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  1. What Does the Fire Monkey Mean for Your Portfolio?

    February 5, 2016
    The Chinese new year this year corresponds to the monkey, a quick-witted, playful, tricky figure that means well but has ...
  2. FB's WhatsApp Messaging Service Reaches 1 bn Users

    February 2, 2016
    Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has just reached 1 billion users. Now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg must find a way to monetize ...
  3. Why Alphabet is the Best of the 'FANGs' for 2016

    February 2, 2016
    Alphabet just impressed the street, but is it the best FANG stock?
  4. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    February 2, 2016
    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  5. Will "FANG" Stocks Outperform in 2016?

    January 25, 2016
    Facebook held the most bullish accumulation-distribution pattern into year’s end, telling investors to focus on this issue ...
  6. Will Twitter Finally Reward Investors In 2016?

    January 25, 2016
    There are still few signs that Twitter is ready to turn the corner and reward new shareholders.
  7. Facebook Sports Eyes Super Bowl-Sized Growth

    January 25, 2016
    Facebook stock represents tremendous value, especially given its sustained earnings growth power.
  8. How Google & Twitter Compete with Facebook's Instant Articles ...

    January 21, 2016
    Look at how Facebook's Instant Articles feature works, and how it differs from the new Accelerated Mobile Pages feature from ...
  9. 5 Best Stocks to Buy Your Kids (AAPL, FB)

    January 15, 2016
    Understand what someone should look for when deciding on stocks to buy for kids. Learn about the top five stocks to buy for ...
  10. The Top 5 Large Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (FB, GOOG)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover the top five tech stocks to buy in 2016, or even before, including four blue-chip American giants and one Chinese ...
  11. How to Analyze Facebook Stock (FB)

    January 13, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Facebook's results that are important for investors, as these metrics will impact the stock ...
  12. New Technology Platforms Dominate Tech Conference

    January 13, 2016
    As tech companies competed for most innovative products at CES this year, these three companies generated the most buzz: ...
  13. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    January 11, 2016
    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  14. 800 Million More Reasons To Like Facebook Stock

    January 7, 2016
    So investors who don't currently own FB shares, whoever you are, reason to buy FB are now everywhere.
  15. Facebook Opens Pre-orders For Oculus Rift Headsets

    January 6, 2016
    Facebook's Oculus Rift headsets go on sale this Wednesday morning. Will the social network succeed in heralding the advent ...
  16. Say Hello to Uber on Facebook Messenger

    January 5, 2016
    Transportation on Messenger is introduced to enable Uber ride-sharing within the Facebook Messenger app. Users can book a ...
  17. Are These 2016's Best Tech Stocks? (AMZN, NFLX)

    January 4, 2016
    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  18. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    December 31, 2015
    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  19. Pros and Cons of These Breakout Stocks (FB, IM)

    December 30, 2015
    These stocks are breaking out, or close to it. Here are the pros and cons of trading these stocks right now.
  20. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    December 29, 2015
    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  21. Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have big plans (AAPL, FB)

    December 29, 2015
    Apple, Facebook, and Amazon all expanded their offerings in 2015. What do they have in store for 2016?
  22. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    December 28, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  23. 4 Popular Technology Stocks in 2015 (FB, NFLX)

    December 23, 2015
    Discover the four most popular tech stocks of 2015, including the well-loved purveyor of trendy and functional high-end electronics, ...
  24. Facebook's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (FB)

    December 22, 2015
    Looks at which of Facebook's business segments account for the largest portion of its revenue and which are likely to do ...
  25. Does Heavy Online Traffic Mean Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    December 17, 2015
    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  26. EU Privacy Laws May Pinch Big Tech's Profits

    December 16, 2015
    Will the EU's new privacy laws cut into the data harvesting that has been Big Tech's bread and butter for a decade?
  27. Is Google Beginning to Lose Its Dominance in Search?

