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    Real Insights

    How Much Business Did LinkedIn Have in China? Company Changes Course

    Professional network service LinkedIn is pulling its business out of China. How much business does it have in China?
    By Danielle Letenyei
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    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
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    Why Salesforce Acquired Twin Prime

    Salesforce continued its spree in December 2016 with its acquisition of Twin Prime, a startup focused on machine learning.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth

    Oracle’s Marketing Cloud allows customers to run marketing campaigns and manage data related to those campaigns on web, social, mobile, and email.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Can Cisco Beat Its Own Revenue Forecast in Fiscal 3Q15?

    Cisco is expected to announce its fiscal 3Q15 earnings on May 13. Cisco expects its year-over-year revenue growth to be 3%–5% in the quarter.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Ridge Capital increases holding in SiriusXM

    The third quarter of 2014 was by far the best for SiriusXM in terms of market penetration as well as increasing revenues.

    By Adam Rogers
  • Consumer

    Why Facebook expects revenue growth to slow in 4Q14

    The technology sector in general is facing headwinds because the U.S. dollar is strengthening. Facebook earned about 54% of its revenues from international markets in the last quarter. As a result, a strengthening U.S. dollar impacts its revenues and margins.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Twitter’s Project Lightning Could Be Called ‘Moments’

    Twitter’s Project Lightning will let users view a collection of tweets with images and videos of a specific event without following individual accounts that have tweeted on the event.

    By Matilda James
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook’s Q4 2014 earnings: Expect revenue growth and more

    Facebook (FB) is expected to announce its Q4 2014 earnings on January 28, 2015. In this series, we’ll analyze how the last quarter of 2014 could turn out.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Facebook Has Proven to be a Game-Changer for the NASDAQ

    Facebook has proven to be a game-changer by introducing the world to the concept of social networking, something quite unheard of in the Y2K era.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Technology & Communications

    Will IBM Watson’s Foray into Financial Services Succeed in 2017?

    IBM’s acquisitions to boost Watson Since its inception, IBM (IBM) has been betting heavily on Watson, its cognitive computing platform, to steer the company toward much-needed growth. As expected, Watson was IBM’s highlight in 2016 and is expected to be in 2017 as well. Considering IBM’s acquisitions to equip Watson in the healthcare space, namely […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Did Microsoft’s Strong Revenue Growth Results Improve Its Margins?

    In fiscal 1Q17, Microsoft’s gross margin stood at ~61.7%, as compared to ~64.7% in fiscal 1Q16. Intelligent Cloud contributed ~34% to total revenues.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook plans to monetize WhatsApp’s large user base

    Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is often questioned about Facebook’s high-priced acquisition of WhatsApp, which generated revenue of only $20 million in 2013.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Battle for the Home Automation Market

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google and Amazon (AMZN) are going for each other’s jugular in the home automation systems market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Yahoo Is Looking to Increase User Engagement on Yahoo Mail

    In addition to its partnership with Paperless Post, Yahoo (YHOO) also launched contact cards in Yahoo Mail to increase user engagement.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Is Facebook performing strongly versus its comps?

    Social media stocks performed well last year, with the Global X Social Media Index ETF (SOCL) up 65% from January 2013.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Technology & Communications

    Facebook acquires virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion

    Facebook (FB) recently announced that it’s acquiring Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset, for a valuation of $2 billion.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    LinkedIn Expects Slower Growth in Talent Solutions for 2016

    LinkedIn expects its Talent Solutions segment to grow by 25%–26% YoY (year-over-year) in 2016 compared to growth of 30% YoY in 2015.

    By Adam Rogers
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    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
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    Technology & Communications

    Why did tech stocks like Twitter sell off on July 8, 2014?

    Although the Dow Jones Index fell 0.7%, the tech-heavy NASDAQ (IXIC) index fell 1.4%. This was the second big tech stock sell-off in 2014.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Why is cloud computing such a fast-growing business?

    With cloud computing, instead of keeping an organization’s data on its own server or updating applications, you use a service over the Internet from a remote location to store your information and use applications.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Why do Twitter and its social media peers attract investors?

    People have been asking me over the past few weeks what my views are on the Twitter IPO (TWTR) as well as my view on Twitter as a general business.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Did Microsoft’s Stock Fall after LinkedIn Offer?

    After Microsoft’s announcement, LinkedIn’s stock rose 47% to $192.21 while Microsoft’s stock fell 2.6% to $50.14 on June 13, 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    Real Insights

    How Salesforce Gained Its Moat

    Salesforce.com is a leader in the customer relationship management industry. The company has built its moat on the back of its network effect and strong brand.

    By VanEck
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    Earnings Report

    Will Salesforce Continue Its Buying Spree in 2017?

    Salesforce’s acquisition spree Earlier in this series, we discussed Salesforce’s (CRM) recent acquisition of Sequence. We also looked at why companies such as Salesforce and IBM (IBM) are increasingly drawn towards the digital agency space. Of late, Salesforce has been on an acquisition spree. Since 2006, Salesforce has made 44 acquisitions, according to Crunchbase. In the past […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Will AppDynamics Acquisition Help Cisco’s Position in SaaS Space?

    AppDynamics has managed to grow 50% on an annual basis. Moreover, 75% of AppDynamics customers make purchases based on a subscription-based model.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Salesforce Has to Be Ambitious in Revenue Growth

    Salesforce pioneered SaaS, and since its launch, Salesforce has developed an impressive mix of cloud-based offerings.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Oracle’s Acquisition Spree Continue in 2017?

    Calendar 2016 marks the second year on record in which tech deals accounted for the majority of M&As. Prior to 2016, 2000 saw the highest number of deals.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Twitter Compare with Its Peers?

    Twitter trades at lower multiples than its peers Earlier in this series, we discussed rumors of Twitter’s (TWTR) possible acquisition and how Salesforce (CRM), Google (GOOG), and The Walt Disney Company (DIS) could be contenders. In this part, we’ll compare Twitter’s value proposition with that of other companies in the social media space. As of […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Social Media Platform Receives the Most Social Ad Spend?

    Much like Google (GOOG), Facebook has remained successful in capitalizing on the user shift to mobile.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week

    Microsoft (MSFT) issued Aaa/AAA rated high-grade bonds worth $19.8 billion through seven parts on August 1, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Investments Have Hurt the Harbor Capital Appreciation Fund the Most in 2016?

    The Harbor Capital Appreciation Fund Investor Class has tanked by 3.5% YTD in 2016, making it the second-worst performer YTD among our 12 funds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Facebook’s Growth: Why Mobile Users Are the Key

    Facebook’s (FB) mobile monthly active users (or MAUs) constitute about 91.5% of its total MAUs, which stood at 1.65 billion in 1Q16.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Microsoft Deal Boost LinkedIn’s Prospects?

    LinkedIn’s major business division, Talent Solutions, faces macro headwinds in the EMEA and APAC regions.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cisco’s Acquisitions Drive Its Collaboration Revenues

    Earlier in 2016, Cisco completed the acquisition of European video conferencing startup Acano for $700 million in cash.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Twitter’s Stock Price Declining?

    Social media platform Twitter (TWTR) is going through its toughest phase since its launch in July 2006. Twitter’s issues include a volatile stock price, stagnating user growth, the departure of key executives, and core product issues.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    Could There Be a Competing Buyer for LinkedIn?

    Microsoft paid a 50% premium to LinkedIn’s June 10 closing price. At 7.5x revenues and 75x EBITDA, Microsoft is paying a lot. LinkedIn is a unique property.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s the Rationale for the Microsoft-LinkedIn Merger?

    LinkedIn will be a standalone entity within Microsoft. This transaction is part of Microsoft’s plan to focus on cloud-based offerings. It wants to rely less on PCs.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Facebook Is Monetizing Instagram

    With more than 400 million monthly active users (or MAU), Instagram now has 200,000 advertisers.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FBGRX’s Infotech Picks Surprise on the Downside in 1Q16

    The Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX) fell 4.6% in 1Q16. Its one-year returns were -3.9%, placing it among the bottom three funds under review.

    By David Ashworth
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Earnings Report

    What Helped Salesforce Stock to Recover in February 2016?

    Tableau Software’s (DATA) and LinkedIn’s (LNKD) issuance of weaker-than-expected guidance for 2016 caused technology stocks to fall like a ton of bricks in February 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    AddThis: The New Addition to Oracle’s Acquisition Portfolio

    In early January 2016, Oracle (ORCL) announced the acquisition of AddThis.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Facebook Users Becoming Less Active?

    Facebook (FB) has done well in growing its user base. Facebook’s worldwide monthly active users (or MAU) have grown from 1.35 billion in 3Q14 to 1.55 billion in 3Q15.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LinkedIn’s Operating Margin in 3Q15 Beats Facebook, Twitter

    LinkedIn’s (LNKD) gross margin has been more or less flat year-over-year from 86.4% in 3Q13 to 86.8% in 3Q14 and 85.71% in 3Q15.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Twitter’s Revenue Growth in 3Q15 Beats Facebook, LinkedIn

    Twitter’s (TWTR) revenues rose 199% from $106 million in fiscal 2011 to $317 million in fiscal 2012. Revenues then rose 109.78% year-over-year in fiscal 2013…

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Expectations for Twitter’s New Moments Feature

    Twitter’s new Moments feature could help to boost user growth for the company, which has been struggling to win new users and retain existing users.

    By Matilda James
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    Earnings Report

    LinkedIn 1Q15 Revenues and Earnings Below Expectations

    Investors were clearly unhappy with the weak outlook that LinkedIn provided, as the company’s stock plunged by 20% after the earnings were announced.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle Extended Its Social Cloud Support to Instagram

    On March 13, 2015, Oracle (ORCL) announced that it updated its Social Cloud SRM (Social Relationship Management) platform to add support for Facebook’s Instagram.

    By Anne Shields
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    Fund Managers

    LinkedIn Is a New Position for Point72 Asset Management

    Point72 started a new position in LinkedIn during 4Q14. The fund held 612,600 LinkedIn shares. It accounts for 0.99% of the fund’s total 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Earnings Report

    Adobe launched Creative Talent Search

    Creative Talent Search is a search tool that enables recruiters to find the talent they need. The tool also provides creative people with a platform for showcasing their portfolios.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why advertisers prefer social media advertising

    Currently, one of the most popular forms of advertising is social media advertising, which uses social media websites or networks to gain website traffic.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The pros and cons of the growing display advertising market

    Display advertising is a type of online advertising that appears next to content on websites, instant messaging (or IM) applications, and email.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Earnings Report

    Slowdown in Salesforce’s subscription growth is a concern

    The company’s annualized subscription billings growth of 12% has been declining consistently. Salesforce.com saw 68% subscription growth four years ago.

    By Anne Shields
  • Fund Managers

    Coatue Management ups stake in Baidu

    In 3Q14, Coatue Management added to its position in Baidu Inc. (BIDU). The stock accounted for 8.19% of the fund’s portfolio for the quarter.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Coatue Management increases stake in LinkedIn

    In 3Q14, Coatue Management added to its position in LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD). The stock accounts for 7.36% of the fund’s portfolio for the quarter.

    By Patricia Garner
  • Consumer

    Why Facebook is managing strong digital ad growth

    The main reason why Facebook has been able to grow its market share is the strong advertising revenue growth that it has experienced in the last few years.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Salesforce1 Community Cloud impacts Platform users

    Salesforce1 Community Cloud enables customers to build and operate public websites and applications that are supported by its servers and bear resemblance to online communities. According to Salesforce.com (CRM), the community cloud is a $3.5 billion market.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Why increased cloud adoption helps Salesforce.com’s business

    Salesforce.com (CRM) got ~94% of its fiscal 2014 and six months ending FY15 revenue from subscription and support fees. The fees are associated with cloud services. This implies that it has a huge investment in cloud-based application services. Salesforce.com offered solutions as a system for customer relationship management (or CRM) through cloud.

    By Anne Shields
  • Consumer

    Why News Feed ads are driving an ad pricing increase at Facebook

    News Feed ads have significantly higher engagement, click-through rates, and price per ad compared to right-hand column ads. So a higher proportion of ads appearing in News Feed drives up the overall average price per ad.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Technology & Communications

    Social, mobile, analytics, and cloud is driving “big data” growth

    Owing to the enormous digital data flow, there’s hardly any field that isn’t likely to be benefited by huge investments in “big data.”

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Yahoo still struggles in the display advertising business

    According to a report from eMarketer and as the previous chart shows, Yahoo’s U.S. digital display ad market revenue growth is only expected to be 2% this year.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Must-know: Why LinkedIn stock could still be overvalued

    The point you need to note here is that LinkedIn expects its sales to range between $2.06 billion and $2.08 billion for full-year 2014.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why did Facebook’s stock decline 4% on July 8, 2014?

    We didn’t expect a 4% fall in Facebook’s stock—especially since the company has been doing well in the online advertising market.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Facebook expects its ad revenue growth to slow in Q2

    Facebook is well ahead of its direct competitors Yahoo (YHOO), Google (GOOG), and LinkedIn (LNKD) in terms of advertising growth rates, and the company only lags behind Twitter (TWTR).

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Technology & Communications

    Why the Twitter stock dropped 18%: The company’s lockup terms

    The expiration of Twitter’s lockup period caused shares to drop sharply on the day.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Technology & Communications

    Why did Twitter’s stock just plunge to $37.66 per share?

    Despite posting earnings above guidance and Wall Street consensus, the stock dropped sharply lower, at $37.66 per share compared to the prior day’s close of $42.62 per share.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Technology & Communications

    How will Facebook benefit from its Oculus acquisition?

    According to a press release from Facebook, the company plans to expand the Oculus Rift headset’s applications beyond gaming to broader fields.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Technology & Communications

    Why did Twitter’s earnings leave some investors underwhelmed?

    There were a few points that may have struck investors as disappointing about Twitter’s 4Q13 earnings report. Firstly, Twitter reported average monthly active users of 241 million as of year end 2013.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Technology & Communications

    Why did Facebook’s shares fall after its initial public offering?

    Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18, 2012. This was seen as one of the biggest IPOs in technology and Internet history.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Technology & Communications

    Must-know: Twitter stock has been hot, but is it a good deal?

    Twitter stock as appreciated rapidly since its recent IPO, but is it worth the price? Find out why we think Twitter is a bad deal.

    By Ingrid Pan
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