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CES: Not Just for Early Adopters

vendors look over latest technology at CESIt's hard to avoid the Consumer Electronics Show. Talk of it is everywhere and you'll be hard pressed to access a news outlet this week without...

What Facebook's Goldman Deal Says About Tech IPOs

Facebook and many other tech startups have realized that the hassles and headaches of an IPO in the U.S. aren't always worthwhile. Thanks to willing venture capitalists and private investors, it's easier than ever to avoid the lure of going public.

What to Know If You're Buying Gadgets for Gifts

Before you grab a consumer electronics product, here are a few things to consider. Given how quickly devices become obsolete, a key point savvy shoppers should be mindful of is whether the gadget will provide long enough useful life for its recipient.

R&D Spending Fell in 2009 for the First Time in a Decade

Corporate America took a tightfisted approach to its future last year, leading to an overall 3.5% decline in research and development spending at major industry titans, the first such drop in over a decade, according to a Booz & Co. survey cited by The Wall Street Journal.

Apple Unveils New 2.3 Pound MacBook Air

Apple took a page from its iPad design book and dished up a new MacBook Air Wednesday, coming away with a super thin, lightweight notebook that has no hard drive.

Apple Takes a Bite Out of $300

Shares of the consumer electronics company crossed the $300 mark for the first time ever Wednesday. And with sales of iPhone 4s and iPads still holding steady, there could be more room to grow.

Report: Newest Apple iPod Nano Cheaper to Produce

Apple's newest version of its iPod nano is the second-cheapest to produce out of the six generations of the media players, increasing the likelihood that the new product will boost profits for the computing and media-player giant, according to a report released Monday.

Apple's Ping Ain't Got That Swing

The centerpiece of Apple's recent product announcements was its new music social network Ping. The core technology from Ping appears to be have been built by the team from Lala.com, the music streaming startup that Apple acquired in January 2009. But without the streaming music model, Ping is half the service Lala used to be. It's not a bad product, it's just not terribly transformative.

Travel: How TripIt Helps to Smooth Your Path

TripIt and its enhanced version, TripIt Pro, are an Web services that help travelers manage their journeys and deliver real-time flight updates. From my use of it and how it's helped me, I'm a fan.

Apple to Fix Security Flaw in iPhones, iPads, iPods

Apple says it plans to release a fix for two security flaws in its iOS operating system when it sends out its next software update. The flaws in iOS, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod, came to light this week, and could let hackers gain complete control over other users' mobile devices.

Apple iOS Security Flaws Put iPhones, iPads, iPods at Risk

Security researchers have identified two vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS that could potentially allow malicious attackers to gain complete control of other people's iPhones, iPads and iPods, according to an advisory by Vupen Security.

Valuable Freebies From Big Companies

Used predominantly as a marketing technique, free products and services come at a cost to the company offering them. Here are eight valuable freebies, what it costs companies to offer the deal and how much the customer actually receives in terms of value.

The Lowly iPod Keeps on Rolling for Apple

The iPod, first introduced in 2001, has been overshadowed in recent years by the iPad and iPhone. But it was the foundation of Apple's revived success and the cornerstone of CEO Steve Jobs's creative vision for the company.

Apple to Open First Chinese Retail Store on Saturday

Apple (AAPL) plans to open its first Chinese retail store in Shanghai on Saturday, CNN said. Customers are already queuing up to get into the store, which will have 80 Macs, 100 iPods and 60 iPhones to play with. There will also be a Genius Bar and the country%u2019s first Briefing Room for free business workshops.

Steve Jobs Looms Over the Sun Valley Confab

He's on the guest list, but Apple's CEO may not show at this year's Allen & Co. Sun Valley media mogul camp. But his impact will felt throughout it as the media execs confront a digital landscape on the brink of a mobile gold rush.

Apple Keeps Rising on Bad News: Investors Beware?

Apple is the current standard bearer for innovation, a cultural phenomenon and, now, the biggest tech company in terms of market value. But paradoxically, Apple seems to be succeeding even as it faces an unprecedented series of missteps, snafus, setbacks and just plain bad luck.

Apple to Sell Users' Location Data; 3 Million iPads Sold

Under Apple's newly updated privacy policy, the company will collect and use information about its customers' real-time geographic locations to provide stronger location-based services. Meanwhile, Apple announced it has sold 3 million iPads in the 80 days since the device was launched.

iPhone iOS 4 Release: Monday A.M., Pacific Time

The much-anticipated new operating system for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch users is set for release at a time when Apple tech support is armed and ready. The aim is to avoid another fiasco like what happened with iPhone 4 pre-orders.

Is Apple Becoming the Next Microsoft?

The Federal Trade Commission may be investigating Apple for anticompetitive behavior called "tying" -- an illegal technique of using power in one market to gain a monopoly in another. And that's precisely the illegal strategy that got Microsoft in so much hot water in the 1990s.