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  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is among the Indian CEOs in the U.S.
    Billionaires

    How Many Indian CEOs Are There in the U.S.? 45 Counting Twitter's CEO

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Google building New York City
    Real Estate

    Google's $2.1B NYC Office Might Impact Affordable Housing Efforts

    By Rachel Curry
  • Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the NASDAQ’s 5,000 Level Is Not Like the Dot Com Bubble

    The NASDAQ hit the all-important 5,000 level on March 2, 2015, for the first time after the dot com bubble burst of 2000.

    By Heidi Richardson
  • Why Decline in LinkedIn Stock Made It a Potential Target
    Miscellaneous

    Why Decline in LinkedIn Stock Made It a Potential Target

    LinkedIn’s stock, which traded at $269 in February 2015, fell to one of its lows of $101.11 in February 2016.

    By Anne Shields
  • Oracle’s New ID Graph Offers Unique Features
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s New ID Graph Offers Unique Features

    Oracle ID Graph’s unique feature is that it separates device-based identifiers and mobile devices that allow marketers to send a message to these devices directly.

    By Anne Shields
  • What Helped Microsoft Capture the Largest Market Share?
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Helped Microsoft Capture the Largest Market Share?

    Microsoft (MSFT) is behind only Amazon (AMZN) in the overall cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
  • Adobe’s Digital Marketing segment is its strong pillar of growth
    Technology & Communications

    Adobe’s Digital Marketing segment is its strong pillar of growth

    The Digital Marketing segment of Adobe (ADBE) provides solutions and services for creating, managing, and executing advertising and marketing initiatives.

    By Anne Shields
  • Key strategies applied by Texas Instruments to achieve growth
    Earnings Report

    Key strategies applied by Texas Instruments to achieve growth

    Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) planned its strategic exit from it back in September 2012. It instead dedicated its strategic and R&D investments toward becoming a pure analog and embedded processing company.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why China Is a Good Opportunity for the Mobile Payment Market
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China Is a Good Opportunity for the Mobile Payment Market

    Third-party mobile payment services in China registered a total transaction volume of ~$197 billion in 2013—an increase of 707% on a YoY basis.

    By Anne Shields
  • Understanding VMware’s NSX Everywhere Strategy
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding VMware’s NSX Everywhere Strategy

    VMware’s NSX is a networking platform that can manage and control any virtualized networking environment, irrespective of endpoints.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Microsoft’s Capital Expenditure Has Risen
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft’s Capital Expenditure Has Risen

    In fiscal 3Q18, Microsoft’s capital expenditure was $3.5 billion, with most going toward data center expansion.

    By Anne Shields
  • IBM Led Peers in Patents in 2017
    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM Led Peers in Patents in 2017

    Earlier in the series, we discussed IBM’s improved position in the cloud space due to its prowess in the hybrid cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
  • Microsoft acquires Mojang, the popular developer of Minecraft
    Technology & Communications

    Microsoft acquires Mojang, the popular developer of Minecraft

    In September 2014, Microsoft (MSFT) announced its acquisition of Mojang, a Swedish company popular for its game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

    By Anne Shields
  • A lucrative sector: Why you should look to Asia’s gaming markets
    Technology & Communications

    A lucrative sector: Why you should look to Asia’s gaming markets

    With each passing day, the prices for handsets such as Google’s (GOOGL) Android and Apple (AAPL) iOS devices are falling. This trend has played a key role in the popularity of games, especially among youth, benefiting the gaming industry.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why VMware Acquired CloudVelox
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why VMware Acquired CloudVelox

    In late February 2018, VMware announced its acquisition of CloudVelox, taking its hybrid cloud to the next level.

    By Anne Shields
  • Sundar Pichai
    Billionaires

    Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai's Overall Compensation Shrank in 2020

    By Adam Goodpasture
  • Tesla Model S
    Consumer

    Tesla Q3 Earnings: What to Watch beyond the Numbers

    Tesla’s (TSLA) third-quarter earnings are scheduled for Wednesday. Notably, the company will likely post a loss in the quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Waymo autonomous vehicle
    Technology & Communications

    Waymo Is Still a Private Company, Get Exposure Through Alphabet

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Buying Alphabet Stock GOOG or GOOGL Comes Down to Voting Rights

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Smart Speakers: How Google’s Market Has Transformed

    Alphabet (GOOGL) has several branches, and Google is the branch that looks after its smart speaker business.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Microsoft Could Benefit from Trump’s Policies

    Microsoft’s cash and short-term investment balance of $136.9 billion was on the top of the list for the fourth straight quarter.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    US-China Talks: Can ‘Miles and Miles’ Be Covered in Five Weeks?

