All Things Digital

Skip to main content.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Microchip Shares Headed Lower On J.P Morgan Downgrade

Microchip (MCHP) shares are headed lower in early trading after J.P. Morgan semiconductor analyst Christopher Danely cut his rating on the stock to Neutral from Overweight. In a research note, Danely says that the move reflects "a slowdown in the Chinese consumer end market and the stock's high valuation." Read more »

Digital Daily

Piper Jaffray Mint Announces Apple App Store Commemorative $1.2 Billion Coin

smb.jpgTo hear tell from Steve Jobs, Apple doesn’t think its new App Store will make a material contribution to its bottom line. ” … To be clear, we don’t intend to make money off the App Store,” Jobs said at a town hall meeting earlier this year announcing the store. “We’re basically giving all the money to the developers, and the 30% that pays for running the store, that’ll be great." ‘Course it will be greater still if it adds a few percentage points to Apple’s operating income. And according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster it will. Read more »


More on Whither Weiner

weiner Yesterday, writing about executive stress at Yahoo, BoomTown posted about the swirling speculation around the fate of Jeff Weiner, the Network division EVP, who many at Yahoo think will soon be headed out the door after his recent paternity leave of four weeks. Now, several sources in Silicon Valley's voluble venture community confirm the high-ranking exec has been offered and seems likely to accept a spot splitting his time as an executive in residence at two firms--Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. Read more »

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yahoo Execs Under Stress–Whither Weiner?

stress Yahoo's board has been meeting today and, doubtlessly, its directors had a lot to talk about (more on that later!). Of course, there's the obvious topic of having to figure out how best to deal with the noisy stylings of billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is waging a proxy war on Yahoo and calling for new management at the top. But perhaps what the board should be focused on is the old management at Yahoo, especially in the levels just below the top, who have been operating the company under a lot of stress for far too long. Read more »

Icahn Begins Work on Next Irate Yahoo Memo

icahnhasyurboard.jpgShareholders suing Yahoo’s board of directors for its alleged mishandling of the Microsoft buyout offer may find their efforts to pull the company’s controversial severance plan something of a fool’s errand. Because according to a new company filing, their chances of forcing Yahoo to scrap the plan are about as good as their chances of forcing CEO Jerry Yang to use capital letters in his all-hands memos just like a big boy. Read more »

Is Steve Jobs OK?

Is Steve Jobs healthy? A lot of people who watched yesterday's keynote at the Apple (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference worry that Jobs, a survivor of pancreatic cancer, looked too thin, gaunt, maybe unhealthy. Multiple readers wrote to me this morning asking about his appearance yesterday. Read more »


All customers will be required to sign a 2-year agreement. There will not be a “no commitment” price for the iPhone 3G.

AT&T adds a little ball-and-chain caveat to Apple’s new $199 iPhone pricing scheme

French Add Censuré to “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité”

1984-behind-schedule.jpgThe Internet-filtering agreements New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo inked with Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S) and Time Warner Cable (TWX) today, while certainly groundbreaking, pale a bit in comparison to the ones announced in France. Read more »

Earlier Posts

There's more good stuff on D6 Highlights, BoomTown, Digital Daily and Voices

Site Lets Many Add to Online Photo Albums

The once-frustrating process of sharing digital photos and videos has improved over the past year, thanks to seamless Web-based programs. One such application, shwup, serves as a neat, artistic way to share photos quickly -- when it works. Read more »


Personal Technology

Tech Around the Web

D6 Highlights

Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down?

At the outset of his presentation at the opening session of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs showed a slide of a stool with three legs to describe the company’s businesses: Macintosh, music and the iPhone. The company is making another bet on parallelism, and the implications may be more profound than anyone yet realizes. Read more »

The Tech Top 10

  1. iPhone 3G Cometh…
    Apple has made its latest iPhone faster on the Web and slashed its price to $199, reports John Paczkowski, blogging Steve Jobs’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
  2. …And the Line Forms Here
    AT&T will enforce a number of ground rules in selling the iPhone 3G starting July 11, including a three-per-customer limit, according to a memo obtained by Gizmodo.
  3. Pain Now, Gain Later
    AT&T agreed to subsidize a cheaper iPhone 3G to increase long-term profits at the expense of short-term gain, writes The Wall Street Journal.
  4. Kids, Will You Please Play Nice?
    Carl Icahn’s latest missive to Yahoo has a certain juvenile predictability that portends a tit-for-tat summer ahead, notes BoomTown’s Kara Swisher.
  5. An Old-Media Giant Gets the Picture
    Disney will run selected movies on its “Wonderful World of Disney” Web site for free (supported by ads), including “Finding Nemo” and “Freaky Friday,” the Los Angeles Times reports.
  6. We Don’t Share All of Your Views Yet
    Hulu will offer MTV Networks’ “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” even though their parent company, Viacom, hasn’t fully embraced the video site, writes Digital Daily.
  7. Toward a More Open Office
    The European Commission poked another stick in Microsoft’s eye by recommending that businesses use open standards software, according to the Register.
  8. Anything You Can Do
    Unveiling the Voodoo Envy 133 laptop, Hewlett-Packard plans to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, writes The Wall Street Journal.
  9. See No Evil…
    New York’s attorney general has convinced major ISPs to block Web sites that disseminate child porn, notes Digital Daily, adding that France has gone one step further by blocking those sites that promote terrorism or racism.
  10. …Hear No Evil
    After auditioning tracks from its upcoming album to a group of journalists, Metallica has insisted that they pull the reviews from their Web sites, Techdirt reports.
Email It