Slideshow: No iPhone For China Mobile, iPad Demand Remains High, And More From The Third Week Of December
While many investors expected the world's largest carrier to ink an official deal with one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers, it hasn't happened yet.
On the bright side, a Benzinga poll showed that iPad demand is as high as ever.
Meanwhile, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) received a grim prediction from a prominent analyst.
SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) announced a new charity initiative.
Target (NYSE: TGT) made consumers wish they had shopped elsewhere on Black Friday.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) teased a future announcement.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) gave an update on its Xbox TV show initiative.
And Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) excited the world with its robotic experiments.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this slideshow.
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China Mobile Evaded Apple -- Again!
How many times will China Mobile evade Apple?
The world's largest cellular service provider was expected to sell the iPhone in September.
Failing that, investors believed that the carrier would begin selling it this month.
Now that appears to be little more than wishful thinking.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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iPad Demand Remains High
The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX may be nice, lower-priced tablets, but Apple's iPad Air continues to be the most preferred tablet this holiday season.
When Benzinga asked its readers to vote on the tablet they wanted most this Christmas, they overwhelmingly chose the iPad Air.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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RIP Best Buy?
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SolarCity Got In The Spirit Of Giving
SolarCity received a lot of attention for hyping a major "holiday announcement."
While some had hoped that it would be a new plan to expand nationally, SolarCity's plans are a bit more altruistic than that.
SolarCity plans to bring solar-powered lighting to schools without electricity.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Investors Eye Apple Chips For TSMC Revenue Boost
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Tesla Rumored To Unveil Lower-Priced Sedan
Tesla might introduce a lower-priced sedan sooner than expected.
The automaker's chief designer teased a 2015 unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
Previously the company indicated that its lower-priced vehicle would arrive in three to four years.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Xbox TV Shows Coming Within Six Months
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Google Expected To Dominate AR Market At Launch
Google is poised to dominate the augmented reality market when Google Glass is released next year.
Infinity Augmented Reality Chief Executive Enon Landenberg told Benzinga that he expects Google Glass to obtain "most of the market."
In two or three years, however, Landenberg expects Meta Glasses (or a similar technology) to take over.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Target's Data Breach Put The 'Black' In 'Black Friday'
On Black Friday, cost-conscious consumers hoped to find a great deal.
Hackers were searching for something else: shoppers' credit card information.
Target, one of the nation's largest retailers, experienced a massive data breach that could affect 40 million customers.Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Google's Robots Hint At A 'Killer' Future
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