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  • uploads///Revenue Growth
    Earnings Report

    SanDisk Announced 3Q15 Earnings October 21: Reaction Is Positive

    SanDisk (SNDK) announced its 3Q15 earnings on October 21, 2015. The market reaction was positive, which showed a marginal increase of 0.16% in after-hours trading.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Microsoft Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Microsoft’s Strategy behind Windows 10?

    Before the rollout of the Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft announced a free upgrade from the existing Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating system.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Moving Avg
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are Analyst Recommendations for Qualcomm?

    Of the 35 analysts covering Qualcomm (QCOM), 18 have given it a “buy” recommendation, two a “sell” recommendation, and 15 a “hold” recommendation.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///ISP and SP
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ISE Cyber Security Index Beats S&P 500 Index

    Since December 2015, the ISE Cyber Security Index (HACK) has beaten the S&P 500 Index (SPX) by 10.54 percentage points. Cybersecurity stock is expected to grow rapidly.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Weekly Performance
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    System Software Subsector: Best Performer in HACK

    From September 7–11, 2015, the technology sector performed immensely well, pulling all the sectors up. For HACK, System Software was the best performing subsector.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///CyberArk Stovk price
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    CyberArk’s Stock Price Is Quoted above Its Benchmark

    CyberArk has generated returns of 86.3% for the trailing-12-month period and 10.6% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Microsoft Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will the Volvo Partnership Benefit Microsoft?

    Microsoft announced its partnership with Volvo to project driverless vehicles that will allow potential buyers to visualize and configure cars in three dimensions.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Revenue Generated
    Earnings Report

    Xilinx Revenue Continues to Fall, Expects Next Quarter’s to Rise

    Xilinx’s revenue has been falling since Q414. This quarter they reported a gross margin of 70.1%, compared with 72.0% in the same quarter last year.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Workload
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cloud Workloads Expected to Grow Threefold

    Cloud workloads are expected to grow more than 200% from 2014 to 2019, whereas traditional data center workloads are expected to see a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) decline of 1%.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Data Stored
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cloud Storage Increases Along with the Risk

    As more and more business processes and services move to the cloud, it will create a challenge for companies to keep their websites running without any security issues.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Google MA
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Analyst Recommendations for Alphabet?

    As of November 18, 2015, Alphabet has generated returns of 38.9% for the trailing-12-month period (or TTM) and 8.6% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Twitter MA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Twitter?

    As of March 21, 2016, Twitter (TWTR) has generated returns of -67.1% for the trailing 12 months and -7.8% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Murphy Estimates
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Did Erinn Murphy Say about GoPro?

    GoPro cameras started selling on discount and flash sale websites. For fiscal 3Q15, GoPro ended up with a huge inventory on its balance sheet.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Moving Averages
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Avago Technologies Quoted Marginally Above its Benchmark on September 4, 2015

    Avago, which constitutes 0.62% of the PowerShares QQQ, generated returns of 37.86% and -1.14% for the trailing 12-month and one-month periods, respectively.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Pinterest Advertisers_Mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Pinterest Will Create More Value for Advertisers

    Pinterest is expanding its self-serve advertising feature to allow advertisers to place ads without any help from advertising sales representatives.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Mobile Carrier Traffic
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Facebook Deal with the Growing Use of Bandwidth?

    Previously, Facebook (FB) accounted for less bandwidth usage than it does now. This has changed with the rising use of rich media content.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///StubHub_Mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How StubHub Will Be Recognized as a Single Source for Ticketing

    eBay’s StubHub is the largest ticket marketplace in the United States. It’s a platform where buyers and sellers meet and trade tickets for live events.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Alibaba MA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Alibaba?

    As of March 4, 2016, Alibaba (BABA) has generated returns of -16.1% for the trailing 12 months and -15.3% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Revenues from Marketing
    Company & Industry Overviews

    LinkedIn Streamlines the Process of Targeting Ads and Campaigns

    LinkedIn (LNKD) invests aggressively in Sponsored Updates, with the aim of incorporating additional functionalities and streamlining the process of targeting ads for the marketers.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Growth of Talent Solution
    Company & Industry Overviews

    LinkedIn’s Efforts to Introduce New Features to Its Product Line

    The leading professional networking site, LinkedIn (LNKD) is finding it difficult to keep its stock price up since it announced its 4Q15 earnings. The company’s shares have seen a significant fall of 43% to a three-year-plus low of $102.90.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Currency Graph_Mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Was the Reason for eBay’s Sluggish Growth in 2015?

    eBay’s shares have seen a fall of 16.0% over the last three months. Additionally, the company’s recent quarterly disclosure drove its shares down by 11%.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Barcode Scanner_mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How eBay Will Execute Its Structured Data Initiative

    eBay’s (EBAY) initiative toward structured data—to make the listing process standardized—will lead the company to the use the barcode technology.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Seller Hub_Mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    eBay Will Recommend Its Seller Hub to Users

    eBay has come up with a new analytical tool called the Seller Hub to provide its sellers with a dashboard of activities carried out on its web portal.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Active buyers_mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Initiatives Is eBay Taking to Stimulate Its Buyers’ Growth?

