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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.
Adobe Systems is up nearly 5 percent Tuesday — and continues to see call activity. The call buying began around a week ago, when we reported volume approaching four times the daily average for the maker of Photostop, Flash, and other popular software. Today, trading continued to surge...
This is the live blog of Macworld from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The keynote speech is by Senior VP of of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller.
Adobe Systems is down more than 51 percent this year — but is seeing huge call activity. The average daily call volume is 3,300, but Tuesday the software maker saw more than 12,000 contracts trade at the February 22.50 strike alone (AEQBX), most of them for $1, according to OptionMonster's tracking systems.
For several components of the tech sector, Wall Street analysts believe 2009 will be a year of transition. The first half will be painful, the second half slightly better, but the real recovery won’t occur until 2010.Here's the outlook for four key sectors.
Oracle reported a profit excluding one-time items that rose 8 percent and was in line with estimates.
Looking for that perfect gift for the gadget lover who has everything? Beyond the iPhone and Wii, here are 10 of the coolest gadgets this holiday season. Everything from a solar-paneled laptop bag to a washable keyboard and — wait for it — a touch-screen universal remote.
Dell reported earnings that declined 5 percent but easily exceeded expectations, sending its shares higher in late trading.
As Cliff Mason noted earlier today, Cramer likes to talk about "pin action" a lot -- the effect that one company's good fortune usually has on other, related companies (parts manufacturers, for example). The key word, however, is "usually." In the disastrous market we have these days, you can't even depend on this pin action any 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.
Intel's third quarter 10-Q seems dire enough, unless of course you understand the company's business and follow the comments it has consistently been making since it reported its earnings a couple of weeks ago.
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.
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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.