Plastics. They don’t glitter like gold does, but more top hedge fund managers are betting on the chemical commodities that go into making plastics and buying up shares in the companies that produce them.
Shares of Sony rose nearly 3 percent at one point on Tuesday, but later retreated as analysts dismissed speculation that the electronics maker could be an acquisition target of Apple. *View article *View WSJ article looking at an Apple tie-up with Netflix
The No. 2 U.S. bookstore chain’s electronic bookstore comes nine months after rival Barnes & Noble debuted its Nook e-reader and three months after Apple introduced its popular iPad tablet computer, allowing both companies, and Amazon.com, which sells the Kindle e-reader, to get a head start.
It may be the World Cup, but when it comes to sapping productivity in the United States the global soccer tournament still has a thing or two to learn from March Madness and the National Football League.
Our report that the money-losing smartphone maker went to China in February in an attempt to sell itself to telecom/tech titan Huawei Technologies makes perfect sense. The mystery is that the talks appeared to go nowhere. Huawei and ZTE, the two big Chinese telecom equipment makers, both have money and ambition and would only be helped by a well-known brand like Palm, right?
You’ve got the hottest new gadget in town. Now where do you put it?
Inside an iPAD-compatible vest, of course.
Ketchum, Idaho-based Scottevest, which debuted a line of clothing in 2005 that was compatible with the smaller iPod, has introduced “outerwear” with a large interior pocket that holds Apple‘s latest device securely without damaging the screen.
Check out a different kind of tournament bracket still underway.
The Duke Blue Devils may have won yet another college basketball title Monday night, but consumers can still make their “Sweet 16″ picks in Consumerist.com’s annual “Worst Company in America” tournament, which runs through April 26.
Check out how the long wait for the iPad is nearing its end.
Best Buy and Apple’s own stores will begin selling the much-hyped iPad tablet computer on Saturday morning.
A list of the top 10 companies from a “Hot 100 Retailers list” compiled by Planet Retail for the National Retail Federation showed that while a few companies grew organically, most grew as a result of a merger or acquisition.