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Tech remains strong as Apple, AT&T, Yahoo, and Microsoft report earnings

This week, it was time for another round of tech giants to share their financials -- Apple, Amazon, AT&T, Motorola, Yahoo, and Microsoft. This week, it was time for another round of tech giants to share their financials -- Apple, Amazon, AT&T, Motorola, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

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Last week, IBM, Intel, and Google reported surprisingly strong earnings to Wall Street and created some cautious optimism that the U.S. tech sector is weathering the This week, it was time for another round of tech giants to share their financials -- Apple, Amazon, AT&T, Motorola, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

In this interview with ZDNet's Larry Dignan as part of the Tech Sanity Check podcast, learn how these companies beat expectations and which one missed the mark.

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

6 comments
jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Original post: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=672 Despite talk of a recession in the U.S., most of the big technology companies reported solid economic reports and forecasts. How much did that surprise you? Do you think the trend will continue?

cepedajoe
cepedajoe

I believe this is the case across the country with not just IT but every other industry. The problem is the exception and the way you, in the media, who are totally out of touch with reality, report these. All one has to do is look at what is going on with the liberals vying for a nomination. In the last few months these two raised and spent millions of dollars in campaigning. Where did that money come from if the country is in a recession? The other area that's also interesting to look at is the Dow Jones. This has been steady in the 12000 range. How come? I thought we were experiencing a worse economic climate than that of the 1920's. According to the media the world as we know it is coming to an end but the reality is totally different when one actually talks to those of us who have small businesses and are able to make a good living still. Get out of your ivory tower and go where it counts, among those who are actually doing what it takes to keep the economy as strong as it has ever been. Then report it without bias. You will be glad you did.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

I'm too busy talking to IT pros who work in the field at Interop this week. Oh wait, I guess that means I'm out of the Ivory Tower. ;-)

The Admiral
The Admiral

I think this is bunk - I just took another 10% pay cut.

JMHtech
JMHtech

It's obviously not all good news out there. I'd be interested to hear your story. If you're willing to share it, e-mail me at jason.hiner [at] techrepublic.com