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5 Surprises From the New iPad Launch

Given all of the hype ahead of Wednesday's unveiling, it's surprising to see how right the leading analysts and tech bloggers were in nailing Apple's new iPad. But that doesn't mean there weren't a few surprises out of the Cupertino powerhouse.

Why Kinect for Windows Is Cooler Than Apple's Siri

Microsoft Kinect -- the camera-based motion controller for the Xbox 360 -- is coming to a computer near you next month. How will an accessory that seems more suited to video games fit with the way you use your PC? Much better than you might guess.

Santa Scores Big in Side Gig As Pitch Person

Santa Claus was one busy dude this Christmas. Besides his full-time gig delivering gifts, he had a packed promotional schedule pitching everything from smartphones to pain relievers. His performances brought holiday cheer -- and industry accolades -- to the companies using him to advertise their wares.

10 Billion Reasons to Like Android

It's not paranoia -- you really are surrounded by Androids. Google's mobile OS is now running on 200 million activated gadgets, matching the number running Apple's iOS. And recently, the 10 billionth Android app was downloaded.

Google Maps Adds Floor Plans for Airports, Stores

Google is solving a problem that many of us have, but that of few us suspected would be dealt with by a smartphone: It's taking its popular mapping platform indoors with interior floor plans of select buildings, among them major airports and large retailers.

Your New iPhone's Defaults Put Your Privacy at Risk

If you care about your privacy at all, you might want to muzzle Siri. The groundbreaking voice-recognition personal assistant on the brand-new Apple iPhone 4S turns out to be quite the chatterbox when you least expect her to be, and doesn't go to sleep when the phone is locked.

Buy Sirius XM, Sell Pandora

Folks have been writing off Sirius XM Radio for years. Competitor Pandora is flashier, and has been growing faster than its peers. But it's also been losing money, while the far-less-expensive Sirius is making a profit. Here's why investors should swap Pandora shares for Sirius.

Citigroup: The Most-Shorted Stock in America

Citigroup is the most-shorted stock on any major U.S. exchange. Its position at the top of the pack is due to the bank's stock price and ongoing concern about its balance sheets and mortgage foreclosure practices.

Three Companies That Will...Soar on Holiday Sales

Hilary Kramer, editor of GameChangerStocks.com, talks about three consumer companies that she says are set "to do very well this holiday season and see their stocks soar." She's full of good cheer about Sirius XM Radio, Zales and Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Apple's Siri Buy Will Make the iPhone a Better Listener

With Siri's innovative voice-command technology, smartphone users only have to speak their desires, and the required searches and tasks get done -- without all that cumbersome tapping on tiny keyboards. So it's no surprise that Apple bought the startup.

Why Howard Stern Is Staying Put at Sirius

The outlook is looking brighter for Sirius-XM. 'Shock Jock' Howard Stern is expected to stay with the satellite radio giant, where he reportedly makes more than $100 million a year. Plus, revenue is expected to rise nearly 7% in the fourth quarter, although the company will still report a loss.

Radio giant Citadel plans huge bankruptcy

Citadel Broadcasting, the third-largest radio station owner in the U.S., will probably file for Chapter 11 on Sunday. Creditors are allegedly prepared to approve a deal that "would reduce Citadel's debt load to about $762.5 million."

Suddenly, Sirius XM is a hot date

Sirius XM Satellite Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has reportedly gotten buyout overtures from DirecTV Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DTV) and EchoStar Corp....