Arik Hesseldahl

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IBM Shows Its Earnings Muscle

If there were any doubts that IBM could continue to maintain its earnings power, they were allayed today. Big Blue is just now out with its Q2 results, and it beat the consensus estimates handily.

Earnings were $3.09 per share versus the consensus $3.03, while revenue was $26.67 billion compared to the street’s $25.35 billion. It also raised its guidance for fiscal 2011, saying it expects to earn $13.25, up from the previous estimate of $13.15.

More as I go through the numbers.


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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