Computer Hardware


  • Yahoo Can't Cope with Cyber Monday Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:38 PM ET

    News doesn't get worse than this for a company like Yahoo. On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down.

  • Manager: Chips a Tasty Buy In Slowdown Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 1:05 PM ET

    As the economy slows, Jeff Krumpelman finds strong promise in the chips.  The senior portfolio manager for Fifth Third Asset Management specifically likes Intel. It's a large-cap company with a policy of dividend growth.

  • Manager Picks Large-Caps as '08 Winners Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Keith Wirtz, president and chief investment officer of Fifth Third Asset Management expects at least a couple of large-cap winners to stay in the winning column in 2008, including Apple.

  • Hewlett-Packard Profit Up 21%, Edging Forecasts Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 5:03 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest personal computer maker, reported a higher quarterly profit as notebook PC sales increased.

  • Sun Micro Posts Profit Amid Strong Server Sales Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 4:57 PM ET
    Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Sun Microsystems reported a quarterly profit on Monday compared with a year-earlier loss amid strong sales of its high-end computers.

  • Apple Shares Rally After Topping Forecast Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 7:33 AM ET

    Apple earnings rose 67 percent, blowing past expectations, as the company saw strong sales of its Macintosh computers and iPod music players.

  • Apple Trounces Forecasts, Raises Sales Outlook Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 6:13 PM ET

    Apple earnings rose 67 percent, blowing past expectations, as the company saw strong sales of its Macintosh computers and iPod music players.

  • Gateway Offers to Buy Packard Bell Parent Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 9:59 PM ET

    Gateway, the personal computer maker being acquired by Taiwan's Acer, said it offered to buy the parent of Packard Bell, a Paris-based PC vendor.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • K-Fed Rate Cut Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    What more can be said about the Fed's rate cut? Did Greenspan get us into this mess? Is Bernanke caving in getting us out? Are both trying to be popular? Here's my question: is Greenspan suddenly like Britney (we thought he was so hot but now...), while Bernanke is K-Fed (a strange background ornament who suddenly looks responsible)?

  • AMD In The 'Chips' At Least For Today Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 5:46 PM ET

    This is a big day for Advanced Micro Devices with the company releasing its long-delayed Quad-Core Opteron server chip. It's also a big day for CEO Hector Ruiz who tells me...

  • Merger Monday: Changes In Key Players Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 11:19 AM ET

    Merger Monday sure isn’t what it used to be, with just a small deal from Humana on the boards today. However, look a little farther and you can still see deals, but the players are changing. That's the point in a very interesting note this morning from Joseph Quinlan at Bank of America. Quinlan's point: "The traditional rainmakers - corporate giants from the United States...

  • Apple Offers $100 iPhone Rebate; Stock Tumbles Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 7:37 PM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Thursday the company will offer a $100 store credit to people who bought the iPhone before an announced $200 price cut, even as investor concerns about Apple's profit margins pushed the company's shares lower for a second consecutive day.

  • Apple Launches New iPods, Slashes iPhone Price Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 3:47 PM ET
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    Apple announced a major overhaul of its iPod line and cut the price of the  iPhone. Shares fell on news that the lower-end iPhone would be slashed 33%, to $399.

  • Dell Beats Profit Forecasts, Helped by Lower Costs Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 10:44 AM ET
    Dell Optiplex GX620 desktop

    Dell reported preliminary second-quarter earnings of 35 cents a share on sales of $14.8 billion Thursday, topping expectations as it benefited from lower costs for disk drives, microprocessors and other components.

  • Gateway  said on Wednesday it plans to sell its professional business segment to MPC Corp for about $90 million.

  • Traders Look To Bernanke, Bush For Clues Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 9:10 AM ET

    Stocks are winding up for a higher open as traders focus on the Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole address and President Bush's expected subprime rescue plan for defaulting homeowners. Bernanke's 10 a.m. speech has been the buzz of global markets for more than a week and it is being watched carefully for any clues on how the Fed might react...

  • Dell: Are Tailwinds Now In PC Maker's Favor? Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 12:34 PM ET

    It's been a rough year for Dell, characterized by a particularly rough quarter that saw the company try to put deep financial shenanigans behind it: the pay-out of a $40-million-plus severance package for fired CEO Kevin Rollins, trying to deal with a restructuring that cost the company 8,000 jobs, continued loss of market share to rival Hewlett-Packard and shipment problems that hurt its most recent product introductions.

  • Apple Rallies on Hopes Of New Line of iPods Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 12:37 PM ET
    Apple iPod

    Shares of Apple  rose sharply after the company said it will hold a product launch next week, prompting speculation that a new line of iPods will be unveiled.

  • The New HP Way: License to Print Cash Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 5:14 PM ET

    It's the kind of blowout quarter weary tech investors were hoping for. Just about everyone suspected that HP would beat estimates, thanks to ongoing momentum in the personal computer industry, as well as falling component prices, especially memory chips like DRAMs which have seen a 40% decline in some sectors.

  • Hewlett-Packard to Buy Opsware for $1.6 Billion Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 9:29 AM ET

    Computer and printer company Hewlett-Packard said Monday it will buy data center automation software company Opsware in a tender offer for about $1.6 billion, or $14.25 per share in cash.