technology stocks

Some Big-Name Tech Stocks Look Temptingly Cheap

In this uncertain market, investors are shying away from the usually risky techs, but that has left several promising companies with low valuations. Here's a look at some of the top names in tech that could offer a rare opportunity.

AMD's Earnings Follow Intel, With a Solid 45% Jump

Not to be shown up by rival Intel's (INTC) blockbuster earnings this week, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Thursday reported a second-quarter 45% net income increase. The chipmaker's strong earnings signals a return to the product demand for PCs and services, and overall technology spending.

With Businesses Buying PCs Again, Dell Could Prosper

After PC buying stalled during the recession, it's time again to replace those old machines. Such buying kicked in during the second quarter, and it's buoying expectations that Dell's sales and earnings growth will regain badly needed vigor.

Microsoft May Make New Round of Job Cuts

Microsoft may make a new round of job cuts, according to Seattle technology news site Tech Flash. The technology giant may axe workers as soon as tomorrow, Tech Flash reported without naming its sources. The company often adjusts its product teams at the start of the new fiscal year.

Stumbling Venture Capital Harms Startups

A lot more money could be flowing to promising startups. But it's not because some investors are disgruntled about VC's high risk, low returns, and scarcity of ways to cash out. And in the absence of a new wave of big tech innovation, investors have little incentive to part with their cash.

The Tough Choice Facing SAP's New Leaders

With results lagging, the software giant just replaced its CEO. That could mean a hard look at costs might be unavoidable because expenses are way out of line compared to those of rivals such as Microsoft and Google. And that means layoffs may be looming.

The Tech Sector May Be Getting Its Mojo Back

Cisco's positive earnings reflected a broader good news story among technology companies, which seem to be enjoying a recovery. During the second quarter, the networking gear maker's revenue climbed to $9.8 billion -- up 8% from the year-ago quarter. But will the tech rebound last?

A Fog Surrounds Amazon's 'Cloud Computing' Effort

For the past few years, the Amazon Web Services unit, which allows other companies to rent Amazon's tech infrastructure, has been a major business. Too bad nobody knows how much it earns, or how much Amazon spends on it. Why won't the online giant say?

Back to 14,000 for the Dow?

%u201CWe will hit 14,000, perhaps not in a year, but probably in a couple of years,%u201D says Robert Doll, vice chairman and global chief investment officer at BlackRock, one of the world%u2019s largest asset management companies. Here's his thinking.