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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook: There Remains a Need for Revenue Diversification

    According to eMarketer, Facebook (FB) took 19.9% of total US digital advertising funds in 2017, and Google (GOOGL) took 38.6%.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Apple Watches Claimed First Place in the Wearables Market

    Wearable device shipments grew 7.7% in 4Q17 According to IDC Research, the wearables market (WEAR) saw growth in 4Q17 and fiscal 2017, mostly due to the increasing popularity of smartwatches.  Global wearable shipments reached 37.9 million units, marking a decent 7.7% increase from the same quarter last year. In 2017, total wearable device sales rose 10.3% […]

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The 2% Fall in Fitbit Stock since May 1

    Despite a 40.0% YoY fall in sales in 1Q17, Fitbit stock rose 12.0% on May 4, 2017, since it beat analysts’ revenue estimate.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple to Roll out Second Generation Watch amid Falling Smartwatch Sales

    After the Apple Watch (AAPL) was launched in April 2015, Apple is largely expected to unveil its second generation watch on September 7, 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Business Will Be Interesting to Watch in 2018

    Apple (AAPL) and its partner AliveCor scored an important milestone in the final weeks of 2017 in their push into the multibillion-dollar digital health market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Fitbit’s Latest Foray into Smartwatches

    The Charge 3 will be able to display pop-up notifications from apps like Facebook.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Apple Should Pose the Biggest Threat to Fitbit

    The Apple Watch is the biggest threat to Fitbit despite its being released only recently. In April, Apple released the Watch in nine countries.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can GoPro Swing a Comeback in 2017?

    Though GoPro missed revenue estimates in 4Q16, it was still the firm’s second-best-performing quarter in terms of revenue, driven by sales of its HERO5.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fitbit Continues to Lead the Wearables Market

    IDC expects the wearables market to grow 20.3% from 2016 to 2020. Total shipments are projected to rise from 79 million in 2015 to 101.9 million in 2016.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Apple May Report Subdued Apple Watch Sales in 3Q15

    Apple has tried its best to popularize the Apple Watch. A couple of months ago, Apple and IBM (IBM) added three new apps for Apple Watch.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Miscellaneous

    Fitbit’s Team Strategy: The Benefits of Acquisitions and Partnerships

    In 2016, Fitbit (FIT) inked a deal with Pebble to harvest certain Pebble assets, now that the latter company has begun shutting down operations.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from Mastercard Moving Forward

    Wall Street analysts expect Mastercard (MA) to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.25 for 1Q18.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Is GoPro Enhancing Customer Experiences?

    During GoPro’s 4Q16 earnings call, the firm stated that it wants to make GoPro products central to the smartphone experience.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Under Armour’s Fitness App Platform Is the World’s Largest

    Late last year and in early 2015, Under Armour acquired Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. Its fitness app user platform became the largest in the world.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Need Not Worry about Google’s Fitbit Takeover

    Google’s acquisition of Fitbit on Friday was a significant development in the world of wearables, upon which Apple depends heavily.

    By Namrata Sen Chanda
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    Technology & Communications

    How Pinterest, Twitter, Snap, and Facebook Stocks Compare

    Facebook stock ranks among the best social media stocks in 2019. Strong earnings and subscriber growth have powered stock gains at Facebook and Snap.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Has Made Rapid Strides in the Wearables Market

    At the June 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple released watchOS 2, its software update for Apple Watch.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Facebook and Jio Talks: Everything You Should Know

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in talks to purchase a 10% stake in Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio. Notably, Jio is a subsidiary of Reliance Industries.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Why R&D Spending Is so Important for Fitbit

    Fitbit’s revenues have increased substantially during the past few quarters, and so the company has placed a significant focus on its R&D spending.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fitbit Stock Fell 6.6% Last Week

    Fitbit (FIT) stock fell 6.6% in the week ended May 4 to close at $4.95 per share.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Can Fitbit Recover after a Disappointing 2016?

    Shares of Fitbit (FIT) fell 12.4% last month to close at $7.32. Shares of Fitbit fell over 75% in 2016, driven by the fall in sales due to low consumer demand and a slowdown in the wearable market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Nokia’s View of Digital Health after the Write-Down

    Nokia (NOK) wrote down roughly $164 million in goodwill on its digital health business in 3Q17, which came as a disappointment.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    Behind Fitbit’s Key 3Q17 Metrics

    Fitbit (FIT) has sold over 70 million devices to date. In 3Q17, Fitbit sold 3.6 million devices—a fall of 32% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Window Opens for Google to Save Fitbit Acquisition Deal

    The European Union antitrust regulator has offered Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) a chance to save its Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) acquisition deal.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Should Google Renegotiate the Fitbit Acquisition Deal?

    Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) bid to purchase Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) faces regulatory hurdles. Fitbit is a prominent company is the fitness tracker market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Rumors Keep Swirling: Will Google Acquire Roku?

    Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) shares rose more than 12% on Tuesday. The shares soared due to rumors about Google acquiring the company.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Apple Retains Smartwatch Market Crown, Google-Fitbit Deal Drags

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to dominate the global smartwatch market. Meanwhile, the Google-Fitbit deal remains stuck in the regulatory process.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Google Increases Custom Chip Efforts, Puts Qualcomm on Notice

    In recent years, Alphabet’s Google has been fitting its Pixel smartphones with custom chips. The company plans to expand its custom chip efforts.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Google and Fitbit Deal Faces a Big Hurdle, DOJ Expands Review

    In November 2019, Alphabet’s Google agreed to purchase fitness trackers maker Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) for $2.1 billion. However, the deal is still pending.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Apple’s Smartwatch Business Soars, Competitors Fall Behind

    Apple controls about a 49.7% share of the global smartwatch market. The company is the clear leader in the market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Google Buys Pointy and AppSheet, Expands Footprint

    This week, Google announced the acquisition of two technology startups—Pointy and AppSheet. Both deals will expand Google’s technology and tools.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Reports

    Before Google Bought Fitbit, the Cloud United Them

    The Google-Fitbit deal was the result of a relationship evolution that began with Google making Fitbit its cloud computing customer.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Google-Fitbit Deal: Three Things to Know This Week

    More than five weeks have passed since Google (GOOGL) made a deal to swallow Fitbit (FIT) for $2.1 billion. It didn’t reach that deal without a contest.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Apple Accounts for 35% of the Global Wearables Market

    Apple’s overall shipments grew 94.6% YoY to 84.5 million units. Its shipments rose by a massive 195.5%, accounting for 35% of the global wearables market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Fitbit Stock Is Down, but No Savings for Google

    Google and Fitbit stocks have moved in opposite directions since the companies’ merger deal, whose value isn’t affected by stock movements.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    What Investors Can Learn from Facebook’s Fitbit Bid Failure

    Facebook pursued Fitbit but lost the bidding war to Google, which bumped up its offer more than 60%. Facebook remains keen to expand its hardware business.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Google Nearly Saved $800 Million on Fitbit Acquisition

    Google announced early this month that it would be acquiring Fitbit, a prominent fitness tracker maker. It reportedly won Fitbit after a bidding war.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    AirPods and Apple Watch to Make $35 Billion in 2019

    Ever since Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone launched over a decade ago, it’s been a key sales drive. Now, AirPods and Apple Watch are likely to lead growth.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Pharmacy, AWS Data Exchange, and JEDI

    According to Gartner’s research published in April 2019, the estimated share of the cloud business segment could cross $300 billion by 2022.

    By Shankar Iyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Losing Customers over Google’s Purchase Deal

    Google’s deal to acquire Fitbit is facing more challenges. Some Fitbit users are dropping the service as privacy groups call for the merger to be blocked.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google’s Nightingale Project: A Boon or a Curse?

    Alphabet stock closed 0.08% lower yesterday after news of privacy concerns about Google’s healthcare initiative, Project Nightingale.

    By Shankar Iyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Outperforms the Global Smartwatch Market

    Apple Watch shipments surged over 51% year-over-year in the third quarter. Find out what’s driving this growth and what’s next for Apple wearables.

    By Namrata Sen Chanda
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Investigating Executives: How Investors Should See It

    Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) is investigating executives. The probe’s focus is on how Alphabet executives handled complaints about sexual harassment.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The UK’s Labour Party: Block the Google-Fitbit Deal

    The UK’s Labour Party wants to stop Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. The UK previously delayed PayPal’s closing of the iZettle acquisition.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    On-the-Move Tech Stocks: GOOGL, AAPL, FIT

    Let’s take a look at three big tech stocks— Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), and Fitbit (FIT)—to see what’s driving them right now.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Google to Acquire Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

    Fitbit (FIT) shares have gained 15% today. Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) announced that it will acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion, according to a press release.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    In Fitbit, Google May Not Get a Great Business but a Good Promise

    Google has set its sights on wearable device maker Fitbit. Reuters reports Google parent Alphabet has gone as far as making a buyout offer for Fitbit.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Expected Growth for the Apple Watch in 2018

    Analysts expect Apple Watch Series 3 shipments to rise 20.0% year-over-year in 2018 to 23 million–25 million units.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Fitbit Needs to Consider Google’s Acquisition Bid

    Fitbit (FIT) stock has gained 43% in the last three trading days. FIT stock is trading at $4.31, which is 118% above its 52-week low.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    How Analysts View Revenue Growth and Price Target for Apple

    Analysts expect Apple’s (AAPL) revenues to rise 10.1% year-over-year to ~$86.2 billion in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Apple Wearables Outshine Macs and iPads in Q4?

