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iPad 5 coming next week? Gumdrop Cases is betting on it

Gambling that Apple will introduce the iPad 5 next week, Gumdrop Cases has already started producing cases based on leaked specs.

By Jun. 6, 2013


U.S. betting on concentrated solar

Department of Energy plans to invest $60 million in research as part of an effort to reduce cost of solar in U.S. and reach six cents per kilowatt-hour by decade's end.

By Oct. 26, 2011


Obama does not regret betting on Solyndra

In an interview, Obama says loan guarantees to energy technology companies like Solyndra are necessary to compete internationally and support U.S. manufacturing.

By Oct. 3, 2011


Betting on Steve Jobs during Apple's dark days

In the late 1990s when Apple was on the brink of collapse, tech entrepreneur Michael Oh stuck with Apple over Microsoft because of Steve Jobs' leadership and vision.

By Oct. 6, 2011


Microsoft betting Skype keeps it ahead of Google, Apple

For the $8.5 billion acquisition to work, Microsoft doesn't need to make more money off Skype. It just needs to make sure that its existing products are better than offerings from rivals.

By May. 10, 2011


Why film studios are betting on Web again

Hollywood could have snubbed Netflix, ditched Hulu and stuck with traditional distribution. Instead, they're licensing content for Web TV and taking on former partners, including theaters owners.

By Nov. 15, 2010


Yahoo betting on content biz revival

If Yahoo is to return to prominence as an Internet industry player, much of that comeback will be authored by content publishers in LA, not developers in Silicon Valley.

By Oct. 19, 2009


How Yahoo is betting its cloud will pay off

With Yahoo counting on cloud computing to accelerate development, a behind-the-scenes IT guy like Shelton Shugar moves into the spotlight.

By Oct. 1, 2009


Microsoft betting on secure development metamorphosis

Redmond has found secure development skills in a number of partners, including a small Massachusetts company named Security Innovation.

By Oct. 14, 2008


Microsoft's Yahoo strategy: Betting on Yang

If the company is going to do a partial deal for Yahoo's search business, the thinking is that it will be easier to hammer out an accord while Jerry Yang is still in charge.

By Jun. 25, 2008