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  • Shhhhh, Whisper Number Volume Getting Loud Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 2:13 PM ET
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    Whisper numbers are a weird animal on Wall Street, especially when you're talking high profile earnings reports like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel and so many others.

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    Texas Instruments is playing a strange game of financial limbo as the company prepares to report its first quarter earnings later today. On the one hand, significantly lower expectations, thanks to TI's own guidance warning last month, could help the company breeze under the bar.

  • Web Metrics and Grains of Salt Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    ComScore's wildly off-the-mark prediction on Google's first quarter click growth shows how difficult measuring Web traffic can be.

  • A Web Shift in the Way Advertisers Seek Clicks Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    Marketers and advertisiers are increasingly looking to ad networks, which sell display advertising across groups of Web sites, to promote their products.

  • Google's comScore Conundrum Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
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    Sell first and ask questions later -- this has characterized trading in Google stock since January, and the biggest problem for Google and its investors has been coming from market research firm comScore. But how reliable is comScore research, anyway?

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    After a week like this one, the pressure's on the next batch of tech stars to beat the Street and keep this momentum going, with investors turning their attention to Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, all set to report earnings next week.

  • Google Bounces Back, Investors Buy Back In Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 9:33 AM ET
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    In posting a profit well in excess of expectations, Google shares are bouncing back from the depth of investor doubt.

  • A Google Slowdown? Hard To Find With These Earnings Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 4:54 PM ET
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    First it was Intel, then IBM, and now Google. Pretty soon, the message might get out that tech isn't nearly as bad as people thought. No two ways about it: the Google earnings report is extraordinary.

  • AMD Posts Sixth Straight Quarterly Loss Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 4:24 PM ET
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    Advanced Micro Devices posted its sixth consecutive quarterly net loss as it bleeds market share to far larger rival Intel.

  • Warning on Storage of Health Records Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:45 AM ET
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    Two leading researchers warn that the entry of big companies like Microsoft and Google into the field of personal health records could drastically alter the practice of clinical research and raise new challenges to the privacy of patient records

  • Tech Poised to Gain on IBM, Intel Momentum Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
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    Strong earnings results this week from IBM and Intel have tech stocks in the midst of a nice rally.

  • IBM Easily Tops Forecasts, Boosts Profit Guidance Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 5:07 PM ET
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    IBM reported earnings that rose more than 25 percent, trouncing earnings expectations, and raised its profit outlook for the year.

  • EBay Beats And Raises--But Is It Enough For Investors? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 4:57 PM ET
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    EBay's numbers for its first quarter look pretty good with the online auction house beating Wall Street estimates by 3 cents, reporting 42 cents instead of the 39 cents analysts were looking for. That news came on better-than-expected topline performance as well.

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    If investors were steeling themselves for weak tech earnings, they got to exhale in a big way following Intel's optimistic outlook on Tuesday. And if Intel isn't seeing any domestic or global business slowdown, as the company's chief financial officer Stacy Smith told me following the earnings news, it stands to reason that IBM might be in a very good position to sound...

  • Intel Earnings Push Semiconductors, Telecoms Higher Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:22 PM ET
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    Shares of major semiconductor companies and telecom equipment firms rose Wednesday morning as solid a first-quarter report and outlook from chip maker Intel lifted both sectors.

  • EBay's Earnings Challenge: "Beat And Raise" For Investors Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 11:08 AM ET
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    It's been a busy quarter for eBay, highlighted of course by the naming of John Donohoe as Meg Whitman's successor, but investors are focused more on share price than who's sitting in the C-suite.

  • Intel Meets Profit Forecast, Gives Upbeat Outlook Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 5:00 PM ET
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    Intel reported lower earnings that matched analysts' estimates, but the company's shares took off in late trading as it gave guidance that was higher than expected.

  • Intel's Earnings Set A Pretty Good Tone Of Optimism Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 4:57 PM ET
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    The pressure was on the world's largest chipmaker and judging by the company's outlook, Intel did not disappoint. The company reported 25 cents a share in EPS on $9.67 billion, essentially in line with Wall Street expectations.

  • Talk about a great couple of days last week: Wednesday into Wednesday night, I get to hang out with Bon Jovi during their Silicon Valley visit for a story on the technology the band uses in its show.

  • Intel: As Long As Numbers Add Up, Worst May Be Behind Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 10:39 AM ET
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    With Intel, the bad news is already baked in, and that's leading many analysts to expect good things from the company at the close today. Funny how when a company lowers its own expectations, and is now expected to at least meet them that it translates into "good news" for Wall Street.