    Markets are eagerly waiting for Apple to release its fourth-quarter results tomorrow. AAPL stock has risen to record highs this month amid optimism.

    By Namrata Sen Chanda
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    Tech Movers: Fitbit, Roku, and Datadog Lead Gains

    The broader markets were subdued today. However, tech stocks Datadog (DDOG), Roku (ROKU) and Fitbit (FIT) gained significantly. Here’s why.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fitbit Stock Rises as Acquisition News Excites Investors

    Fitbit stock climbed on September 20 after reports claimed the consumer technology giant had hired a boutique investment company to explore a sale.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Watch with Alexa: A Challenger for Apple Watch?

    Fitbit (FIT) stock rose 5% today, driven by the launch of its new smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa 2. FIT is trading at $3, 57% below its 52-week high of $6.96.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Five Tech Stocks that Are Risky for Investors

    Let’s look at five tech stocks that are trading at 52-week lows (some are at all-time lows) and are still way too risky for investors.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Sees Strong Growth in North America

    The major bright spot in Apple’s (AAPL) recent earnings was the growth in its “Wearables, Home and Accessories” division—but don’t overlook Apple Watch.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Stock Is Still Risky at All-Time Lows

    Fitbit stock has fallen more than 25.0% in August. The stock is trading at $3.10 per share, which is 56.0% below its 52-week high of $6.96.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    New Apple Watch Features to Focus on Digital Health

    Apple (AAPL) has partnered with Eli Lily (LLY) to research whether the iPhone and Apple Watch can identify Alzheimer’s and dementia among users.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Dominates Smartwatch Segment Again

    Apple Watch dominated the smartwatch market. The company had the top position with a share of 46.0% in the second quarter.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Fitbit Stock Tanks 20.0% in Early Market Trading

    Fitbit (FIT) stock was down close to 20.0% in early market trading. It’s now trading at $3.38, and it reached an all-time low of $3.27 today.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Fitbit Is Taking Steps towards Revival

    Fitbit (FIT) announced its first-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday, May 1.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    What Wall Street Expects for GoPro in Q1 2019

    Consumer technology company GoPro (GPRO) is set to announce its first-quarter earnings results on May 2.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Will Boost Fitbit’s Sales and Profitability?

    According to market research company IDC, Fitbit was the slowest-growing major wearables company in 2018.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Continues to Lose Share in the Global Wearables Market

    Fitbit’s device sales rose 3% YoY (year-over-year) in the fourth quarter of 2018, far below the 31.4% growth in wearable devices overall.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitness Trackers Are Likely to Hit Fitbit’s Sales in 2019

    Though Fitbit’s smartwatch sales rose 437% in 2018, the company posted negative overall revenue growth.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Fitbit’s Estimated Revenue and Earnings Growth in 2019

    The entry of Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung into the wearables space has drastically reduced Fitbit’s market share.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Stock Has Been Volatile This Year

    Shares of consumer tech company Fitbit are up over 11% so far in 2019. From the start of this year to February 27, 2019, the stock rose 28%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The US Smartwatch Adoption Rate Continues to Increase

    The wearables space has seen seeing lackluster growth for the last couple of years. However, one segment that’s been doing well is smartwatches.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple May Be Looking to Subsidize Its Apple Watch

    Apple’s (AAPL) new ECG (electrocardiogram) feature on its latest smartwatch has already seemed to have saved many lives.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Overtakes Fitbit in the Global Wearable Market

    According to the IDC, global shipments of wearable devices in the third quarter rose 21.7% year-over-year to 32 million units.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fitbit Loses Market Share in the Global Wearables Market

    Fitbit’s (FIT) shipments in Q2 fell 21.7% year-over-year. Its shipments declined compared to the overall 5.5% growth in the wearables market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    A Look at Fitbit’s Strategic Priorities

    In this series, we’ve discussed how Fitbit (FIT) is grappling with declining sales driven by competition from peers such as Apple, Xiaomi, Garmin (GRMN), and Fossil (FOSL).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    Fitbit: Trading at a Discount or a Premium to Analyst Estimates?

