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  • Amazon's 'Strong' Quarter, Weak Margins Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Talk about a mixed picture from online retailer Amazon.com. On its surface, Amazon tells a major success story, especially in the face of an economic slowdown and worries of recession. The company meets the Street with 48 cents a share, but blows past revenue

  • Amazon Earnings: Will They Spark Company Shares? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    This has been a wild ride for Amazon shareholders these last few months, touching $100 a share at the end of October, sliding into the $70s a few weeks later, tickling $100 a again just a few weeks ago, and now languishing back at $70 a share once again. Yuck.

  • Yahoo Disappoints; Layoffs Loom Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Yahoo's after-market reaction to the company's earnings news says it all: Yahoo down 8 percent and you gotta wonder just how bad this news is going to get before it gets any better. IF it gets any better. Stunning for a company that says today it enjoys 2 BILLION page views A MONTH in the U.S. alone.

  • New Gadget Could Make Music Social Again Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 11:30 AM ET

    Remember the days when you sat in a room with your friends and listened to music together? It seems almost no one shares that experience anymore, plugged into their own device. But a new gadget called miShare could change all of that, making music part of social networking again.

  • If you think your portfolio has taken a hit since the beginning of the year, consider Steve Jobs and his stake in Apple: He's down $377 million and change since Jan. 1, so if anyone knows the magnitude of Apple's steep--and some say overdone--decline since then, it's the mercurial Apple chief.

  • Yahoo

    Yahoo is a mess. A simple, but stunning statement when you're talking about the web's most popular destination. Read that again--the web's most popular destination. More people visit Yahoo on a monthly basis than any other web site

  • Microsoft Recession Proof? Could Be! Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 7:22 PM ET
    Microsoft

    If you believe the media -- and you should, every word ;)  -- you'd think this nation was spiraling toward recession. But it's not necessarily so. Take Microsoft as an example...

  • Microsoft Ready To Challenge Google? Yahoo? Both? Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 11:32 AM ET

    If the entertainment and device division performance by Microsoft in its second quarter was a surprise, the company's online business growth is a stunner, especially as the company tries to chip away at Google's near total dominance.

  • 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.