Shares of Datalink ( DTLK) were among technology's losers Wednesday, falling 21% after the data storage systems company posted third-quarter earnings that were below expectations. The company earned $295,000, or 3 cents a share, on sales of $31.2 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of 6 cents a share on sales of $29 million, while Datalink had forecast earnings of 2 cents to 10 cents a share on sales of $27 million to $31 million. A year ago, the company reported a loss of $717,000, or 7 cents a share, on sales of $25.6 million. Looking ahead, Datalink forecast fourth-quarter earnings of 2 cents to 10 cents a share on sales of $27 million to $31 million. Analysts are expecting earnings of 5 cents a share on sales of $28.5 million. Shares were trading down 89 cents to $3.33. SCM Microsystems ( SCMM) rose 12% after the company raised its third-quarter sales target. SCM, which makes systems that enable people to access digital content, now expects sales of $13 million to $14 million, up from its previous guidance of $8 million to $12 million. "We sold higher-than-expected volumes of our digital pay-TV decryption modules to an existing customer that is adding subscribers for the fall soccer season," the company said. "We also benefited from seasonally driven orders for flash media readers from OEM customers that are gearing up for 2005 holiday sales." Shares recently traded up 32 cents to $3.02. Shares of Apple Computer ( AAPL) fell 3% after the company posted solid fourth-quarter earnings on weaker-than-expected sales. Apple earned $430 million, or 50 cents a share, on sales of $3.68 billion. Excluding a tax benefit, the company would have earned 38 cents a share. Analysts were expecting earnings of 37 cents a share, before the benefit, on sales of $3.73 billion. A year earlier, the company earned $106 million, or 13 cents a share, on sales of $2.4 billion.