    Fitbit (FIT) has returned -11% in the last 12 months, -3.2% in the last month, and -4.3% in the last five days.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fitbit Rapidly Losing Market Share in the Wearables Market

    At the end of 4Q17, Fitbit (FIT) slipped to second position in the worldwide wearables market.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fitbit’s Versa Compared to Apple Watch

    Versa sells for $199, while Apple Watch 3 (only GPS) sells for $329 and Apple Watch 3 (GPS + cellular) sells for $399.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fitbit and GoPro Continued to Slide Last Week

    Shares of consumer technology company GoPro (GPRO) fell 17.3% in the week ended March 23, 2018.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mastercard Targets Middle East and Africa with This Move

    On March 6, 2018, Mastercard (MA) announced the acquisition of Oltio in order to streamline its payment processes in the Middle East and Africa.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Mastercard Partners with Dream Payments

    On February 27, 2018, Mastercard (MA) announced a partnership with Dream Payments to facilitate payments to insurance customers.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Mastercard Partners with M-Kopa Solar

    On February 26, 2018, Mastercard (MA) announced that it has entered a partnership with M-Kopa, a solar energy company.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside the Apple-Immersion Dispute and Settlement

    After nearly two years of fighting each other over patents related to touch feedback technology, or haptics, Apple (AAPL) and Immersion (IMMR) recently reached a deal.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Why Is the Healthcare Market Important for Fitbit?

    Fitness and health trackers fast gaining traction According to Fitbit (FIT), connected health and fitness trackers are now rising in popularity in the wearable device market. This popularity may have impacted sales of the Ionic smartwatch, which launched in September 2017. As shown in the above table, IDC Research expects the worldwide wearables market to […]

    By Adam Rogers
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    The Deeper Meaning behind Fitbit’s 3Q17 Scorecard

    In 3Q17, 62.1% of Fitbit total revenues came from the US, compared with 56.4% of total revenues from the US in 2Q17.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    What Impacted Fitbit’s Profit Margins in 3Q17?

    Fitbit’s (FIT) gross margins in 3Q17 rose 220 basis points QoQ (quarter-over-quarter) and fell 290 basis points YoY (year-over-year) to 45.2%.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Fitbit Is Focusing on Health and Fitness

    Fitbit has estimated that the predominant health conditions will contribute to ~$800 billion in healthcare spending in the US.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Signs Up for Visa’s Token Service

    Facebook (FB) has signed up for Visa (V) Token Service, signaling its growing interest in the digital payments business.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging the Potential Success of Fitbit’s Premium Subscription Model

    Fitbit (FIT) has also launched a premium smartwatch service for customers wherein users can pay $8 per month or $40 per year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fitbit Is Eying the Healthcare Space

    Fitbit (FIT) has recently partnered with Dexcom in the healthcare space. Dexcom manufactures CGMs (constant glucose monitors).

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Fitbit Could Feel the Recent Decline in Wearable Market Growth Rate

    Fitbit (FIT) has attributed its massive decline in device sales to saturation in developed markets such as the United States and Australia.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Fitbit’s Latest Smartwatch Drive Revenues?

    On September 13, 2017, Fitbit (FIT) launched its latest smartwatch, the Ionic, which includes heart-rate monitoring, personal coaching, and a built-in GPS.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Could Continue to Dominate the Smartwatch Industry

    Apple (AAPL), Samsung (SSNLF), Garmin (GRMN), and Fitbit (FIT) are all launching Smartwatches in the next couple of months, with the third version of Apple Watch likely to be unveiled next week.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fitbit’s Foray into Smartwatches Could Be Critical

    In a bid to revive market share, Fitbit unveiled its smartwatch, Ionic, on August 28, which could hit the stores in October.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    A Look at Fitbit’s Research and Development Spending

    We’ve seen that Fitbit’s (FIT) revenue fell significantly by 40% YoY (year-over-year) in 2Q17. Fitbit’s research and development (R&D) spending, however, rose 1% YoY in 2Q17 to $80.54 million.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Will the New Tax Reform in India Drive Apple’s Sales?

    On July 1, 2017, India introduced a GST reform. This reform led to a fall in Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone, MacBook, and iPad prices across the country.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Debt Analysis of Apple

    Apple’s (AAPL) balance sheet reflects short-term debt and long-term debt of $13.9 billion and $84.5 billion, respectively, putting its total debt at $98.5 billion.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Apple’s Hurdles in the Smartwatch Business

    The world is waiting for the third generation of the Apple Watch, which some speculate could arrive this fall.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch 3 to Launch against a Complicated Backdrop

    According to Strategy Analytics, Apple sold 3.5 million Apple Watches in fiscal 2Q17, making it the top vendor of wearable devices.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Hewlett-Packard’s Fundamental Analysis

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) reported earnings per share of $1.47 and revenues of ~$35.8 billion in 2016.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Importance of Research and Development for Fitbit

    Fitbit’s R&D (research and development) expenditures rose 21.0% to $87.8 million in 1Q17 and accounted for 14.2% of revenue.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Apple Increase Its Share in the Wearables Segment?

    Apple hit its all-time highest sales in the wearables market in 4Q16.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s What Analysts Expect from Fitbit in 1Q17

    Fitbit (FIT) will be announcing its 1Q17 results on May 3, 2017. If it meets analysts’ revenue estimate of $280.4 million, it will be a YoY fall of 44.5%.

    By Adam Rogers
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