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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik