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Midsize firms easing through economic downturn

A new survey shows that midsize firms are taking better advantage of technology to stay competitive in the challenging economic environment.

By Jan. 23, 2011


Fighting cybercrime in an economic downturn

For Pamela Warren, protecting the innocent is in her blood. With malware attacks on the rise in the bad economy, this McAfee cybercrime strategist is sharpening her focus to keep people safe online.

By Dec. 11, 2008


Funding open source through the downturn

How do VCs think about funding companies through the downturn? Managing cash and worrying less about growth is key to ongoing operations, say panelists at the Open Source Business Conference.

By Mar. 24, 2009


Downturn could be Microsoft's bonding moment

Stephen Elop, who took over the software maker's business unit, sees a valuable challenge in the current economic turmoil.

By Feb. 27, 2009


Who has cash to survive the downturn?

For those technology companies that have managed to save cash during the good times, they may be best positioned to thrive and make big bets in the bad times.

By Jan. 27, 2009


Cisco feels sting of economic downturn

CEO John Chambers says the company saw a sharp decline in sales during the quarter as customers hunker down for an economic downturn.

By Nov. 5, 2008


Comcast shows resilience to economic downturn

Largest cable operator in the U.S. reports a solid quarter, as company helps prove that TV and broadband are becoming must-have services.

By Oct. 29, 2008


Disney bucks music industry downturn

Walt Disney Records sees a whopping 60 percent rise in music sales last year because of the tween and young-teen music craze led by Disney star Miley Cyrus.

By Jul. 15, 2008


Schott Solar opens plant despite downturn

Germany-based Schott Solar opens $100 million plant in Albuquerque, N.M., to expand its U.S. operations, but the timing of follow-on investments is still not clear.

By May. 11, 2009


Airlines see green upside to economic downturn

Aviation carbon emissions should decrease by 8 percent in 2009, due in part to a reduction in flights, while biofuels are likely to be approved by 2011.

By Apr. 1, 2009