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Palm looks to crash the "smartphone" party dominated by iPhone, BlackBerry and the latest by Nokia. It's big-selling $99 Centro could do the trick, says CEO Ed Colligan. Palm aims to change all that. A tall order to be sure, but consider--as Palm CEO Ed Colligan does--that well over a billion handsets will sell globally this year.
What was Steve thinking? I don't pretend to understand the pressures he's under, both physically and professionally, but calling New York Times columnist Joe Nocera with an "off the record" health update was a big mistake, completely unnecessary, and serves only to fan the flames.
Yahoo's second-largest shareholder is considering withholding votes for Chairman Roy Bostock and CEO Jerry Yang as disappointment over the Internet company's decision to shun a merger with Microsoft continues to create a rift among stakeholders, the New York Post reported.
Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was "done," for now, with pursuing Yahoo.
Microsoft will announce plans to expand its relationship with online social network Facebook to provide web search and search advertising, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Here in Redmond, Washington, at Microsoft's global headquarters, the Johnson news is top of mind. Microsoft is preparing to meet with Wall Street at the company's Financial Analyst Meeting. Now, Microsoft will be forced to deviate--in a serious way--from its prepared agenda
But most exciting is "Facebook Connect", which brings Facebook's social connections to sites across the web. Facebook Connect was announced in May, but the details, and the partners were only revealed yesterday.
Facebook is introducing more tools to help the software applications fueling the online hangout's popularity and is promising to intensify its efforts to weed out programs that violate its rules for protecting users' privacy.
Mobile phone chip and technology supplier Qualcomm on Wednesday posted a profit for its fiscal third quarter and revenue rose amid increasing demand for phones with high-speed Web links.
Microsoft said Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of its Windows and Web operations and an instrumental player in the company's failed $47.5 billion bid to buy Yahoo, is leaving the company.
Baidu.com, China's top search engine, said on Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 87% and forecast another surge in revenue, boosted by Internet traffic growth from the Beijing Olympics.
Amazon.com's quarterly net income doubled from a year ago and beat Wall Street targets, though much of the gain was related to the sale of European DVD rental assets, confusing some investors.
Competing missives today from The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times about the latest in the does-he-or-doesn't-he-have-cancer, or is-Apple-lying sweepstakes. If I sound a little flip, my apologies, but the real nuggets of news buried deep within the noise, are getting lost.
Amazon goes through these financial fits and starts quarterly, so the decline investors have suffered these last few months should not come as any major surprise. What they have to ask themselves instead is whether that slide is justified? Or whether it represents some kind of buying opportunity?
It was a rare opportunity indeed, and a classy, stand-up decision by Yahoo President Sue Decker to sit down with me and answer some tough questions following months of wrangling, first with Microsoft, and then Carl Icahn.
The company holds to its 2008 outlook, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. and says it is will continue to look at possible transactions, says CEO Jerry Yang.
Yahoo's numbers don't do much to re-assure investors that this executive team is executing on the strategies CEO Jerry Yang has talked about to improve Yahoo's fundamentals. Add today's earnings to the shareholder agenda at the meeting next week. Investors simply cannot be happy with today's performance.
I posed that question last week after I had been reading about gamblers complaining about bounced checks and being told it was going to take longer to get their money. Here are some responses. I have withheld names from these submissions for obvious reasons.
ComScore has released its first study on internet usage in India. (What took so long? Seems half the internet is RUN in India.) Not surprisingly, internet usage there is growing quickly.
Yahoo may have doused one raging fire this week, settling with Carl Icahn, but there's still another blaze burning: the company's underlying business, and that may take far more effort to put out.