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  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why losing search market share could weigh on Yahoo’s Q2 earnings

    The 1Q14 earnings for Yahoo were slightly better than analysts’ expectations.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Will Manitowoc’s spin-off create value for shareholders?

    According to Deutsche Bank, Manitowoc’s share could be worth between $23 and $28 if it separates its businesses.

    By Diana Key
  • Financials

    JAT Capital ups its position in Yahoo

    Yahoo! Inc. is a global technology company that provides a variety of products and services. Recently, Yahoo shares climbed higher on third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst estimates.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Twitter’s unique visitor count is increasing so rapidly

    Twitter’s monthly active users or MAUs increased from 255 million in Q2 2013 to 271 million in Q2 2014. These are the users who log in to Twitter through its website either from desktop or mobile devices.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Yahoo’s Acquisition of BrightRoll: A Boon for the Company

    In December, Yahoo acquired BrightRoll for $640 million. The acquisition of BrightRoll put Yahoo in a leadership position in the video advertising industry.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Farallon Capital sells stake in Yahoo!

    Farallon Capital Management sold its position in Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) during the third quarter. The stock accounted for 3.39% of the fund’s total 2Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Miscellaneous

    Verizon Plus AOL Equals Competition for Facebook and Google

    Facebook and Google have moved far ahead of AOL in the display ad market. After acquiring AOL, Verizon could possibly strengthen its position in this market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Yahoo completed the acquisition of BrightRoll

    On December 15, 2014, Yahoo completed the acquisition of BrightRoll for ~$640 million in cash. It’s the industry’s leading programmatic video advertising platform.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Tech & Comm Services

    A must-know look at Facebook’s 3-year strategy

    This is a tool to connect people with important public moments and personalities on Facebook. This is an attempt by Facebook to draw on features of Twitter Inc (TWTR)—where people are comfortable sharing their views with everyone.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Yahoo Believes Adam Cahan Can Resurrect Its Video Business

    Adam Cahan will now lead Yahoo’s web video group. Cahan successfully changed Yahoo’s mobile business into a major operation.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How search advertising helps companies promote business online

    Search advertising includes getting traffic through unpaid organic search or free listings and buying traffic through paid search listings.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AOL Stands to Benefit from Microsoft’s Advertising Business

    The Microsoft deal could help AOL gain additional market share and strengthen its position against competitors like Facebook (FB) and Google that dominate the display ad industry.

    By Matilda James
  • Financials

    Christian Leone’s Luxor Capital adds a new position in Yahoo

    Recently, Yahoo shares went higher after third quarter earnings and revenue beat analyst estimates. Third quarter profit rose to $6.77 billion.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    Starboard Value raises activist stake in MeadWestvaco

    Starboard Value is a New York-based activist hedge fund that takes large, long-term positions in companies that it believes to be undervalued or mismanaged.

    By Santiago Solari
  • Consumer

    Why new right-hand column design benefits Facebook

    Right-hand column ads are not part of mobile due to limited space. And it’s a well-known fact that the usage on mobile is increasing at a faster rate than desktop.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Deal with AOL a Missed Opportunity for Yahoo!

    Ross Levinsohn said that Yahoo! once tried to strike an advertising deal with Microsoft (MSFT) similar to the new deal between AOL (AOL) and Microsoft.

    By Matilda James
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Could Be Threatened by Losing Search Deals

    The search advertising business remains Google’s (GOOG) most valuable business. Google dominates the US desktop search ad market with a share of 64%.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Facebook is getting serious in the video ad space

    According to a recent report from Variety, Facebook is adding a couple of features similar to YouTube’s features. These include the “view counter” and “related videos” features.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Is Keen to Increase Bing’s Share in the Search Market

    According to Mediapost, Microsoft’s Bing powers 14 billion monthly searches globally. Bing is making its presence felt slowly and steadily.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Advertising is Moving from TV to Digital

    The reasons for this movement of advertising from TV to digital media are varied. Millennial customers cut the cord on pay-TV or stopped subscribing to pay-TV altogether.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Google Create Alphabet?

