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Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding

Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history.<p>Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system is accelerating the collapse, says IDC. The new tile-interface is …

Associated Press News

Soros and other top hedgies now love Google more than Apple

For a long time, hedge funds roped themselves to Apple and rode its remarkable rise higher. It was almost like they <i>had</i> to own it. The stock had such a large weight in stock market indexes, the so-called smart money risked severe under-performance by opting not to own the electronics giant. But as …

Hedge Funds

Cisco Is Still Cheap And Worth $27

Cisco announced a strong set of Q3 FY2013 results May 15, sending the stock up by around 10% in after-hours trading. Revenues increased by more than 5% over the same period last year, and operating profits grew at a faster 7% rate for the sixth quarter in a row. The biggest relief for Cisco’s …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Google Glass

Big International Social Networks Are Closing In On Facebook

It lost users.<p>While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown.<p>After years of double-digit expansion, …

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Has Scheduled A Mysterious Press Conference For Monday

The press conference was first tweeted by CNBC, and confirmed by other publications.<p>Obviously, some people think that Mayer will announce that Yahoo is buying Tumblr for as much as $1.1 billion. Word has been circling that the deal that may get approved as soon as Sunday night, according to …

Italy coalition: Thousands rally in Rome against cuts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979456_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534422070_1fd063c4e31b78d3948aaad54676c4bc<p><b>About 100,000 protesters, led by trade unionists, have rallied in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.</b><p>Wielding …

Russian Official Names CIA Station Chief In Moscow

Breaching protocol, a Russian official let a name slip during an interview with Interfax, the state news agency.<p>The interview was with a representative of the FSB, the Russian security agency, and the name he made public was of the person Russia believes is the CIA station chief in Moscow.<p><i>The</i> …

Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

8 Takeaways from the 2nd Round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs

Now that the second round of the 2013 NBA playoffs is in the books, there are four teams left to fight for a ring and twice that many lessons to take away from the semifinal series that just came to a close.<p>The Indiana Pacers proved that defense counts for an awful lot, especially when there's a …

Time for New York Knicks to Start Over After 2nd-Round Loss to Indiana Pacers?

After falling to the Indiana Pacers 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it's clear that the New York Knicks lacked the firepower and the wherewithal to make a championship run this spring.<p>A mountain of pressure was put on Carmelo Anthony to carry the club, especially in this physical …

Lance Stephenson leads way as Pacers knock out Knicks

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana spent the entire season perfecting its defense.<p>On Saturday, it produced the biggest payoff for the Pacers in nearly a …

Basketball

What's Klay Thompson's Ceiling for the Golden State Warriors?

Klay Thompson has been everything that the Golden State Warriors could have asked for.<p>He came into the league primarily known as a shooter, but in just two short seasons, he has developed a solid all-around game and turned himself into a complete player.<p>His stroke is still his trademark, and he can …