NEW YORK— A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe. But quarterly figures released Wednesday by the research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. show the global slump is easing.» Read More
Silicon Valley’s economy is sputtering and risks permanently stalling, according to an annual report by a group of researchers in the region.
Google's own corporate blog is breaking some big-time broadband news today: Google plans to build out its own broadband testbed, bringing unbelievably fast bandwidth to homes and business in test markets across the United States, targeting from 50,000 to a half million potential users.
Google presents buzz as an addition to Gmail that enables private sharing with your friends (like Facebook) or public sharing with everyone (like Twitter).
It used to be that a basic $25-a-month phone bill was your main telecommunications expense. But by 2004, the average American spent $770.95 annually on services like cable television, Internet connectivity and video games, according to data from the Census Bureau. By 2008, that number rose to $903, outstripping inflation. By the end of this year, it is expected to have grown to $997.07. Add another $1,000 or more for cellphone service and the average family is spending as much on entertainment over devices as they are on dining out or buying gasoline.
Google is at it again. It's taken on Yahoo. It's taken on Microsoft. Apple. So why not Facebook, too?
Cramer looks for answers in one of the worst earnings report of the quarter.
Even despite such a terrible day in the markets. Plus, get Cramer's latest oil trade.
When I sat down with Cisco CEO John Chambers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, he had a powerful story to tell: A plan to transform Cisco in a vertical, enterprise and consumer powerhouse 7 years in the making, was ready to pay dividends in 2010.
With the A4, Apple has taken another step toward challenging the norms of the mobile device industry. Device makers typically buy their primary chips from specialized microprocessor companies. But for the iPad, Apple chose to design its own — creating unique bonds between the chip and Apple’s software.
With the Grammys coming Sunday, and Apple's big iPad release just a few days old, it's a good opportunity to take a look at just how far digital music has come, and what a big role Apple has played in all this.
Apple's App Store might be one of the greatest entrepreneurial tools the world has ever seen. Nothing virtual about this gold rush. Consider what Steve Jobs told us last week: 140,000 apps, and over 3 billion downloads. Think, i-KaChing.
Apple has generated a lot of chatter with its new iPad tablet. But it may not be quite the conversation it wanted. The New York Times explains.
Technology companies are the first companies to get a boost from a recovering economy as more companies upgrade their technology, said John Chambers, CEO of Cisco.
The world's biggest software reported a profit that was pushed higher by improved sales of personal computers.
Look no further than the Windows 7 upgrade cycle, courtesy of retail sales, for the real strength behind this story.
Microsoft sits in the sweet spot of global economic recovery, but this company still has to outperform Street expectations in order for this stock to really work. At least that's the word from several analysts I'm talking to ahead of the company's second fiscal quarter earnings later today.
Could Apple’s new iPad end up being too much of a good thing? The New York Times wonders.
This is a live blog from Jim Goldman who is in San Francisco attending an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where it is expected Apple will unveil and share details of its newest product, The iPad.
With the widely anticipated introduction of a tablet computer at an event here on Wednesday morning, Apple may be giving the media industry a kind of time machine — a chance to undo mistakes of the past.
So here we go. About 24 hours to go until one of the most hyped products in Apple's history finally goes public. And that's saying something, especially after iPhone a few years back.
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Though Zynga co-founder Tom Bollich is out to disrupt the legal marijuana industry, he feels more regulation is needed.