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  • Apple to shareholders: Vote Icahn off Buyback Island

    Apple urged shareholders to vote against a proposal by investment agitator Carl Icahn, who wants Apple to buy back an additional $50 billion in stock over the next nine months to boost the share price, according to a Friday filing with U.S. regulators.

    Written by Gregg Keizer28 Dec. 13 15:14
  • As Unix fades away from data centers, it's unclear what's next

    Gartner says that its clients have started planning to migrate from Unix. For some of them, it may take two or three years, and for others, five years. A few may still be running Unix 10 years from now, but nonetheless, Gartner believes the operating system is on a path to insignificance.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau12 Dec. 13 18:54
  • Gates talks CEO search, but reveals zip

    Anyone looking for clues from Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting about who will next lead the technology firm came away disappointed.

    Written by Gregg Keizer20 Nov. 13 12:22
  • Microsoft CEO search enters endgame

    Microsoft's search for a new CEO is entering its endgame, according to a report by Bloomberg.

    Written by Gregg Keizer18 Nov. 13 11:41
  • Microsoft culls list of CEO candidates

    Microsoft has shortened its list of CEO candidates to a minimum of eight, including five outsiders and three current executives, according to the Reuters news service.

    Written by Gregg Keizer06 Nov. 13 17:17
  • Tech spending slows, thanks to Congress

    Forrester Research has lowered its projection for tech spending growth this year from 5.7% to 3.9%, and it attributes the slowdown mostly to moves in Congress.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Nov. 13 10:06
  • Icahn turns up heat on Apple, hints at proxy fight over $150B buyback

    Billionaire trading activist and agitator Carl Icahn is turning the heat up on Apple, saying he would "test the waters" with a proxy fight if the company's board doesn't yield to his demand for an historic US$150 billion stock buyback.

    Written by Gregg Keizer25 Oct. 13 17:34
  • Ballmer touts 'value' in final shareholder letter

    In his last letter to shareholders before retiring, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the company's ongoing transformation to a 'devices-and-services' company and its continued reliance on enterprise sales to generate revenue.

    Written by Gregg Keizer21 Oct. 13 10:04
  • Nike sprints from offshore to onshore developers

    With its apps, sensors and devices, Nike is increasingly becoming a technology company. It's found the best development teams come from onshore, not offshore, outsourcers.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 Oct. 13 10:11
  • Gartner warns of vendor upheaval in technology shift

    At its big IT conference here this week, Gartner analysts put what everyone knows into a milkshake, gave it a good shake, and then used its conclusions to scare its audience of IT professionals and vendors.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau07 Oct. 13 18:36