Is chip maker Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) holding back some pleasant surprises from us or is it just a plain and simple case of ego-related foolhardiness? That seems to be the most pertinent question to ask as the chip behemoth came out with first quarter earnings figures, when top and bottom lines continued to take a hit, due largely to the slump in the PC industry. In fact, for a company more »
When I had earlier spoken out in favor of Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion’s (NASDAQ: BBRY) prospects in emerging countries, there was a small condition attached – the company had to get the pricing and promotion right. While the promotional part was taken care of, the pricing strategy went horribly wrong.
The shocking price tag
Let’s face it. Blackberry smartphones are still a big draw among young consumers more »
The term consistency has become synonymous with ‘software and database King’ Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), so much so that the company’s performance fails to surprise tech industry watchers these days. With the company reporting revenue and profit for the second quarter that easily beat analyst expectations, it just reaffirms what I mentioned about its cloud-based prospects in my earlier article. The sheer focus of the company on cloud-based software, along more »