April 25, 2001
IBM Goes Shopping What Does Dell Know? The Importance of Being Predictable Questions for Palm Investors Is eBay Editing Its Conference Calls? EMC: Better to Adjust Than to Guess Why I Still Hold Excite@Home Repairing Bad Credit The Cost of Cool
What's a billion, give or take? That's what Big Blue is spending to acquire Informix, and Fools are offering their thoughts on this latest purchase.
So far it's the only computer maker who has not guided earnings lower. Does Dell know something about the current environment that other boxmakers don't?
A Fool on the Berkshire Hathaway board takes issue with Buffett's "predictability of earnings" approach to investing.
A new Fool asks guidance from the Palm board about whether a great graphic user interface can overcome a poor operating system.
A question from a critical analyst is mysteriously missing from eBay's conference call replay. Coincidence or foul play?
Here's another take on "adjusting expectations": "Think of it as a company demonstrating that it really understands its business and the environment/economy in which it operates."
Even after being suckered into the "content and eyeballs" craze, one Fool still thinks Excite@Home has substance as the leader in broadband delivery.
Having survived a bankruptcy, a woman has successfully rebuilt her credit and now thinks carrying a second credit card balance will make her look more responsible.
When parents and children clash over how much to pay for the kids' stuff, a Fool suggests making the kids come up with the "cost-of-cool premium" themselves.
IBM Goes Shopping
What Does Dell Know?
The Importance of Being Predictable
Questions for Palm Investors
Is eBay Editing Its Conference Calls?
EMC: Better to Adjust Than to Guess
Why I Still Hold Excite@Home
Repairing Bad Credit
The Cost of Cool