    During the recent quarter, eBay added 79 million unique products to its catalogue, which increased its listings processed to 37% year-over-year.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Facebook Price Movement
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Facebook’s Improved Features Are Attracting More Users

    Facebook (FB) is engaging more and more users with its set of features such as groups, events, and pages.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///MAUs_Mod
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Twitter Justifies Its Decline in Active Users

    Twitter (TWTR) stock has risen 28.0% since the day the company disclosed its 4Q15 results. The company has made several attempts to bring in new users and retain existing ones.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Mobile Payment
    Miscellaneous

    Amazon to Acquire Emvantage to Facilitate Payment System in India

    Amazon recently announced the acquisition of Emvantage, an Indian startup that provides a platform to make online payments using debit or credit cards and other mobile payment systems.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Shipping Cost
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Rationale behind Amazon’s Growing Shipping Costs

    In January 2015, UPS and FedEx shifted their pricing metrics to dimensional weight on ground shipments. This created pressure on e-commerce shipping.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers: What’s the Benefit?

    Amazon provides sellers with an advanced fulfillment network that allows businesses to store their products in Amazon Fulfillment Centers.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Facebook Price Movement
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Facebook Drive More Traffic to Instant Articles?

    Facebook (FB) is highly monetizing its growing user base of 1.6 billion as of 4Q15. It’s doing this by liberalizing its policies for publishing Instant Articles.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Facebook Videos
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Video Ads Communicate Even If They’re Running Silent

    Many brands prefer the Facebook platform to post videos because its users are diversified demographically and geographically compared to Twitter and Google Plus.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Live Videos
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Users Go Live with New Video Streaming Feature

    Facebook has announced the rollout of live video streaming to all iPhone users across the United States. This new feature will be part of the Facebook app.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///MAUs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook to Monetize Messaging App: Will It Nail the B2C Market?

    Facebook (FB) announced in its blog post that its WhatsApp Messaging app has crossed 1 billion users and has found a new way to monetize its users.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Sports
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Sports Stadium: Will New Feature Attract Sports Fans?

    Facebook (FB) has come up with a new feature called Facebook Sports Stadium. Its purpose is to attract sports fans to follow play-by-play updates, live scores, and commentaries on games.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Ad Enagagement
    Earnings Report

    Twitter’s Ad Revenues Surge despite Flat User Growth

    For the last few quarters, Twitter has found it difficult to increase its number of monthly active users, one of its key revenue drivers.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cloud Market Share
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon and Microsoft to Face Off in Cloud Computing Space

    Amazon’s (AMZN) Amazon Web Services (or AWS) has been leading the cloud computing segment.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///eBay Earnings
    Earnings Report

    Why eBay’s 4Q15 Revenues Had a Negative Impact on Its Bottom Line

    In 4Q15, eBay generated revenues of $2.3 billion, which is flat compared to 4Q14.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Mobile MAUs
    Earnings Report

    Facebook Investments Bore Fruits: Significant Growth of Mobile Users in 4Q15

    Facebook’s worldwide ARPU (average revenue per user), came in at $3.73 in 4Q15, compared to $2.81 in 4Q14, which represents an increase by $0.92.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Revnue Trend
    Earnings Report

    Will Facebook Follow the Revenue Growth Trend for 4Q15?

    Facebook has been following a trend of ups and downs for every alternate quarter. If the trend continues for 4Q15, Facebook will likely meet analysts’ estimates.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Yahoo MA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Yahoo?

