Information Technology


  • Google: It's The Job Numbers That Really Count Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:39 PM ET

    Rather than get bogged down in Google's earnings numbers, which were extraordinary once again, investors and analysts will seize on the company's headcount, and for good reason. The company added a staggering 2,100 employees these past three months, on top of the 1,500 they added last quarter.

  • Sony to Cut Prices on PlayStation 3 Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 10:32 AM ET

    Sony on Thursday cut the price of its PlayStation 3 game console in the U.S. and announced an even cheaper model that will arrive before the holiday shopping season.

  • Tech Earnings Roundup: SAP, eBay and Nokia Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    The tech sector got a lift after SAP, eBay and Nokia met or surpassed Wall Street expectations for quarterly earnings. The companies also raised their outlook for future results.

  • MySpace Opens Up to Outside Developers Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 4:47 AM ET

    News Corp's MySpace, the world's largest online social network, said on Wednesday it will allow outside developers further access to its service to counter the growth of smaller rival Facebook.

  • Ebay Rocks And Investors Roll: Here's Why Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    I can sum up eBay's third quarter earnings numbers in three little letters: w-o-w! The company reports 41 cents a share versus the 33 cents the Street was expecting. True, the 41 cents includes 4 cents in one-time tax benefits, but even without that, the company still beats by 4 pennies.

  • Intel's Third-Quarter Profit, Outlook Tops Forecasts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel posted a 43% increase in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of notebook personal computer microprocessors and its restructuring efforts. Shares  surged after-hours.

  • Apple Caves: iPhone Software Now Open For Biz Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    Steve Jobs has a message for third party software developers who have largely been shut out of the iPhone extravaganza: Call Us Up! In a sharp reversal to an earlier policy, and in an open letter from Jobs posted on Apple's web site, the company is now inviting software developers to create applications for the iPhone that would live on the iPhone's memory and not on the web.

  • ASML Orders Rebound in Third Quarter Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:11 AM ET

    Dutch chip equipment maker ASML said on Wednesday it received orders for 40 machines in the third quarter, broadly in line with average analyst estimates, as bookings rebounded from a second-quarter slump.

  • MySpace, Skype to Offer Calls on Social Network Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 7:07 PM ET

    Top social network site MySpace and Web-calling leader Skype will offer MySpace members free Internet phone services in a bid to expand their user bases while fending off rivals, company officials said on Tuesday.

  • Microsoft Gears for Unified Communications Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    Microsoft said Tuesday it expects its unified communications product - the company's effort to link e-mail, instant messaging and phone systems over Internet networks - to become one of the fastest-growing segments of its $16 billion business division.

  • MySpace Enters Video Deal with Sony Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    MySpace, the world's largest social networking site, said Tuesday it has signed a music video licensing deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment supported by sharing advertising revenue.

  • Yahoo Earnings: What You Should Expect Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 4:02 PM ET

    This will be a giant week for tech stocks and tech investors, beginning with three huge names reporting earnings Tuesday: Yahoo, Intel and IBM. So rather than focus on what these companies HAVE reported, I thought I'd focus on what to expect instead.

  • Intel Earnings: What You Should Expect (Pt 2) Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    Here's part two of my what to expect posts on tech earnings this week: At Intel, a decidedly more upbeat outlook for the world's largest chipmaker Intel: The company took the unusual step of hosting a mid-quarter financial update a few weeks ago, raising its outlook and narrowing its gross margins to a healthy 52%.

  • IBM Earnings: What You Should Expect (Pt 3) Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    Here's part three of my outlook for tech earnings this week: IBM might be the dark horse suitor to step in and snap BEA Systems right out from under Oracle. That could come up on the company's conference call.

  • Nortel Hit With Accounting Fraud Charges Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Nortel Networks will pay $35 million to settle civil charges filed by U.S. regulators that accused the Canadian telecom equipment company of an accounting fraud that helped it meet Wall Street expectations.

  • Al Gore's Ongoing "Internet" Connection Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 1:57 PM ET

    Al Gore is having the kind of dream year that conjures up an image of a man cheated by the gods seven years ago, and those gods have been looking to make good on their mistake ever since. How else do you explain the kind of blockbuster year he's having? Oh sure, the guy's won the Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth."

  • Google Close to Book Deal with Random House Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Random House, the world's biggest book publisher, is considering joining a book-search project run by Google, once considered an arch-enemy by the paper publishing industry.

  • Baidu's Stock Plunges On Lower Revenue Forecast Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 7:05 PM ET
    Receptionist at Baidu.com office

    JPMorgan Thursday said it expected Chinese Web search company Baidu.com to report third-quarter revenue in line with the Wall Street consensus but slightly below the investment bank's own previous target.

  • Stocks Down But Bulls Shouldn't Cry Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 4:16 PM ET

    No love from the stock market today, and frankly, not even the most rabid bulls (and I am bullish) can complain. Think about it: September retail sales was even worse than were thought; many retailers lowered earnings: energy stocks lowered earnings yesterday...

  • Citi Sees Google Bloom Fade, But Are They Right? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 1:02 PM ET

    A week from today, Google will report its third quarter earnings and judging by the booming action in Google shares these past few weeks, it would appear investors are anticipating something truly extraordinary.