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Seagate unaffected by SSD use in Apple’s MacBook Air

Major hard drive manufacturer Seagate has said that it will not be affected by the use of solid state disk drives (SSD) in Apple’s MacBook Air. The flash memory based disk is in direct competition with the rotating disk drives that are manufactured by Seagate.

Cirrus Logic Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

Cisco's RIM Shot?

Nothing can quash the age-old rumor of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) buyingResearch In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) faster than talk of a new suitor.

Apple unveils MacBook Air, annouces App Store for Mac

Apple's much anticipated rumored MacBook Air is finally out. Dubbed as the world’s thinnest notebook and also among the world’s lightest, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled its latest offing Wednesday.

Make a Fortune With These Untouchable Stocks

 Where can the hidden value in Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) be? Some 22 million shares trade hands each day. At least 43 Wall Street analysts -- not to mention every punter from here to Timbuktu and your Aunt Ethel -- interpret the meaning of CEO Steve Jobs' every pause and sigh.

HP Wants to Read Your Palm

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is finally putting some muscle behind its recent Palm purchase.

Android's Biggest Weakness

Last Friday, Android users finally got their hands on Angry Birds, the bestselling game for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iGadgets. The ballistic puzzler was not released in the ubiquitous, Google-backed Android App Market, but on the cross-platform GetJar store, and the pent-up demand for frenzied fowl fusillades immediately brought GetJar to its knees. In a matter of hours, game developer Rovio pushed Angry Birds out on the Android Market as well; ironically, peace and quiet settled over the scene, as Android gamers everywhere finally put their itchy trigger fingers to work.

Coldwater Creek's Chilly News

Coldwater Creek's (Nasdaq: CWTR) share price plunged into the icy depths today, after it revealed a shocking piece of news for its shareholders.

7 Stocks That Could Cause Permanent Losses

In a note to clients last year, former Societe Generale investment strategist James Montier identified 42 stocks worldwide that he believes threaten investors with a permanent loss of capital. With valuations now substantially higher, there is reason to believe the same screen would produce an even longer list today.

This iPad Sell-Off Makes No Sense

So a perpetually bullish analyst aims too high with his iPad sales estimate for the quarter and you ... sell your shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)? Really?