Larry Barrett

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Larry Barrett is a freelance journalist and blogger who has covered the information technology and business sectors for more than 15 years. Most recently, he served as the online news editor for 1105 Media's Office Technology Group and as the online managing editor for SourceMedia's Investment Advisory Group publications Financial Planning, On Wall Street and Bank Investment Consultant. He was also a senior writer and editor at Ziff Davis Media's Baseline Magazine, winner of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and ZDNet. In addition, he's served as a senior writer and editor at prominent technology and business websites including CNET, InternetNews.com, Multichannel News and the San Jose Business Journal.

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Tech shares exit week on up note

Tech shares exit week on up note

Investors shrugged off news Friday that unemployment hit its lowest level in 25 years in November to push the broader markets up, capping a strong week that brought the Dow Jones industrial average within 100 points of its all-time high.The Dow gained 98.

December 4, 1997 by in Dell

Dell's Web machine

Dell's Web machine

After Dell Computer Corp. posted better-than-expected sales and earnings in its third quarter Monday, officials gave a lot of the credit to the PC maker's aggressive direct sales and marketing campaign via the Internet.

November 23, 1997 by in Dell

Wall Street cuts tech ratings

Wall Street cuts tech ratings

Analyst downgrades of high-profile computer companies and another rocky day of trading in Hong Kong hit major technology issues hard Thursday, cutting the NASDAQ Composite Index 8.42 points to 1594.

October 29, 1997 by in Dell

Worst Dow point loss in history

Worst Dow point loss in history

The party officially came to an end Monday for technology investors as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ Composite Index both suffered their worst one-day point loss in history.More instability on Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and unprecedented selling gripped Wall Street, forcing the Dow down 554.

October 28, 1997 by in Dell