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Tuesday's Tech Winners & Losers

Genesis Microchip tumbles after its loss and guidance are worse than expected.

Shares of

Genesis Microchip

(GNSS)

were among technology's losers Tuesday, sliding 17% after the chip designer posted a wider-than-expected loss in its fiscal third quarter and gave a revenue forecast that was well below expectations.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, the company reported a loss of $130.4 million, or $3.57 a share, on revenue of $51.1 million. Excluding charges, Genesis posted a loss of $7.7 million, or 21 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected a loss of 3 cents a share and revenue of $54.6 million. During the year-ago period, the company earned $7.4 million, or 20 cents a share, on revenue of $74 million.

Genesis forecast fourth-quarter revenue of $35 million to $40 million, well short of analysts' target of $51.1 million. "Our exposure to the TV market in Europe, coupled with the loss of market share by a few of our key customers, led to disappointing results in the third quarter and reduced expectations for the fourth quarter," the company said. Shares were trading down $1.68 to $8.18.

CNet Networks

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rose 9% after the online media company posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue. The company earned $6.3 million, or 4 cents a share, on revenue of $118.4 million. Analysts expected revenue of $111.8 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $20.7 million, or 13 cents a share, on revenue of $103.7 million.

For the first quarter, CNet expects a loss of between 3 cents and 6 cents a share, with revenue of $90 million to $94 million. Analysts project a loss of 3 cents a share and revenue of $91.8 million. Shares were trading up 75 cents to $9.15.

Shares of

Kronos

(KRON)

rose 8% after the software company posted better-than-expected results in its fiscal first quarter. For the quarter ended Dec. 30, the company earned $5.7 million, or 18 cents a share, on revenue of $148.7 million. Excluding items, Kronos earned 36 cents a share. Analysts projected earnings of 33 cents a share, before items, and revenue of $148.5 million. A year earlier, the company earned $6.2 million, or 19 cents a share, on revenue of $127.9 million. Those results included items that reduced earnings by 12 cents a share.

Kronos sees adjusted second-quarter earnings of 42 cents to 47 cents a share, bracketing analysts' mean estimate of 44 cents. The company anticipates revenue of $154 million to $159 million, compared with Wall Street's forecast of $162.3 million. Shares were trading up $2.56 to $36.56.

SafeNet

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(SFNT)

rose 3% after the software company backed its fourth-quarter revenue guidance. The company estimates revenue of $78 million to $82 million. Analysts project revenue of $80.3 million. For the full year, SafeNet expects to report revenue of $288 million to $292 million. Analysts project revenue of $290.1 million.

For the first quarter, SafeNet anticipates revenue of $67 million to $70 million. For all of 2007, the company sees revenue of $318 million to $326 million. Analysts project first-quarter revenue of $70.4 million and full-year revenue of $316.8 million. Shares were up 71 cents to $24.87.

Shares of

Concur Technologies

(CNQR)

rose 2% after the software company said it plans to buy back up to 2 million shares. The buyback plan, which will be conducted over a two-year period, replaces the Concur's previous buyback plan. Under that program, the company bought back some 1.3 million shares. Shares recently traded at $14.98, up 25 cents.

Other technology movers included

Sun Microsystems

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, up 13 cents to $6.48;

Intel

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, up 14 cents to $21.03;

Microsoft

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, down 27 cents to $30.26;

Cisco Systems

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, up 6 cents to $26.27;

Level 3 Communications

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, up 2 cents to $6.16;

Sirius Satellite Radio

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, up 2 cents to $3.72;

Oracle

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, down 2 cents to $17.25;

Apple

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, down 10 cents to $85.84; and

Applied Materials

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, up 7 cents to $17.68.