    December 5, 2015
    While Google remains king on the desktop, the migration to mobile threatens its leadership in search.
  28. Why Facebook Is Free to Use (FB)

    December 3, 2015
    Learn why Facebook is free to users, and understand how the company makes more money by charging advertisers than it would ...
  29. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Markets Set To Explode In The ...

    December 2, 2015
    According to Citigroup, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (or, VR/AR) will become a $674 billion market by 2025.
  30. Zuckerberg Joins Billionaire Philanthropists in Giving Pledge

    December 2, 2015
    Facebook Inc. founder, CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerburg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan had big news to announce this week: ...
  31. Why Facebook Will Never Charge User Fees (FB)

    November 30, 2015
    Understand why Facebook is unlikely to ever charge users; the site's business model of leveraging free users to charge advertisers ...
  32. Facebook M Wants to Outsmart Apple's Siri

    November 19, 2015
    Facebook recently launched its virtual assistant Facebook M recently. Can it beat Apple's Siri?
  33. Will Facebook's New App Leave Siri in the Dust? (AAPL, FB)

    November 18, 2015
    Currently Facebook is testing its new super intelligent virtual assistant, known as, "M". Can this new AI on the block dethrone ...
  34. Is the New Google Plus a Threat to Facebook?

    November 18, 2015
    Google launched a new Google Plus yesterday. Can it take on Facebook?
  35. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Facebook (FB)

    November 16, 2015
    Read about how you can use Porter's five forces to analyze Facebook's competition. This simple methodology looks at several ...
  36. For Costco Investors, Membership Has Privileges

    November 16, 2015
    The geographic footprint and sales strategy of the 2nd-largest retailer in the world has made membership-only Costco a worldwide ...
  37. These Are Facebook's 5 Biggest Bets for Next Year (FB)

    November 16, 2015
    Look at Facebook's biggest bets for 2016, including virtual reality, a personal assistant, messaging, advertising and satellite ...
  38. Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, GOOL)

    November 11, 2015
    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ...
  39. When did Facebook go public? (FB)

    November 10, 2015
    Learn how Facebook's initial public offering (IPO) did not go according to plan but how those who stuck with the company ...
  40. Four of the Strongest Stocks Right Now

    November 9, 2015
    These four stocks are very strong right now, but it may not be the best time to buy. Here are entry points to consider.
  41. Are Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet Unstoppable? (AMZN, FB)

    November 9, 2015
    Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon all closed at all-time highs on Wednesday. Is this irrational exuberance, or are we witnessing ...
  42. 2 Important Numbers on Facebook's Earnings Call

    November 4, 2015
    Facebook reports its earnings after market close today. Here are two important numbers that you should watch out for during ...
  43. We Finally Learn Why PayPal Was So Excited About Venmo

    November 3, 2015
    PayPal announced the release of "Pay With Venmo," which would allow customers to use Venmo at retailers almost as they would ...
  44. The Biggest Companies in Silicon Valley (AAPL, GOOGL)

    October 30, 2015
    Understand what types of companies are the most successful in Silicon Valley. Learn about the top six largest Silicon Valley ...
  45. How Facebook Leverages Your Posts to Swift Growth

    October 29, 2015
    How Facebook has monetized your personal info into an economic powerhouse with robust growth.
  46. Facebook in India and China: Big Risk, Big Reward

    October 26, 2015
    Mark Zuckerberg, the company's CEO, spoke to students at Tsinghua University in "heavily accented" Mandarin and will renew ...
  47. The Story of Instagram: The Rise of the # 1 Photo-Sharing App ...

