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  • 2013 is Shaping Up as a Turnaround Year for Finisar

    By Greg Slabodkin - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: FNSR, JDSU

    On the surface of it, things at telecommunication-equipment provider Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) are not great. Finisar's fiscal second-quarter earnings, reported on Dec. 5, fell 95% from the same quarter a year earlier. In addition, investors have taken a hit, with the stock down about 20% this year.

    As the second-largest fiber optic equipment maker behind JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU), Finisar has seen its bottom line weaken over a stretch more »

  • Nokia Q4 results will quiet skeptics on Lumia 920 sales

    By Greg Slabodkin - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: T, MSFT, NOK, VZ

    Every party has a pooper; or to borrow another phrase, someone who feels the need to rain on a parade. In the case of Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and some recently encouraging reports about sales of its new Lumia 920 smartphone,   Pacific Crest’s James Faucette has joined a small list of bearish analysts on Nokia’s Lumia 920 fourth quarter sales that could best be described in the immortal words more »

  • Time to Get on the Health IT Train

    By Greg Slabodkin - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: MDRX, CERN, MCK

    There’s a revolution going on in healthcare these days, and I don’t mean Obamacare. While information technology has become ubiquitous in our everyday lives, the healthcare industry has traditionally been slow to adopt IT. Thankfully, that is beginning to change.

    Although Obamacare contains some important health IT provisions, arguably President Obama’s most significant contribution to health IT during his first term was signing into law the 2009 more »

  • Nokia's Lumia 920 Pulls in Strong Numbers and a China Deal

    By Greg Slabodkin - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, NOK

    All in all, this has been a very good week for Nokia (NYSE: NOK), following last week's comments from RBC that noted better cash position and encouraging new device demand for the Finnish smartphone maker's Lumia 920, which runs on the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. Stats released on Monday from mobile firm AdDuplex showed Nokia's Lumia 920 to be the most popular Windows Phone 8 more »

  • Can Galaxy S3 Mini or Nokia Lumia 920 Steal Apple's Thunder?

    By Greg Slabodkin - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, NOK, ERIC

    Since its launch in September, sales of the iPhone 5 from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have been nothing short of staggering. So much so, in fact, that Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group is having trouble meeting the tremendous worldwide demand for the devices, according to a Reuters article.

    Might this be an opportunity for Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini or Nokia’s Lumia 920 to steal Apple’s thunder more »