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  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Facebook will benefit from Instagram’s popularity among teens

    We discussed how Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG)(GOOGL) are the most preferred social networks for the purpose of social login. But Instagram has emerged as the most popular social network among teens in the U.S.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Pandora Media’s revenue growth is driven by mobile advertising

    Pandora’s main focus is adding, retaining, and engaging listeners to build market share and grow its listener hours.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • 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
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Things to look out for from Twitter over the next few quarters

    The departure of Twitter’s COO signals that the company is taking active steps to drive growth, and investors should be looking at other announcements from TWTR over its growth as one of the primary drivers of stock price.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Earnings Report

    Twitter stock gains on a robust revenue growth announcement

    Overall, Twitter had a great 2014, showing robust revenue growth. Twitter also easily beat analysts’ consensus estimates.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Measuring Pandora Media’s market performance versus its peers

    Pandora’s valuations are considered lofty at a 175.4x forward price to earnings ratio considering the company has struggled to earn profits.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Tech & Comm Services

    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
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why did Internet stocks like Facebook fall sharply on July 8?

    Although the broader market and tech sector were down yesterday, Internet stocks suffered a far steeper decline.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Twitter stock is down over 50% from December 2013 highs

    One of the reason’s that Twitter’s stock price has fallen sharply over the past few months is user growth that hasn’t met the market’s expectations.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Twitter’s chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, resigned

    Ali Rowghani, Twitter’s (TWTR) chief operating officer, or COO, resigned from his post. A filing from Twitter states that Rowghani will remain a Twitter employee and serve as a strategic advisor to the CEO, Dick Costolo.

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Twitter stock dropped despite many holders’ pledge not to sell

    Despite approximately 1/3rd of Twitter stockholders pledging not to sell the stock upon expiry, the stock took an unexpected sharp drop on the day.

    By Ingrid Pan
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Pandora faces competition from the 800-pound gorilla in the room

    Although the threat of Apple and Google can’t be discounted, noticeable losses for Pandora may still fail to materialize.

    By Martin Kurlandski, MS
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Is a high cost structure making Pandora investors short the stock?

    To generate profitability, Pandora would need to either increase the revenue per song played by inserting more ads or reduce the per-song royalty fees.

    By Martin Kurlandski, MS
  • Consumer

    Why was analyst guidance about Yelp’s strong outlook so wrong?

    Yelp (YELP)—along with peers like Groupon (GRPN), OpenTable (OPEN), and Foursquare—have revolutionized the way local businesses make themselves known to potential customers.

    By Martin Kurlandski, MS
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