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Maybe while Occupy Wall Street is busy tidying up the world it might want to take on the silliness of “expectations,” those hurdles companies are supposed to leap over because Wall Street guesstimates they should. “Expectations” constantly cost billions of dollars. They cost Apple ...
Alibaba is interested in buying Yahoo, which owns 43% of the big closely held Chinese Internet house. Alibaba chairman Jack Ma, who plans to spend the next year in the states, was refreshingly blunt about his interest last Friday at a China 2.0 event at Stanford University where he...
Apple watchers are now pretty convinced that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 next Tuesday since it sent the press a very pointed invitation to “talk iPhone” on its Cupertino campus. Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook is expected to usher the widget out. Reports continue to claim the thing won’t b...
Billionaire hedge fund trader Raj Rajaratnam, 54, convicted of making millions on insider trades, lost a bid Tuesday to have his 14-count conviction for securities fraud and conspiracy overturned. His lawyers claimed the evidence presented at trial was insufficient for a conviction...
T-Mobile is supposed to start selling Dell’s seven-inch Tegra 2-based Android 2.2 Streak 7 tablet on Wednesday for $250 less a $50 mail rebate plus a two-year contract, which makes it cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Dell device, a follow-on to Dell’s five-inch Streak, will...
The Google boys are growing up. They’re bouncing their adult supervisor. CEO Eric Schmidt, who twittered “day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!,” will cede his title to Google co-founder and president of products Larry Page on April 4, the company said in a surprise annou...
Apple has been teasing everybody all day with a message on its web site that reads: “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes.” The Wall Street Journal late Monday claimed it had cracked the code and...
HP has started rolling out a new series of printers priced from $99 to $300 with a feature that’s never been seen before. They each have their own personal e-mail address. And provided they’re blessed with their own Internet connection they won’t have to be connected to a PC with th...
IBM is going to buy Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. It is one of IBM’s pricier acquisitions since it took over Cognos for $4.3 billion three years ago. IBM, which wants to double its earnings in the next five years, is currently on a software acquisi...
Huddle, the three-year-old UK cloud collaboration start-up, has closed a $10.2 million B round from Matrix Partners and existing investors Eden Ventures and Huddle chairman Charles McGregor. Huddle, which recently went cash flow positive, according to co-founder Andy McLoughlin, ha...
The widgetry was meant to get its Jobs-loathed Flash past Apple’s border guards but Apple caught them at it and declared the stuff contraband in its latest Apple Developer Program License Agreement, revised right before Adobe announced CS5. Ouch! The license forbids developers to u...
Alteva, Broadcore, Callis Communications, Consolidated Technologies Inc, IPFone, SimpleSignal, Stage 2 Networks and Telesphere have formed the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA) to drive development and adoption of the first nation-wide high-definition enterprise voice and data networ...