A new way to Google hotels: Hotel Finder

Most travel search sites share pretty much the same layout: They're cluttered with search boxes, radio dials, and drop-down menus galore, and of course, ads. Lots of them. Google's new Hotel Finder has a refreshing approach. It's clean, uncluttered, and totally sans ads.…

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Yes, tablets are eating PCs’ lunch

A UBS research note today upgrades its expectation of tablet sales this year while simultaneously knocking down its expectation of the PC industry's growth. The opposite trajectories of PC and tablets show that, yes, in some cases people are buying a tablet instead of a laptop.…

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Apple shares close above $400

Apple investors rejoice: The company's stock closed at an all-time high Tuesday. Shares of the iPhone and iPad maker hit $400 a few times Monday but closed at $398.50. Tuesday shares opened at the $400 mark and actually peaked in the morning at $404.48.…

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1 million copies of OS X Lion already sold

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion went on sale on Wednesday, and already Apple is saying this release is selling "faster than any other OS release in Apple’s history." It's also the first time Apple's done a major desktop OS release through its Mac App Store.…

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What should Apple do with all that cash?

Apple put away $10.4 billion in cash during the most recent quarter, bringing its total cash and securities to $76.2 billion. Apple is extremely conservative about what it does with its money, which has become a little controversial. Here's what people are saying.…

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Apple bids farewell to the MacBook

We knew Apple was introducing something today, what we didn’t know was that it was going to be saying goodbye as well. The basic white MacBook is getting squeezed out in favor of the newly polished and upgraded MacBook Air lineup.…

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How the iPad is driving Apple’s business

When Apple released its third-quarter 2011 earnings results Tuesday, the numbers were, as is becoming almost customary for the Cupertino crew, a huge blow-out. Success was spread over many parts of the business, particularly the company's flagship products. But those iPad results? Those were fairly stunning.…

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