    With about five weeks remaining in the trade truce, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said yesterday that the US was “miles and miles” away from a trade deal with China.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FDN Sees Huge Fund Inflows in Trailing 12-Month Period

    In the trailing 12-month period, net fund inflows were $2.3 billion. FDN’s fund flows in the trailing one week and trailing three months were -$105.7 million and $719.3 million, respectively.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EU Fine Had a Huge Impact on Alphabet’s Profitability

    Facebook’s net profit was $3.9 billion in 2Q17, up from $2.3 billion in the corresponding quarter a year earlier.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Microsoft–Amazon Cloud Competition Could Spike in 2019

    Microsoft, Amazon, and other vendors are pursuing a $278.3 billion revenue opportunity in the global public cloud market, according to the latest Gartner estimates.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • Technology & Communications

    Why new messaging rules in China could affect Tencent

    Last month, for the first time, China applied restrictions on instant messaging services for national security purposes.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Fund Managers

    What’s Leon Cooperman’s Largest Position?

    Alphabet reported its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017. The company posted EPS (earnings per share) of $9.57, which beat analysts’ estimates of $8.33.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Cloud Receives a Boost from Twitter

    Google’s closely watched cloud computing business recently got a boost from Twitter, which signed up for some cloud storage and computing needs.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft Isn’t the Only Threat to Amazon’s Cloud Dominance

    In late 2016, Oracle (ORCL) launched the second generation of its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) offering, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Dish’s Sling TV Remain Successful?

    As Millennials increasingly move to OTT (over-the-top) services, pay-TV companies like Dish Network (DISH) are also focusing on OTT services.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    What Can We Expect from Salesforce’s Fiscal 3Q17 Results?

    For fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect Salesforce (CRM) to post revenue and non-GAAP EPS (earnings per share) of ~$2.12 billion and $0.21, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why The US Saw Positive Fund Flows In 2014

    The US saw positive fund flows in 2014 due to a relatively better economic position.

    By Amy Belew
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why YouTube’s Revamp of Its Red Service Is a Positive Move

    Cobra Kai, a spin-off of Karate Kid that stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, is part of YouTube Red’s lineup of original content.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon Aims Higher with Yahoo Acquisition

    After 11 long months of uncertainty and many negotiations, Verizon (VZ) has completed its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core Internet assets. Let’s look at what’s in store for the US telecom space.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dish Network Can’t Complain about Sling TV

    Dish Network’s (DISH) streaming television service, Sling TV, turned three on January 5.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    US Businesses Push Back against Trump’s Tariffs

    Farmers for Free Trade’s campaign was rolled out on September 12 with the slogan “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Analysts’ Recommendations for Twitter

    While Twitter (TWTR) recently posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue on April 25, concerns over its future revenue growth have pulled down the company’s stock by 2.1%.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Fund Managers

    AQR Capital Increases Holdings in Apple

    In 4Q14, AQR Capital raised its holdings in Apple (AAPL). AAPL constituted 1.46% of the fund’s fourth-quarter portfolio.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Google Acquired 1,200 Acres of Land in Reno

    Google, an Alphabet (GOOGL) company, recently bought a 1,210-acre piece of land in Reno, Nevada, for $29.1 million, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NVIDIA Expands Its Tegra Business

    NVIDIA (NVDA), which earns more than 80% of its revenue from GPUs (graphics processing units), is expanding the application of these GPUs in verticals beyond gaming.

    By Puja Tayal
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Why eBay’s operating margins continue to decline

    eBay’s management noted that eBay Enterprise margins fell by 3.9% during the last quarter compared to a year ago. The increased cost to prepare for the holiday season was blamed for the decline.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Miscellaneous

    Microsoft Infiltrates the Mobile App Space: The Xamarin Acquisition

    On February 24, Microsoft announced that it will acquire Xamarin, a mobile app platform provider. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    If BlackBerry Adopts Android, Its Security Standards Could Suffer

    A comparative lack of security for Android shows that BlackBerry could do more harm than good to its image as a secure player by adopting Android as its operating system.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Consumer

    Is President Trump’s Friendliness with Markets Over?

    The trade war that President Trump unleashed with the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs has taken a toll on market sentiments.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Buckingham Research Downgrades Netflix due to Competition Fears

    On March 8, Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.9% to $349.60 after Buckingham Research downgraded its rating from “buy” to “neutral.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Technology & Communications

    Salesforce.com partners with Accenture to tailor wearable devices

    Salesforce.com (CRM) announced a collaboration with Accenture (ACN. Both companies share an equal passion about wearable technology ruling the market in the future.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Google Can’t Take Any Chances with YouTube

    It comes as no surprise that Google is spending hundreds of millions of dollars every year to review content on its platforms such as YouTube.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Music-Label Deals Could Also Help Facebook’s Video Ambitions

    Facebook has been concentrating its efforts on video for a long time now. It has ambitions of becoming the number one player in the video ad market.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Must-know business overview: Hewlett-Packard in revival mode

