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  1. EU Court Nullifies “Safe Harbor” Pact, Disrupts Data Flow

    October 6, 2015
    In a major blow to 4,500 U.S. data/cloud services companies including Facebook and Apple, the European Union’s highest court ...
  2. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season

    September 30, 2015
    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  3. These Industries Have The Most Illiquid Stocks

    September 29, 2015
    U.S. equity markets are vast and highly liquid, but a few sectors have failed to attract substantial capital.
  4. Are Adblockers Ruining Internet Business Models?

    September 25, 2015
    Adblocking software helps Internet browsers avoid ads and impacts publishers' revenues. We look at how it is changing the ...
  5. Sears Makes a Big Hire to Lead Fullfillment

    September 24, 2015
    Sears Holding (NASDAQ: SHLD) has lured a prominent executive out of retirement to serve in the newly created position of ...
  6. 5 Ways Augmented Reality Is Changing the World

    September 22, 2015
    Understand what augmented reality is and how it is being used in today's world. Learn about the top five ways augmented reality ...
  7. Target Testing Home Grocery Delivery

    September 15, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has begun testing a new program that allows customers to shop for groceries online and then have them ...
  8. Target Finds Trouble With Omnichannel Shopping

    September 14, 2015
    In theory, it's all supposed to be so easy: give consumers the ability to shop anyway they want, whenever they want, however ...
  9. Coca-Cola Bringing Back a Popular Soda

    September 10, 2015
    Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) has listened to the public and returned a once-popular citrus soda back to store shelves. Surge, a ...
  10. An Overview of Businesses Owned by Amazon

    September 10, 2015
    Amazon is much more than an online retailer. Here are six companies owned by the multibillion-dollar conglomerate.
  11. Staples Buyout of Office Depot Ready to Collapse?

    September 9, 2015
    What had once seemed like a sure thing now may be ready to fall apart. The dire straits of the office supply industry had ...
  12. Netflix Balks at the Idea of Offline Viewing

    September 8, 2015
    Even though there seems to be heavy public demand for it, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) won't be allowing its subscribers to view ...
  13. The 5 Best Alternatives to eBay

    September 8, 2015
    Understand the benefits and drawbacks of eBay, as well as the industry in which it operates. Learn about five alternatives ...
  14. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    September 7, 2015
    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  15. Comparing The Business Models of Seamless and GrubHub

    September 7, 2015
    A comparison of the business models for GrubHub and Seamless, along with a look at the future of the combined entity GrubHub ...
  16. Netflix Stock Tumbling

    September 3, 2015
    Shares of Netflix, the popular video streaming service provider, plunged by roughly 13% in the week starting August 31, 2 ...
  17. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  18. Target Taps Stores for Faster Delivery

    August 27, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is discovering the secret weapon brick-and-mortar retailers have at their disposal to fight back against ...
  19. 10 Reasons The Stock Market Rebounded Two Mornings After Black ...

    August 26, 2015
    After the famed – yet infamous – Black Monday market selloff, indices have started to recuperate. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
  20. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices

    August 24, 2015
    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  21. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  22. How Works and Its Business Model

    August 21, 2015
    Can someone make money by playing video games? Twitch offers money making for both the company and the gamers. Here’s how ...
  23. Top Websites to Start an Online Business

    August 21, 2015
    The Internet offers nearly endless ideas and opportunities for new businesses. Here are some great resources to get your ...
  24. The 4 Technology Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    August 20, 2015
    Find out which technology stocks you wish you had bought in January 2015, including such big names as, Netflix ...
  25. Netflix Moving Completely Into the Cloud

    August 19, 2015
    At one point, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) maintained the huge server farms needed for its digital streaming video service. Over ...
  26. How Xiaomi Profits from $100 Phones

    August 18, 2015
    With smartphones priced below $100 and its newest phones at just a few hundred dollars, how is Chinese company Xiaomi posting ...
  27. Here Are The 6 Hottest New York Startups Of 2015

    August 18, 2015
    Meet the latest generation of leading New York startups, which may pose a serious threat to their Silicon Valley counterparts.
  28. Target to Test Grocery Delivery Service

    August 17, 2015
    Soon you will be able to do your grocery shopping at Target (NYSE: TGT) from your couch. According to a report by the StarTribune, ...
  29. 5 Reasons Why Google Inc Is Now Alphabet Inc

    August 13, 2015
    Puzzled about the recent Google restructuring? Here are the top reasons why Google Inc. renamed itself Alphabet Inc.
  30. Everything You Need To Know About Retail Earnings...Before They ...

