A few days ago, I had written about the possibility of old emperors, like Nokia and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY), striking back in the smartphone war. Well, to everyone’s surprise, BlackBerry's recent earnings report showed signs of the company's resuscitation after a long period of dull performance.
Surprisingly, the fourth quarter earnings report showed positive results. BlackBerry sold about 6 million smartphones, including 1 million Z10 phones. Quarterly more »
A few days ago, I had written about the possibility of old emperors like Nokia and Blackberry(NASDAQ: BBRY) striking back in the smartphone war. Well, to everyone’s surprise, the recent earnings report released by Blackberry showed signs of resuscitation, after a long period of dull performance. The fourth quarter earnings report has surprisingly showed positive results. It sold about 6 million smartphones, including one million Z10 phones. The more »
Who hasn’t eaten at a McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)? From U.S. to Europe to the Asia-Pacific region, every child must have enjoyed a “happy meal” at least once.
Shares of the world’s largest food chain were performing consistently well for years -- until last fall. On Nov. 16, 2012, the stock tumbled, hitting a low of $83.31. Shares, however, have since rebounded to around $98.54 after more »
Cellphones have always been perceived by their brand. Businessmen have shown their style with a Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) and Sony Ericsson has launched many youthful devices. However, things have changed. The market for smartphones has matured. Not long ago, the iPhone OS and Android began their domination in the smartphone market. Soon, old giants like Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Blackberry and Microsoft found themselves playing catch-up. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is credited more »
The retail industry,particularly the clothing sector is characterized by heavy competition. The sales are heavily dependent upon the changing tastes and preferences of the shoppers. In the retail industry, there are many stocks performing well on a consistent basis and reporting successful sales increase. But what happens when a retailer reports a downfall in its sales for a quarter- which includes a holiday shopping season? Does it signal signs more »
Investors waiting for signs that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has turned the corner may not have to wait longer.
There are signs of progress for HP in its latest quarter, indicating that turnaround efforts are running ahead of schedule. Its fiscal first-quarter numbers topped what the slumping personal computer maker's own management and stock market analysts had forecast.
Like other PC makers, HP has been struggling to adapt to a more »
In the global video game industry, the United States dominates in terms of sales. The video game industry generated approximately $50 billion worldwide in 2012, and $18 billion of that came from the United States. The US dominance, however, won’t last forever, as more and more countries begin to spend more time and money on video games.
China is growing at an exponential pace. The entire Chinese gaming industry more »
A year ago, AOL (NYSE: AOL) was in a bind. The one-time internet king was surviving on dial-up dollars and its media properties were a mess. After it sold its patent portfolio to Microsoft, it seemed only a matter of time until AOL dried up altogether.
Then something happened. The company’s revenue grew, its share price soared and CEO Tim Armstrong revealed a strategy to make AOL a media more »