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Feb 17, 2011

Apple’s Jobs to attend Obama meeting-source

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Apple Inc
(AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Steve Jobs will attend a meeting in
California on Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama, a
source familiar with the meeting said.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will also attend the meeting, the
source told Reuters.

Feb 16, 2011

Dell blows past targets, but doubt persists

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc’s quarterly earnings and margins blew past Wall Street expectations as component costs slid and corporations replaced aging technology, propelling its shares 6 percent higher.

Its forecast for a 5 to 9 percent rise in current fiscal-year revenue also modestly surpassed Street targets.

Feb 15, 2011

Dell blows past targets, investor doubt persists

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc’s quarterly earnings and margins blew past Wall Street expectations as component costs slid and corporations replaced aging technology, propelling its shares 6 percent higher.

Its forecast for a 5 to 9 percent rise in current fiscal-year revenue also surpassed Street targets by a tad.

Feb 15, 2011

Dell blows past Wall Street targets, shares jump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc’s quarterly earnings and margins blew past Wall Street’s expectations as component costs slid and corporations replaced aging technology, propelling its shares 6 percent higher.

Dell, which is trying to shed a reputation for specializing in low-margin computers, still pulls in most of its revenue from selling personal computers. It has benefited from a surge in spending as businesses of all sizes spend again on equipment after two years of recession.

Feb 12, 2011

Pandora Media files for IPO of up to $100 mln

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Internet radio company
Pandora Media Inc filed to raise up to $100 million in an
initial public offering of common stock, becoming the latest
technology company to test the public markets.

Pandora, which runs an online service that allows users to
stream free music based on feedback from the listener, has 80
million registered users.

Feb 11, 2011

Dell margins and consistency in focus

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Dell Inc (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) hopes healthy business spending and favorable component costs will help it build on recent progress to improve profitability — and convince investors still not sold on its turnaround efforts.

Dell, the world’s No. 2 personal computer maker, is aiming to be a bigger player in data center equipment and the red-hot mobile market, but the bulk of its revenue still comes from low-margin PCs, a situation the company is trying hard to rectify. It faces formidable competition in International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)

Feb 11, 2011

Verizon iPhone launch greeted by shorter lines

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Verizon Wireless’ new iPhone drew sparse crowds on Thursday, a far cry from the mania that usually surrounds a nationwide Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) product debut.

The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier had prepared for a huge turnout for its kick-off of store sales of the iPhone, but it still had supplies in stock by the afternoon.

Feb 10, 2011

Verizon iPhone launch greeted by small crowds

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Thin crowds
greeted Verizon Wireless’ launch of Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
iPhone, falling short of what some had expected.

Verizon Wireless began selling the iPhone on Thursday,
ending AT&T Inc’s (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) more than three-year stranglehold on
the device in the United States.

Feb 10, 2011

Verizon iPhone hits store shelves, end AT&T’s lock

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Verizon Wireless began selling Apple’s iPhone at long last, ending AT&T Inc’s more than three-year stranglehold on the device in the United States.

Small crowds of iPhone fans braved a frigid New York dawn to line up outside Verizon stores on the first day of sales on Thursday.

Feb 10, 2011

HP to pit ‘TouchPad’ against Apple’s iPad, Google

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) unveiled its entrant in the tablet race, betting its “TouchPad” summer release will keep it in the running in a booming market dominated by Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) iPad and devices running Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) software.

The 9.7-inch tablet running off Palm’s well-regarded webOS operating system is HP’s gamble that there remains room for yet another mobile software platform — a risk underscored by news that Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) may abandon its own software in favour of Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) or Google’s.

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