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  1. Dillon’s Diamond Hill Dumped These Stock Giants (AAPL, FB)

    December 2, 2016
    According to TipRanks data, Diamond Hill generated an impressive 6.29 percent return for investors in the last quarter.
  2. Facebook's WhatsApp to End Support of Older Phones (FB, AAPL)

    December 2, 2016
    WhatsApp is making the right decision.
  3. Instagram Releases Year-End Data (FB)

    December 2, 2016
    Instagram released its list of most followed users of 2016. Who are they, and why does it matter?
  4. Facebook's Fake News Is Fixable: Chief AI Researcher (FB)

    December 2, 2016
    The company's head of AI research, Yann LeCun, believes Facebook has the technological know-how to defeat fake news. But ...
  5. Tech Stocks Oversold, Analyst Says (QQQ, FB)

    December 2, 2016
    FANG stocks still remain “beacons of growth” that should not be sold anytime soon, according to Canaccord Genuity.
  6. Facebook Messenger Adds More Gaming Features (FB)

    November 30, 2016
    Users can play games like PAC-MAN, SPACE INVADERS, and more within Facebook's Messenger app.
  7. How India Makes Money

    November 29, 2016
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  8. Dan Loeb's Third Point Bolsters Tech Positions (AAPL, BABA)

    November 29, 2016
    The billionaire hedge fund leader bought up stock in Apple, Alibaba and Facebook in Q3.
  9. Top Five Most Important Stocks for Hedge Funds (AMZN, FB)

    November 29, 2016
    According to a report by Goldman Sachs, these are among the most important stocks for hedge funds in the current climate.
  10. Facebook Stock Short Interest Rises 32% (FB)

    November 29, 2016
    Facebook short sellers have been on the right side of the trade. Since Oct. 25, FB stock has fallen as much as 15% from a ...
  11. How Instagram Makes Money

    November 28, 2016
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  12. Mark Zuckerberg Unloads $95M in Facebook Shares (FB)

    November 25, 2016
    Zuckerberg's fortune and net worth are almost all tied to his 418 million shares of Facebook stock, which adds up to just ...
  13. Protect Your Cyber Monday Deals From Cyber Thieves (FB)

    November 25, 2016
    As these "too-good-to-pass-up" deals emerge, some of them may also come from cyber thieves.
  14. Fake News a Real Problem Among Teens (FB, TWTR)

    November 25, 2016
    A Stanford University study revealed that 82% of teens couldn't recognize the difference between an ad labeled "sponsored ...
  15. Will Facebook's China Censorship Tool Work? (FB, TWTR)

    November 24, 2016
    Assuming this alleged censorship tool by Facebook becomes live, would Facebook ever work in China?
  16. Oppenheimer Analyst Still Likes Facebook (FB)

    November 24, 2016
    Concerns about slowing ad revenue growth and misreported ad metrics are not enough to keep Oppenheimer & Co. from staying ...
  17. Facebook Experimental Drone Accident Investigated (FB)

    November 23, 2016
    Facebook's goal is to have a fleet of the drones flying at 60,000 feet, communicating with each other with lasers and staying ...
  18. Facebook Is Closer to Getting Past the Great Firewall (FB)

    November 23, 2016
    The same social media website that was given credit for helping the Arab Spring, is developing censorship tools to use in ...
  19. Facebook to Expand Headcount in London (FB, GOOGL)

    November 22, 2016
    Add the name Facebook to the list of Silicon Valley-based technology companies seeking to grow their presence in London.
  20. Facebook's Fake News Created by Its Own Premise (FB)

    November 22, 2016
    Facebook's own algorithm created the fake news issue the company is now trying to fix.
  21. JPMorgan Likes Facebook's $6B Stock Buyback Plan (FB)

    November 22, 2016
    JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth called Facebook's $6 billion stock buyback a "bullish sign" for the company.
  22. Nasdaq-100 May Dictate Fate of Post-Election Rally

    November 21, 2016
    The Nasdaq-100 has lagged SP-500 and Russell-2000 since the election, signaling a bearish divergence that could end the broad ...
  23. Mark Zuckerberg Outlines Steps to Fight Fake News (FB)

    November 21, 2016
    Mark Zuckerberg addressed the criticism his company has faced regarding fake news and Facebook's alleged involvement in swaying ...
  24. Facebook's Chief Accounting Officer Stepping Down (FB)

    November 21, 2016
    Questions about transparency within its advertising metrics have sparked leadership changes at Facebook.
  25. Twitter, Facebook Criticism 'Well-Deserved' (TWTR, FB)

    November 21, 2016
    Recode Executive Editor Kara Swisher doesn't believe that either company has done enough to battle these issues regarding ...
  26. Facebook Approves $6B Stock Buyback Plan (FB)

