There's no shortage of tech news today, so let's get right to the five main storylines. Apple has a big product announcement while the other four companies all report after the bell this afternoon.
Apple puts the spotlight on education
Microsoft's cold winter
This quarter could be the beginning of the wheels coming off the bus that's driven technology for the past 20 years. Earnings are expected to slide backward from last year, which isn't an enviable position when most other tech giants are showing heady growth. Microsoft
Intel hits a rocky patch
Google continues the search bonanza
It's set to be another victory lap for Google
Big blue keeps rolling along
And IBM owns the business world.
As you're looking at IBM, we'll get a better opportunity to meet its new CEO and will also be able to see if slowing growth in countries like Brazil and China took any wind from its sails in the growth markets that keep propelling its business. My guess is that IBM will be just fine as it continues leaving competitors like HP in the dust. Expect earnings to be up about 10% from last year.
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