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I just knew that when I wrote that last post about some on the Street growing tired of Apple, that it would lead to a few responses from some of you. Well, I was right.
Yet this time around, it seems to me that Apple is laboring to manufacture the magic. Investor expectations have been ratcheting up at fever pitch for four straight years. It's simply getting more difficult to wow them every time.
If the nation's looming transition to digital broadcasting turns out to be a train wreck, as some in Congress fear, Wilmington, NC, will be the first car to jump the track.
A few weeks ago, I detailed in a blog Microsoft's decision to use comedian Jerry Seinfeld as its new pitchman. I wrote then of the unusual choice of a professional complainer who hasn't done anything meaningful since his show Seinfeld went off the air a decade ago.
Attention will turn from Jobs himself to those new products and what Apple will do for iPod. This is still clearly the little music player that could, and can. Investors have been waiting for iPod sales to slow precipitously, and while they are slowing, it's not nearly as bad as investors feared.
Both companies are in the red today thanks to the JP Morgan report out this morning suggesting weakness in display advertising because of the general economic malaise gripping so many companies during this non-recession recession.
The Virtual Worlds Expo is well underway in Los Angeles, companies using the event as a platform to make announcements about their companies.
Cheaper medications await if you know where to look.
In the first half of this year more than 300 million in venture capital financing poured into virtual world startups, with over 250 new virtual worlds popping up, and generating $700 million plus in business.
Does the world really need another Web browser? Google thinks so.
Never mind that chrome is typically the stuff that gets dented on older car bumpers, Google thinks Chrome will be the answer to Microsoft's browser dominance on the net.
Alcatel-Lucent named its new leadership on Tuesday, handing the task of turning round the loss-making telecoms equipment group to former British Telecom chief executive and industry veteran Ben Verwaayen.
The news business can be an ugly business sometimes. Just ask Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs—the subject of an erroneous obituary report Thursday. We in the news business sensationalize, we rationalize, we sanitize, we get things wrong, and sometimes we stick with stories far too long. But the ugly little truth is that the news business can actually (mis-)manage the news itself...
Believe it or not, web-only banks have the same protection as their traditional counterparts. And often times, they're better deals.
Did you catch this crazy story that Google would stop offering its workers their free, nightly dinner? Hot off the presses: It's just not true.
Intel CFO Stacy Smith joined the "Squawk Box" crew live on set Monday morning for the first time, and it was a good visit. In many ways.
Here's an intriguing tidbit, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: Google and Verizon are on the verge of a deal, whereby Google would be the default search engine for the carrier, and the two would split ad revenue. While the deal isn't done yet, it offers up interesting scenarios -- and would represent another loss for Microsoft.
Mobile service provider Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing an agreement with Google Inc. on a wide-ranging partnership, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation.
As the economy buckles, these old dens of shady business are reinventing themselves. Here's what you need to know.
Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ads are advertising legend now, and in 30 seconds can do more to spotlight the differences between Apple and Microsoft than just about anything else. So effective, they even annoyed Bill Gates. Microsoft's counter-attack? Jerry Seinfeld (!)