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Intel's Thunderbolt hits market; peripheral devices unavailable

Apple may have introduced the world to the futuristic new data transfer technology, Intel’s Thunderbolt, it is still far from being a hit, as peripheral makers would have to design a compatible peripheral device that could match this new high-speed data transfer technology.

Is Ford's Momentum Stalling?

 How did your favorite automaker do in 2010? We'll know for sure when the year's final sales numbers are released next week. But some trends have been clear for a while: Ford (NYSE: F) is going gangbusters, General Motors(NYSE: GM) is showing signs of strength, Honda (NYSE:HMC) is holding its ground despite some product challenges, and Toyota (NYSE: TM) ... well, Toyota had a year to forget.


Is It Time to Sell This Sector?

Running a 24-hour live chat for charity last week was fun and helped a good cause. It also provided a good snippet of what is on the minds of investors in The Motley Fool community.

MannKind Shares Popped: 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.

What's Next for Apple TV?

 Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) said Apple TV reached 1 million in sales this week, and the news pushed the shares of the Cupertino company to a new life-time high. But the job doesn't end here for Apple.


4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: American Eagle

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, teen-oriented apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

Microsoft and Sentillion: A Progress Report on a Crucial Health IT Acquisition

It was a big day last February when Sentillion, the Andover, MA-based provider of health care software, announced its acquisition by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) was complete and that the company and its 110 employees (most of whom are in Massachusetts) would be folded into the technology giant's Health Solutions Group. The deal (exact terms of which have not been disclosed) is one of the largest health care acquisitions in Microsoft's history, and it plays a significant role in the Redmond, WA, software firm's overall strategy in health IT.

Is an Android Price War Getting Under Way?

 In the market for a high-end Android phone? Well, you're in luck – the phones are cheaper than they've ever been, and the discounts might just amount to the first shots in an overdue price war. That's bad news for Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and other Android manufacturers ... but chances are that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) isn't quite so heartbroken.


Amazon Announce New Kindle Features to Challenge Google

 Close on the heels of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) announcing the launch of its eBook service whose "buy anywhere read anywhere" theme took the online book readership battle to the front doors of Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Barnes & Noble, Amazon hit back, saying it will add two key features to its Kindle e-reader to fortify its position in the market.


Hooray! Kardashian Kard Calls It Quits

 Less than 30 days after its release, Kardashian sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe are pulling their endorsement of a fee-filled farce of a debit card that bears their name. Color me thrilled. The Kardashian Kard had nothing to offer.