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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.
Should Investors Buy the Dip in Twitter (TWTR) Stock?
Twitter's Stock Forecast Is Bright Amid Clubhouse Takeover Talks
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Twitter Stock Sees Sell-Off After Trump Ban, Faces Political Risks
Twitter Made Jack Dorsey a Billionaire, Square Accounts for Most of His Wealth
Most Analysts View LinkedIn as a ‘Buy’
Out of 43 analysts covering LinkedIn’s stock, 37 have issued “buy” recommendations, and six have issued “hold” recommendations.
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.
Why Is Twitter Investing in Original Shows and Programming?
Last month, Twitter (TWTR) announced it would partner with 30 companies to bring original shows to its platform.
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.
Here’s What Impacted Snap Shares Last Month
The stock for social media company Snap (SNAP) fell 16.0% last month to close at $17.77. It’s now trading just above its IPO price of $17.
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).
Marketers Can Now Target Ads on Google through Customer Match
Google (GOOG) recently announced the launch of a new product called Customer Match. It will enable marketers to send tailored ads to target customers that sign on to Google’s Gmail or YouTube.
Twitter’s Fundamental Analysis for 2017
Deciphering Twitter’s comprehensive valuations Twitter (TWTR) has an EV (enterprise value) of ~$10.2 billion. Among its peers, PayPal (PYPL), Baidu (BIDU), Square (SQ), and Groupon (GRPN) have enterprise values of ~$68.1 billion, ~$73.9 billion, ~$9.2 billion, and ~$1.9 billion, respectively. Twitter’s EV-to-adjusted-EBITDA[1. enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization] multiple for the trailing 12 […]
Why Twitter Stock Rose 7.3% on March 14
Social media giant Twitter (TWTR) saw its stock price surge 7.3% on March 14, 2018.
Why did Twitter revise its 2014 guidance upward for the year?
Twitter revised its guidance upwards, partly on better-than-expected 1Q14 performance and partly due to better expectations for its advertising business and inclusion of Gnip.
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%.
Emerging Markets: Twitter’s Next Focus
Twitter’s latest strategy is to explore emerging markets and boost its slow revenue growth. Expansion of its Singapore office is intended to overcome Twitter’s poor 1Q15 performance.
Facebook introduces new features to improve e-commerce conversion
Facebook has been looking to diversify its business from online advertisements to e-commerce. E-commerce is a fast-growing market that Facebook should tap.
Why Twitter Closed Its TV Apps
Twitter (TWTR) announced it will be closing its TV apps on streaming devices Roku (ROKU), Xbox, and Android TV as of May 24.
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.
Potential Dangers: Twitter and Fake News
Twitter (TWTR) is considering rolling out a feature that could empower its users to report misleading or deceitful news stories, according to a Washington Post report.
Could Alibaba Hit a New Peak?
Alibaba (BABA) has returned -2.02% in the last month, 20.2% in the last 12 months, and 5.9% in the last five days.
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.
A Look at Twitter’s Stock Analysis
Twitter reported earnings per share of -$0.70 in 2017, while its EPS for 2018 is forecast to be $0.40.
Why Is Salesforce Stock a ‘Buy’ for UBS?
On the insistence of its shareholders, Salesforce has backed away from its prior decision to buy Twitter (TWTR).
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.
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 Snap Hasn’t Been Pleased with Spectacles’ Performance
Findings of a recent small survey paint a disturbing picture for Snap’s (SNAP) Spectacles smart glasses business.
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 User Revolt over Snapchat’s Redesign May Not Be a Negative
Snapchat recently rolled out the biggest update to its app in more than three years. However, the update is facing a massive revolt by many users.
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.
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 […]
How Offshore Expansion Is Testing Facebook
With the exception of China (MCHI) and North Korea, Facebook’s (FB) social media services are available worldwide, giving the company a global subscriber base of ~2.0 billion users.
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.
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.
Twitter’s Operational Efficiency in 2Q15
Twitter is focusing on reinvestment rather than returning revenues to its investors. During 2Q15, it purchased $93 million in property and equipment.
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.
Why Twitter Changed the Way It Counts Tweet Length
Twitter (TWTR) announced that user names, images, and videos will no longer be counted against its 140-character limit.
JAT Capital raises its position in Apple
Activist investor Carl Icahn said that Apple’s stock is dramatically undervalued and is actually trading at half its intrinsic value. He believes that Apple’s stock should be trading at around $203.
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.
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.
JAT Capital ups its position in Yahoo
Yahoo! Inc. is a global technology company that provides a variety of products and services. Recently, Yahoo shares climbed higher on third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst estimates.
Baidu’s Big Plans in Shanghai
Baidu (BIDU) has formed an AI partnership with the city of Shanghai.
Becoming Profitable Is High on Snap’s Agenda
Snap, which went public in March 2017, looks focused on accelerating its path to profitability.
The Sound of Crickets at Twitter: Why It’s Lost Momentum
Twitter’s momentum fades suddenly While Twitter (TWTR) appeared to be pulling up its socks earlier this year when it reported an increase in its number of regular subscribers, a closely watched metric for social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook (FB) and Snap (SNAP), it has not behaved well for investors recently. Twitter added 9.0 […]
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.
Is the Tech Rally Over?
The amazing bull run in tech stocks may be showing signs of slowing down.
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.
Analyzing Twitter’s Latest Stock Performance
Twitter’s EV-to-adjusted EBITDA (enterprise value to adjusted earnings before interested, tax, depreciation, and amortization) for the trailing 12 months is 68.1x.
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.
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.
What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Facebook?