    August 12, 2015
    As we approach the end of earnings season, investor attention turns toward retailer reports. Many will focus on big department ...
  31. Netflix Is Now Worth More Than CBS--Here's Why

    August 12, 2015
    In the battle between traditional broadcasters and on-demand content providers, former upstart Netflix is now worth more ...
  32. Box Jumps 10% on Bullish Comments

    August 11, 2015
    Shares of cloud storage provider Box (NYSE: BOX) surged 10% on August 7th after analysts at Oppenheimer upgraded the stock ...
  33. How Agile Principles Are Used in Holacracy

    August 11, 2015
    Holacracy itself has been an actively utilized management system since 2007 with its framework rooted in agile methodology.
  34. Target Discovers the Power of Free Shipping

    August 10, 2015
    What may have been obvious to you and me is apparently a revelation to Target (NYSE: TGT): Give consumers something for ...
  35. Cash Conversion Cycle - CCC

    August 10, 2015
    A metric that expresses the length of time, in days, that it takes for a company to convert resource inputs into cash flows. ...
  36. Macy's Using Same-Day Delivery to Fend Off Rivals

    August 7, 2015
    Is same-day delivery going to be enough for Macy's (NYSE: M) to blunt the impact the Internet is having on its business? ...
  37. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    August 6, 2015
    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  38. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms

    August 5, 2015
    Understand what it is that venture capital firms do, the purpose they serve for new businesses and discover some of the top-ranked ...
  39. Explaining Clients Why They Need a Budget

    August 3, 2015
    The truth is that budgeting isn't just for times when your money is tight or your life is undergoing a major transition. ...
  40. Credit Card Review: Chase Freedom

    July 31, 2015
    Learn about the Chase Freedom card and how it earns 1% cash back on every purchase and up to 5% on purchases in quarterly ...
  41. 3 Reasons Facebook Is Interested In Oculus Rift

    July 30, 2015
    Facebook is a social media company. Oculus Rift is a virtual headset maker. What do they have in common?
  42. Is Pandora Set For A Rebound?

    July 29, 2015
    Pandora stock is showing signs of a rebound. The beaten-down stock has picked up after the release of 2Q '15 results and ...
  43. Three Perks Business Should Give Their Employees

    July 29, 2015
    Firms that treat their employees well have a competitive advantage over their rivals. Here are three important perks to give ...
  44. Credit Card Review: Discover it

    July 29, 2015
    Learn why the Discover it card provides a great balance between cost effectiveness and robust rewards, especially for those ...
  45. With PayPal Gone, Can eBay Survive?

    July 27, 2015
    For eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), the recent spinoff of payment processing service PayPal, along with the sale of its enterprise ...
  46. No, Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  47. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)?

    July 27, 2015
    Learn about the different ways to invest in electronic retail. and Alibaba are the two dominant players in electronic ...
  48. Will Nepotism Kill Wal-Mart?

    July 24, 2015
    Wal-Mart recently appointed Greg Penner, grandson-in-law of its founder to the post of Board Chairman. Should investors be ...
  49. Will Revolutionize Shopping?

    July 24, 2015 has arrived and will look to steal market share from Amazon over the next several years. Will it be successful?
  50. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  51. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  52. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    July 21, 2015
    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  53. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    July 21, 2015
    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  54. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    July 20, 2015
    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  55. Barnes & Noble Approves Spinoff, Pays Dividend

    July 15, 2015
    The board at Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) recently approved the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education, which will start ...
  56. Costco: Good And Costly

    July 15, 2015
    Costco Warehouse Corporation is one of the good stocks in the retail space, but is it good enough to justify the current ...
  57. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    July 15, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  58. Wal-Mart Holding Its Own Black Friday in Summer

    July 14, 2015
    Never a company to shrink back from its rivals, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans for a massive summer sale, meant ...
  59. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    July 9, 2015
    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  60. Local Tax Will Not Hurt Netflix Growth

    July 7, 2015
    While it seems like a blow at first glance, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is unlikely to suffer from the 9% tax on its streaming ...
  61. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    July 7, 2015
    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  62. & Holacracy, Will It Work?

