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  • Yet Another Poor Quarter for Stocks Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:58 AM ET

    Heard this before? “The markets are in the red this quarter.” In fact, both the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 are set for their sixth straight quarter of declines, something not seen since June 1970.

  • Microsoft Vs Apple - Your Comments Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 5:04 PM ET

    Sheesh, suggest for a moment that Microsoft might have a winning message to deliver and wow does that burn you guys up!

  • Microsoft Takes Aim at Apple Again. Ouch! Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 4:27 PM ET

    For the first time, Microsoft is aggressively going after Apple in a new advertising campaign that will try to undo the damage it suffered from Apple's "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" ads, from which Microsoft is still trying to recover.

  • Google Cuts Another 200 Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 3:46 PM ET

    It was just a couple of months ago that Google confirmed that it would be cutting 100 employee recruiters, its first layoffs, and so symbolic in the wake of the nearly 14,000 workers the company has hired over just the past three years.

  • Apple Schedules iPhone Event Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 1:08 PM ET

    It looks like Apple will be updating its iPhone operating system with the company scheduling an event on St. Patrick's Day next week. But the event itself might be more newsworthy than you think, especially given the current climate in Cupertino.

  • Apple Refreshes, But That's About It Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    Apple's new line of Macs unveiled today signal an incremental "refresh" of the aging line of computers, but was hardly the redesign some Macophiles were hoping for.

  • Dell's A Mess, And Will Continue To Be Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 9:52 AM ET

    Dell will release its fourth quarter earnings after the bell tonight, and despite some draconian cost cuts and a rock-bottom share price, it is an unattractive investment. And will be for the foreseeable future.

  • The Stealth Apple Shareholder Meeting Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 12:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Apple Shareholders Prepare To Meet A Jobs-less Company Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Mobile Giants Discuss Their Future in Barcelona Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | 11:47 AM ET

    Barcelona was host to some of the most influential players in the mobile industry as they reunited Monday for the Mobile World Congress in an effort to figure out what the future holds for them.

  • Salzman: Why You Need To Twitter Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    It takes real intelligence and discipline to succinctly express something worthwhile. Brevity is not only the soul of wit, it’s the key to communicating something memorable that really sticks.

  • Intel's Otellini Talks To Me About Big Expansion Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 5:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Intel Announces Stunning Domestic Investment Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    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.

  • Cisco And Its Good Timing Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 9:40 AM ET

    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.

  • Despite iTunes Accord, Music Labels Still Fret Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | 12:03 PM ET

    Last month the music industry and Apple, long uneasy partners, seemed a picture of harmony when they agreed on new terms for pricing on iTunes, Apple’s online music store. Behind the scenes, however, the relationship remains as tense and antagonistic as ever.

  • Tech Jobs

    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.

  • Amazon Prepares to Meet Wall Street's Tall Order Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    Amazon has already tipped its hand a bit when it comes to earnings by calling this past holiday shopping season its "best ever, and now the question remains, is that good enough to beat the Street's expectations, and raise guidance from here forward?

  • Yahoo's Bartz Prepares To Meet The Street Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    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.

  • Apple's Conference Call: The Live Blog Wednesday, 21 Jan 2009 | 4:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Apple On Deck; Tumult vs. Triumph? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | 3:35 PM ET

    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.