Just a few hours later, we had the handsome slate in our greedy paws. When the Xoom lands later this year, it will be pushing the just-announced Android 3.0, which is designed specifically for tablets, with a dual core 1Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. (And all that power is needed to push pixels to the gorgeous 10.1-inch, 1280x800 screen.)