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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.

Tech Scoop: My First 24 Hours With the New Apple TV

Today is a big day for Apple fans. The new Apple TV and the new iPad are both being released. My Apple TV was delivered a day early, so I've got the scoop: Here's what to expect when you open the box and plug in.

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.

Why TV Viewers Will Sing Apple's Praises in 2012

Apple could be about to make TV buffs very happy. 2012's Apple TV launch may be accompanied by an Internet-based TV service for which viewers will finally be able to choose which channels they want without having to pay for hundreds they don't.

Google May Be Your Next Cable Television Provider

If you're fed up with escalating cable bills, fuzzy satellite TV reception, and unresponsive customer service, Google is starting to think inside the box: The world's leading search engine may be ready to launch a broadband television service as early as next year.

Television: Steve Jobs's Final Frontier

Apple may be ready to think inside the box -- the television box, that is. One of the juiciest nuggets in Walter Isaacson's authorized Steve Jobs biography is that the iconic tech visionary was working on an actual Apple-branded television as one of his final projects at the company.

What Was Wall St. Thinking Last Week?

It's not just Steve Jobs leaving Apple: The iEverything company is ending 99 cent TV rentals from iTunes, just when Netflix is poised to implement its controversial price hike. Apple's spurning of couch potatoes wasn't last week's only business head-scratcher. Here are some other surprises, blunders, and just flat-out boneheaded moves.

Apple Television: The Rumors Are Probably Right

Tech watchers are once again raising the specter of an Apple television, possibly appearing as early as next year. And we're not talking about Apple TV, one of the company's rare duds; this would be a high-def LCD television set running iOS, the hugely popular system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Everybody's going to want one.

Five Gadgets Worth Buying Now

Now that electronics makers have unveiled their latest gadgets and stores are slashing prices on old inventory and TVs for the Super Bowl, there are...