/// On Tap This Week: Apple and Microsoft Events, Earnings Galore!
Flickr: Paqman The staff at AllThingsD is a very busy bunch. But the next five days promises to be particularly jam-packed with news from some of the biggest names in tech. (For the record, these are only some of the events that are scheduled to occur. There’s also contingencies in place for unplanned events — like, say, Google accidentally publishing its earnings release hours before it was supposed to.) From Apple’s iPad Mini event to Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon’s earnings, here’s a breakdown of the week to come: Monday, Oct. 22: Yahoo’s third-quarter report on deck for after-hours. As you may recall, Marissa Mayer’s first day on the job was July 17 , the same day it reported second-quarter earnings. So, technically this will be the first time investors will have a chance to hear from the new boss — that is, if she makes an appearance on the call. Tuesday, Oct. 23: First thing Tuesday morning, we’ll be live at the highly anticipated Apple event in San Jose. Invitations were sent out last week , simply saying, “We’ve got a little more to show you.” Hint. Hint. In addition to a more compact iPad that everyone has been anticipating, we can also probably expect a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and perhaps a new Mac Mini. In the afternoon, it’s Facebook’s turn to report third-quarter earnings. Last month, Mark Zuckerberg made his first public appearance since going public to explain what had gone wrong over the past year. But given that the company’s stock has done nothing but fall since ( minus one small bump ), it seems the company will have some more explaining to do. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Zynga’s third-quarter earnings hits after the bell, and thanks to its preliminary report we already know to expect — bad things. The company warned it was missing both third-quarter and full-year guidance. Expect the company’s CEO Mark Pincus to provide a cost-cutting plan to help the company return to profitability.
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On Tap This Week: Apple and Microsoft Events, Earnings Galore!