Kayak and Palo Alto Networks enjoy clean IPO take-offs

Who says the IPO window is shut: successful public offerings by online travel company Kayak and networking software company Palo Alto Networks shows that investors will open their checkbooks as long as the companies have real business prospects. Both stocks ended their first day flying high.

Can AT&T, Verizon become high-tech darlings?

Mobile operators may be key players in the mobile data revolution, building its broadband networks. But in the eyes of the markets, the telcos are seen as utilities, while their Valley counterparts are the ‘true’ high-tech innovators. A new study claims operators can change this.

Is the tech IPO window closed? Not so fast.

The stock market’s ongoing sell-off has many people wondering whether the wave of tech company initial public offerings will soon sputter to a stop. But some financial industry experts say the current market volatility does not necessarily mean that the IPO window is closed.

Tech stocks are getting hammered

Tech stocks are being punished by the downgrade to America’s triple-A credit rating, with leaders like Apple, Google, Cisco and HP taking it on the chin. Debt concerns and fears for the global economy are dragging down stocks, particularly tech shares that have been performing well.

4 Reasons to Brace for a Turbulent Earnings Season

Stock markets around the world are tumbling, with the Dow staying firmly in negative territory even in the face of an emergency interest-rate cut. And ready or not, the parade of technology earnings is on its way as well.
A handful of tech bellwethers have already delivered their results for the latest quarter, and if last week was any indication of what’s to come, trading in tech stocks will be volatile. IBM kicked off the season on a happy note; its shares posted their biggest one-day gain in five years after Big Blue pre-announced surprisingly strong numbers. Intel, in contrast, failed to meet already diminished expectations, and saw its stock sink 17 percent last week alone. Intel has lost more than $50 billion in market value in six weeks, or nearly a third of its market cap.
Next up: Apple and Texas Instruments on Tuesday; eBay, Motorola and Netflix on Wednesday; and AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia on Thursday. The questions now is will they produce more IBM-like heroes or Intel-like goats?
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