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The 10 Well-Known Brands That Will Disappear in 2013

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. compiles a list of 10 brands it predicts will disappear in the near-term. Their list of those fated to vanish in 2011 proved to be fairly prescient. Which old familiar names may soon be gone? Read on ...

BlackBerry Loses to Apple Again

You know things are going from bad to worse for BlackBerry farmer Research In Motion when some of the stodgiest companies on the planet start trading in their BlackBerry smartphones for shiny new iPhones. The most recent defector from RIM: Halliburton, the fuddy-duddy oil-field services giant that critics associate with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, Dick Cheney, and no-bid contracts in Iraq.

RIM Rumor or Reality: Is a BlackBerry Buyout Coming?

Major tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft and Nokia have been eyeing BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, according to recent reports. True, we shouldn't jump to any conclusions based on the words of "unnamed sources." But all of the attention RIM's getting does make sense.

This Week's Biggest Technology News

Netflix's dramatic reversal, a cash-crunched wireless carrier, a desperate handset maker, blessings from Europe for Microsoft, and Steve Jobs: The Motion Picture. This is the stuff that will dominate high-tech headlines in the coming days. Here's what to watch as the week unfolds.

BlackBerry Blues: Why Apple's a Better Bet Than Research In Motion

Everyone but Research In Motion seems to know that many of today's BlackBerry owners will be on Android or iPhones by the time their two-year service contracts run out. RIM may have a beefy base of users now, but it might be smart to check again in a year or two.

Last Week's Top Tech News

Buyouts, bum guidance, and a broadening decline for a one-time titan made up the top tech news this week. Here's a closer look at two stocks that soared and two that soured.

Layoffs Leave Everyone Worse Off

Corporate executives stick to a script when pulling the layoff lever: Cite the tough economic landscape, promise that employees will remain the firm's most valued asset, insist that there was no other option to protect the company's future. Here's why you shouldn't buy what corporate America's selling when it comes to life-ruining layoffs.

RIM Unveils BlackBerry Social Music Service

Research in Motion needs a hit, badly. The once-formidable smartphone maker has been dominated by Apple and Google of late. Is its new social music service well-crafted enough to attract the young customers the company so obviously covets?

What's Wall St. Thinking?: Donuts Debut, AT&T Data

Wednesday's IPO by the underwhelming Dunkin' Brands saw the company open at $19 before closing out the week nearly $10 a share higher. It's hard to see the appeal of this slow-growth business. But that's not the only bewildering, boneheaded development from last week on Wall Street.

Why Are Rich Companies Laying Off Poor Workers?

Several major corporations have been announcing layoffs in recent weeks, despite their fattening coffers. What accounts for all the pink slips? Consumers don't like them, nor do investors -- at least, not the farsighted ones. Here are the real reasons behind these puzzling, and troubling, terminations.

BlackBerry PlayBook Not Ready for Prime Time?

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer debuts Tuesday, and for the many folks in the corporate world already armed with BlackBerry phones, the addition of a PlayBook may make sense. But there are a host of reasons why the average consumer may find the device not quite ready for the spotlight.