Cisco Probably Took a Hit From the Federal Shutdown

October is probably the worst time of the year for the government to shut down, if you’re Cisco Systems.
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MarissaTV, the Yahoo Q3 News — If It Bleeds, It Definitely Does Not Lead

At least CEO Marissa Mayer impresses in her second video performance.
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Alibaba Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving to Yahoo — Once Again

Time to send flowers to the Chinese Internet juggernaut for the assist.
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Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter

No surprise, which should not be a surprise.
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Microsoft Q4 Earnings: A Surfeit of Surfaces and the Post-PC Era = Trouble

How can I put this delicately? Ouch.
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After Zynga Confirms 18 Percent Layoffs, It Lowers Guidance in All-In Mobile Move

More tough choices for the troubled gaming company.
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I’m Still Here: Stock Soars as Groupon Shows Stronger-Than-Expected Q1 Revenue

On the other hand, I could use a nice cup of hot growth.
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Oracle Blames Third-Quarter Miss on Sales Execution

Also, chatter about Hurd may be weighing things down a bit.
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Gets a Million-Dollar Bonus After Six Months on the Job

With stock up since she arrived, it’s probably a bargain to investors.
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Hall Pass: Yahoo Meets Lackluster Expectations in Third Quarter, As Investors Focus on Mayer’s Plans for What’s Next

Investors turn their lonely eyes to Marissa’s plan for revival.
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