John Paczkowski

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Alms for Palm?

“We’re working through an undeniably difficult period.” That’s what Palm CEO Ed Colligan had to say about the company’s second-quarter earnings today. An honest admission, but something of a euphemism given Palm’s abysmal financial performance this quarter. After market close, the handset maker reported its sixth consecutive loss–$506.2 million, a dramatic increase from the $8.85 million it lost during the same period last year. Weighing heavily on the company’s bottom line: the global recession and customer attrition. More and more Palm users these days are opting for iPhones and BlackBerrys instead of Treos and Centros. Palm delivered 13 percent fewer smartphones in the quarter.

Palm’s (PALM) flaccid second-quarter performance comes in stark contrast to that of Research In Motion, which beat estimates for its fiscal third quarter and offered up a stronger-than-anticipated forecast for its fourth.

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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