    July 6, 2015
    Zappos amounts to the most expansive corporate implementation of Holacracy. Why did they do it?
  63. The Pros and Cons of Buying on Amazon

    July 2, 2015
    Learn how buying works with Amazon. Amazon has become the dominant player in online retail with its ruthless focus on lower ...
  64. Why Yahoo's Core Business is Negatively Valued

    July 2, 2015
    Due to its steadily declining sales, Yahoo has been categorized as a relic of the past.
  65. Top 5 Coding Camps To Launch Your Career

    July 2, 2015
    If you have been following the NASDAQ over the past few years then you know that the technology sector has been on fire. ...
  66. 3 Insights From Etsy Management

    June 30, 2015
    When it comes to a company as new as Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), investors who are interested in the stock would do well to get ...
  67. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  68. eSports Are Now Being Analyzed On Wall Street

    June 24, 2015
    Whether or not investors actually believe the field is a sport, "eSports" have gained enough global attention for the debate ...
  69. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    June 23, 2015
    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  70. Understanding Alibaba's Business Model

    June 23, 2015
    A look at Alibaba Group's business model and how it relates to e-commerce leaders in the United States.
  71. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    June 23, 2015
    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  72. How To Short Amazon Stock

    June 23, 2015
    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  73. Who Will Emerge As Market Leader In Cloud Sector?

    June 22, 2015
    Both Oracle and Amazon are seeking to increase market share in cloud computing, and despite slow revenue increases, they ...
  74. Is Etsy Stock Oversold?

    June 18, 2015
    Earlier this year, online marketplace Etsy went public at $16. As the stock skyrocketed as high as $35 during its first ...
  75. Trading the Mega Caps - AAPL, AMZN, GE and WFC

    June 16, 2015
    To trade or not to trade the high volume stocks of these massive companies at current price levels?
  76. Is Amazon Prime Actually Profitable?

    June 16, 2015
    Learn whether Amazon Prime is actually profitable, and how this depends on whether you take a short-term or long-term focus ...
  77. How is the concept of long tail growth used in marketing?

    June 15, 2015
    Learn how implementing a long-tail growth strategy can be beneficial to your business and take it to the next level by serving ...
  78. Amazon Prime Now: A Strategy To Disrupt Retailers

    June 12, 2015
    With Prime Now, Amazon tackles the on-demand economy and threatens to remove the instant gratification advantage of brick-and-mortar ...
  79. How Are eBay And Amazon Different?

    June 12, 2015
    Learn how eBay differs from Amazon in the e-commerce environment for both buyers and sellers, and understand why each operates ...
  80. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    June 12, 2015
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  81. 10 Creative Strategies for Finding Wealthy Clients

    June 11, 2015
    Thinking outside of the box when it comes to meeting prospective wealthy clients can ultimately pay off.
  82. The Economics Of Solar Power

    June 11, 2015
    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  83. Is Amazon Fresh A New Threat to Walmart?

    June 11, 2015
    As Amazon Fresh expands its service, Walmart is developing its own online grocery delivery and pickup service, which could ...
  84. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  85. Is Tesla Changing Its Business Model?

    June 10, 2015
    Tesla's new home battery system stores solar energy. With it, the luxury electric car maker is asserting itself as a green ...
  86. Should Etsy Investors Fear Amazon's "Handmade"?

    June 5, 2015
    The fast-growing marketplace for buyers and sellers of crafted goods, Etsy , now boasts about 1.4 million active sellers ...
  87. Are These the Weirdest Jobs of the Decade?

    June 5, 2015
    If cubicle life has you down, maybe it's time to consider one of the decade's weirdest jobs.
  88. 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Amazon

    June 4, 2015
    Learn some interesting facts about Incorporated, the history behind Amazon's name and the hidden services and ...
  89. Jefferies Cuts Iron Mountain Estimates And 'Shreds' Valuation

    June 3, 2015
    Could investors in Iron Mountain Inc (NYSE: IRM), a company with 45 percent of the global document storage market, actually ...
  90. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    June 3, 2015
    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  91. How Amazon Competes With Google

    June 2, 2015
    Learn why Amazon is considered Google's most direct competitor, and discover the various areas where the two companies are ...
  92. How The Video Game Industry Works

    May 30, 2015
    Traditionally, the video game industry was limited to consoles, such as Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation, ...
  93. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    May 27, 2015
    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  94. eBay Vs. Amazon Business Model

    May 26, 2015
    For sellers looking to unload grandma’s things, the decision to go online is easy, but, they still must choose which site ...
  95. How are HBO, Amazon and Google working to overtake Netflix?

    May 22, 2015
    Learn who Netflix's primary competitors are, why these competitors just may beat Netflix with its own tactics and what Netflix ...
  96. How Amazon Fresh Works

    May 20, 2015
    Amazon Fresh, a grocery delivery company that operates in parts of Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey, is a new ...
  97. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    May 19, 2015
    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  98. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    May 18, 2015
    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  99. Why Facebook Should Buy Firefox

    May 14, 2015
    While Facebook continues to dominate the social networking sphere, we explore how a browser like Firefox could open new opportunities ...
  100. Who Are Netflix's Main Competitors?

    May 12, 2015
    Netflix has many competitors, but is that really what current and potential shareholders should be worried about?
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