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  • Can Facebook Gain From Testing Mobile Payment Arena?

    By Chris Moore - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FB, GOOG, GRPN, PAY

    You can’t accuse Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) of just resting on its heels, the company just confirmed yet another new product, this time a mobile payment service. In a report from AllThingsD, the company confirmed that it was preparing to test a mobile payment service that allows purchases to be made with just a Facebook login. This isn’t the first time Facebook has tried to get a slice of more »

  • 4 Stocks to Play the Mobile Ad Market

    By Chris Moore - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, MM, YELP

    Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) recent earnings release confirmed one thing that investors have suspected all along: mobile is the future. More precisely, monetized mobile is the future, which usually means serving quality ads to mobile devices. Facebook isn’t the only company to be interested in tackling this monumental task, with competitors ranging from tech giants Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) all the way to smaller niche competitors like Yelp (NYSE: YELP more »

  • Is the Surface a Problem for Microsoft?

    By Chris Moore - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, INTC, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has put together a few wins recently, even in the face of a declining PC market. The Surface was supposed to be the company's big break into the tablet space, but unfortunately it seems to have fallen short.

    Despite being an impressive demonstration of the company’s innovation capabilities, its lack of sales forced the company to take a $900 million inventory write-down. In addition to more »

  • What Does BlackBerry Tell Us About the Future of Tech?

    By Chris Moore - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, FB, GOOG, YHOO

    BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is still struggling, and the company’s most recent earnings release confirms it. Despite the release of the highly anticipated touchscreen model of its flagship line, the company managed to ship just 6.8 million phones for the quarter.

    The only real upside to the release is that it seems the launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform has managed to turn around the revenue decline in three more »

  • Is Licensing the Next Catalyst for NVIDIA?

    By Chris Moore - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: ARMH, NVDA, QCOM

    Despite reporting a strong recent quarter purveyance of GPUs, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is on the hunt for additional sources of revenue. To that end the company has announced a new emphasis on licensing its patent portfolio as an additional revenue stream. The company has been willing to license its technology in the past, providing the design for the GPU in Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) Playstation 3 and licensing visual computing more »

  • AMD Turns to ARM for Support

    By Chris Moore - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, AMCC, ARMH, HPQ, INTC

    When it comes to servers, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has all but won this leg of the race. Rival Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) has fallen well behind, much to their chagrin, and to hear them tell it, the market they serve. Both Intel and AMD share the x86 architecture, which serves as the backbone for the majority of PCs and server applications but has yet to make a significant break more »

  • Social Media and the Hunt For Revenue

    By Chris Moore - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, YELP | Editor's Choice

    When rumors of a Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) IPO first hit, the primary concern was revenue. A secondary concern, mostly amongst its users, was whether an IPO would change the social network they’d grown to love. Has the hunt for revenue manifested itself in ways detrimental to the user base? A recent post from New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton raises the question again, pointing to a potential grey more »

  • Hulu’s Future Is up in the Air

    By Chris Moore - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CMCSA, NFLX, NWSA, DIS

    I often give Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) a hard time, pointing to its easy to mimic business model and rapidly growing list of competitors, but it seems one of its better known threats is at a crossroads. According to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, rival Hulu’s future is being discussed by two of its three owners. The online site is owned by News Corp (NASDAQ: NWSA), Disney (NYSE: DISmore »)

  • Groupon CEO Gone, Will it Matter?

    By Chris Moore - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, GOOG, GRPN

    Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) CEO and founder Andrew Mason is out of a job. In a message to Groupon employees, Mason spilled the news explaining he’d been fired and that if they didn’t know why they hadn’t been paying attention. This comes on the heels of a disastrous quarter and a stock price at nearly a quarter of its initial list price. During the earnings release a Groupon more »

  • Sony Fighting to Define its Future

    By Chris Moore - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, SNE, ERIC

    At some point things went wrong for Sony (NYSE: SNE). So wrong that Sony’s next few devices might end up making or breaking the company’s future success. It is clear Sony is paying attention, breaking its old habits to deliver a mobile line and an update to its Playstation line designed to impress. The question is, can either make a big enough impact to let Sony chart its more »

  • Is Yahoo! Worth Considering?

    By Chris Moore - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, YHOO

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) has been struggling to recapture its former glory, trying desperately to overcome missteps. Current CEO Marissa Mayer comes with an impressive resume, an engineer background, and has already demonstrated a willingness to make hard decisions. With Mayer at the helm is Yahoo worth exploring?