    November 21, 2016
    The social media giant announces said that the buyback will begin in the first quarter of 2017.
  27. An Overvalued Snapchat Could Boost Facebook (FB, TWTR)

    November 18, 2016
    While Snap's expected valuation has sparked debates, the big winners of Snap's IPO could also be social media incumbents ...
  28. Facebook Buys Facial Recognition Firm FacioMetrics (FB)

    November 18, 2016
    In an effort to enhance its photo and video special effects, Facebook has acquired facial recognition startup FacioMetrics.
  29. The Trump Effect on Stocks: Who’s Up, Who’s Down

    November 17, 2016
    Trump's election is dividing stocks into two classes based on how his policies will help or hurt them, while other stocks ...
  30. Why Did Snap Inc. File For A Confidential IPO?

    November 17, 2016
    Confidential IPOs have become a favorite tool for startups to test the waters for an IPO without involving media scrutiny. ...
  31. Twitter Suspends Alt-Right Accounts (TWTR, FB)

    November 17, 2016
    This isn't the first time that the company has taken action against the spread of hate or accounts that it believes violate ...
  32. Facebook Discloses Inaccurate Ad Metrics (FB)

    November 17, 2016
    Does Facebook have a transparency issue?
  33. Facebook Suspends WhatsApp Data Mine in Europe (FB)

    November 17, 2016
    Amid intense pressure from data privacy watchdogs in the EU, Facebook has temporarily suspended its collection of WhatsApp ...
  34. How Snapchat Makes Money (FB, TWTR)

    November 16, 2016
    Snapchat may soon go public at a valuation of up to $25 billion, begging the question: does the company even make money? ...
  35. Twitter Cracks Down On Hate Speech On Its Platform

    November 16, 2016
    The social media platform suspended come alt right accounts on its platform.
  36. Fake News Ban Won't Hurt Facebook's Financials (FB, GOOGL)

    November 16, 2016
    Cantor Fitzgerald assured investors that Facebook's push to curtail fake news will have a minimal impact on the company's ...
  37. Snap Inc. Has Reportedly Filed for an IPO (FB, BABA)

    November 15, 2016
    Snapchat's parent company may make its markets debut in March next year.
  38. Billionaire David Tepper Re-Buys Apple, Ups FB Stake: 13F Filing

    November 15, 2016
    Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper continues to love technology stocks.
  39. Facebook's Backpack: Threat to Cisco, Juniper? (FB, CSCO)

    November 15, 2016
    Facebook wants to make sure it has enough network capacity to keep up with bandwidth demand.
  40. Google Aims to Block Fake News (GOOGL, FB)

    November 15, 2016
    Google announced on Monday that it is working on an update that will restrict ad-selling software from appearing on fake ...
  41. Facebook's WhatsApp Launches Video Calling (FB, AAPL)

    November 15, 2016
    Facebook's WhatsApp will finally compete with the likes of Skype and FaceTime.
  42. Google Changes Policy to Ban Fake News Sites From AdSense Network ...

    November 15, 2016
    The Mountain View company is taking steps to counter the spread of misinformation.
  43. Google Search For Final Election Count Redirects To Fake News

    November 14, 2016
    The fake news site states that Trump has already won the popular vote, which Clinton is widely expected to win.
  44. Why Facebook Acquired CrowdTangle (FB)

    November 14, 2016
    This deal further demonstrates how important publishers are to Facebook's growth.
  45. Is Twitter Prepared for Post-Election Gains? (TWTR, FB)

    November 14, 2016
    Twitter shares have risen as much as 5% since the election results were finalized, proclaiming Donald Trump victorious.
  46. Tech Sector Ready to Bounce Strongly (AAPL, FB)

    November 14, 2016
    Widely held tech stocks have sold off to long-term support levels that should trigger sizable bounces into Thanksgiving.
  47. Don't Blame Big Data for Pollsters' Failings (AAPL, GOOGL)

    November 14, 2016
    As it turned out, listening to a wider set of data played a role in the Trump victory, but the pollsters need to catch up ...
  48. The Facebook-Google Duopoly: How It Crushes Rivals

    November 14, 2016
    Facebook and Google dominate 85% of the mobile advertising market - and that could make them the target of antitrust regulators ...
  49. Trump Fears: Why Techs Are Getting Slammed

    November 12, 2016
    Since Donald Trump was elected the next U.S. president, tech stocks have been hit hard for a number of reasons. Will it continue?
  50. Zuckerberg Says Idea That FB Fake News Helped Trump is 'Crazy'

    November 11, 2016
    According to him, voters make decisions based on their "lived experience."
  51. Loeb's Third Point Increasing Stakes in Tech Giants

