John Paczkowski

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Recession Special Earnings at Applied Materials

Given this morning’s morbid 2008 sales report from the Semiconductor Industry Association, the fact that chip equipment supplier Applied Materials (AMAT) lowered guidance for its first quarter is hardly surprising. Applied slashed its earnings forecast today, saying it expects sales for Q1 to suffer. thanks to the “deteriorating financial condition” of its customers.

More ominously, the company said it’s planning further cost-reduction efforts, “including shutdowns and additional restructuring activities, as appropriate for the unprecedented business conditions.” While not entirely unexpected, such “activities”–presumably layoffs–would be an ugly blow to a workforce steeling itself for the up to 1800 job cuts Applied already plans to make in 2009.

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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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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