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Always Low Prices? There's a Walmart iPad App for That

Bargain hunting just got a little easier for Walmart customers who are also Apple customers. The world's largest retailer has launched a new app for the iPad and updated its app for the iPhone to keep in step with its shoppers' growing use of the popular Apple products.

Can an iPhone App Save Small Businesses?

You may already be familiar with many of the independent retailers in your home town, but how do you find mom-and-pop shops when you're traveling? The 3/50 Project's new iPhone app might help. It links users to its directory of small businesses, so visitors can support the local economy.

Ikea Catalog Adds Social Media Push to Design Ethos

"A home doesn't need to be big, just smart." That's the theme of the 2012 IKEA catalog, which drops in August. The Swedish retailer's new home book is a nod to shoppers who are still in savings mode, and also addresses the digital/social revolution with a new iPad app that brings the catalog to life.

Here Comes an iPad X-Ray Reader for Doctors

The FDA has approved the first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices. The app, called Mobile MIM, is created by Cleveland-based MIM Software, and it's part of a wave of mobile apps aimed at making life easier for doctors and nurses.

E-Readers Make Great Gifts -- but Which One?

In these precious few holiday shopping days left, e-readers make for an easy gift for wide range of family and friends. So, DailyFinance has assembled a guide to the major e-readers and what each one is best suited for as well as what issues you should consider before buying.

The News Biz Glimpses a Cable-TV Model in the Booming iPad News Apps

Apple has just annointed Flipboard, an innovative news aggregation app, as its App of the Year. It's just one of several such apps that sort of mimic how cable companies operate as bundlers of content. And therein lies the promise of a mass, ad-supported business model.

Why Netflix's Epix Deal Will Help It Find a Happy Ending

Netflix's deal with Epix to add movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM to its Watch Instantly service's inventory drew bearish reactions from analysts and investors. But the needed deal will help Netflix gain a winning position in the long run.

Paparazzi Take on People in Digital Rights Fight

The celebrity photos industry is notoriously cutthroat, with photographers competing against one other -- sometimes physically -- to snap the juiciest pictures and score lucrative exclusives they can sell to magazines and websites. Now People magazine's iPad app introduces a fresh front for fighting.

Is the Web Dead? No.
But It's at Risk

Wired magazine has just declared the demise of the wild, open web, eclipsed by discrete apps and walled gardens -- all controlled by powerful corporations like Apple. Here's how this dire vision dovetails with the Google-Verizon net neutrality deal.

Penguin and Pearson See Profits More Than Double

Book publisher Penguin has had a very good year so far in 2010, according to its breakout numbers from parent company Pearson's most recent sales report. Sales at Penguin for the period ending June 30 rose 9%, while operating profit more than doubled compared to a year ago.

Will 'Social Magazine' Flipboard Be a Netflix for Online News?

The latest frenzy about online copyright issues has arisen over Flipboard, a remarkable iPad app that takes feeds from Facebook and Twitter and pulls the content from their links into an easy-to-read and eye-poppingly attractive magazine format. It could revolutionize the online news business, and not a moment to soon.

Did ABC Sell Out 'Modern Family' for iPad App?

ABC's Modern Family drew the ire of critics and fans when it jumped on the iPad bandwagon with an episode featuring character Phil Dunphy desperately trying to get his hands on one of the tablets. The funny thing is Apple didn't pay a thing for the product placement.