A sign of things to come? In its Atlanta stores, AT&T is selling the Acer Aspire One for $49 with a 2-year wireless data plan and DSL signup. Image: Acer
PC retail is in rough shape again, and it's about to get rougher.
Evidence of hardship is everywhere. Hewett-Packard (HPQ), the world's largest computer maker, says it's selling about the same number of computers as a year ago, but getting a lot MOREJon Fortt - May 20, 2009 4:24 PM ET
Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby
Even in these tough economic times, tech giant Cisco offers employees some pretty sweet benefits: Employees can visit on-campus doctors and dietitians, drop off dry cleaning, or get an oil change, and now they can pick the kind of computer they want to use at work.
That's right - Cisco has started letting workers choose from a handful of laptops, including an Apple MacBook Pro. Only don't call MOREJon Fortt - Apr 15, 2009 8:37 AM ET
Since Intel first began cooking up semiconductors, it has taken great pride in its in-house manufacturing chops. If a chip carried the Intel brand, you could be sure it was created in an Intel fab.
Today the pride is the same, but the methods are changing. The Silicon Valley chipmaker on Monday announced a deal that will allow Taiwanese contract manufacturer TSMC to make custom versions of the Atom chip, the MOREJon Fortt - Mar 3, 2009 9:30 AM ET
Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of the Americas and India for Qualcomm, got a lesson on wireless from a Masai warrior. Photo: Qualcomm
While on safari in Kenya recently, Qualcomm executive Peggy Johnson got a fresh sense of how cell phones are changing every corner of the world.
Johnson's guide, a Masai warrior, explained that he grew up in a family of nomads and attended a boarding school during his high school MOREJon Fortt - Feb 27, 2009 12:08 PM ET
By Scott Moritz and Michal Lev-Ram
A solid performance from Nokia (NOK) could be the prescription to elevate the warning-weary mood in the tech sector.
The No.1 mobile phone maker is due to report first-quarter results early Thursday, kicking off the hotly anticipated wireless industry earnings parade. Among the players are No.3 phone shop Motorola (MOT), Verizon Wireless (VZ), Apple (AAPL), AT&T (T) and Sprint (S).
Unlike the worries surrounding other big tech names like MOREsmoritz - Apr 16, 2008 8:10 AM ET
By Scott Martin
Novatel's big miss (NVTL) offers a glimpse of how slumping tech spending can pinch a weak player.
The wireless modem maker warned Monday that first-quarter sales came in below its target. Revenue was $91 million, or 9% below its previous forecast. Novatel will release its disclose its full earnings for the quarter on May 1.
Novatel blamed a product glitch for delays in its supplies of USB devices to a MOREsmoritz - Apr 15, 2008 11:16 AM ET
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