A look at recent tech-industry earnings 

Here is a summary of recent earnings and reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy:

Jan. 18: EBay Inc. says its net income grew sharply in the fourth quarter, helped by a gain from the sale of its remaining investment in Skype. Its results beat Wall Street's expectations, boosted by strong holiday sales at its namesake website and growth at PayPal, its online payments business.

Jan. 19: A slowdown in Google Inc.'s earnings growth alarms investors. Net income edged up just 6 percent from the same October-December period in 2010, coming off year-over-year increases of more than 25 percent in each of the previous two quarters.

IBM Corp.'s fourth-quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations, helped by higher revenue and profit margins in the technology icon's lucrative software and services segments.

Intel Corp., the world's largest chip-maker, says its profit rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, topping analyst expectations, even as hard-drive shortages held back PC makers' chip orders.

Microsoft Corp. battled through a weak PC market to post flat earnings in the latest quarter, boosting sales of servers, Xbox games and its Office productivity software while trimming losses at its Bing search engine.

Monday: Texas Instruments Inc. says it will close computer-chip factories in Houston and Japan in a cost-cutting move that will lay off about 1,000 workers, or about 3 percent of its workforce. Fourth-quarter results topped analyst estimates.

Coming up:

Tuesday: Apple Inc., Yahoo Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., EMC Corp.

Wednesday: Netflix Inc., Xerox Corp., Motorola Solutions Inc.

Thursday: Nokia Corp.

Jan. 31: Amazon.com Inc.

Feb. 1: Qualcomm Inc.

Feb. 8: Cisco Systems Inc.

Feb. 21: Dell Inc., Salesforce.com Inc.

Feb. 22: Hewlett-Packard Co.

March 19: Adobe Systems Inc.

March 29: Research in Motion Ltd.

Unknown: Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., Oracle Corp.

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