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What Apple's $1 Billion Victory Means for Consumers

Apple's $1 billion court victory over Samsung poses a lot of questions for consumers. Will Samsung phones still be available for sale? Will they be more expensive? Will owners of existing phones need to worry?

2012: The Year Web- Connected TVs Take Over

No segment of the electronics industry better highlights the challenges of these times than the television business. With sales of standard TVs flagging, the industry is pinning its hopes to new models TVs equipped to handle Internet streaming, WiFi and more.

Is the Business of TV Manufacturing Worth the Trouble?

Once upon a time, Japanese heavyweights Sony and Panasonic were the cream of the crop when it came to TV manufacturers. Nowadays, the leaders of the pack are Korean conglomerates Samsung and LG Display. With the old leaders losing money in the business, should they even keep trying to compete?

Read This Before Signing a Cell Phone Contract

When you're buying a new phone, the price can be dramatically affected by your choice of a cellular plan. But what do you really get for your money in this shotgun wedding? Is a two-year contract a fair trade for the discount? Read on for background info on some plans you may be considering.

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.

Rising Auto Sales Drive Sirius XM Subscriber Growth

Sirius XM's first quarter results were strong, with total subscribers up 9% from a year ago to a new high of 20.6 million and adjusted EBITDA of $181 million, up 15% year-over-year. But what should most interest investors are the moves it's making to amplify its growth in the years ahead.

Is BlackBerry Maker RIM Ripe for a Rebound?

Investors have abandoned Research In Motion, which may finally make it a good investment again. Twenty months ago, the smartphone company's shares traded at $85. The stock now changes hands at around $49. But there are good reasons to expect that it won't stay that low for long.

Will Google Turn Android Phones into Credit Cards?

Many major companies are hoping that consumers will use their smartphones as a credit or debit card, and Google may be preparing to join in with its Android phones. But is the trend, which has grown popular in Japan, finally ready to take off in the U.S.?

iPad 2: Don't Expect Apple's Stock to Pop

Apple is expected to unveil the new version of its popular iPad on Wednesday, but investors shouldn't hold their breath for a huge pop in the tech giant's stock price after the debut. The reason: History shows there's a big difference in how the markets greet Apple's revolutions versus its evolutions.

Scant Supplies of iPad 2 Could Squeeze Apple

Will the iPad 2 be hit by Apple's usual supply-shortage problems when it launches tomorrow as expected? If Apple isn't careful, inventory problems this time around could cost it sales because the market is now full of competitors.

Why Samsung Electronics Should Say No to Drugs

Samsung Electronics is known for its smartphones, TVs and memory chips. Now it wants to tackle biopharmaceuticals, on Friday announcing a new joint venture to produce drugs to treat cancer and arthritis.

Samsung Goes Thin in Its Laptop War With Apple

Samsung is out to boost its laptop sales by 80% this year, and key to that effort will be its supersvelte 9 Series notebook. Aimed directly at Apple's MacBook Air, the notebook is a move to refocus on high-end gear -- with a high-end price to match.

Android Takes the Lead in Smartphone OS Market Share

Handsets based on Google's Android-based handsets accounted for 32.9% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, compared with Symbian's 30.6% market share, according to a new report from market researcher Canalys. Apple's iOS was a distant third, with 16%.

The Latest Challenger to Apple Is. . .Samsung?

Microsoft and Google are two of the few companies that can claim to compete head-to-head with Apple, but Samsung is pushing in: Its Galaxy Tab may not be as hot as the iPad, but it's making headway. Indeed, Samsung is building a consumer electronics lineup that mirrors Apple's.

Beyond TVs: Vizio Now Sees Big Growth in Small Screens

Now the No. 1. U.S. seller of LCD TVs, Vizio is setting its sights on the smartphone and tablet computer markets. But will its low-cost business model translate to the mobile electronics market? That's not a sure bet, but it'll be interesting to watch.

CES 2011: Are Price Cuts the Wave of the Future?

Despite all the amazing gadgets launched at the Consumer Electronics Show -- the smart TVs, 3-D technology, larger touch screens, and tablet PCs -- the bigger news in Las Vegas this week may be about price cuts.

The Year in Tech: Top 10 Highlights of 2010

A broad array of technology news helped define 2010, from the launch of Apple's iPad to the arrival of the app to a supernova of Internet stock gains. Here's a look back at those major stories -- and a glimpse of some highlights you can expect next year.

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.

What Happened to That 3-D TV Bonanza?

Manufacturers of 3-D TVs are getting a lump of coal this holiday season. High expectations for frothy sales have failed to materialize, and price cuts of more than 40% continue during this critical selling period. Will 2011 turn out better?

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.

Google Tries Redialing the Smartphone Handset Market

After quickly failing with its Nexus 1 smartphone, Google is back with a Samsung-made device. This time, though, it'll depend on Best Buy to deal with customers, set up contracts and attend to all the other details that tripped up Google's first attempt.