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Lockheed Martin faces cyber security breach

Lockheed Martin, which makes spy satellites, fighter planes, and other classified equipment for the government, could be the latest victim of an attack by hackers, a source aware of the attacks claimed.

One-third of U.S. households lack access to broadband internet

A recent report by 'Digital National 2010' states that broadband connection, considered a tool for getting people and businesses ahead, is absent in one-third of U.S. households.

Sprint introduces dual-screen Echo smartphone

Sprint Nextel Corp. will be selling a dual-screen phone called ‘Echo’ made by Kyocera Corp., the wireless carrier has confirmed.

Verizon confirms: iPhone 4 to arrive in Feb

After a long wait, Apple’s Steve Jobs has finally agreed to allow the iPhone on other carrier!

This Week's 5 Dumbest Stock Moves

 Stupidity is contagious. It gets us all from time to time. Even respectable companies can catch it. As I do every week, let's take a look at five dumb financial events this week that may make your head spin.


Reports of Google TV's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Logitech's (Nasdaq: LOGI) Revue box isn't dead. Just ask Logitech. Putting an end to "puzzling speculation" that production has been suspended on the Google TV set-top box pending software updates, Logitech executive Ashish Arora explains in an official blog entry that it would never have to hold up the assembly line for refreshing that it delivers digitally.

Verizon iPhone to release in early 2011?

Once again market is buzzing with speculations that Apple Inc. is gearing up to officially announce the launch of its popular mobile device iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network sometime next month.

Carriers to Build Mobile Phone Payment Network

 Three rival mobile service providers are teaming up to build a national commerce network, one that eventually hopes to turn cell phones into pseudo debit cards.


Google and Verizon: Two Lone Gunmen for Justice

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) wrote another little piece of history yesterday. It's not the first time the two technology giants from different sides of the tracks make a joint statement about the future of the Internet, and it won't be the last. And it's critically important that they continue to step into the breach, as the rest of the stakeholders in the digital future of America are waffling around and getting nothing done.

Tell the SEC You're Tired of Being Ripped Off

If you walk into a financial advisor's office, you'd expect that he or she will put your interests first -- ahead of the branch manager's interests, ahead of the firm's interests, ahead of his or her own interests. Furthermore, you'd expect that this isn't just something done out of niceness; the financial advisor would be legally obligated to do what's best for you and you only.