    November 11, 2016
    According to regulatory filings, Third Point LLC has revealed shifts in its positions in some of the biggest tech stocks ...
  52. Facebook Should Boost Video: John Malone (FB)

    November 11, 2016
    Facebook's video capabilities should become a priority for CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to John Malone, chairman of Liberty ...
  53. Stocks With Buy Signals, But Expect Volatility

    November 9, 2016
    It will be a volatile week, but these stocks are in uptrends, near support and presenting a buying opportunity.
  54. Silicon Valley Donor Peter Thiel Savors Trump Win

    November 9, 2016
    Virtually the only major Trump donor in the close-knit tech industry, venture capitalist Peter Thiel is a brash iconoclast ...
  55. How a President Trump Would Disrupt Tech (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 9, 2016
    A Trump presidency could provide mega-tax breaks via repatriating overseas cash mounds. Other plans for trade and skilled ...
  56. Facebook to Roll Out Sponsored Messenger Ads (FB)

    November 9, 2016
    Facebook might have warned of slowing growth, but that doesn't mean the company is embracing the decline.
  57. Snapchat's Owners Are Staying in the Drivers' Seat (GOOG, FB)

    November 8, 2016
    Snap Inc.'s co-founders have altered their ownership structure to make sure they retain majority voting control when their ...
  58. Google, Facebook, Twitter Poised for Election Night Madness

    November 8, 2016
    The biggest parties in town may be on social media and video streaming platforms this year.
  59. Facebook's New Jobs Feature Attacks LinkedIn (FB, LNKD)

    November 8, 2016
    The new feature could become a new revenue stream for Facebook, providing another service to companies beyond marketing their ...
  60. German Complaints Against Zuckerberg Grow

    November 7, 2016
    Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have received mounting complaints in Germany about concerns over hate speech on the social media ...
  61. What We Know About Trump and Clinton's Treasury Picks (FB, GOOG)

    November 7, 2016
    Who will the next Treasury Secretary be? A second-generation Goldman Sachs partner? A Facebook executive? A former Fed vice ...
  62. Facebook, Twitter Access Blocked in Turkey (FB, TWTR)

    November 7, 2016
    Blocking internet access to social media sites is commonplace in Turkey, particularly in times of political unrest.
  63. NFL Makes VR Debut On Thanksgiving Day

    November 4, 2016
    VR companies are using sports programming to make the technology mainstream.
  64. Microsoft's Quest for Market Share In Online Collaboration Space

    November 4, 2016
    The Redmond giant's entry into the collaboration space does not necessarily translate into loss of market share for smaller, ...
  65. Mark Zuckerberg's $3B One-Day Loss Sets Record (FB)

    November 4, 2016
    You're doing well if you can suffer a $3 billion loss and still be the world’s fifth richest person. This is how Mark Zuckerberg ...
  66. Why Investors Hated Facebook's Q3 Results (FB)

    November 4, 2016
    FB shares sold off by as much as 6% after the social media giant implied that revenue in the quarters ahead will slow due ...
  67. Why Was Everyone at Standing Rock? (FB)

    November 3, 2016
    Earlier this week, Facebook saw hundreds of thousands of check-ins at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South ...
  68. QQQ Hit Again on Facebook’s Earnings (QQQ, FB)

    November 3, 2016
    Disappointing guidance from Facebook is driving the tech ETF lower, after previous disappointments from Apple and Amazon. ...
  69. How Much Would It Cost to Buy Manhattan? (AMZN, FB)

    November 3, 2016
    Though Manhattan is one of the priciest areas in the world, the wealthiest people on earth could team up to buy it easily.
  70. After Facebook, Microsoft Looks to Eat Slack's Lunch (MSFT, FB)

    November 3, 2016
    Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its real-time workplace collaboration service, dubbed Microsoft Teams
  71. Facebook Falls 7% Despite Q3 Earnings, Rev Beat (FB)

    November 3, 2016
    Facebook on Wednesday easily surpassed Wall Street's third quarter estimates for revenue and earnings per share. That wasn't ...
  72. Facebook Blocks Insurance App From Using Your Data to Set Rates

    November 2, 2016
    The Menlo Park company said Facebook data should not be used to determine loan eligibility. But it seems to okay with similar ...
  73. Facebook Copies Snapchat To Boost Sharing On Its Platform

    November 1, 2016
    The Menlo Park company is testing out a new feature that is a clone of Snapchat's Lenses feature.
  74. A Look at Facebook Ahead of Wednesday's Earnings (FB)

    November 1, 2016
    On Wednesday, the fourth largest company in the S&P 500 by market cap will report earnings. Here we take a look at technical ...
  75. How Safe is Venmo and Why is it Free?

    October 31, 2016
    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  76. Thiel Defends Trump, Says He Will Make U.S. "Normal Country"

    October 31, 2016
    Speaking to reporters at the National Press Club, the Paypal Founder said that Trump would reject "bubble thinking" and American ...
  77. Could Facebook, Google Survive a Face Recognition Lawsuit?

    October 31, 2016
    Can Facebook and Google survive lawsuits against use of face recognition technology in their products?
  78. Fed Meeting, US Jobs Highlight Busy Week Ahead

    October 29, 2016
    The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.
  79. LinkedIn Targets IT Leaders (MSFT, FB, CSCO, JNPR)

    October 28, 2016
    As a number of tech companies design and build their own IT infrastructure, the trend could take major business from traditional ...
  80. Twitter's Mixed Earnings Report

    October 28, 2016
    Twitter reported increased revenues and user growth in its earnings call yesterday. Closer analysis reveals a more mixed ...
  81. Merkel Demands Facebook And Google to Disclose Algorithms

    October 27, 2016
    The German Chancellor said big Internet platforms have " become an eye of a needle which diverse media must pass through."
  82. 2 Things To Watch Out For In Alphabet's Earnings Call

    October 27, 2016
    Two things that could be future indicators of Alphabet, Inc.'s strategy going forward.
  83. What's the Next Big Thing for Venture Capital? (GOOG, FB)

    October 27, 2016
    Flush with a huge inflow of funds, venture capital firms are cautious about what startups to back. What new technologies ...
  84. Bad AAPL Sales Results Hit Tech ETF (QQQ, AAPL)

    October 26, 2016
    One of QQQ’s biggest holdings reported disappointing earnings—how will the ETF cope?
  85. Trump Fights Media Bias By Launching Biased Live-Stream Show ...

    October 25, 2016
    The campaign is looking to fight media bias by taking the idea to the extreme - a show by and for the campaign.
  86. Facebook Accused of Censorship Against Donald Trump (FB)

    October 24, 2016
    Facebook employees have been urging senior management to remove some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's ...
  87. Top 10 Donors to the Trump Campaign (FB, WWE)

    October 21, 2016
    These CEOs want Trump in the White House.
  88. Top 10 Contributors to the Clinton Campaign (FB, H)

    October 21, 2016
    Hedge fund managers dominate this list of the top donors to Clinton's campaign.
  89. Facebook Adds New Features on Its Mobile App (FB)

    October 19, 2016
    Now you can order food, book movie tickets and make a salon appointment through the social network's mobile app.
  90. Mark Zuckerberg Responds to Peter Thiel's Donation to Donald ...

    October 19, 2016
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has addressed board member Peter Thiel's plan to donate $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign ...
  91. Facebook’s Open Compute Takes on Cisco (FB, CSCO)

    October 19, 2016
    As part of Facebook's larger open-source hardware project, a new ultra-fast 100G switch further inspires a collaborative ...
  92. Twitter Is Getting Into Virtual Reality

    October 18, 2016
    Big news for Twitter--No, not a buyer. It's for a new initiative that the social media company hopes will bring in more viewers ...
  93. Yahoo's Email Scandal Hits Digital Ad Dollars (YHOO, GOOG)

    October 17, 2016
    Research firm eMarketer said email was at the "core" of Yahoo's user base and recent scandals would have a "material effect" ...
  94. Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million to Trump (FB, MSFT)

    October 16, 2016
    Venture capitalist Peter Thiel will give $1.25 million to Donald Trump's campaign less than a month before Election Day.
  95. S&P Earnings: Who Will Grow Fastest in 2016 (FB, AMZN)

    October 14, 2016
    The year 2016 may produce many unlikely earnings winners in unglamorous sectors such as retail, consumer goods, insurance ...
  96. Sony Enters VR Race With Playstation VR (SNE, FB)

    October 13, 2016
    Sony has a readymade audience in gamers on its Playstation platform.
  97. Google, Facebook, Twitter Prepare For Election Technology

    October 13, 2016
    Google, Facebook, and Twitter are helping out with voter registration and coverage for the U.S. Presidential elections.
  98. Snap Inc. to Hire Bankers For a March IPO: Reports

    October 13, 2016
    Snap's debut could reinvigorate the current slump in tech IPOs
  99. Google and Facebook to Build an Undersea Cable Between LA and ...

    October 13, 2016
    The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will be the highest capacity trans-Pacific route with 12,800 km of fiber and an estimated ...
  100. Is Facebook's Workplace a Threat to Slack ? (FB, MSFT)

    October 11, 2016
    If you won't go to Facebook at work, Facebook has decided to come to you. But can it compete with one of the fastest-growing ...
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