Stocks Soar on Black Friday; Tech Leads the Way

The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply as shoppers braved the annual post-Thanksgiving rush. Major stock indexes closed one of their best weeks of the year. Traders were encouraged by positive economic news from Germany and China, two engines of global growth. Technology stocks soared after a few weeks of selling. And […]

Intel’s Two-Pronged Evolution

It’s hard to think of an IT vendor with a stronger leadership position than Intel, but the company is having trouble shaking off the perception that it is on the ropes or headed for disaster in some of its core markets. On one hand, Intel’s mission-critical Itanium platform suffered when Oracle and HP publicly butted […]

Windows 8 Is Too Much, Too Soon for Many Users

I have been taking a closer look at two of the brand-new technologies that are really shaking up the computer world. One is Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system with all those funky tiles. The other is the Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. The changes are many. Some will think all this change is good, others will […]