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Adobe Can't Photoshop Away Its Own Fading Prospects

Adobe is No. 1 when it comes to arming publishers with the tools to stand out in cyberspace. Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader are everywhere. But there are big clouds on the horizon for the software company -- and one is the Cloud itself.

Cricket's New iPhone Prepaid Plan: Cheaper, But Is It Worth It?

If you haven't bought an iPhone to avoid being trapped in an expensive two-year contract, Leap Wireless subsidiary Cricket has a new prepaid plan with no strings. The savings look impressive, but be warned: You'll sacrifice plenty of what makes the iPhone great.

Why Research In Motion Will Never Be Great Again

The company behind the iconic BlackBerry smartphone is undergoing a "strategic review" that may lead to a sale of the company. But will anyone buy Research In Motion when nobody is buying BlackBerrys?

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.

7 Reasons Best Buy Won't Be Around in 7 Years

The hunt is on for Best Buy's next CEO, but it won't be an easy post to fill: The hard truth is that the concept of the consumer electronics superstore is becoming less relevant with each passing year.

Want to Protect Your Online Privacy? Too Late

Recently, companies have begun to ask potential employees to hand over their Facebook passwords, and the backlash has been loud, widespread and angry. Too bad we hardly have any online privacy left to save.

5 Reasons Best Buy Stockholders Should Dread Thursday

The holidays may have come and gone, but when Best Buy posts its quarterly earnings, it's going to very publicly relive them -- whether it wants to or not. Wall Street analysts are generally optimistic, but there reasons for investors to worry.

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.

3 Ways the Video Game Business Could Bounce Back

Folks aren't buying video games the way they used to -- and that's a problem for the industry. But if the big players are willing to consider some outrageous strategies, they can buy themselves some bonus lives.

Family Money: How to Cash In on Your Old Electronics

Every day, Americans throw out more than 350,000 cell phones and 130,000 computers. But we're passing up a tidy sum -- plus some potential tax deductions -- by dumping them in the trash or leaving them to gather dust.

What to Watch This Week: iPads, RVs and Pics in Space

Let's go over some of the items that will shape the week ahead on Wall Street: Pricey iPads and cheap smartphones will dominate tech; retailers' will report earnings; Winnebago will tell us what it has in the tank; and the smart money will be watching an eye in the sky.

What to Watch This Week: Tablets, Tunes and Taxes

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead on Wall Street: The iPad 3 is coming; there's serious news for Sirius; less hope for Pandora; earnings from the tax gurus of H&R Block; and clues about how China's economy is really doing.

Linsanity Trips Time Warner Cable: Can it Rebound?

There is no shortage of winners when it comes to the surprising ascent of basketball star Jeremy Lin: the Knicks; Madison Square Garden Inc.; the fans; the NBA; Linsanity T-shirt sellers. But the loser has been Time Warner Cable, and its losing streak could last awhile.

Don't Look Now, But Google Just Goofed

Last week, rumors began emerging of a planned wireless entertainment device from Google. That may sound cool, but before Google jumps headfirst into the brutally competitive and low-margin consumer electronics business, it should recall how similar moves nearly crushed Cisco.

Is an Amazon Store in the Real World a Good Idea?

Soon, you might be able to buy a new Kindle at an actual, brick-and-mortar Amazon Store. The e-commerce giant is reportedly opening its first pilot store in Seattle. It's an intriguing idea, but the real question is: Why would Amazon want to?

Why to Be Glad America Isn't Making TVs Anymore

It's hard to complain too much about how Japan "stole" the high-tech electronics business from the U.S. More accurately, they took a low-margin business off our hands. And you know what we should be saying to that? Good riddance!

Do Super Bowl Ads Score for Their Companies' Stocks?

The Patriots and Giants will interrupt the entertainment to run some football plays, but everyone knows the Super Bowl is all about the commercials, and at $3.5 million for 30 seconds, sponsors must think they'll get their money's worth. But will their shareholders feel the same way?

What to Watch This Week: Malls, Tech, Homes and Papers

With 2012's first earnings season well under way, let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead: Here's why you should be watching one major mall owner, two tech giants, three homebuilders and a couple of old media behemoths.

How J.C. Penney Just Might Transform the Way We Shop

New CEO Ron Johnson's plan to revamp J.C. Penney is seriously ambitious. No more coupons, almost no more sales, and a complete rethink of the department store model. So why does think he can pull it off -- and with a chain that has lagged its rivals? Because maybe he can. Here's why: