• GOOGLE; Taking lead in the Technology stocks

    By Hina Amjad - August 28, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    In the meager span of 5 years I myself have witnessed a drastic shift from PCs to Laptops, from Laptops to tablets and now finally to smart phones. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) made fortunes by selling its operating system while the demand for personal computers was at its peak. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) initially introduced its revolutionary search engine, however the company did not lose its long term focus and kept innovating more »

  • Bet Against Apple? That Depends

    By Godiyal .S - August 27, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, EBAY, GOOG, MSFT

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) invigorating summer continued the first week of August broke above $470 recently, but looked a bit extended based on short-term moving averages. It is currently building a base around the $498 area with some traders seeing support closer to $506. Apple was buoyed in part by an overturning by the White House of a legal defeat by the Samsung company (SSNLF.PK). A quarterly report on tablet more »

  • China is Not the Holy Grail

    By Hyuncha Cho - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, GOOG, QIHU, SYMC, YHOO

    I have legitimate concerns with investing into Chinese companies. Combine China and technology and it’s a recipe for extreme-high-risk. Duh – you’re probably thinking, but let’s re-examine Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU). The company just recently turned into a search engine and grew revenues tremendously. So, not so surprisingly the animal spirits come back in full force.

    It’s like watching everyone getting aboard the Titanic, and – we all more »

  • Amazon Winning the Market

    By Hina Amjad - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, GOOG, MSFT

    What is Amazon?

    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has never disappointed its stakeholders in terms of return on innovative strategic decision making for competitive products launch in the market. However considering the emphatic 250% rise in the price of the stock over the past five years, it has been a bit difficult for the investors to trust Amazon with its projects. The gigantic increase in the stock price has surpassed the likes more »

  • 2 Super-Growth Trends You Shouldn’t Miss at Google

    By HL Chin - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG

    Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) stock price hit a new high of $928 last month, signaling investors' confidence in its future plans. At that level, it sports a P/E of 26  – suggesting that its growth needs to keep up with its valuation. Google’s ambitions, though, are huge. Two super-growth trends in mobile, and the new potential revenue they may hold, present sizable markets to match this online giant's more »

  • Samsung's Galaxy Gear Could Determine Its Relationship With Google

    By Sam Mattera - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) will reportedly unveil its smartwatch on Sept. 4, six days before the rumored announcement of Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) next iPhone.

    SamMobile reports that the watch (which will be called the “Galaxy Gear”) will be unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event, along with the next iteration of its popular phablet, the Galaxy Note 3.

    While the success (or failure) of the device will no doubt affect Samsung more »

  • How Google Hopes to Disrupt the Auto Industry

    By Will Chavey - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CTTAY, GM, GOOG, TM, VLKAY

    A couple of months ago, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) CEO Larry Page opined that driverless cars could “change our lives, give us more green space, mobility, fewer hours wasted. The average American spends 50 minutes commuting. Imagine if you got that back.”

    Of course, it’s easy to be skeptical of Google’s high aspirations. However, Google is not alone in touting the future of driverless cars. A General Motors (NYSE: GMmore »)

  • Yahoo!’s Strategy Favors Investors

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, YHOO

    Daniel Loeb, hedge fund manager of Third Point (more than $14 billion in assets), recently exited his Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) position. This has led many investors to think that Yahoo! has seen its near-term peak in regards to stock appreciation. But this might be errant thinking. 

    Relentless aggression

    CEO Marissa Mayer isn’t shy when it comes to inorganic growth. She understands that Yahoo! is looked at as a dinosaur more »

  • One IT company That Is Still In The Doghouse

    By usman iftikhar - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MM

    Millennial Media (NYSE: MM), one of the leaders in mobile advertising and data, has announced plans to acquire Jumptap, a leader in mobile performance advertising.Currently, Jumptap has more than 20 data partnerships and processes more than 2 billion ads per day.

    The acquisition will strengthen the position of Millennial Media as a clear market leader among independent mobile advertising providers. The pro forma combined market share will be 28 more »

  • Apple Maintains Its Edge Over Android with Plants vs Zombies 2

    By Sam Mattera - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, EA, GOOG

    Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) has finally released the long-awaited sequel to the indie smash hit, Plants vs Zombies.