    The main objective of Alphabet is to streamline its varied businesses and focus on opportunities for new initiatives under the Google brand.

    By Matilda James
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rise in Spectrum Sales Has Positive Effect on Telecom Stocks

    Wireless networks are essential for the future growth of telecom stocks. They’re one of the most sought after commodities in the market, since they run on radio frequency as well as spectrums.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Growth Prospects for Google’s Core Business in 2Q15

    Google’s search advertising business has flatlined quarter-over-quarter. In 2Q14, growth for search revenue was 4.5%. It’s expected to grow a meager 1%–2% in 2Q15.

    By Matilda James
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Microsoft’s New Bing Video Search Challenge YouTube?

    Microsoft (MSFT) recently announced the launch of its new Bing video search, and it could cause some serious trouble for Google (GOOG) and YouTube.

    By Matilda James
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will TV Everywhere Change Ad Strategy?

    Ad buying on TV Everywhere is more complex than on linear TV and uses a programmatic ad strategy. The programmatic ad market has huge growth potential.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Verizon Buy AOL?

    According to Verizon, its acquisitions in companies like upLynk, EdgeCast, OnCue, and AOL will help develop its OTT offering. It’s expected to launch this summer.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Miscellaneous

    AOL’s Stock Doubles under CEO Tim Armstrong

    Tim Armstrong revived AOL, which is evident from the huge boost in AOL’s stock price that has nearly doubled in the last six years.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Fund Managers

    Iridian boosts holding in Avis Budget Group by 43%

    Iridian raised its position in Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR) to 5,395,808 shares from 3,773,401, a 43% increase. Iridian has a passive 5.1% stake in Avis.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Fund Managers

    AOL gets 45% boost in Iridian Asset Management

    Iridian Asset Management’s position in AOL increased by 45%, increasing its shares from 5,075,812 to 7,369,542. Iridian has a 9.5% passive stake in AOL.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Earnings Report

    Yahoo’s position in the search market

    We’ll look at Yahoo’s search market business. In the third quarter, Yahoo (YHOO) generated 41% of its revenue from the search advertising business.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Online video advertising is going viral

    Today, the world is driven by technology. Online video advertising is also an essential advertising method. It’s gaining traction in today’s digital environment.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Starboard believes Yahoo! is “deeply undervalued”

    Although Starboard only said that it has analyzed alternative structures for Yahoo, unconfirmed reports noted that the fund is expected to push for a breakup of Yahoo.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Assessing Yahoo’s prospects after Alibaba’s initial public offering

    Last week, Alibaba (BABA) became a public company in the U.S. stock exchange with its IPO (initial public offering) receiving an overwhelming response. Its stock finished its first day of trading at $93.89—up 38% from the $68 initial price that the company had set.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why acquiring LiveRail will help Facebook’s video ads business

    A few weeks back, Facebook (FB) acquired LiveRail, which is an online video advertising platform that helps customers to monetize their video inventory efficiently.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Why Google has started to diversify its search business

    Google’s share in the mobile advertising market could decline from ~53% in 2012 to 47% in 2014.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Google launches Partner Select program to grow its video ad sales

    According to a report from eMarketer, YouTube generated ~$850 million in revenues from video ads in 2013.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Yahoo’s search advertising business is better than its display ad

    In the second quarter, Yahoo’s search revenue of $428 million increased by 6%.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why replacing Google with Bing on Apple devices will affect Google

    Bing has managed to increase its market share from 16.9% in March 2013 to 18.6% in March 2014, and its presence on Apple devices would help it gain further market share.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Yahoo sees better-than-expected Q1 results and signs of revival

    Yahoo (YHOO) announced its Q1 2014 results Tuesday, which were slightly above Wall Street expectations. Yahoo earned 38 cents per share on $1.087 billion in revenues.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Yahoo sees an upside as Marissa Mayer attempts a turnaround

    Yahoo appointed Marissa Mayer, a former Google executive, as CEO in July 2012 to turn the company’s prospects around.

    By Martin Kurlandski, MS
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