Tech stocks received a boost with Intel and VMware leading the charge along with IBM. Apple, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett-Packard have yet to report, but Apple's iPad has been accused of hurting personal computer sales.
The market rallied late in the afternoon, with the Dow closing 14 points up
The Acer Iconia A500 gets Flash support, the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS, and all sorts of other niceties.
The global high-tech industry is suffering significant production losses as Japan's dominant semiconductor manufacturers struggle to resume operations. South Korean firms are moving to fill the void.
iPad 2 – the successor to the Apple iPad – is a favorite among Consumer Reports staffers.
Tech stocks got a mild boost from Texas Instruments' bid for National Semiconductor. While tech stocks edged up, however, the Dow and S&P fell slightly.
Second-hand goods from the United States have long been a staple in Ghana, but now the country is seeking to get second-hand goods off its shelves.
More online merchants are launching 'dynamic pricing' schemes, which adjust prices based on perceived willingness to pay. But just as foreign tourists in Egypt grow tired of being overcharged based on looks, consumers may well object to being singled out based on their Web habits.
More than 1,700 stores are offering free shipping day to customers who buy online Friday. But probably only savvy shoppers will get a great deal.