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Dispatches from CES 2013: Long Live the Handheld, the PC Is Dead

Walking the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, you don't see many PCs: Everyone is using tablets. With all the Web just an uttered sentence or touchscreen away, PCs just aren't portable enough, which is why the focus at CES is on devices you'll hold in your hand or control via remote.

What We Know About iPhone 5

Apple reported disappointing third-quarter earnings Tuesday, but investor attention is shifting to the company's most important product, the iPhone 5. Here are some of the new features we expect for the latest version of the iconic smartphone:

AT&T Agrees to Drop Bid for T-Mobile

AT&T said Monday that it is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA after facing fierce government objections. The cellphone giant said that the actions of the government to block the deal do not change the challenges of the wireless phone industry, which it says requires more airwaves, known as spectrum, to expand. The deal would have solved that problem for a time, and without it, "customers will be harmed and needed investment will be stifled," AT&T said in a statement.

10 Stocks That Are Cheaper Than You Think

There are several stocks out there that seem expensive, but only in the rearview mirror -- especially shares of fast-growing tech firms, or companies that do great business overseas. Read on to find out how to spot a stock worth buying.

5 Things You Need to Know About the iPhone 5

If the growing buzz by smartphone manufacturers and tech bloggers is to be believed, we're now just a few weeks away from the iPhone 5. Apple has been fairly quiet, but that's typical of this secretive company. Using history and the rumor mill as our guide, we can begin to arrive at some fairly likely conclusions. Let's go over five of them.

Corporate Karma: Better Benefits, Better Businesses

What's the secret to good worker attendance, retention, productivity, and the ability to attract top-notch recruits? Employee benefits. Which companies thrive and grow their businesses faster than their peers? Same answer: Those that offer better benefits to their workers.

Could Samsung Suit Leave U.S. Without iPads and iPhones?

The intellectual property battle between Samsung and Apple has grown a bit more serious: Samsung has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the importation of iPads, iPhones, and iPods into the United States for patent violations. It's not a hollow threat.

Why You Should Have Intel Inside Your Portfolio

No wonder President Obama is visiting an Intel plant as he stumps for U.S. innovation and high-tech jobs. After all, Intel is a clear industry leader. Indeed, some analysts argue that for investors seeking entry in the global growth of technology, Intel is the one-stop answer.

Big Pharma Looks Beyond Drugs to Smartphone Apps

Pharmaceutical companies looking for fresh sources of profit are increasingly investing in a range of health care innovations that aren't drugs at all, from smartphone apps and educational websites to social media platforms and wireless devices, reports Ernst & Young.

Why Small Cap Stocks Should Outperform in 2011 [Video]

What kinds of stocks stand to do best in 2011? Hilary Kramer, editor of GameChangerStocks.com says that while many are counting on large cap stocks to outperform the market, investors could do better in small cap stocks. Here's why.

Intel Will Have to Prove Itself All Over Again in 2011

2010 hasn't been a happy year for Intel. Its stock is up just 2% compared to the Nasdaq's 17% rise, and there's a growing sense that the explosive growth of smartphones and tablets will shrink the market for the PC chips that produce three-quarters of Intel's revenue. But the chip giant has a plan.

Nine Surprising Total-Return Plays in Technology

Something unusual is happening in the ever-exciting world of technology: The glamorous high techs that elicited immense awe as global growth leaders are now in the new proletariat class of attractive dividend plays. Here are nine dividend paying high techs.

Qlik Clicks with IPO Investors as Stock Takes Off

Upstart Qlik Technologies is trying to disrupt things in the business intelligence software world, and as proof of its success, the company pulled off a $112 million IPO Friday. Since opening trading at $10, the stock has seen a nice bounce.

Healthy Boost for Dividends
in the First Quarter

U.S. corporate dividends are showing a dramatic turnaround just one year after recording their worst quarter in history. S&P reports that 399 companies added $6.4 billion to dividends in the first quarter. By contrast, 367 companies cut dividends by a record $43.8 billion in the first of quarter 2009.

Google Becomes 'Topeka' for April Fools

April Fools' Day is a tradition that seems to have weathered even the direst financial news, some of America's top companies post practical jokes today. From Google to Starbucks to Qualcomm, even the normally staid titans of industry are making the world just a little bit quirkier today.

Why Is Wall Street So Cold to Such Hot Earnings?

You'd never know it from recent equity action, but fourth-quarter earnings season has so far been remarkably strong. Apart from when the news is bad, earnings reports have gotten the cold shoulder from investors so far this season.

Smartphones Lure Intel into Mobile Market

There's been a lot of fuss at the Las Vegas electronics show over tablets and 3-D TVs, but Intel's new platform for mobile devices is a big deal. Long the leader in computer chips, Intel sees a market for its chips in mobile devices with the blurring of boundaries between computers and smartphones.

Qualcomm Is Poised to Be a Tech Star

It's the largest developer of chips based on its proprietary CDMA wireless phone technology, and it's now mining new lucrative markets. Of 38 analysts who follow the stock, 31 rate it a buy.