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Apple Inc. is fast becoming the poster boy for all things that are wrong with Wall Street right now, and that in itself might represent an opportunity for the savvy investor willing to play the odds instead of curling up in a ball and letting traders kick them in the head over and over again.
As the global financial crisis continues, the advertising environment for the near future is looking increasingly grim. Next year already faced tough comparisons with this year's Olympics and political ad spending, but now with the economy in flux (and that's putting it nicely) the ad industry is going to be in bad shape.
For months I've been covering Yahoo and Google's planned advertising partnership and the controversy surrounding it. After Google CEO Eric Schmidt said they're moving ahead with the partnership even without DOJ approval, the companies are changing their tune.
People are putting more sensitive personal information online and with the growing use of mobile devices, there’s more risk than ever. While many people are aware of the high-tech threats, they may not be aware of how they’re exposed.
Rumors of the eBay layoff that became official this morning have been circulating for weeks, but the added headlines of attempting to turn this company around by building on its strengths is quixotic at best.
There's been plenty of debate about whether the century-old music royalty system should be entirely overhauled to keep up with the realities of digital distribution.
MySpace, owned by News Corp, has made deals with the four music giants, EMI Group, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which are also equity partners in the venture.
There are downgrades, and there are downgrades, but I have never seen the kind of downgrade parade marching through Wall Street this morning related to Research in Motion and its stock.
In my earlier post about Research in Motion's bitter earnings miss, I speculated that before investors rush off to sell their Apple shares in sympathy, they may want to study RIM's reasons for its shortfall. And that appears to be good advice.
To say that the optimism surrounding Research in Motion going into the company's second quarter earnings, reported just moments ago, was thick, is an understatement.
Research In Motion makes the dominant mobile phone/e-mail solution for business. And even though RIMM shares have lost a third of their value in three months, the company still has a market capitalization over $55 billion.
There's little chance that telegrams bring good news; likewise can be said when your email inbox suddenly shows a note from the CEO with the words, "Time for another update."
Thursday will be a big day for Research in Motion as the company prepares to release its second fiscal 2009 quarterly earnings into a climate that's either really good, or really bad, for the wireless leader, depending upon who you believe on Wall Street.
The "Dream" name disappeared this morning, in favor of T-Mobile's "G1" moniker instead, a nod to the first handset powered by Google's mobile operating system dubbed Android. And now the market has to weigh whether this is merely another competitor available, or everything Blackberry and iPhone aren't.
Here we are, the night before Google, HTC and T-Mobile unveil the highly anticipated "Dream" smartphone--otherwise known as the gPhone--and Apple tries to ruin the party with headline-stealing news of its own.
Minutes after Microsoft's news to launch another $40 billion stock buyback and raise its dividend by 18 percent, Hewlett-Packard and Nike both announced major new buybacks of their own. And all of this may serve as a clarion call to other cash rich tech companies to start sharing their wealth.
There’s nothing like a meltdown to unleash America’s gallows humor. From Jay Leno: "The stock market crashed this week, but market analysts are not calling it a crash. They're calling it a 'correction.' Oh, shut up! A correction. You never hear that at NASCAR. 'Oh, we had a fiery correction on turn three. Four men are dead.'"
HP is resurrecting the "Dude, You're Gettin' a Dell" campaign, which wasn't the brightest point in Dell's history, and now it's being used against it.
With this morning's rally, this is quickly shaping up as the week that wasn't for so many battered and bruised technology companies, and whiplashed investors are learning some important lessons: