STEVE BALLMER

Technology Earnings Preview: 5 Things to Watch

A handful of technology leaders – IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Google and Apple – are all scheduled to report quarterly earnings over the next week. Here are five things to watch when the numbers come out because they may indicate prospects for 2012.

Plodding PC Sales Weigh Down Microsoft Profit

Microsoft Corp. is starting the new year much as it did the one just ended - grappling with weak computer sales tearing a hole in its core Windows business, while it gropes its way slowly into the faster-growing mobile phone and tablet markets.

Plodding PC sales weigh down Microsoft profit

Microsoft Corp is starting the new year much as it did the one just ended - grappling with weak computer sales tearing a hole in its core Windows business, while it gropes its way slowly into the faster-growing mobile phone and tablet markets.

Plodding PC sales weigh down Microsoft profit

Microsoft Corp is starting the new year much as it did the one just ended - grappling with weak computer sales tearing a hole in its core Windows business, while it gropes its way slowly into the faster-growing mobile phone and tablet markets.

CES 2012 -- Danger Signals for U.S. Competitiveness

Now that 153,000 people have exhausted themselves at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, an American visitor can't help thinking that the future of electronics is in Asia, not California's Silicon Valley or Texas.

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CES: AT&T promises 8 new high-speed devices

AT&T Inc announced plans to launch seven new smartphones and a tablet computer early this year for a new wireless network it is building, in an effort to catch up with bigger rival Verizon Wireless in high-speed wireless services.
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Technology Focus: It's About Transformation, Not Just Fun

The $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry is about to begin its annual winter extravaganza in Las Vegas, where the latest toys, gadgets, smartphones, video games, TVs, cameras, tablets and laptops will be unveiled - some not to be available until late in 2012.
Show-goers pass by the Dolby booth during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Technology Focus: Consumer Electronics Has More Consequences Than Fun

The $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry is about to began its annual winter extravaganza in Las Vegas where the latest toys, gadgets, smartphones, video games, TVs, cameras and laptops will be unveiled – some not to be available until late in 2012.The real story may be in improving people's lives.
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