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Apple will not be streaming the event to its website, a restriction it has historically used. Nor, I'm told, will Apple allow any communication devices into the event so those of us trying to cover it can live blog. No Blackberrys. No iPhones. No laptops of any kind.
For the first time since returning to Apple's C-suite back in 1997, Steve Jobs will not preside over the company's annual shareholder meeting which begins later this morning at 10am PST.
I just got finished speaking with Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO, about his company's massive expansion plans, announced earlier today, and he tells me while his news wasn't enough to turn red ink into black on Wall Street, it did bring a smile to the face of at least one person.
Anyone who has covered Intel during its 41-year history knows the company's strategy during tough economic times: You gotta spend money to make money, with today's announcement, Paul Otellini set a new standard.
NetApp is seeing huge call volume Monday, ahead of its quarterly report Wednesday after the close. ... NTAP was above $26 in September, but bottomed at $10.39 in early November. Since then the data storage company has steadily climbed; at one point today the shares reached $16.74 after a Barron's article called the company recession-resistant.
There may be a method to Cisco's madness when it comes to earnings announcements, and not running with the pack. The company reports after the bell tonight, and comes two weeks after the flood of tech earnings began.
It’s generally a good rule of thumb to avoid tattoos of your company’s logo — especially in these hard economic times. For Microsoft solutions adviser Dan Woodman, that advice, unfortunately, came a little too late.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported today the pace of tech industry job cuts jumped 167 percent in the second half of 2008, with computer, electronics and telecom firms slashing 186,995 jobs in 2008. It's the highest total since the 228,325 job cuts in 2003. And January is shaping up to be equally brutal.
Yahoo investors are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, but those hopes are dim for any good news after the bell tonight when the company reports its fourth quarter earnings.
This is a Live Blog of what some are calling the most anticipated earnings and conference call in Apple's history. Tim Cook - the acting CEO now that Steve Jobs has taken a medical leave will be front and center.
When it comes to Apple and Steve Jobs' health disclosures, indeed any perceived cover-up, it all comes down to what was known, and when. Easy questions to ask, but harder questions to answer.
IBM pleasantly surprised everyone and is up 4 percent after the bell on strong earnings, guidance.
No question these are tumultuous times for Apple Inc. , and while it's easy to be distracted by the management, or mis-management at its highest echelons —depending upon who and what you believe — let's not forget that there is a company operating beneath those headlines, and that it will report its first quarter earnings Wednesday.
Autodesk, the software company that has lost its leader to Yahoo, is cutting 750 jobs, or about 10 percent of its work force to cut expenses and expects to report a loss rather than a profit for the fourth quarter.
When Intel pre-released its worse-than-expected earnings last Wednesday there had to be a collective sigh of relief for so many tech companies looking at the same kind of thing on their books, and who didn't want to be the first to deal with the wrath of the market.
Among computer geeks of a certain age Microsoft has long been synonymous with the word evil. I think that's giving the brass at Microsoft a little too much credit. To me, they're just clueless. Steve Ballmer should just go ahead and fire everyone over the age of, say, 35, and let people who really understand how computers are used run the show.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night to kick off the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the first time he has delivered the prestigious opening keynote address, a role filled by his colleague Bill Gates for the last 14 years.
CES will be something of a preview of what’s to come for the consumer electronics industry this year. Less will have to be more, as revenue and investment shrink while buyers and profits become scarce.
Here's the thing about technology and the technology industry: pioneers and visionaries like Microsoft, Intel, Sony and so many others didn't make their fortunes focused on today and tomorrow. They're all about the future, which is particularly important in today's current economic climate.
The bulls outweigh the bears on options trading for Cisco Systems, a day before the networking company is to unveil new consumer products and initiatives at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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When shopping his comedy special, Jim Jefferies chose Netflix over broadcast and cable television. And he's not the only one.
The sky-high valuations of some tech start-ups have yet to be justified, says investor Roger McNamee.
Though known for his roles on "Psych" and "West Wing," television star Dulé Hill moonlights as co-founder of the Nomino app.