    The sequel, Plants vs Zombies 2, was released on Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL)  iOS last week, and already, it has risen to become the top free app in the store, beating out Candy Crush.

    With the sequel, EA has embraced a free-to-play model, and this decision could reap rewards for the struggling more »

  • Yelp is to Angie’s List What Facebook was to

    By Scott Anderson - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: ANGI, FB, GOOG, OPEN, YELP

    Once upon a time when the Internet was new, a chat room on AOL would have been the closest thing to “Social Media”. Then suddenly there came a promising website called The web domain was succinct, easy to remember and made it clear what the visitor should expect.

    Over a period of years from the late 1990s into the middle 2000s, Classmates grew at a steady pace. It more »

  • Breaking Down This Google Glass Play Into Pieces

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, HIMX, SSNLF

    Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX) has been on a tear this year, appreciating more than 150%. The stock suddenly came into the spotlight earlier this year after it was revealed that it would be supplying a key component to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) for the Google Glass. And then, Google agreed to finance its display business last month.

    It would be an understatement to say that shares have taken off after these more »

  • Leaked Surveillance Documents No Threat to US Software and Internet Giants

    By Daniel Jennings - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    The National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of Internet traffic will have little or no impact on the profits or share value of U.S. technology companies. Even though some tech giants such as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) have been caught up in the scandal, a quick analysis of search engine and browser usage indicates that U.S. companies still own the Internet.

    The theory being advanced by critics of more »

  • 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 »

  • Should Microsoft Acquire This Handset Maker?

    By Ramesh Malayappan - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), recently introduced Windows 8, an operating system that powers desktops, phones, and tablets alike. While this software giant simultaneously introduced its own Windows 8-powered tablet, the Microsoft Surface, it chose not to unveil a similarly Microsoft-branded smartphone.  Instead, it relied on its traditional model of partnering with hardware manufacturers to introduce the new Windows Phone to the market.  Was this an oversight -- or a deliberate strategy with more »

  • Is It Time to Sell Apple?

    By Keith Noonan - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, SSNLF

    Apple (AAPL) is an American tech giant famous for its iPod, iPad, and iPhone devices. These products helped to reshape the consumer electronics landscape and have spurred Apple to tremendous growth.

    The company’s pioneering role in the development and marketing of smartphone and tablet technologies allowed it to carve out incredible mind and market share, but there is evidence to suggest that the company will not be able to more »

  • This Growth Story Has More Upside Potential

    By Andrés Cardenal - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: EXPE, GOOG, OWW, PCLN (NASDAQ: PCLN) has been firing on all cylinders lately, the company has many good things going on for investors, and the stock is up more than 50% year to date. After such an explosive rise, investors may understandably feel concerned about the company´s valuation levels. However, make no mistake, Priceline has plenty of gas left in the tank.

    The industry
    Pricing has become a critical aspect in more »

  • Should Investors Cut the Cord on This Cable Company?

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CVC, CMCSA, DTV, GOOG

    Pay TV is found in more than 80% of U.S. households, but services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are knocking on the door loudly. Cable companies are keeping their houses in order by increasing prices on customers, but that's not likely to be an effective long-term strategy. Industry trends could eventually spell doom for some cable companies -- but at least one of them knows how to prepare more »

  • Google Zilla’s Quest for World Domination

    By Eric Whiteside - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, YHOO

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is like Godzilla from one of those old Japanese monster movies.  It wants to destroy everything in its path through disruption.  The difference between Google and Godzilla is that Godzilla just wants to return to the ocean and be left alone while Google wants to control everything left standing and sell advertising to all the remaining inhabitants.

    Disruption is good

    There is nothing wrong with disruption.  The more »

  • Why Apple Needs to Keep Carl Icahn at Bay

    By Mark Hibben - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, IEP, MSFT

    Carl Icahn has launched a new crusade to relieve Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) of some of its excess, and unused, cash. After tweeting that he had taken a "large" position in Apple, Apple's stock price jumped above $500 the following day. Should Apple investors be happy? That depends on your investment time frame. In the short term, Icahn's interest in Apple pumps up the stock price, but in the more »

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