    Out of 43 analysts covering Yahoo, 26 have “buy” recommendations, none have “sell” recommendations, and 17 have “hold” recommendations on the stock.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///eBay Price
    Earnings Report

    eBay Broadened Its Exposure to the Chinese Market

    On December 3, 2015, eBay broadened its presence in China’s e-commerce market by signing a strategic agreement with the Tianjin municipal government.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///AMZN and NFLX Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Added 3 Million Prime Members in One Week

    In the third week of December, Amazon added 3 million new Amazon Prime members. Amazon Prime members receive video streaming services and free package delivery.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///MAU
    Company & Industry Overviews

    WeChat Gives Tough Competition to Facebook

    Despite its high number of online users, Facebook keeps an eye on Tencent’s WeChat features to improve its messaging app.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Facebook Price
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Facebook to Compete with Microsoft’s Skype

    With 900 million users, Facebook’s product WhatsApp is dominating other mobile messing apps. It’s followed by Facebook Messenger and Tencent’s WeChat.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///OS Market Share
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    E-Commerce Shoppers Prefer Mobile over Computers

    E-commerce vendors are leveraging social media sites to increase their website traffic. Social media sites have introduced “Show Now” or “Buy” buttons to land users on their mobile devices.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Search Market Share
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Google’s Search Engine Market Share Fell to 64%

    In November 2014, Google’s market share was 67%, whereas, Microsoft and Yahoo stood at 19.5% and 10.3%, respectively. However, Google was at 64% in 2015.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///OS Market Share
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Google’s Android Operating System Dominates the Smartphone Market

    The majority of Apple’s revenues come from the iPhone, but the majority of the smartphone market is driven by Google’s Android. Google is valued at $527 billion.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Devices in Education
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Is Outperforming Microsoft and Apple in Edtech Sector

    Tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Apple compete in the edtech market. For the first time, Google has surpassed its rivals. Chromebook now accounts for more than half of all devices in US classrooms.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Smartphone Forecast
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Has the Smartphone Reached Its Maturity Stage?

    The smartphone growth cycle will reach its maturity stage at the end of this year. For the first time, it’s showing single-digit worldwide growth, according to IDC.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///IBM Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Might Merchants Benefit from IBM’s Watson Cognitive System?

    IBM recognizes that the traditional way of identifying potential consumers and determining their buying behaviors has been eclipsed by cognitive analysis.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cloud Sales Forecast
    Miscellaneous

    IBM’s Plan to Acquire Clearleap and Make Use of “Dark Data”

    IBM has announced its intention to acquire Clearleap in an effort to enable its cloud users to get better access to videos from handheld devices.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///GoPro Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    GoPro Continues to Trade below Its IPO Level

    In 2014, GoPro came out as one of the fastest growing companies. Its price rose more than 100%. Investors drove the price to $93.0 in September 2014.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Microsft MA
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking at the Analyst Recommendations for Microsoft

    As of November 24, 2015, Microsoft generated returns of 14.3% for the trailing-12-month period and 2.6% in the trailing-one-month period.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Intel VS HPE
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel and HP Enterprise to Develop Solutions for IoT

    Intel and HP Enterprise will jointly develop a standard for IoT devices and will establish global “solution labs” to deploy IoT applications for customers.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///MSFT and HPE
    Company & Industry Overviews

    HP Enterprise Joining Microsoft: Will the Strategy Work?

    On November 24, HP Enterprise announced its intention to collaborate with Microsoft to manage and sell Microsoft Azure. HP Enterprise is focusing on the hybrid cloud.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cisco MA
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyst Recommendations for Cisco

    Out of 21 analysts covering Cisco, five have “buy” recommendations, 14 have “sell” recommendations, and two have “hold” recommendations on the stock.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cyber Job Industry
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cybersecurity Jobs to Increase 53% by 2018

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 0.21 million cybersecurity positions are unfilled in the United States.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///NetApp Price Movement
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gemalto and NetApp to Build Solution for AWS

    Gemalto and NetApp plan on working together to develop a solution for AWS by offering their customers a “storage, encryption, and key management solution.”

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Netflix Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Netflix Benefit from Spinnaker?

    By leveraging Spinnaker, Netflix can achieve a competitive edge on cost as well as revenue over its competitors.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cloud Market Share
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can AWS and Microsoft Reach 50% Market Share in the Cloud?

    Amazon has outperformed the big technology giants in cloud computing, whereas Microsoft is tightening its grip on the cloud market by leveraging Azure.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Global Data Center
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Internet Traffic for Cloud Data Centers Growing Exponentially

    Cloud computing is leveraging data centers, with most Internet traffic streaming across, within, and between data centers.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///SAP
    Company & Industry Overviews

    SAP Joined Tech Mahindra to Deliver Solutions for IoT

    SAP and Tech Mahindra will be working together to provide a comprehensive solution for IoT (Internet of Things), which will involve collecting data on vehicle performance, velocity, and usage.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Ericsson Share
    Miscellaneous

    Cisco and Ericsson Synergy Collaborate: Predict $1 Billion Each

    On November 9, 2015, Cisco collaborated with Ericsson Synergy. They predict the synergy between the two will allow them to generate $1 billion each in additional revenue by the end of 2018.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Intel and AMD
    Miscellaneous

    Intel Acquires Altera: Will History Repeat Itself?

