Splunk shares spike on report of Cisco buyout offer

Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Systems, speaking at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020. Splunk shares rose as much as 14% in extended trading on Friday after the Wall Street Journal reported that Cisco made an offer to buy the data analytics software company for over $ 20 billion. At the peak of … Read more

Ukraine tensions, inflation push chip stocks even lower

A chip made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company TSMC Semiconductor stocks got whacked on Friday as investors digested hotter-than-expected inflation and increased tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Chipmakers had been boosted by increased demand during the pandemic and have generally reported strong earnings and outlooks in the past month. But investors are looking for less-risky … Read more

SpaceX’s Starship is solution to efficient space travel

Elon Musk gestures as he speaks during a press conference at SpaceX’s Starbase facility near Boca Chica Village in South Texas on February 10, 2022. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images CAMERON COUNTY, Texas — Standing under the towering profile of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket, CEO Elon Musk on Thursday gave his pitch for … Read more