Oct 20- International Business Machines Corp reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target on Monday, as weak client spending and a slumping software sector weighed down quarterly revenue. IBM shares fell nearly 7 percent to a three-year low, a blow for legendary investor Warren Buffett whose Berkshire...» Read More
Microchip maker Intel warned that its revenue would be about 14 percent below its previous forecast due to weak demand around the globe and in all market segments. The stock plunged after-hours.
Tech nuts, gadget freaks, gizmo gurus, lend me your ears. And your eyes. Over the next several weeks, I'll be featuring some of the devices getting a lot of attention, both good and bad, and rely on you to tell me what's hot, what's not.
Monday morning started off with a bang for Apple investors, courtesy of FBR's chip analyst Craig Berger making a strange call on Apple and what seemed like a dramatic slowdown in iPhone sales.
Sun Microsystems is posting a large loss for its latest quarter. The maker of servers and business software wrote down the value of the company due to the slow economy and the huge decline in its stock price.
A buyback made sense back in March. With Apple's cash generation since, and the non-GAAP megabucks iPhone's generating now, a buyback makes exponentially more sense today.
Microsoft reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by sales of new computer server software, and lowered its full-year earnings forecasts to account for a toughening economy.
International Business Machines reported results that rose over last year in line with pre-announced figures the company gave last week.
Apple touched up its line of laptop computers Tuesday with a minimal nod to the economic turmoil that might push consumers to be more frugal this holiday shopping season.
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.
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.
I won't call it a war, but an intriguing battle is shaping up on Wall Street on the opinions running rampant about Apple Inc. and its prospects, both for this quarter and the coming year.
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday the global financial crisis will sap consumer and business spending, affecting all companies, including his own.
Following Apple's spacerdowngrade parade early this morning, I suggested that the dithering on Wall Street was going to be "right," whether it was or not simply because it stood to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It's not often -- like almost never -- that you see a downgrade parade like the one for Apple this morning, that doesn't follow earnings or some kind of catalyst.
As you might expect, when a name-brand blue-blood tech company like Research in Motion so terribly disappoints the Street, leading to a 20-percent plunge in its shares, it's going to generate a healthy amount of dialogue.
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.
The news is good for BlackBerry, even in the face of iPhone's success, which speaks to my point yesterday that the sector is having no trouble supporting multiple success stories.
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Entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am unveiled "The Puls" smartwatch in hopes of blending fashion and technology.
Earlier Monday, IBM posted quarterly results that badly missed Wall Street expectations, which was enough to drag the entire Dow lower.
IBM posted earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations, after seeing a "marked slowdown" in September.