John Paczkowski

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So Much for Those October "Lows"…

Concerns that the econalypse will last longer than expected inspired a nasty market selloff Wednesday, one that kicked tech’s ass all the way back to April 2003.

The Nasdaq gave up nearly 97 points, falling 6.5 percent to 1,386, its lowest close in five years. And it dragged a host of tech issues down into the mud along with it. Leading the downward charge was Yahoo (YHOO), whose shares plummeted nearly 21 percent to close at $9.14, their lowest price in about six years. Declining right along with it were shares of Google (GOOG), which slipped nearly six percent to close at $280.18. Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Intel (INTC), eBay (EBAY) and Amazon (AMZN) didn’t fare much better. Their shares all closed down at least four percent. Quite a bloodbath. The carnage in charts, below (click for the larger image):


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