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  • Google under pressure ahead of earnings

    Google is reporting earnings after the bell Tuesday and all eyes will be on the search giant's expenses as it transitions deeper into other markets.

    Last year, Google (GOOG) completed its biggest acquisition ever, when it paid $12.5 billion for Motorola Mobility. That deal gave Google access to more than 17,000 patents that will help keep lawsuits from Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) at bay.

    Gaining Motorola also opened a window into MORE

    - Jan 22, 2013 11:59 AM ET
  • Microsoft: 'Air ball' of a tech stock

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Just call Microsoft the Seattle Not-So SuperSonics.

    Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer is part of a group that may buy the NBA's Sacramento Kings and bring professional basketball back to the Emerald City. But hoops-starved fans MORE

    - Jan 10, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • Special dividends: Big waste of cash for tech

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, and Abbott Laboratories, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Apple (AAPL) has more than $120 billion in cash.  Microsoft (MSFT) is sitting on $66.6 billion. And Cisco Systems (CSCO) has $45 billion in "caysh." So will any of these firms join the latest craze that's MORE

    - Dec 4, 2012 1:25 PM ET
  • Sinofsky's departure 'a clear blow' to Microsoft

    Microsoft stock could remain under pressure as investors consider the ramifications of Windows chief Steven Sinofsky's sudden departure from the company after more than 20 years of service.

    Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) dropped more than 5% early Tuesday to $26.75, the lowest level since January. By the afternoon, the stock pared some of the losses, but was still down about 3%.

    Sinofsky's exit came as a surprise, coming just two weeks after Microsoft's launch of MORE

    - Nov 13, 2012 1:19 PM ET
  • AOL's stock soars on earnings

    It's the 21st century, and AOL's stock is soaring. And no -- those two facts are not mutually exclusive.

    Shares of AOL (AOL), an Internet pioneer way back in the 1990s, spiked more than 15% Tuesday after the online content provider announced third-quarter revenues and earnings that beat analyst forecasts.

    Investors are continuing to place bets that AOL will not only stop its internal bleeding but that a turnaround is afoot. MORE

    - Nov 6, 2012 12:31 PM ET
  • Microsoft's Steve Ballmer may have to watch his back

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, and Abbott Laboratories, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Shares of Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) are trading near their all-time highs. Microsoft? Not so much. The stock is more than 50% below its peak price from late 1999.

    That's why some investors are growing increasingly MORE

    - Oct 18, 2012 5:00 PM ET
  • Don't panic! No worms in Apple stock

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, and Abbott Laboratories, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Apple (AAPL) has taken a bit of a stumble on Wall Street lately. Now, investors need to figure out whether it's a great buying opportunity or if this is the beginning of the end of Apple's MORE

    - Oct 9, 2012 4:00 PM ET
  • RIM's Monty Python moment: I'm not dead!

    You'd think people would avoid a company that's losing money and reporting massive declines in revenue like the plague. But Research in Motion (RIMM), maker of the not as popular as it used to be BlackBerry smartphone, surged nearly 13% Friday morning even though RIM posted a big quarterly loss and more than 30% drop in sales.

    The reason? Like the disease-infested peasant in "Monty Python & The Holy Grail," RIM MORE

    - Sep 28, 2012 2:03 PM ET
  • iPhlop? Apple down 6% from all-time high

    Apple's iPhone 5 has well-documented glitches with the new map application. Investors have a navigation issue to contend with as well: They haven't been able to find a $700 stock price lately.

    Shares of Apple (AAPL) fell more than 1% Wednesday, extending a week-long slide for the stock. Since Apple hit an all-time high of $705.07 on Friday, the day that the iPhone 5 went on sale, the stock has slid MORE

    - Sep 26, 2012 1:09 PM ET
  • Pandora plunges on Apple radio reports

    If you have an Elton John channel on Pandora (P), an appropriate song to be streamed today would be Sad Songs (Say So Much). "Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain."

    Shares of Pandora plunged more than 17% Friday following multiple reports that Apple (AAPL) was looking to launch its own streaming radio service. Fortune's Apple 2.0 blogger Philip Elmer-DeWitt has more on the radio MORE

    - Sep 7, 2012 12:12 PM ET
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