    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), headquartered in Palo Alto, California,  is one of the world’s largest information technology companies and a leading provider products, technologies, software, solutions and services. HP has seen its shares bounce back from their late-2012 lows, and the company beat street estimates in its latest quarterly results. For the first quarter of fiscal 2014, […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter Ending Support for Its Apple Computers App

    Twitter (TWTR) announced in mid-February that it would be dismantling its app for Apple desktop computers.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Why Investors Are Watching Twitter’s Audience

    Monthly active users Investors are on high alert as Twitter’s (TWTR) 3Q17 release approaches. Last quarter, Twitter failed to grow its audience base meaningfully, and going by how the market reacted to the report, investors were not impressed. Twitter went into 2Q17 with 328 million MAUs (monthly active users), and it came out of the quarter […]

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook’s WhatsApp Making Progress with India’s Payments Market

    Facebook (FB) has been trying to come up with a mobile payment service for WhatsApp in India (EPI) for quite some time.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Renaissance Technologies sells its Amazon shares in 4Q13

    Renaissance Technologies eliminated a position in online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) that accounted for 0.34% of the fund’s 3Q portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alibaba and Tencent Should Watch Out for Baidu

    Baidu is selling a majority stake in its financial services unit as it seeks to raise funds to bolster its competition in China’s digital financial services market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • Technology & Communications

    Apple investor takeaways: Why loyalty will decide Apple’s future

    According to the latest report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C continued to lead the British smartphone market in May.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Facebook Plans to Address Content Disputes

    Facebook (FB) has once again reiterated its ambitions to become the leading content supplier in the social media space.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Why HP resorted to layoffs to reduce its costs

    Social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (or SMAC) is a disruptive technology that’s transforming the current IT environment at a rapid pace. Many technology leaders, who failed to acknowledge its importance or were slow in embracing it, are suffering. HP has been impacted by SMAC.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Apple Regains Its Crown, but Can It Keep It?

    Apple (AAPL) was the biggest public company by market cap between 2011 and last November, when holding that title became a game of cat and mouse.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s Net Additions of Postpaid Customers Declined in 2Q15

    On the positive side, growth in AT&T’s net additions of connected devices continued to be solid during 2Q15. AT&T added ~1.4 million connected devices during the quarter.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Europe’s GDPR Law Affected Google’s Ad Business?

    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) came into force on May 25.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Waymo Is Retiring Google’s Pod Cars

    Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet (GOOGL), is phasing out the pod-like cars it has long used to test its autonomous driving technology.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Catalysts for Amazon’s Stock in 2016?

    AWS and the continued success of the Prime membership program were the main drivers for Amazon in 2015. This will likely continue in 2016 as well.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Can New BlackBerry Smartphone Offerings Increase Unit Sales?

    BlackBerry now plans to launch its next version of the Passport smartphone, Passport Oslo, by the end of this year. The smartphone will have high-end specifications.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Yahoo’s revenue continues to decline

    The mobile advertising market is expected to grow at a faster rate than the overall digital advertising market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Flipkart Reject Amazon’s Offer?

    Amazon (AMZN) had expressed interest in acquiring Flipkart to try to keep Walmart (WMT) away from India’s fast-growing online retail sector.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Opportunities Does Deep Learning Offer NVIDIA?

    Stages of deep learning In the previous part of this series, we saw that GPU[1.graphics processing unit]-accelerated computing is helping supercomputers solve many complex problems efficiently. The cost and time savings brought by GPUs have encouraged many cloud companies to use these chips for their deep learning tasks. Deep learning happens in two stages. The […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Oracle Continue to Outperform the S&P 500 Index?

    Earlier in this series, we discussed the factors that might impede Oracle’s (ORCL) dominance in the database space, which is also the company’s cash cow.

    By Anne Shields
  • Consumer

    Why Third Point believes Apple Pay is not a threat to PayPal

    Third Point added, “when we break down the applicability of Apple Pay to PayPal’s business mix, we find that Apply Pay will compete directly with only 1.5 to 2% of PayPal’s total payment volume (or TPV).”

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter Works to Ban Abusive Speech

    Twitter (TWTR) is gearing up to tighten rules to foster healthier conversations on its platform and curb toxic speech.

    By Neha Gupta
  • Consumer

    Microsoft increases its presence in the sub-$200 smartphone space

    During the recent installment of Asia’s largest computing show, Computex, Microsoft (MSFT) announced that it will start selling smartphones and tablets running its software at below $200.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Why Google acquired the music streaming service Songza

    According to a report from Statista and the previous chart, Pandora leads the Internet Radio market with a share of 31%.

    By Puneet Sikka
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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

    Why a Google Exec Interviewed Ex-Terrorists

    Google, Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Snap (SNAP) might be losing sleep because authorities are pointing fingers at them for allowing their platforms to breed extremist ideologies.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    What does the future hold for Hewlett-Packard after the split?