Out of 52 analysts covering Facebook, 47 have “buy” recommendations, one has a “sell” recommendation, and four have “hold” recommendations on the stock.
Analyzing Alibaba’s Fundamentals
On December 19, Alibaba (BABA) stock opened at $140.75 and closed at $137.14, posting an average volume of 27.24 million.
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.
Why Facebook Is Expected to Report Strong 2Q16 Earnings
Facebook (FB) is set to report its 2Q16 earnings on Wednesday, July 27. Here’s what analysts expect from the company.
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.
Twitter Continues to Build On Its Strengths
Twitter (TWTR) used this year’s NewFronts event to unveil over a dozen new video partnerships as it works to expand its video advertising business, which has become an important source of revenue.
JAT Capital’s Position in Twitter Unchanged in 1Q15
There were about 25 hedge funds with Twitter in their top ten holdings in the first quarter. A total of 177 hedge funds also added to their positions in TWTR.
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.
Why Facebook Has Been in Talks with Banks Lately
According to Reuters, Facebook (FB) is currently in discussions with banks about improving customer service through its apps.
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.
Mobile Search Is a Key Growth Driver for Yahoo
Mobile search monetizes at a lower rate than PC search due to the smaller screen sizes of mobile devices.
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.
How Google’s Customer Match Product Benefits Advertisers
Late in 2015, Google launched its Customer Match product, which allows advertisers to provide Google with a list of customer email addresses. Google matches these customers with signed-in customers on Google Search, YouTube, or Gmail.
Is Facebook the Reason Snapchat Is Running to Hardware?
If hardware products appeal to social media users, then Snap as well as Facebook will both enter the business. It won’t be an easy road for Snap.
How Analysts Are Viewing Yelp
Of the 35 analysts covering Yelp (YELP), 13 have given it a “buy” recommendation, and four have recommended a “sell.”
Where Does Redkix Fit with Facebook?
Facebook (FB) recently acquired Redkix, a team collaboration tools provider. Estimates are that it paid ~$100 million for the startup.
Can Twitter Succeed in the Local Advertising Market?
As small- and medium-sized enterprises go online to bolster their customer exposure, the local advertising market is heating up with competition, and Twitter (TWTR) is one of the providers stoking the fire.
A Look at Alibaba’s Technicals
Alibaba’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) was 75 compared to 87, 67, 84, and 96 for peers Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet, respectively.
Snap Stock Rose on Upbeat Q1 Results
Snap (SNAP) stock surged ~11% in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the social media giant beat analysts’ estimates in the first quarter of 2019.
Why Google Is Ending Forced Arbitration for Employees
Google has long required its employees to settle their claims against the company through arbitration.
Does Foxconn’s Divestment in GoPro Concern Investors?
Foxconn is a Taiwanese contract manufacturer. It announced that it sold off 30% of its stake in GoPro. Foxconn lost 73.0% of its share price YoY.
Silver Lining for Baidu in China’s Economic Gloom
China has been struggling with an economic slowdown recently in the midst of trade frictions with the United States.
Why Japan Is Important to Twitter
Japan is Twitter’s (TWTR) second-largest market after the United States.
How Much Does Twitter Rely on Advertising?
In 3Q17, Twitter generated advertising revenues of $503.0 million. In that quarter, the company generated total revenues of $590.0 million.
Why Investors Are Pleased with PayPal
PayPal (PYPL) has done very well since splitting from its parent, eBay (EBAY), two years ago.
Twitter’s 2018 Spending Plan: What You Should Know
While in 2017, Twitter was focused on driving profit margin improvements, in 2018, driving growth is going to take the center stage.
Facebook’s Audience Network helps expand its mobile reach
Audience Network benefits not just Facebook, but developers too. By helping developers manage ad inventories, apps can be more readily monetized.
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.
Why Is Facebook Looking to Change Its Video Ad Strategy?
Facebook’s video monetization strategy seems to have leaked, with insiders saying that the company prefers mid-roll ads over pre-load ads in videos, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Bans Political Ads, Stock Falls
Twitter (TWTR) has banned paid political ads on its platform globally, effective November 22. CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the announcement yesterday.
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.
Yelp Wi-Fi and Nowait Could Cause $25 Million Loss in 2018
Yelp (YELP) is hoping that Yelp Wi-Fi and Nowait, the two businesses it acquired about a month apart in 2017, will drive long-term growth and profitability by enabling it to capture more local advertising budgets.
Key takeaways from the online advertising industry
The online advertising industry is growing at a much faster pace. This is an exciting opportunity for advertisers and marketers around the world.
Facebook’s WhatsApp crosses the 700 million active users mark
According to WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, WhatsApp crossed the 700 million monthly active users (or MAUs) mark globally in January 2015.
Facebook-Jio: Twitter Investor Silver Lake Signals Deal Approval
At $202 per share at the closing on May 1, Facebook stock has risen more than 18% since it invested $5.7 billion to purchase a stake of 10% in Jio.
Verizon Plus AOL Equals Competition for Facebook and Google
Facebook and Google have moved far ahead of AOL in the display ad market. After acquiring AOL, Verizon could possibly strengthen its position in this market.
Why ‘Toxic’ Twitter Is Plunging more than 12% Today
Today, FB’s direct peer Twitter (TWTR) faces an even steeper drop. Let’s take a closer look.
An Overview of Alphabet’s Debt
In 2016, Alphabet issued a ten-year bond to raise $2 billion to pay off some short-term debts.
Yahoo Announces Management Changes for Its Tumblr Business
Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion in 2013. David Karp founded Tumblr. He had been leading the business at Yahoo as well. Now, he will report to Simon Khalaf.