A Techie’s Guide to the Future of Tech Stocks: Microsoft

This is part of my series on Tech Stocks. So far I’ve covered Amazon and Apple. Next on the list – Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). This article is also available at The Motley Fool. Windows 8 has generally been positively reviewed on touchscreen devices (Windows Phones and the Surface Tablet). The new breed of Windows Phone…

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A Techie’s Guide to the Future of Tech Stocks: Amazon

See my Apple coverage here. This article is also available at The Motley Fool. There are very few companies that are as universally loved as Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) by both consumers and investors. The consumer love is much deserved – getting amongst the best, if not the best prices on everything you can think of…

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A Techie’s Guide To The Future Of Tech Stocks: Apple

As a developer who constantly works with technology, I follow all the happenings in the tech world, especially the mobile world. I also follow the major players’ stocks and I look at them from the perspective of both an advanced user who often needs to support these devices and an investor. With this series of…

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A Netbook (?) from Apple

I’ve been following the Apple “Back to Mac” event live on blogs and news sites and just saw the new 11.6″  Macbook Air. It is a small notebook and starts at $999 – which is the price of the current lowest end Macbook. So it meets my definition of netbook – a small and light…

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Intel Buys McAfee, Why?

Let’s start with the disclaimer that I own Intel Stock. After this acquisition, which I will try to fathom as I write this post, the stock is back down below the dismal level I bought it at. When I bought the stock it was with the thinking that “it can’t go lower than this” and…

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Year of the Tech Stock?

The Nasdaq is up almost 50% this year while the Dow is up almost 20%. Tech stocks are reporting stellar earnings with Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google amongst others all beating estimates. If the trend continues, 2009 will really be the year of the tech stock. And it isn’t even really that much of a…

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Miscrosoft Miss

Looks like I’m Posting a lot about Microsoft lately. Miscrosoft missed analyst estimates and revenues were down 17% and earnings down more than 1.2 billion$ (yes that is billion) as compared to last year. Maybe Vista is to blame, maybe the bad economy though Intel’s results would indicate otherwise. Every few weeks I hear about…

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Intel, Google and More Tech Earnings Reports. Good or Bad?

Intel and Google, both companies that I own stock in, both recently reporting. Intel reported spectacular results on Tuesday (as compared to analyst estimates and the previous quarter, still below last years results). Intel also upped it’s guidance. Positive news from Intel lifted the market up. Google was the next to report and even though…

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Target vs. Walmart

In the last few months I have found myself going to Walmart more and more often. It is not because we enjoy shopping at Walmart more now or enjoy Target less. It is (mostly*) because of Free Site to Store Shipping. Also due to an error on Walmarts part on one item I ordered online,…

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