This week promises to be a big week in the technology sector. Some of the biggest and most influential companies are reporting. Tuesday will see Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) report earnings results, while Thursday is the big day with Nokia, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reporting. Many of these results will set the tone for the rest of the year in the sector and have far-reaching ramifications.

In the below video, contributor Doug Ehrman discusses the Street's expectations for these companies and the critical factors to watch as the results come out.

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