    HP’s (HPQ) split into HP Inc. and HP Enterprise will finalize by November of 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    YouTube’s Live Video Streaming Service Takes on Amazon in May

    Amazon’s Twitch drives the highest US live video streaming volume with about 44% share. With live video streaming service at 60fps, YouTube aims to give competition to Twitch.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Real Estate

    Why the housing market impacts consumption and equity investors

    This article considers the importance of investment, including residential investment, in the support of U.S. consumption data and the implications for investors.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Why Facebook stopped using Bing for its web search results

    The company has now stopped including results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine through the Facebook search.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    Chart in Focus: Alphabet’s Returns and Stock Trends

    On May 12, 2017, Alphabet (GOOGL) generated investor returns of 30.1% on a trailing 12-month basis.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google: Closing the Gap with Amazon in the Smart Speaker Market?

    While Amazon (AMZN) currently dominates the smart speaker market, its days at the helm could be numbered if two recent studies are any guide.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    Will Microsoft Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates?

    Microsoft (MSFT) is set to release its fiscal Q4 2018 financial results on July 19.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Market Rally: Will Trump Like Powell’s Comments Today?

    On November 28, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech “appeared to signal a nearer end to the U.S. central bank’s interest-rate hikes,” Reuters reported.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Disney Plotting to Deprive Apple of Television Box Revenue?

    Disney Kids TV streaming box, which Walt Disney (DIS) unveiled at the CES 2017, quickly has generated heat in the streaming media device market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NASDAQ Soars with Equities, Treasuries Fall Last Week

    US equity markets gained in the week ended April 24, 2015. But the week was all about the NASDAQ, which gained 3.2%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Becoming Profitable Is High on Snap’s Agenda

    Snap, which went public in March 2017, looks focused on accelerating its path to profitability.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Retailers Are Increasing Their Ad Spending on YouTube

    Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Lowe’s were the four retailers in the United States that spent the most on YouTube video ads last year.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    How Much Revenue Is Facebook Earning from Advertising?

    Facebook’s advertising business posted second-quarter revenues of $13.0 billion, which grew 42.0% year-over-year.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Google and Amazon Placed in Home Automation Space?

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) biggest division, Google, has recently gained traction in the home automation segment where Amazon (AMZN) has a dominant position with its Echo Devices.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Earnings Report

    Apple Watch Sales May Fall: Can It Remain a Dominant Player?

    According to KGI, Apple Watch (AAPL) sales will fall more than 25% in 2016. KGI forecasts sales of 7.5 million units in 2016 compared to estimated sales of 10.6 million units in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Baidu Unit Cleared to Sell Mutual Funds

    Du Xiaoman Financial, Baidu’s (BIDU) financial services subsidiary, has been cleared to enter the business of selling mutual funds in China.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Google’s Local Inventory Ads Helping Retailers?

    Seeing the success of local inventory ads, Google has expanded them to all major economies outside the United States, including the United Kingdom (EWU), France, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Alphabet’s Cloud Investments Bearing Fruit?

    While announcing its plans for three new undersea cable systems and five new cloud regions, Google also disclosed that it had invested $30 billion into expanding its cloud infrastructure over the last three years.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Fund Managers

    Why George Soros Compares Facebook and Google to Casinos

    Billionaire investor George Soros recently shared his views on social media companies Facebook and Google.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at a Technical Analysis of Amazon

    On May 22, 2017, 2.6 million shares of Amazon (AMZN) exchanged hands, and the stock rose 1.1% to close at ~$970.7.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Miscellaneous

    Surface Hub is Microsoft’s Priciest Hardware Offering

    Surface Hub features built-in advanced sensors, cameras, NFC, and microphones. Through the welcome screen, users can call or connect a personal device to display content on the screen.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook’s Efforts to Appease Media Companies

    Facebook (FB) is building a paywall tool that would allow publishers to charge for access to stories they publish on Instant Articles, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Google Make $20 Billion Selling Hardware?

    Amid tightening competition for advertising dollars, there is growing pressure on Google to diversify its revenue sources.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Apple Saved $533 Million and More

    In early June 2017, Apple (AAPL) escaped a $533.0 million fine after a federal appeals court ruled in its favor. The ruling ended in a patent dispute that had dragged on for nearly four years.

    By Ruchi Gupta
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Apple’s valuation versus Google and Microsoft

    Apple’s stock is trading at a forward P/E of 12.5x, which is lower than its main peers, Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT).

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    Pandora Media hikes subscription rates because of increasing costs

    The Pandora One service has 3.3 million subscribers and includes advertisement-free access, better audio quality, and reduced timeouts, and offers listeners with additional skips.

    By Samantha Nielson
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