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  • Desperate Times, Desperate Measures Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 11:09 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Yahoo is apparently the belle of the ball if you believe the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, both with stories tonight that competing bids will surface Thursday from News Corp. and Time Warner -- Are you kidding me?

  • Economy Has Become a Drag on Silicon Valley Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 12:39 PM ET
    Map of Silicon Valley

    After recovering from the bursting of the dot-com bubble, America’s technological heartland is again facing some tough conditions.

  • AMD: How Low Can It Go? Pretty Low Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Just how bad can it get for Advanced Micro Devices? Seems we've been down this road often, and recently. It was only January when Banc of America issued a blistering advisory to clients that despite a 62 percent pummeling in 2007, AMD spacer was still not a good deal; that difficult times still lay ahead.

  • Novellus Shares Fall on Profit and Sales Warnings Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Novellus Systems said Tuesday its first-quarter earnings would be lower than expected and its revenue would be at the low end of its forecast range, sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • Facebook Reportedly Near Accord Over Origin Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Facebook is near to settling a lawsuit brought by three former Harvard students who contend that the original idea for the social networking site belonged to them.

  • Dell CEO Sees Better Days Ahead in '08 Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 8:02 AM ET
    Dell

    Dell expects to expand its profitability this year as the company shifts its resources to faster-growing emerging market regions, Chief Executive Michael Dell said Tuesday.

  • Hynix Ups DRAM Price, Sees More Gains Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:41 PM ET

    Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second-biggest memory chip maker, said on Tuesday it had "marginally" raised the contract price for its computer memory chips for early April and expected further gains.

  • Yahoo's Rock and a Hard Place Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 11:07 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Talk about a tough position for Yahoo. The company is swiftly painting itself into a difficult financial corner and may find itself with no way out.

  • AMD to Slash 10% of Staff as Sales Outlook Declines Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 5:34 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices said it will cut 10 percent of its work force after first-quarter sales fell more than it had expected.

  • Apple Earnings 'Kernels' Start to Pop Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
    A flag showing the Apple Computer logo flies outside the Apple shop in Regent Street, London

    You ever watch popcorn pop? The oil gets hot, the kernels start moving around, and then one pops. And another. And then pretty soon, it gets so hot that everything pops all at once. Check out what's going on today on Wall Street with Apple and you gotta wonder whether these are merely the first kernels to pop before the company reports earnings.

  • Microsoft And Yahoo Turn Up The Heat On Each Other Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Microsoft's deadline ditty late Friday that Yahoo has three weeks left to get a deal done before the deal gets hostile spurred a lengthy, and at some times personal, retort from Yahoo. And the rhetoric is getting interesting, but only to a point.

  • Alibaba May Accelerate Buyback From Yahoo Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Chinese Internet firm Alibaba is set to speed up plans to buy back a near 40 percent stake owned by Yahoo, as Microsoft threatens to go hostile with a lower bid for Yahoo.

  • Yahoo Rebuffs Microsoft, Says Open to Better Deal Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 7:37 AM ET

    Yahoo is not opposed to Microsoft's bid for the Web media company, as long as it is at the right price, Yahoo's board said on Monday in a letter to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

  • Intel Chief Says Slowdown Hasn't Hurt Demand Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Intel, the world's largest chip maker, said it isn't seeing a significant drop in demand amid the U.S. slowdown because it exports most of its chips. In fact, the slowdown has even helped Intel as the weak dollar boosts exports.

  • Microsoft: Walking Out On Yahoo Or Saber Rattling? Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Amid the news that Microsoft spacer won't raise its bid, and therefore Yahoo spacer won't discuss a deal, there's word now that Microsoft may walk from the deal all together. Hmmmm, can you say saber rattling? The suggestion of a Microsoft walk-away made headlines...

  • Microsoft's Gates Sees Windows Update in Next Year Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 2:26 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Friday he expected the new version of Windows operating software, code-named Windows 7, to be released "sometime in the next year or so."

  • Yahoo's Foot Dragging On Deal Could Cost Them Plenty Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    What is the problem? I mean, seriously. Yahoo! has been sitting on a $42 billion unsolicited offer on the table from Microsoft for two months, and other than a bunch of caterwauling since, Yahoo hasn't done much one way or the other.

  • Apple Becomes Top U.S. Music Retailer Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 4:26 PM ET

    Some of us knew it was going to happen; it was just a matter of when. Over the last few Apple events, it seemed as if Steve Jobs would always throw a graphic up on the big screen behind him to show the progress iTunes had been making against the traditional music retailers. Today, Apple finally lays claim to the industry's top spot: No. 1 music retailer -- surpassing Wal-Mart.

  • Dell's Cuts--And Problems--Go Deep And Deeper Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 2:11 PM ET

    Is Dell running the risk of becoming the Yahoo! of the PC sector? Seems that way. The company has been spiraling, locked in fits and starts of recovery and morass for the better part of four years, and now there's word that already aggressive cuts and reorganization scenarios apparently weren't aggressive enough.

  • Garmin Shares Fall on Lower Outlook Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 11:29 AM ET

    Personal navigation device maker Garmin gave revenue forecasts at the low end of market expectations, sending its shares and those of rival TomTom plunging.