    Intel will be leveraging Altera’s FPGA (field-programmable gate array) product series, which includes its Stratix, Arria, and Cyclone products.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cloud Adopters in U
    Miscellaneous

    Microsoft Follows Amazon to Expand Its Footprint in the UK

    Microsoft (MSFT) is expanding its cloud computing footprint to the United Kingdom with its existing product line of Microsoft Azure and Office 365, followed shortly by Dynamics CRM online.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Rackspace Earnings
    Earnings Report

    Rackspace Hosting Broadens Its Partnership with Cloud Providers

    In 3Q15, Rackspace broadened its partnership with Amazon Web Services, Intel, and Microsoft to assist businesses by leveraging the power of cloud computing.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Weekly Performance
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Cybersecurity ETF HACK Perform Last Week?

    HACK closed at $27.10 with a positive return of 1.3% on Friday, November 6, 2015, generating a profit of 1.1% for the week.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cisco Stock
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cisco Moves to Extend Security by Acquiring Lancope

    Cisco (CSCO) has announced it will acquire the private firm Lancope for $452.5 million. Lancope will deliver solutions across the network from the enterprise infrastructure to the server data center.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///IBM Stock
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    IBM to Incorporate Cloud Management by Acquiring Gravitant

    On November 3, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of Gravitant to make its move toward emerging cloud technology.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Data Usage
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cisco’s Traffic Forecast: Growing Opportunity for IoT Enterprises

    Cisco has come up with a new forecast on Internet traffic, predicting that the IoT (Internet of Things) will generate 500 zettabytes of traffic by 2019.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///CyberArk Closing
    Miscellaneous

    CyberArk to Acquire Viewfinity

    Cybersecurity solution provider CyberArk is set to acquire Viewfinity, a leader in privilege management and application control software, for $30.5 million.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Neflix Earnings Growth
    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Netflix’s Operating Efficiency and Cash Flow in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, Netflix reported consolidated revenues of $1.7 billion compared to 1.4 billion in the same period the previous year—an increase of 23.3%.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cyber Crime Cost
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Enterprises Increase Spending on Cybersecurity

    The PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK) could grow in the long term. Companies increased their spending to defend against cybersecurity attacks.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Amazon Stock Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Web Services Introduces Its Internet of Things Platform

    On October 8, 2015, Amazon Web Services announced its AWS IoT platform, which allows devices to connect to AWS for data storage, processing, and analysis.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Barracuda Acquistion
    Earnings Report

    All Eyes on Intronis: Inside Barracuda Networks’ Acquisition Announcement All Eyes on Intronis

    Barracuda Networks announced that its intentions to acquire Intronis, a leading provider of data protection solutions to MSPs.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Weekly Subsector Performance
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Cybersecurity Sector Performance Remained Below Average

    The System Software segment of the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK), which constitutes around 33% of the ETF’s total holdings, generated a profit of 2.24% for the week ending September 19.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Connected Car
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Intel Sets Forth Best Practice for Cybersecurity

    Intel published a white paper that includes best practices for cybersecurity companies. It will continue to update the document as they meet new challenges.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Breach level Index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Data Breach Index Remains High

    Gemalto, a digital security solution provider, has released the findings of its data breach index.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Technical Analysis
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    HACK: A Technical Analysis across Industries

    For technical analysis, we’ll consider stocks from different industries of the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK).

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///EFSS and CFSS
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Companies Are Paying Attention to Intralink’s Survey on EFSS

    To mitigate this risk and gain cost efficiency, companies have started deploying EFSS (enterprise-grade file sync and sharing) solutions to replace CFSS systems.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Avago Earnings
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Avago Technologies’ 3Q15 Earnings Report

    Avago is a leading designer, developer, and global supplier of digital components. In 3Q15, it saw revenues of ~$1.74 billion—a 7.5% increase from 2Q15.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Cloud Adoption by country
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Percentage of Organizations with Matured Cloud Adoption in Each Country

    Cloud is moving into a second wave of adoption. Organizations are leveraging cloud to fuel innovation, growth, and disruption.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Market Share
    Earnings Report

    GoPro’s Market Shares and Earnings Trend

    In the camcorder market, GoPro (GPRO) has the leading market share of 47.50%. It’s followed by ION, Sony (SNE), and Polaroid.

    By Parker Thomas
  • uploads///Revenue Growth
    Earnings Report

    GoPro Increased Its Revenue and Geographical Reach

    GoPro has expanded geographically to the EMEA and APAC countries. It has 40,000 retail outlets. GoPro’s revenue rose 126% in 2Q15.

    By Parker Thomas
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