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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:
Shares of Cisco Systems fell 5 percent on Wednesday after CEO John Chambers told Reuters many of his customers see the economy picking up early next year rather than later this year.
Let me focus on something that deserves a lot more attention: the upcoming Apple App Store, a new online Apple store that will post and sell third party software applications. And, if you believe iPhone's sales projections in the coming years, App could match or rival iTunes as a revenue stream down the road.
Just days away now from the release of Apple's next generation iPhone, the so-called iPhone 3G. And if the first one was dubbed the "Jesus Phone" because of the overwhelming hype, hope and promise of that device, then this new one is quite literally iPhone's Second Coming.
The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"
I'll say from the outset that I have great respect for the Wall Street Journal. But I, along with a number of folks following the Yahoo/Microsoft will-they-or-won't-they drama are wondering what the point is of today's splashy, front-page tome purporting to break new ground about a new deal to grab a chunk of the company.
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Microsoft's Bill Gates told NBC's Tom Brokaw he does not think a deal with Yahoo was likely, CNBC reported on Friday.
This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.
Easy come, easy go, I suppose, when it comes to Oracle. The company barely had enough time to finish that first glass of champagne, celebrating a great fourth quarter when gloomy guidance cut the party short.
Oracle the world's third-largest software maker, reported a higher quarterly profit, beating Wall Street estimates, but it sees software license revenue growth weakening.
You look at Oracle, you see a company at nearly a 7-year-high, and you wonder whether the company was over-bought, and whether investors were getting a little ahead of themselves. Nope.
After the build-up and the hype, and the enormous amount of optimism surrounding Research in Motion shares, the company can't beat the buzzer and stock gets popped.
Oracle ended 2007 as the software stock pick of the year for a few key analysts on the Street for 2008, and today we'll get a good idea as to whether those optimistic outlooks are still justified. Just about everyone I've talked to expects Oracle to beat expectations, so it doesn't seem like a question of "if," but instead, "by how much."
Research in Motion will release earnings on Wednesday, and there's a fair amount of optimism swirling around these shares, even in the face of ever increasing competition and headlines from Apple and the iPhone.
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
What am I missing here? That was the polite version of what went through my mind after reading Oxford University's professor Jonathan Zittrain wax philosophic about how the increasing adoption of Apple's iPhone, Research in Motion's Blackberry, and Microsoft's Xbox threaten to derail our very creativity.
Close, but no cigar, at least not yet when it comes to Google's mobile operating system platform code-named Android, at least according to the folks at The Wall Street Journal.
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"Our goal is to get as close to the experience the surfer is having," says the head of a pro surfing organization.
Though Apple posted profits that beat expectations, investor Roger McNamee found reason to throw cold water on the tech giant.
The Apple-IBM partnership also greatly benefits both companies, says Roger McNamee, founding partner of Elevation Capital.