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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald