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.
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.
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.
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.
Waymo Is Still a Private Company, Get Exposure Through Alphabet
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.
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.
Twitter stock (TWTR) is up after CEO promises new features
Twitter’s (TWTR) stock was up 7.45% after Twitter’s CEO’s presentation at Analyst Day on November 12, 2014. Twitter’s investors like what they heard.
Is a Sale of Twitter in the Cards?
Faced with stiff competition for online marketing budgets, slowing revenue and user growth, and a falling stock price, Twitter (TWTR) seems to be battling a huge storm.
Digitalization Trend Is Helping Accenture Win New Contracts
Accenture (ACN) has secured a $27.3 million order from the Library of Congress to build a new data center.
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.
Google Outlines Plans to Comply with EU Orders
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google submitted to the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EZU), a plan on how it will stop favoring its own shopping services in its Internet search results.
Sprint Expands Corporate Offerings with AI-Based Texting Service
Sprint (S) has joined Google (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) in leveraging artificial intelligence technology to enhance its services as it seeks to attract more customers and diversify its business.
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.
What Are the Chances of an AT&T–Time Warner Merger Succeeding?
The proposed $85.4 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner is currently facing trial.
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.
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.
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.
IBM Wins the Kyocera Cloud Contract
IBM (IBM) recently won a cloud computing contract from Kyocera. The contract was awarded after a competitive bidding process.
Alphabet Tapped Technology That Could Lead to Better Smartphones
Google could use Redux’s technology to develop better smartphones to bolster its competition in the global smartphone market where it trails Apple and Samsung.
Who Will Run the Modest Fox?
A new future awaits 21st Century Fox (FOX) after it closes the pending sale of most of its operations to the Walt Disney Company (DIS).
Why Baidu’s 3Q16 Fall in Revenue Could Be a Blessing
Baidu (BIDU) reported 3Q16 results on October 27, 2016, reporting that quarterly revenue fell for the first time. But the fall could be a blessing for Baidu and its shareholders.
Baidu’s and Google’s Scorecards Side-by-Side
Baidu (BIDU) and Google have a lot of similarities. It’s no wonder Baidu has earned itself the nickname of the “Google of China.”
Why losing search market share could weigh on Yahoo’s Q2 earnings
The 1Q14 earnings for Yahoo were slightly better than analysts’ expectations.
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.
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.
Dish Network Can’t Complain about Sling TV
Dish Network’s (DISH) streaming television service, Sling TV, turned three on January 5.
Can Netflix’s Stranger Things Drive Subscribers in 4Q17?
According to Nielsen, Stranger Things averaged 8.8 million viewers per episode. The first episode was watched by 15.8 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.
Will Alphabet Woo Its Investors Again with Its 3Q15 Results?
Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent company of Google (GOOG), is scheduled to announce the third quarter earnings of 2015 on October 22.
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.
Is Amazon Dreaming of Challenging IBM’s Watson?
Amazon (AMZN) recently partnered with health information services provider WebMD Health (WBMD) to help Alexa users quickly get answers to their medical queries.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Did Alphabet’s Profitability Improve in Q4?
Soaring traffic acquisition costs and rising product development and marketing expenditures have weighed on Alphabet’s operating margins in recent years.
Where Does Apple Rank in the Wearables Market?
According to a report, Apple shipped 4.2 million wearable devices in the third quarter and captured 13.1% of the global wearables market.
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.
Is It Time to Play Value Stocks?
In the past few years, value stocks haven’t posted impressive gains. Many of them look cheap and have trailed the broader market as investors lap up growth stocks.
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.
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.
Will Apple’s iPhone 8 Alienate Emerging Market Consumers?
Apple needs no introduction in the developing world, but its iPhones are way out of reach for many consumers in those markets.
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.
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.
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.
Will Facebook monetize its non-core businesses anytime soon?
Facebook’s (FB) advertising revenues increased by a healthy 67%. But its other business, the payments and other fees business, grew from $214 million to $234 million at a growth rate of 9%.
Why Fox May Want to Buy Regional Sports Networks from Disney
Disney agreed to buy a bundle of assets from 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion.
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.
You Are Living in a Low-Return Environment
Equities slumped worldwide after the shocking Brexit vote, but US equities had already become directionless. We’re definitely living in a low-return environment.
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.
Here’s How Trump Is Supporting Autonomous Vehicle Development
On September 12, 2017, The U.S. Department of Transportation (or DOT) and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) released new guidelines for autonomous vehicle development.
Alphabet’s Loon Technology is Disputed
Expanding market for Google services As Alphabet (GOOGL) moves closer to the commercial deployment of Project Loon, it is important for investors to take note of a dispute that could complicate the future of the business. Through Loon, Alphabet seeks to provide Internet connection to more than 4.0 billion people, especially in emerging markets […]
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).”
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.
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%.
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%.
Why Facebook’s 3Q14 earnings could positively surprise you
Facebook (FB) has become one of the most important players in the Internet industry. Its revenue growth remains strong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will Microsoft Beat Q4 Earnings Estimates?
Microsoft (MSFT) is set to release its fiscal Q4 2018 financial results on July 19.
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.
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.
Alphabet Stock Remained Stable in February
Alphabet stock (GOOGL) was almost flat in February but has surged 11.9% on a year-to-date basis as of March 4.
Baidu’s Big Plans in Shanghai
Baidu (BIDU) has formed an AI partnership with the city of Shanghai.
Google Ends Android App Bundling
In July, the European Union’s antitrust agency ruled that Alphabet’s Google had been abusing Android’s market dominance.
Becoming Profitable Is High on Snap’s Agenda
Snap, which went public in March 2017, looks focused on accelerating its path to profitability.
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.
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.
Is the Tech Rally Over?
The amazing bull run in tech stocks may be showing signs of slowing down.
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.
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.
Why George Soros Compares Facebook and Google to Casinos
Billionaire investor George Soros recently shared his views on social media companies Facebook and Google.
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.
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.
Will the HERO7 Product Launch Drive Sales during the Holidays?
The HERO7 Black launch video has close to two million views on YouTube (GOOG) (GOOGL)—the company’s most viral launch to date.
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.
Can Google Make $20 Billion Selling Hardware?
Amid tightening competition for advertising dollars, there is growing pressure on Google to diversify its revenue sources.
Apple Fell More than 18% in November
Apple beat the revenue and earnings estimates in the fourth quarter. The company forecast sales between $89 billion and $93 billion.
Alibaba Raises Stakes for Zynga in India
As Zynga (ZNGA) prepares to report its 4Q17 results, Alibaba (BABA) and India (INDA) are in the minds of many investors who have followed recent developments.
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.
How Can Twitter Benefit with Encrypted Messages Feature?
After years of rumors of enabling an encrypted messaging feature, Twitter (TWTR) is finally testing a feature that will allow users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to other users.
Analyzing Google’s progress in the devices market
Google, Inc. has taken clear forward strides in the mobile devices market. Android should gain up to a 52% share by 2015.
Is Nokia Looking to Exit the Digital Health Business?
Nokia (NOK) is reportedly looking to sell off its digital health business, which includes Withings, acquired in 2016.
iPhone Battery Replacement Could Impact Apple’s Earnings
Apple (AAPL) reported earnings per share of $3.36 on revenues of $78.4 billion for fiscal 1Q17, which ended in December 2016.
Can Oath Make More Money for Verizon?
Verizon’s (VZ) media-focused business, Oath, reported a revenue fall of 6.9% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.8 billion in the third quarter.
Analysts Think Dropbox Has Upside Potential of 49%
Dropbox (DBX) was listed on the NASDAQ on March 23 at a price of $21 per share.
Fitbit Continues to Focus on Healthcare Partnerships
Fitbit (FIT) has partnered with Google to use the latter’s Cloud Healthcare API (application program interface) to help connect user data with EMRs (electronic medical records).
Why Alphabet’s Earnings Dropped in 2Q17
Alphabet’s EPS (earnings per share) of $9.36 in 4Q16 was $0.26 below consensus expectations despite increasing from $8.67 in 4Q15.
AT&T Showing Appetite for More Deals
AT&T is reportedly eyeing AppNexus and Otter Media, the media business it co-owns with the Chernin Group.
Google’s Smart Speaker Star Continues to Rise
Google’s smart speaker unit shipments soared 420% year-over-year in the second quarter.
Twitter’s Data Business Continues to Roar
In the wake of the Facebook (FB) privacy scandals earlier this year, Twitter (TWTR) had a bit of explaining to do.
JD Invests in China’s Fast-Growing Delivery Startup
JD generated revenues of $18.5 billion in the second quarter, and its revenues increased 31.2% year-over-year.
Why Marc Faber Thinks These Stocks Are Vulnerable
Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google returned nearly 388%, 345%, 1,157%, and 217%, respectively, in the last five years.
How Playing Nice with Publishers Could Ease Alphabet’s Pain
Google could have a much easier time policing its platforms to keep false news, so-called “fake news,” and other inappropriate content at bay.
How Uber Is Cutting Ties with Alphabet
The recent suing of Uber by Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Waymo over allegations of theft of self-driving technology only tells part of the story of these former allies, who are increasingly pulling in opposite directions.
Where Snap Won and Lost to the Competition in 4Q17
Snap (SNAP), the parent of photo-sharing app Snapchat, reported a significant improvement in revenue for 4Q17.