Symantec's fiscal third and fourth quarter results will fall short of expectations because of a combination of factors: --Weak performance in the company's data center management business, notable the company acquired when it bought Veritas;--Higher deferrals of enterprise maintenance contracts;--And higher costs from "the implementation of our new ERP system.
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When AMD issued a profit warning last week due to pricing pressure, Intel watchers could take it two ways:--Intel is kicking the snot out of AMD;--Or there's a price war that'll hurt both parties.We'll get more color on whether Intel had any price war wounds when it reports its fourth quarter results later today.
Notable headlines:Can HP fool Moore's Law?Microsoft to offer Vista ‘Family Pack’ discount for Ultimate users.
Todd Bishop has come up with a new way to look at the keynotes from CES and Macworld. For the recent keynotes by Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Todd, a Seattle PI tech reporter and blogger, ran the speeches through a tag cloud generator, ranking commonly used words, and more interestingly with UsingEnglish.
Worth reading: I have been following Charles Simonyi's adventures in programming for many years. Charles is considered the father of Microsoft Word and the architect of Microsoft Office.
In a Newsweek interview with Steven Levy, Steve Jobs said:"You don’t want your phone to be an open platform. You need it to work when you need it to work.
It's 12:30 AM on the east coast and I can't help but wonder what's going on on the West Coast. Both Salesforce.
Video: On Thursday I went with our video crew to Macworld Expo to get some perspectives on whether the iPhone will revolutionize or reinvent the phone as Steve Jobs predicted in his keynote. We talk to some show attendees and Apple watcher Tim Bajarin, president of market analyst firm Creative Strategies, who offers his analysis after spending some time using the iPhone, which won't get into users' hands until June via Cingular, according to Apple.
For your viewing pleasure, we've collected more than 20 videos from David's visit to CES. He covers everything Wi-Fi rabbits and tasers to ultra mobile PCs and large LCD and plasma displays.
Lost amid the hoopla surrounding Macworld and iPhone has been a bevy of gadgets highlighted by David Berlind in the Testbed at CES. Here are some of my favorites:Samsung releases solid state ultra-mobile Q1 with no moving parts.