John Paczkowski

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Unlike Fed, Microsoft and HP Have No Debt and Billions in Cash

Looks like this period of “rapid and profound change” on Wall Street hasn’t much fazed Microsoft (MSFT) and Hewlett Packard (HPQ). This morning Microsoft’s board authorized a new five-year $40 billion share buyback plan and an 18 percent dividend boost. Meanwhile, HP said its board had approved the repurchase of $8 billion in company stock.

Announced before the bell, the plans had a mixed effect on investors. In Microsoft’s case they pushed the company’s shares up nearly 4 percent in early trading. HP shares gained 1.6 percent before starting to head back down.


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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work