WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to rule on the divisive issue of what kinds of software are eligible for patent protection in a case being closely watched by the technology industry. The court took no action on another case raising the same issue involving a patent dispute between WildTangent Inc and Ultramercial Inc..» Read More
Apple Inc. was called on the carpet last summer after releasing the original iPhone and then cutting its price just eight weeks after by $200, leaving many Apple fans -- and recent Apple converts -- angry and disgruntled.
The Apple switch from IBM's spacerPowerPC microprocessors to Intel's chips made big headlines a couple of years ago, and the relationship by all accounts, has been incredibly beneficial for both.
Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda
It was a rare opportunity indeed, and a classy, stand-up decision by Yahoo President Sue Decker to sit down with me and answer some tough questions following months of wrangling, first with Microsoft, and then Carl Icahn.
Yahoo may have doused one raging fire this week, settling with Carl Icahn, but there's still another blaze burning: the company's underlying business, and that may take far more effort to put out.
Let me start by saying we all make mistakes, but when it comes to Apple Inc., when you make a mistake it matters. In this business, you can make or lose a lot of money for a lot of people by getting a story right or wrong.
Logitech International, the world's largest maker of computer mice, posted an 11.5 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Monday, boosted by the strong performance of Harmony-brand remotes.
I said it earlier, and I'll say it again: traders trade, investors invest, and those with a longer term time horizon--months instead of weeks; weeks instead of days--will reap the rewards when it comes to Apple.
The fact is, Apple has beaten the Street for the past seven straight quarters, and there's every indication that the company will do so again this time around. And yet the stock still languishes.
Minutes after reporting this news, the company offered up a revision to its full year earnings per share and the bump up is significant. Remember, IBM did this at the conclusion of its first quarter, taking EPS estimates up from $8.25 to $8.50.
Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $15.84 billion -- falling short of analyst estimates.
Looking a little deeper, the company's web site gross revenue failed to meet expectations: $3.53 billion versus the range of $3.54 billion to $3.57 billion. Networks site revenue was in line at $1.66 billion.
Here's the classic multi-national tech company, the bellwether for so many different reasons, and at a time when just about everyone is worried about domestic recession, a global economic slowdown...
Microsoft will report its fourth fiscal earnings quarter after the bell today, and investors will be keenly watching guidance to make sure the company wasn't too aggressive in its forecasts the last time around.
Google shares might not reflect the level of optimism swirling around this company right now, but this could be a break-out earnings report from Google after the bell later today.
This was a big quarter for Intel, no matter how you slice. But while shares soared the moment this earnings news crossed the wires, as they did last quarter, they quickly settled back. Again. As Wall Street worries about computer industry sluggishness. Again. Even though Intel isn't seeing that. Again.
Dow component Intel reports earnings after the bell later today, and while I touched on expectations yesterday, I want to go a little deeper today, especially with a market like this one.
It's getting nasty now. And all indications are this is going to come down to a nasty fight and long day at the Yahoo shareholders meeting Aug. 1. By now, you've seen the coverage of last week's last minute wrangling between Carl Icahn, negotiating apparently as a kind of proxy for Microsoft's Steve Ballmer.
Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.
Iphone's first weekend is in the books and while three days of sales hardly determines the entire story, it is an important "split time" that Apple investors should consider. Piper Jaffray concluded its channel checks late Sunday and determined that Apple and AT&T spacersold 425,000 iPhones this weekend:
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.
Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.