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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Chip stocks in dumper -- again

Chip stocks in dumper -- again

Semiconductor and chip-equipment stocks went a roller coaster ride Monday after several institutional brokers downgraded the stocks because of slower sales in the first half of 1998 and weaker demand for PCs worldwide.But Monday's downgrades didn't have the universal effect one might expect as Xilinx Inc.

December 14, 1997 by in Intel

Drive makers still suffering despite renaissance

Drive makers still suffering despite renaissance

Disk-drive stocks had another rough outing Monday, as plunging profits and intense pricing competition led major brokerage firms to downgrade key stocks.At a time when most technology stocks are suffering through a distinct cooling period, disk-drive companies are taking the brunt of the fall.

November 9, 1997 by in Intel

AMD shares gets whacked

AMD shares gets whacked

It may be the beginning of a new fiscal quarter, but it's the same old song and dance from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.Company officials on Tuesday announced what most analysts had expected for some time.

September 30, 1997 by in Intel