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  • Apple Tells Us Everything Without Saying Anything Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Competing missives today from The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times about the latest in the does-he-or-doesn't-he-have-cancer, or is-Apple-lying sweepstakes. If I sound a little flip, my apologies, but the real nuggets of news buried deep within the noise, are getting lost.

  • Sue Decker Sounds Off on Yahoo, Icahn, Microsoft Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 10:08 AM ET
    Sue Decker, Yahoo President

    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.

  • Talk of Chief's Health Weighs on Apple's Share Price Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Rumors of Steven P. Jobs’s ill health have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Yahoo Underwhelms; Ready to Deal? Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Yahoo's numbers don't do much to re-assure investors that this executive team is executing on the strategies CEO Jerry Yang has talked about to improve Yahoo's fundamentals. Add today's earnings to the shareholder agenda at the meeting next week. Investors simply cannot be happy with today's performance.

  • Earnings Preview: Yahoo's Future Hangs In The Balance Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Gadget Helps Drivers Get a Grip on High Gas Prices Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    If you think you can't do much about high gas prices, you might want to think again. There's a new little gadget can help drivers burn less fuel. Ron DeLong, founder and owner of Linear Logic, maker of ScanGauge Version II explains.

  • Steve Jobs

    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.

  • TiVo and Amazon Team Up on Ads Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    TiVo, the Silicon Valley company that introduced millions to the joy of skipping television commercials, is trying to crack a decades-old media dream. It wants to turn the television remote control into a tool for buying the products being advertised and promoted on commercials and talk shows.

  • 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.

  • SanDisk Shares Pounded After Posting Sharp Loss Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    SanDisk  Monday reported a sharp swing to a loss in its quarterly results as pricing was hurt by an industry glut of memory chips for gadgets, sending its shares down 9 percent after-hours.

  • Preview: Apple Earnings Not Just About iPhone Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Icahn Is In, Microsoft Is Not Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    The analysts I'm talking to this morning seem to indicate that Yang really had no choice but to get this ugliness with Icahn settled prior to the shareholder meeting. If there's frustration out there, it's that Yahoo's board couldn't come up with a way to get this settled earlier than two weeks before the meeting.

  • Earnings reports from Google and Microsoft are casting doubts on the assumption that these tech giants are immune to the recent economic downturn.

  • IBM Profit Rises 22%, Topping Expectations Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    International Business Machines's profit leaped 22 percent, blowing past Wall Street's estimates as its bread-and-butter services division continued to thrive despite economic malaise in the United States.

  • IBM Earnings Beat Street--Big Time Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    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 Earnings: Why They Were A Bad Surprise Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 5:00 PM ET

    The company missed the Street expectations by a penny, so in the big scheme of things not such a devastating issue. But the miss comes on far better than expected top line growth: $15.8 billion instead of the $15 billion analysts expected. What's the problem here?

  • Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings of 46 cents per share on revenue of $15.84 billion -- falling short of analyst estimates.

  • Google Disappointing But Long Term Investors Take Heart Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    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.

  • IBM's Earnings Need To Beat--And Probably Will Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 2:07 PM ET

    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.