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  • Oracle Tops Forecasts; License Growth to Weaken Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    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.

  • RIM Shares Plunge as Profit, Outlook Fall Short Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Research in Motion reported a profit and sales that both were below analysts' estimates, and the company's shares dropped about 8 percent in extended trading.

  • RIM Misses But Will Cooler Heads Prevail On Stock? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    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.

  • A Word To The Wise On Yahoo Rumors Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 2:37 PM ET
    Yahoo Center

    When it comes to Yahoo and its stock, yesterday was a fast and furious kind of day, and while whip lashed traders lick their wounds and wonder what happens next, the action serves as an important lesson for investors. And not just investors in Yahoo and Microsoft.

  • Oracle Becomes Macro "Oracle" For Economy Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    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."

  • RIM On Earnings Deck: Set to Soar? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    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.

  • iPhone Therefore iCreate? (Your Thoughts) Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    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.

  • Why iPhone Sparks -- Not Stifles -- Creativity Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:12 PM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    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.

  • Google Android Sees Delays? Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 10:57 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    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.

  • PCs in Use Pass 1 Billion Mark: Gartner Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:51 AM ET
    Dell Optiplex GX620 desktop

    The number of personal computers in use around the world has surpassed 1 billion, with strong growth in emerging markets set to double the number of PCs by early 2014, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

  • Apple, Google, RIM, Amazon Starting To Shine Again Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 1:23 PM ET
    Tech Shines

    Wall Street can be a fickle place, and as investors wonder where they ought to park their money while they ride out the economic volatility gripping the country right now, they may want to harken back to some oldies but goodies: Apple Inc., Google, Research in Motion and Amazon.

  • Grocery Shopping Made Easy Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 10:06 AM ET
    Ikan Scanner

    In the real world, food-synthesis science is only in its infancy, as you know if you’ve ever tasted fake blueberries in a muffin. But there is a machine that could be the Food-a-Rac-a-Cycle’s great-great-grandfather, says CNBC contributor David Pogue.

  • Jerry Yang's One Year at Yahoo Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    Yahoo may not be in a celebratory mood, but if it feels like pulling out a cake and cupcakes, today would be a good day for it: Jerry Yang's one-year anniversary as Yahoo's CEO.

  • Microsoft Buys Television Ad Tech Company Navic Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 4:45 AM ET

    Microsoft said on Wednesday it had purchased privately held digital television advertising technology company Navic Networks.

  • Adobe Systems Shares Fall as Outlook Disappoints Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 1:08 PM ET
    Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    U.S. design software maker Adobe Systems issued a revenue outlook that disappointed some investors on Monday, sending its shares down more than 3 percent.

  • EU Stumbles on Buying Microsoft Alternatives Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 6:51 AM ET
    Microsoft

    The European Commission, a thorn in Microsoft's side for its antitrust campaigns against the software giant, is falling short in its own internal attempt to promote more competition in the technology sector.

  • Adobe Systems Earnings Top Expectations Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 5:04 PM ET
    Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Adobe Systems reported earnings that outpaced expectations, driven by growth in sales of programs for photo editing, Web creation and graphics design.

  • It started with a note from Mike Abramsky at RBC Capital, now calling for a "breakout" fiscal fourth quarter because of iPhone. He's estimating Apple will sell 14 million iPhones in 2008, thanks to last week's new 3G version.

  • Hulu Grabs Users And Headlines Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    Forgive me for tooting the NBC horn for a moment, but it looks as though the company's online digital downloading service might be an unabashed success. At least according to the LA Times which has an extensive article today detailing the success of this thing.

  • MySpace Might Have Friends, But It Wants Ad Money Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 4:04 AM ET
    MySpace

    When the News Corporation added MySpace to its portfolio nearly three years ago, it expected that if its base of 16 million users kept growing — and each user kept adding friends, sharing photos and swapping flirty messages — the advertising dollars would roll in, the New York Times reported.