The new trading week kicks off with Sycamore Networks
The Zune HD -- Microsoft's
It's going to be hard for Mr. Softy. When even the bargain-priced iPod nano offers video recording and a built-in radio tuner, I'm not sure that the Zune's access to limited HD-Radio broadcasts will be much of a differentiator. There are other cool Zune HD features, but it looks like Apple rained on Microsoft's parade, again.
Just kidding. Oracle has an insatiable appetite for acquisitions, but enterprise software and industrial glass and window installations have little in common, unless Silicon Valley executives are smashing office windows with Aeron chairs in fits of rage.
Speaking of pricey Aeron chairs, Herman Miller
It's a quiet close to the trading week, but the multiplex will be hopping. New releases include a little blood (Jennifer's Body), a little love (Love Happens), and a whole lot of raining meatballs. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is an animated feature based on the popular children's book. It also happens to be the latest flick to open for both conventional movie theaters and the larger IMAX
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.