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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) are close…yet so far away.

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!

    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.

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    iPad Demand Remains High

    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.

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    RIP Best Buy?

    RIP Best Buy?

    Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has a grim prediction for the future of Best Buy.

    He does not expect the retailer to be around in five or six years.

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    SolarCity Got In The Spirit Of Giving

    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.

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    Investors Eye Apple Chips For TSMC Revenue Boost

    Investors Eye Apple Chips For TSMC Revenue Boost

    Investors expect Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM) to get a revenue boost from Apple.

    The manufacturing company is expected to produce a number of A-series processors for Apple, accounting for a significant portion of TSMC's overall revenue.

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    Tesla Rumored To Unveil Lower-Priced Sedan

    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.

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    Xbox TV Shows Coming Within Six Months

    Xbox TV Shows Coming Within Six Months

    Microsoft is expected to launch its first Xbox TV shows within the first half of 2014.

    The news comes at a time when Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are locked in a heated battle for console supremacy.

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    Google Expected To Dominate AR Market At Launch

    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.

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    Target's Data Breach Put The 'Black' In 'Black Friday'

    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.

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    Google's Robots Hint At A 'Killer' Future

    Google's Robots Hint At A 'Killer' Future

    While there is no evidence suggesting that Google wants to producer killer robots, many are speculating about the firm's plans.

    If nothing else, Google's plans (which include the acquisition of Boston Dynamics) could lead to a robot revolution unlike any other.

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