Material Announcements

  • 09 May 2006 at 4:09 PM
  • earnings

Bring the “Dude!” Dude Back?

steven_picks.jpgDell’s warning that it expected profits lower than previously forecast led to a dive in the company’s share price today. Company executives explained that profits would be lower due to pricing decisions aimed at reinvigorating growth.
I can’t help but wonder if maybe Dell should try to find out what’s happened to Steven, the “Dude! You’re getting a Dell” dude. Remember him? At one point he was so wildly popular that Dell was selling “Dude Gear”—hats, t-shirts, cd-cases and backpacks featuring the famous tagline.
Like Steven, however, the Dude Gear’s been dropped by Dell. Other than that four-year-old press release, no trace of Dude Gear remains on Dell’s website. I couldn’t even track down any on E-Bay.
Anyone want to donate a Dude t-shirt to DealBreaker.Com? Or at least send us a picture?
Dell Dives After Earnings Warning [Market Watch]

  • 28 Feb 2006 at 4:32 PM
  • Google

Lemmings!

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Sold Massive Quantities of Google (NASD: GOOG) Today, Driving the Stock Down 27 Points:
You probably should not have owned the stock in the first place if it took an overt statement from the CFO to get it through your heads that search is no longer the primary area of growth for Google. If that’s news to you, it means that you’ve somehow missed the 1,827,384 articles, white papers, blog posts, about Google advertising, projects in Google R&D, Google’s competitive position vis-a-vis non-search properties, etc. And we’re not sure how you could have possibly done that, but we’re guessing you’ve missed out on a few other things in the meantime:
· Philip Morris: No longer just cigarettes! (No longer called Philip Morris, even!)
· IBM: Revenue for mainframes down!
· Enron: No longer exists!
You’re welcome.
Stocks Fall On Signs of Weakness in the Economy and at Google [NY Times]