John Paczkowski

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Microsoft, Yahoo: So Close, and Yet So Far

Well, look who missed analysts’ expectations by a penny. Microsoft. Though the company Thursday reported 18 percent in revenue growth and 21-percent growth in earnings for its fourth quarter, its 32-percent growth in per-share earnings didn’t quite meet Wall Street expectations. Investors wanted per-share earnings of 47 cents. Microsoft (MSFT) gave them 46 cents.

The one-cent discrepancy has played havoc with the company’s share price, knocking it down to near-Yahoo (YHOO) levels. “Clearly, we’re disappointed that our strong financial results are not reflected in our stock price,” Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell told financial analysts during the company’s earnings conference call. “The 18-percent revenue growth rate represents our fastest growth in over a decade [and] we’re confident we can continue to produce double-digit growth.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus