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  • Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Earnings Tell Very Different Tales

    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all recently announced their latest earnings, and the reports highlight profound differences in each of the platforms, as well as unique future opportunities. The companies, operators of three of the world's largest and most popular social networks, may be competitors, but when you enter their walled gardens the purpose and intent is increasingly varied.

    Written by Matt Kapko12 Nov. 14 02:41
  • SAP lays out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront

    SAP's strategy event for the investment community on Tuesday offered few major surprises to anyone who's been closely monitoring the software vendor lately, but did serve to cement the company's future direction for product development, growth and customer retention. Here's a look at some of the highlights of the event.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Feb. 14 22:20
  • Oracle's Q2: What to expect

    Oracle is gearing up to report its second-quarter earnings Wednesday and given the restrained expectations CFO Sandra Katz earlier set for key areas such as software revenue, Oracle's results are sure to come under even more scrutiny than the tech bellwether already gets.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Dec. 13 20:20
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51
  • SAP's Q2: The hot topics

    SAP is set to release its second-quarter results on Thursday, and as usual market watchers will be paying close attention given the vendor's bellwether status within the enterprise software market.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 July 13 20:29
  • Apple confident about iPad Mini despite low margins

    Six months after its launch, the iPad Mini is a drain on Apple's profits, but the company is willing to endure the financial strain as long as it can sell more iPads, analysts said.

    Written by Agam Shah24 April 13 20:19
  • Questions SAP should answer during its Q4 earnings call

    As it has in the past, SAP spilled the beans a bit early on its fourth-quarter and year-end performance with the release of preliminary results last week. Now the vendor is about to do a full announcement along with the usual conference calls with press and analysts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus22 Jan. 13 18:42
  • Six questions raised by Oracle's Q2 earnings announcement

    Oracle's second-quarter earnings announcement beat expectations in some respects, but also raised a number of interesting and in some cases, unanswered questions. Here's a look.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Dec. 12 22:43
  • HP-Autonomy fraud allegations fallout: The winners and losers

    Hewlett-Packard's bombshell revelation that it would take a US$8.8 billion non-cash writedown after allegedly discovering major accounting fraud related to its Autonomy business unit has rocked the tech world.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Nov. 12 19:40
  • Four takeaways from Cisco's Q1

    Four things are clear from Cisco’s better-than-expected Q1 FY 2013 results:

    Written by Jim Duffy15 Nov. 12 01:50
  • Zuckerberg dazzles Wall Street with Q3 mobile progress

    Facebook, which had been in the doghouse with Wall Street since it went public, wowed investors with its third-quarter report on Tuesday, in particular with its improvements and early results in the crucial mobile market.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 Oct. 12 04:33
  • Microsoft's revenue: Redmond can't outrun the recession

    In the financial quarter that just ended, arguably one of its most important quarters ever, Microsoft had a chance to bounce back after an unprecedented year-over-year revenue drop last quarter.

    Written by Shane O'Neill25 July 09 04:36
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