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Xoom IPO Priced Higher Than Expected

An international money transfer company, Xoom Corp. (NASDAQ: XOOM), held its initial public offering this morning. The shares were offered at $16...

5 Things to Watch Next Week on Wall Street

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street. Next week brings a Xoom-related media event from Verizon and Motorola Mobility, as well as fourth quarter results from Apple and several of the country's biggest financial institutions.

Android Is Soaring, So Why Are Google Shares Sinking?

Google's shares have fallen 15% in the last three months while the S&P 500 has traded flat. This share price decline seems odd when contrasted with the spectacular success Google has been experiencing with its Android mobile OS. But there are good reasons Wall Street isn't impressed.

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.

BlackBerry PlayBook Not Ready for Prime Time?

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer debuts Tuesday, and for the many folks in the corporate world already armed with BlackBerry phones, the addition of a PlayBook may make sense. But there are a host of reasons why the average consumer may find the device not quite ready for the spotlight.

iPad 2: Are Students Buying It?

Friday marked the release of the iPad 2 and, according to Geek.com, while only 300,000 original iPads were sold within the first weekend of its...

Tablet Sales Expected to Surge, While Netbooks Fade Away

The tablet market is expect to dominate PC sales for a number of years to come, but forecasts about consumer electronics products are often wrong. It was only two years ago that the industry and researchers expected netbooks would become the growth sector of the market. That turned out to be way off.

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.

Motorola Mobility Unveils Much-Anticipated Xoom Android Tablet

Just a day after Motorola split in two, its mobility division has unveiled the much-anticipated Xoom, the first tablet to run on a tablet-specific version of Android version called Honeycomb. Could this tablet be the one to give the Apple iPad a run for its money?