At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, on its long-term strategy to battle Google in the search market.
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The Dow is down just 28 points, to 10,993, as this gets typed at midday Friday. Maybe everyone who wanted to head to the exits already has.
The uncertainty surrounding the economy is starting to impact brand names that have become synonymous with online holiday shopping - notably Amazon. Lazard Capital analyst Colin Sebastian lowered estimates for Amazon's Q3, FY 2008 and FY 2009 this morning, noting in an investor's report that, despite its gains in e-commerce market share, it is not immune to the current slowdown.
An analyst trimmed revenue estimates for Yahoo this morning, noting some of the factors that seems to be bringing the company down with no relief in sight. Collins Stewart analyst Sandeep Aggarwal said in a research note that he believes Yahoo has been hurt more seriously by the weak ad display market, that the Google-Yahoo ad deal has only a 50 percent probability of a positive outcome and the restructuring actions - such as the hiring of consultants Bain & Co.
Apple reportedly plans to build 14 million to 15 million iPhone 3Gs from a previous target of 18 million for 2008, according to a report from Pacific Crest.Citing "supply chain channel checks" Apple's is cutting its iPhone 3G buildout.
Will your computer science degree be replaced by a Web sciences one? It might as academics are increasingly dabbling with the study of the Web, but first a workable definition is needed.
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Updated: Research in Motion's second quarter results fell short of estimates and the third quarter outlook was weaker than expected too.RIM said Thursday (statement) that it reported net income of $495.
Visa said Thursday that it will develop applications for Android and Nokia phones with mobile payment systems planned for the latter.First up, the company said Chase Visa cardholders could get notifications about transaction activity on Android phones (statement).
Lawmakers in Washington took a break from dealing with the economy this morning to examine one piece of controversial technology that big companies are quickly distancing themselves from - Deep Packet Inspection. The technology, which allows deep granular analysis of network traffic, grabbed the attention of privacy advocates when it was revealed that Internet Service Providers were interested in DPI as a means of delivering targeted advertising at their customers.