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How to Profit From the Decline of DVDs: 3 Stocks and 1 Idea

Disney just released this summer's blockbuster "The Avengers" for the home market, and it's likely to sell a ton of DVDs. But if it does, it'll be a rarity: DVD sales have been slowing for years now. That's bad for Hollywood, but it could be financially good for you.

Moving to Mobile Payment: Put the Right App in Your Digital Wallet

Lately, it seems like you can't go a week without hearing about how some new mobile payment platform is poised to revolutionize how you spend money: Apps like Square, PayPal's Zong and Google Wallet, to name just a few. We run done the options so you can pick the right for you.

Your Smartphone as Your Wallet: 3 Companies That Will Cash In

The smartphone revolution is well under way, and its latest advances could eventually let it replace your wallet. But the adoption of these new technologies can do more than reshape how you pay for purchases -- it can also pay off for your portfolio.

3 Reasons Why New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Could Get It Right

Longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer will be the next CEO of struggling dot-com pioneer Yahoo --the company's fifth leader in as many years. Turning Yahoo around would be a pretty daunting task, but there are some good reasons to believe Mayer has a shot.

PayPal Jumps to TVs With TiVo- Comcast Shopping Collaboration

If you think QVC is a state-of-the-art way to shop through your TV, just wait until you see what PayPal has in store: It's working with TiVo and Comcast on ways to let consumers really engage with commercials, and make transactions possible with a click of your remote.

EBay Stalls the Engine of Its Auto Sales Unit

Once ballyhooed as "the Internet's largest marketplace for buying and selling all things automotive," eBay Motors' numbers have been slipping. But eBay's attempt to goose profits at Motors looks more likely to put them in reverse.

Will Yang's Yahoo Departure Appease Angry Investors?

Yahoo's embattled co-founder Jerry Yang is off the board, but for disgruntled investor Third Point LLC, that's not good enough. The hedge fund with a 5.2% stake in Yahoo wants to take down Chairman Roy Bostock and potentially three other directors.

What to Watch This Week: Tech Wins; Banks Wince

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially now that we're hitting 2012's first earnings season. What will help shape the week that lies ahead? Earnings and answers from banks, Google, eBay and IBM, and a big education related announcement from Apple.

What to Watch This Week: New CEOs, Cars, Homes, Tech

It'll be an interesting week in the news of the new: Yahoo has a fresh CEO, auto shows and the CES will show off the latest in cars and tech, and a major homebuilder will tell us how new construction is doing. (Oh, and JP Morgan will give us a clue about how the banks are faring.)

Financial Scams: The Latest Twists in the Art of the Con

You're not going to fall for the old Nigerian prince scam anymore -- but the fraudsters know that, and they've moved on, too. Here are some financial scams that made the rounds in 2011 -- and will likely be back in some form this year.

Is Yahoo's New CEO Sunk Before He Even Starts?

On Wednesday, Yahoo named Scott Thompson as CEO. He's a former PayPal president and veteran technologist -- and that's the trouble: Yahoo is following the same strategy that led it to hire Carol Bartz, who was ousted for failing to turn the company around.

A New Deal: Could PayPal Out-Coupon Groupon?

There's a new daily deals player, and it's a company that's near and dear to your virtual pocketbook. And if you think the online coupons sector is too saturated for a fresh entry to make a dent, you're ignoring a few important things about PayPal.

Phishers Are Getting Smarter, But So Are E-Cops

Traditional phishing -- where hackers attempt to acquire personal data from individuals in hopes of defrauding them -- is bad enough. But even more alarming is the rise of a new kind of attack: "spear phishing."

Facebook Friends' New Benefit: Send Money Easily

In a joint effort with PayPal, Facebook launched a new app this week that could remake the money-transfer business. We test drove Send Money, a cheap -- sometimes free -- method for moving funds between you and members of your social network.

E-Book Soundtracks: The Next Revolution in Reading?

New startup Booktracks is creating soundtracks for e-books with technology that tracks your reading speed and syncs the sound perfectly to the text. The company promises it will revolutionize reading, and authors like Salman Rushdie and Jay McInerney are giving it a try. But do books really need a Hollywood makeover?

Why eBay Will Never Be Great Again

Remember when eBay was cool? You'll have to think hard, because those days are long gone. The online auction site used to carry cool, quirky merchandise, as well as serving as a source of last resort for otherwise impossible-to-find items. Nowadays, it's basically being held up by PayPal, which will soon face challenges of its own.

The Secret Weapon Behind eBay's Comeback

After a long, painful transformation from an online auction site to a mobile-focused e-commerce hub, eBay is finally staging a comeback, online and on Wall Street. But auction sales don't account for its rousing recovery. For that, it has PayPal to thank.

Square Gets Valued at $200 Million: Is It the Next PayPal?

Square makes it much easier for even the smallest retailers to accept credit cards: The mobile payment firm offers easy to use hardware that plugs right into iPhones or Androids. But at least part of its new high price tag probably derives from the fact that its founder, Jack Dorsey, also co-founded Twitter.