    The Problems With Yahoo!

    The company isn’t without its flaws, perhaps the most glaring being the steady decline in traffic to its more »

  • Cablevision’s Lawsuit Has Major Implications for TV

    By Chris Moore - March 3, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CVC, DTV, NFLX, TWC, VIAB

    Ever since Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) started its streaming service, consumers everywhere have dreamt of a day when they were no longer beholden to big cable and its bundles. Unfortunately, big cable hasn’t given up on bundling without a fight, pushing hard to maintain the status quo. Fortunately Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) has filed a lawsuit that may put an end to forced bundling altogether.

    Cablevision filed suit against Viacom (NASDAQ: VIABmore »)

  • Can Online Gambling Revitalize Zynga?

    By Chris Moore - March 1, 2013 | Tickers: CZR, FB, LVS, MGM, ZNGA

    It looks like Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is gearing up to make a serious run at internet gambling and sentiment is lining up to add a huge new market just as the company shifts toward gambling. Zynga has already signed a partner for online gambling in the U.K. and the U.S. is beginning to embrace online gambling state by state. The company has suffered as of late, driven in more »

  • Can Cheaper Phones Help Nokia Regain Former Glory?

    By Chris Moore - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    Nokia’s (NYSE: NOK) CEO, Stephen Elop, has tipped the company’s hand again, indicating that they intend to push the price point of their phones even lower in an effort to compete. To that end the company has announced two more phones in their Lumia lineup, the 720 and 520. These phones are priced at $329 and $180 respectively before carrier subsidies and should help Nokia gain a wider more »

  • HP Re-enters the Tablet Market

    By Chris Moore - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, HPQ

    At this year’s Mobile World Congress Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) announced the HP Slate 7, a $169 7-inch tablet that runs Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android OS. This device is the first HP tablet with a mobile operating system to surface since the HP TouchPad, which had a calamitous run.

    For those not keeping score, the HP TouchPad ran the ill-fated WebOS and had a 49-day run in the US more »

  • Google Unveils a Premium Laptop - Now What?

    By Chris Moore - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, HPQ, INTC, MSFT

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) unveiled its new Chromebook Pixel, this time under its own branding, that appears to be aimed directly at Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) MacBook line. At a price of $1,299 for the WiFi only model ($1,499 for the LTE model), the Pixel is priced in the middle of Apple’s notebook range. Google has flirted with building its own devices for the past few years, but more »

  • Baidu Is Helping Disrupt the Server Market

    By Chris Moore - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, AMZN, ARMH, BIDU, DELL, FB, GOOG, HPQ, INTC, MRVL

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), often referred to as the Google of China, has adopted new, low-power servers from Marvell Technologies (NASDAQ: MRVL). A large tech company adopting low-power servers isn’t typically news, but in this case it's certainly news for the chip sector. Baidu’s new servers are built around ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) chip designs, a key shift in server design. ARM dominates the smartphone chip market, providing more »

  • What Do Wal-Mart’s Results Say for Retail?

    By Chris Moore - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: COST, DG, DLTR, TGT, WMT

    February hasn’t been a good month for Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). First Bloomberg released internal emails pointing to weak February sales and now revenue comes in a little light for the quarter ending January 31. Even though revenue grew by 3.9% to $127.92 billion, it fell short of the consensus expectation of $128.77 billion. Perhaps even more disappointing was the retailer’s guidance for both the year more »

  • Intel Moving Into Your Living Room: Bad Decision?

    By Chris Moore - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMD, AMZN, AAPL, ARMH, DELL, GOOG, HPQ, INTC, MSFT, NFLX

    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) has long been a dominant force in the processor space, commanding tremendous market share to the detriment of competitors like Advanced Micro Devices. Now, after numerous rumors, the chip giant has made it clear it is looking to tackle an entirely different market: home entertainment.

    In a move that seems unlikely, Intel has announced plans to launch an Internet TV service with an accompanying set-top box more »

  • Retail Could Boost These Two Stocks

    By Chris Moore - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, LULU, MSFT, TIF, UA

    There’s an interesting trend afoot: Non-retail companies are taking a serious interest in the retail space. While the presence of Amazon has inspired many analysts and bloggers to opine the death of retail, these companies are looking to build their own storefronts and further extend their brands. The two most interesting companies coveting the retail space are Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG).

    The Case for Under more »

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