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Jim Cramer: The tech tyranny is over.  These are the stocks driving this market

Jim Cramer: The tech tyranny is over. These are the stocks driving this market

Never have the bulls been more bashful and timid. Never have the bears been so ascendant and so wrong. Oh sure, the bears nailed Meta Platforms (META) and hit Microsoft (MSFT) out of the park. Amazon (AMZN) flopped. So did Alphabet (GOOGL). But when the bears — with the help of everyone in the media …

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US tech giants face pressure from Europe's telcos to pay for building the internet

US tech giants face pressure from Europe’s telcos to pay for building the internet

In Europe, the battle between US Big Tech companies and telecommunications firms has reached a fever pitch. Telecom groups are pushing European regulators to consider implementing a framework where the companies that send traffic along their networks are charged a fee to help fund mammoth upgrades to their infrastructure, something known as the “sender pays” …

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The cloud boom has hit its stormiest moment yet, and it is costing investors billions

The cloud boom has hit its stormiest moment yet, and it is costing investors billions

The cloud boom has finally reached a resting altitude, but Wall Street is doing anything but resting. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -4.06%, the original pioneer in cloud computing, confirmed Thursday what rivals Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -1.98% and Alphabet Inc. GOOGLE, -2.85% GOOG, -2.34% suggested with their earnings reports earlier in the week: Cloud-computing growth has finally …

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Microsoft exec says gaming is 'somewhat resilient' to economic weakness

Microsoft exec says gaming is ‘somewhat resilient’ to economic weakness

Microsoft’s head of gaming said Wednesday that video games can stand up to economic weakness, even as the software maker expects slower pickup in other parts of its business targeting consumers. Rising prices and interest rates have inspired investors to hurry up and find pockets of financial markets that can hold up in a downturn. …

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Microsoft stock slips as Azure growth slows and cloud sales miss projections

Microsoft stock slips as Azure growth slows and cloud sales miss projections

Microsoft Corp. shares slipped in after-hours trading Tuesday despite an earnings beat, as the company’s cloud-computing revenue came in lower than expected and its core cloud product, Azure, grew at a slower rate than projections. Microsoft’s MSFT, +1.38% cloud-computing business has grown into the largest and most important business for the company, especially for investors …

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Facebook and Google face skeptics on Wall Street this week amid digital ads collapse

Facebook and Google face skeptics on Wall Street this week amid digital ads collapse

A new video by Inspired by Iceland pushes back against experiencing life through the “metaverse,” as described by Mark Zuckerberg during Facebook’s rebranding to Meta on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Wall Street is bracing for disaster in online advertising. Following disappointing results from Snap last week and a …

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Earnings are off to a surprisingly decent start.  Next week is the big test for tech

Earnings are off to a surprisingly decent start. Next week is the big test for tech

Stocks rallied this week as earnings season ramped up and is so far off to a better-than-expected start. With 20% of the S & P 500 having reported financials so far, sales results have thus far been 1.4% above expectations while earnings results are 5.4% above expectations, in aggregate. While the estimates have come down …

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Stocks could continue to break higher as Apple, big tech reported earnings in the week ahead

Stocks could continue to break higher as Apple, big tech reported earnings in the week ahead

Stocks are expected to take their cue from the bond market in the week ahead, as investors weigh earnings from bellwethers Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet. Strategists continue to watch the market’s trading patterns for signs that a bottom is forming after the Oct. 13 washout, when the market first fell and then surged following a …

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These 11 stocks can lead your portfolio's rebound after the S&P 500 'earnings recession' and a market bottom next year

These 11 stocks can lead your portfolio’s rebound after the S&P 500 ‘earnings recession’ and a market bottom next year

This may surprise you: Wall Street analysts expect earnings for the S&P 500 to increase 8% during 2023, despite all the buzz about a possible recession as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy to quell inflation. Ken Laudan, a portfolio manager at Kornitzer Capital Management in Mission, Kan., isn’t buying it. He expects an “earnings …

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