Investor sentiment about IT services stocks is beginning to turn positive, as an increasing number of companies report decent Q1 earnings and deliver mildly optimistic forecasts for future performance.
As the blue-green algae of the telecom food chain, chipmakers get rocked by bigger waves than do systems vendors, service providers or carriers - and are the best harbingers of downturns and recoveries.
I don't make a habit of clicking through the links on my default home page, MSN.com (which I'm too lazy to change), but every now and then something catches my eye, like "Read 'Moby Dick' in 1 minute." And so I did.
The online privacy debate has dwelled on civil liberties, Capitol Hill strategies and alarming anecdotes about privacy breaches, but until recently it has largely ignored an important piece of the puzzle - the cost of putting privacy safeguards in pl