    October 25, 2015
    How Instagram went from launch to billion-dollar acquisition in 18 months.
  48. 2 Reasons to Doubt Alphabet Inc. (Formerly Google)

    October 23, 2015
    Alphabet Inc. reported beat analyst expectations during its earnings call yesterday. In response, investors drove its stock ...
  49. Invest through Equity Crowdfunding: Risks and Rewards

    October 20, 2015
    Investing through equity crowdfunding carries risks such as risk of failure, fraud and doubtful returns. But it also offer ...
  50. The Dreamers of Silicon Valley: Amazon, Facebook and Google

    October 20, 2015
    Conquering death and building drones that fly for years at a stretch are just some of the problems the dreamers of Silicon ...
  51. Do Superstar CEOs Guarantee Better Returns?

    October 14, 2015
    Do great CEOs mean better returns for investors? Here are 14 stocks that show it might just start at the top.
  52. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Facebook Stock (FB)

    October 13, 2015
    Find out what risks Facebook shareholders face in coming years, and why the social media giant may struggle to find new markets ...
  53. This New Trend Makes Robotics an Industry to Watch

    October 10, 2015
    Robots created to work with humans, instead of taking their place, have the possibility to change the face of manufacturing ...
  54. Facebook's Giant Profit Opportunity in Africa (AFK, ERIC)

    October 8, 2015
    Facebook wants to bring the Internet to sub-Saharan Africa, where 209 million people could come online in the coming years.
  55. EU Court Nullifies “Safe Harbor” Pact, Disrupts Data Flow (AAPL, ...

    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 ...
  56. Stocks Rally on Poor Jobs Report, Data and Beer

    October 6, 2015
    Rarely has a weak US jobs report been cause for celebration.
  57. Why the Philippines Is the #1 Source for Tech Startups & Talent ...

    October 5, 2015
    In the last few years, the Philippines has been working diligently to re-invent itself, and that work has paid off. The Southeast ...
  58. Twitter Vs. Facebook Vs. Instagram: Who Is the Target Audience? ...

    October 2, 2015
    Learn why Facebook, Twitter and Instagram each appeal to different target markets of the 1 billion users of social networks ...
  59. Social Media Networks That Are Cashing in on the 2016 Presidential ...

    October 1, 2015
    Learn how social media continues to shape the way political campaigns are run. Through social networks, candidates can reach ...
  60. Unicorn (GOOG, FB)

    October 1, 2015
    In the world of business, a unicorn is a company, usually a start-up that does not have an established performance record, ...
  61. Why Every Small Business Needs A Website

    October 1, 2015
    The reality of living in the twenty-first century is that customers find business information and product offerings predominantly ...
  62. Ad Blockers Could Spell A Boom For Publishers  

    September 29, 2015
    In a free content world, largely subsidized by advertising, ad blockers can eat into publishing revenues. But, publishers ...
  63. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number (AAPL, FB)

    September 28, 2015
    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  64. Digital Advertising Is The Future, But Why? (ZNGA, GOOG)

    September 28, 2015
    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  65. Maximize Your Ad Potential From Facebook Trends

    September 28, 2015
    Facebook's "Trending" is a hot destination for users and soon maybe advertisers. We look at what business can get from advertising ...
  66. Is Facebook Positioned for Long-term Success? (FB, TWTR)

    September 22, 2015
    Facebook is the world's dominant social ecosystem, with a massive reservoir of user photos and data
  67. McDonald's Launches Its Own Peace Day Initiative

    September 22, 2015
    Still reeling from the backlash it got for rejecting its rival's joint marketing proposal to support the United Nation's ...
  68. 3 Mutual Funds That Hold Facebook Stock (FB)

    September 22, 2015
    Explore detailed analysis of three mutual funds that include common stock of social media giant Facebook, Inc. in their top ...
  69. New Tableau Release to Focus on Mobile (DATA, FB)

    September 17, 2015
    Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) wants to make smartphones and tablets more intelligent. This week, the analytics company announced ...
  70. Will Airbnb Revolutionize Business Travel?

    September 15, 2015
    Airbnb has changed how consumers travel and is now making its mark on the business sector, redefining corporate travel.
  71. 4 Companies Affected by the Appreciating Dollar (GOOG, FB)

    September 2, 2015
    Learn why the appreciating dollar negatively impacts certain companies such as Google, Facebook, Procter & Gamble and Johnson ...
  72. The Companies of Peter Theil's Founders Fund (FB, TSLA)

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about the major public companies that Peter Thiel has invested in and companies that are on the verge of going public ...
  73. The Rise of Corporate Venture Capital

    August 28, 2015
    After the success of Google Ventures, corporate venture capital is an increasingly popular diversification and hedging tool ...
  74. Did 1 Billion People Really Use Facebook In 24 Hours?

    August 27, 2015
    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message on Thursday to promote the company's newest milestone. ...
  75. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Uber Worth? (FB, GOOG)

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the private company Uber and how it has found so much success since 2010. Understand the valuation of the company ...
  76. This Is Why Instagram Is Winning Over Flickr (FB, YHOO)

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about Instagram's and Flickr's business models. Understand why Instagram has been winning over Flickr and why that ...
  77. The Role of YouTube In the Music industry

    August 19, 2015
    A look into YouTube's role in the music industry in regards to the fans, the musicians and the record industry.
  78. How Does Wealthfront Work and Make Money? (FB, TWTR)

    August 18, 2015
    Wealthfront is a financial technology company that uses software to manage assets for its clients. To open an account, clients ...
  79. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing (BBY, FB)

    August 18, 2015
    Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money ...
  80. If You Had Invested Right After Facebook's IPO (FB, TWTR)

    August 14, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have made if you invested $1,000 into Facebook Incorporated right after its initial ...
  81. 5 Companies That Are Changing the World We Live In (F, GOOG)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the different types of companies that are changing the world; discover five specific companies that represent ...
  82. If You Had Invested Right After Google's IPO

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much money you would have if you invested $1,000 in Google Incorporated right after its initial public ...
  83. Financial Advisors: Social Media Is a Gold Mine (FB, TWTR)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn how social media is a gold mine for financial advisers. Maintaining a social media presence enables you to reach customers, ...
  84. Why Google Became Alphabet

    August 11, 2015
    Why did Google create Alphabet? Will it change the company's DNA or is it a mere rechristening?
  85. Venture Capitalist

    August 10, 2015
    An investor who either provides capital to startup ventures or supports small companies that wish to expand but do not have ...
  86. 4 Apps Every Financial Advisor Should Have

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about some the best apps available to assist financial advisors to make their work easier and enable them to provide ...
  87. 7 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful in their 20s (FB, YHOO)

    August 5, 2015
    Understand how entrepreneurs can come from any age group. Learn about seven entrepreneurs who reached success and fame in ...
  88. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms (AAPL, YHOO)

    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 ...
  89. 5 Ways to Get Funding For Your Billion-Dollar Idea (FB)

    August 5, 2015
    Understand how current billion-dollar companies gone about funding. Learn about five funding strategies to fund a billion ...
  90. Will Jack Dorsey Save Twitter? (TWTR, FB)

    July 31, 2015
    Product visionary and co-founder Jack Dorsey may be the catalyst to turn Twitter's fortunes around if he is retained as permanent ...
  91. Colombia Nurtures a Hub for Tech Start-ups

    July 30, 2015
    Colombia used to be a violent nation with a burgeoning cocaine industry. The country now has a thriving tech start-up with ...
  92. 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?
  93. How Peter Thiel Became a Superstar

    July 29, 2015
    A review of the career of legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel.
  94. Where Does Yahoo (YHOO) Go From Here?

    July 28, 2015
    Yahoo operates in a competitive environment, but if it makes the right deals there's no reason why it can't thrive.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 10 Richest, Most Successful Tech Geniuses

    July 27, 2015
    Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through ...
  97. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence (GOOGL, FB)

    July 22, 2015
    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  98. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    July 22, 2015
    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  99. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  100. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    July 21, 2015
    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
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