Week ahead: Betting on the Bahamas

If you're gonna hold a conference on wireless gambling, you might as well increase the odds of people attending by holding it on a beautiful island somewhere.

Dawn Kawamoto Former Staff writer, CNET News
Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.
Dawn Kawamoto
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Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Dec. 8.

Take me to the islands. A little fun in the sun is in store for folks attending a wireless-gambling conference in the Bahamas next week, where they'll learn about using cell phones and PDAs to court Lady Luck.

Meanwhile, investors will get a chance to consider the odds before placing their bets, as a number of tech companies gear up to release their quarterly earnings reports. Adobe Systems and Opsware, formerly known as Loudcloud, will be among the tech companies to deliver their results.

The information was gathered from First Call, Hoover's Online, CCBN's StreetEvents and CNET Investor.

Other events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, Dec. 8
  • Results from current systems-software research--ranging from advances in distributed storage systems to innovations in operating system kernels--will be discussed at the OSDI conference and WIESS '02, Dec. 8-11 in Boston.

  • Gambling gone wireless via cell phones and personal digital assistants will be discussed at the Sixth Annual International Symposium on Internet and Wireless Gambling Law and Management, Dec. 8-10, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Monday, Dec. 9

    • What does it take to handle the aging of Windows in the data center, the future of mainframe and Unix platforms and the hype of Linux and autonomic computing? These issues will be discussed at Gartner's 21st Annual Data Center Conference, Dec. 9-11, Las Vegas.

    Tuesday, Dec. 10

    • A sneak peek into Nokia's fourth quarter will be offered during the company's midquarter update, Dec. 10 in Helsinki, Finland.

    Wednesday, Dec. 11


    Monday, Dec. 9

    • Net2Phone is a provider of voice services over IP networks. It's expected to report a first-quarter loss of 23 cents a share.

  • REMEC is a manufacturer of high-frequency subsystems for transmission of voice, video and data traffic over wireless networks. The company is expected to report a third-quarter loss of 12 cents a share.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    • Carreker provides technology and consulting software for the financial industry. It's expected to report a third-quarter profit of 10 cents a share.

  • Comtech Telecommunications provides telecommunications transmission and RF microwave amplifier products and mobile data communications services. The company is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 6 cents a share.
  • Norstan provides voice and data hardware and services. It's expected to report a second-quarter profit of 2 cents a share.
  • Opsware develops data center automation software. The company is expected to report a third-quarter loss of 18 cents a share.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    • Adobe Systems develops graphics and network-publishing software. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 23 cents a share.

  • Advanced Digital Information develops storage-management software and storage-networking appliances. The company is expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.
  • Ciena makes optical-networking systems. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 17 cents a share.
  • Sorrento Networks supplies optical-networking systems. The company is expected to post a third-quarter loss of 9 cents a share.
  • Economic Reports

    Thursday, Dec. 12
    • Initial Claims is the weekly total of new claims filed for unemployment compensation. The total is expected to increase to 380,000 for the week ended Dec. 7, from 355,000 the previous week.

  • Retail Sales measures total receipts from U.S. stores. Growth for November is expected to rise to 0.4 percent, from zero percent in October. Excluding auto sales, growth is expected to be 0.3 percent, compared with 0.7 percent in the previous period.
  • Friday, Dec. 13

    • Business Inventories summarize total sales and inventory for the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. October growth is expected to decline to 0.1 percent from 0.5 percent in the prior period.

  • Producer Price Index is a broad measure of the price of goods at the wholesale level. November growth is expected to be flat, after a 1.1 percent rise in October.