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  • When Microsoft's earnings came out yesterday, I had to do a double-take because it was hard for me to process just how strong these numbers truly were. I knew the company was poised for a strong quarter, but it was the breadth of its success, and optimistic guidance that took me, and so many investors, by surprise.

  • Microsoft Tops Sales, Profit Forecasts; Shares Jump Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 7:14 AM ET

    Microsoft beat estimates with both its earnings and sales numbers, and the company's shares jumped 8 percent in extended trading.

  • Palm Hangs Up On Retail Stores Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 5:13 PM ET

    Struggling smart phone maker Palm Inc. will shutter all 34 of its retail stores as the company continues to try to find a financial foothold in a sector of technology seeing unprecedented competition.

  • McGraw CEO: Look For Second-Half Bounce Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 5:08 PM ET

    McGraw Hill Companies posted fourth-quarter earnings that missed analysts' expectations by 9 cents per share, as revenue from credit market services tumbled. The diversified information services provider's CEO told CNBC he expects a challenging first half of 2008 -- but with a better performance in the second half.

  • Microsoft Knocks "Financial Cover" Off The Ball Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:45 PM ET

    Microsoft--the world's largest software maker--got a whole lot larger at the end of 2007; the company blowing past Wall Street expectations, and offering up optimistic guidance that could go a long way toward buoying beleaguered equity markets around the world.

  • Sun Micro Profit Nearly Doubles As Margins Climb Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 4:29 PM ET
    Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Sun Microsystems said its fiscal 2008 second-quarter earnings nearly doubled as services revenue increased and its gross margin improved.

  • Microsoft Earnings: They Really Are A "Big" Deal Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 3:52 PM ET

    Microsoft's earnings may be the most anticipated report from the tech sector, and possibly the most anticipated report during the earnings season, and here's why: The company is just as big a deal in this country as it is in Europe, Asia, emerging markets.

  • IPhone Sales Slowdown? I Really Don't Think So Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    I'm skeptical, to say the least, of a report originally in the Chinese language Economic Daily News, and now re-printed by Digitimes detailing an iPhone shipment slowdown by Apple. The story says Apple has lowered its projected shipments of iPhones from 2 million units to around 1 million or 1.2 million for its fiscal second quarter ending march 2008.

  • New Tools Bolster Mac's World Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
    Office 2008 for Mac.

    CNBC Contributor David Pogue explains how new features have the Apple Macintosh on a hot streak.

  • EBay Dodges A Financial Bullet--Sort Of Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 4:42 PM ET

    It could've been much worse, especially in the crazy climate we're seeing on Wall Street. On the day the company announces CEO Meg Whitman's retirement, on a day when there was so much optimism about eBay's fourth quarter earnings, and on a day when the Street finally began to turn things around, eBay beats earnings expectations on the top and bottom lines

  • Google Plunges: So Just What's Going To Happen Next? Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 2:48 PM ET

    I was going to hold off on a Google earnings preview since it's more than a week away, but after watching the company's shares fall, and fall, and fall some more, it seems like today is a better day to do it.

  • Apple: The LIVE Blog From Tuesday's Earnings Call Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    This is the LIVE blog from Tuesday's Apple earnings conference call. Read it for the first time or re-read again. I had fun doing it and I hope you enjoy reading it.

  • EBay's Earnings Put Internet Sector Under Spotlight Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    eBay is one of the net's four horsemen, ushering in a spate of online earnings after the bell today, and coming a week ahead of Yahoo (next Tuesday); Amazon (next Wednesday); and Google (next Thursday.) So eBay's earnings will put the entire sector under the spotlight.

  • Pogue Extras from Macworld Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 2:57 AM ET

    David Pogue picks some of the more interesting iPod accessories unveiled at this year's Macworld.

  • Texas Instruments reports after the bell, and the company will be forced into Apple Inc.'s shadow, which might be a shame. That's because this company could offer up some surprisingly good news, both in wireless and in flat TV's.

  • Tech Stocks: Opportunity To Buy Or Not? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 10:42 AM ET

    Just some quick thoughts on what started out as a brutal morning, but is "coming back" a little thanks to the Fed's must-do move minutes ago: I heard from many of you over the weekend, and the tone was a little surprising.

  • Intel, AMD Don't See Demand Falling Off Cliff Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 1:51 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    At Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, which together own the market for computer microprocessors, their chief executives had one message for investors this week: "What, me worry?"

  • Apple: Will Shares "Break Out" Over Earnings? Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Apple Inc.'s earnings are always a big-time financial event, but this time, the company's numbers will be followed more closely than ever before. Why? Worries about a recession, concerns over a lackluster holiday shopping season, insecurity about how the company's products are selling.

  • AMD Update: Losses Stemmed But It's Still In The Red Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    It's not often that I'm thrown for a loop when a company reports earnings. But when the headline number from Advanced Micro Devices crossed the wires as a loss of $3.06 a share, my eyes nearly popped. Where's the charge coming from? What's the problem here? What did we all miss?

  • IBM Boosts 2008 Outlook; Shares Jump Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    IBM on Thursday forecast 2008 earnings well ahead of Wall Street expectations after results showing a strong international performance, and its shares jumped 5 percent.

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