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  1. Will Jack Dorsey Save Twitter?

    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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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?
  4. How Peter Thiel Became a Superstar

    July 29, 2015
    A review of the career of legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence

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

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

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  11. 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.
  12. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    July 21, 2015
    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  13. Can Facebook Become the Next Google?

    July 21, 2015
    Facebook and Google have had similar growth trajectories. So, will Facebook go Google's way or will it reach higher?
  14. How Millennials and Baby Boomers Invest Alike

    July 16, 2015
    When it comes to investing Millennials and Boomers are more alike than you may think. Here's how.
  15. How WhatsApp Is Killing SMS Texting

    July 15, 2015
    With nearly 1 billion users, WhatsApp is killing off cell phone carrier-based SMS texting. But how will it make money and ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Mobile Ad Competitors: Facebook Vs. Google

    July 13, 2015
    Facebook and Google are locked in a heated battle in the mobile advertising sweepstakes. Who will win?
  18. Top Family-Friendly Companies to Work For

    July 9, 2015
    Today's workplace is tough on women and families. One of the most important steps to changing that is paternity leave. A ...
  19. Will Privacy Issues Ruin Facebook's Business Model?

    July 8, 2015
    There have been concerns relating to Facebook's intrusion of user privacy. There has been no tangible fallout yet, but the ...
  20. 5 Hot Startup Industries Other Than Tech

    July 7, 2015
    Though it’s the Facebooks and Instagrams that get the attention, not all successful startups are in tech.
  21. How Financial Advisors Can Tweet Like Pros

    July 2, 2015
    A quick guide to how advisors can tweet like the elite.
  22. 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.
  23. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    June 30, 2015
    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  24. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  25. Who Are the Brains Behind Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    These are the top people making Facebook what it is today.
  26. Top Digital-Age Tips for Financial Advisors

    June 23, 2015
    The top ways financial advisors can leverage the tools of the digital age.
  27. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    June 23, 2015
    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  28. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    June 23, 2015
    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  29. How Snapchat Makes Money

    June 19, 2015
    Snapchat is entirely free to users and many have never seen a single ad displayed on the app. So where is the company’s money ...
  30. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    June 19, 2015
    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
  31. Twitter and Stock Trading: A Real Strategy?

    June 19, 2015
    Is it really a profitable strategy to look at the number of tweets about a stock as an indicator to help you decide to buy/sell ...
  32. Is Snapchat Overvalued?

    June 16, 2015
    Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion, but it's unclear how profitable the private company really is.
  33. 10 Industries Forever Changed By Mobile Apps

    June 11, 2015
    Mobile apps and services have forever changed the way that some industries operate.
  34. 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.
  35. Chat Wars: Business Models of WhatsApp Vs Skype

    June 10, 2015
    Skype and Whats App are two newer avenues of communication that have been acquired by major companies because of their potential ...
  36. Is KakaoTalk A Real Threat To Whatsapp?

    June 10, 2015
    KakaoTalk rules among Koreans and offers an enticing range of features, but can it compete with the WhatsApp, the most widely ...
  37. Bye, Mad Men: How the Net Is Changing Advertising

    June 10, 2015
    The Internet and digital media are changing the way companies advertise and market themselves. More targeted, varied and ...
  38. Will Zynga's New Strategy Win Back Mobile Gamers?

    June 9, 2015
    Explore the history and current activities of the Web game developer Zynga, and learn what the company is doing to make a ...
  39. Facebook’s Rise to Global Ubiquity

    June 9, 2015
    Looking at Facebook’s advertising metrics, growth rates, and do-good initiatives, it becomes clear why the stock has become ...
  40. Pros & Cons Of Waze

    June 4, 2015
    While Google Maps is still the king of maps, for many of the 50 million Waze users, it’s Waze or nothing.
  41. Facebook: Google's Only Real Competitor

    June 3, 2015
    Learn why Google's only real competitor on the Web is not a search engine at all; rather, it is another well-known Internet ...
  42. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    June 3, 2015
    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  43. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar

    June 3, 2015
    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  44. How The Video Game Industry Is Changing

    May 31, 2015
    Video game creation has become increasingly complex, and the cost of creating a game to run on one of the major consoles ...
  45. 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, ...
  46. Facebook Vs. Weibo

    May 29, 2015
    When China banned Facebook in 2009, potentially 1.36 billion people needed a new place to post their random thoughts and ...
  47. Safest Industries To Invest In

    May 28, 2015
    Which are the safest industries and sectors for long-term investment and why?
  48. Should My Portfolio Include Private Equity?

    May 28, 2015
    Private equity offers a lot of potential, but is it worth the risk?
  49. What's the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL stock tickers?

    May 26, 2015
    Learn the difference between Google's GOOG and GOOGL ticker symbols. Splitting shares into classes prevents management from ...
  50. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes

    May 22, 2015
    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  51. Top 10 Most Innovative Apps Of 2015 (So Far)

    May 19, 2015
    Each year, thousands of companies launch with the hopes of creating the next great product. While some of them will end up ...
  52. A Look Into The Digital Advertising Industry

    May 18, 2015
    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  53. The Top 11 Companies Owned By Facebook

    May 18, 2015
    These 11 acquisitions show how big, and how rich, Facebook has become.
  54. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    May 18, 2015
    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  55. The Pros & Cons Of Using Coupons For Your Business

    May 18, 2015
    Coupons can drive business to your store – you just need to make sure it's profitable business. Here are strategies that ...
  56. Are We Living In An App-Driven Economy?

    May 15, 2015
    As people change the way they complete these daily tasks, businesses also have to adapt. These changes signal a trend towards ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. Do's & Don'ts Of Digital Marketing

    May 12, 2015
    Digital marketing is not as scary or as complex as it is often made out to be, but there are certain best practices that ...
  59. Top 5 Biggest Mobile E-retailers

    May 8, 2015
    Online shopping has never been easier, thanks to the proliferation of mobile shopping apps.
  60. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

    May 7, 2015
    Social media is hot, but it may not be the right time to invest.
  61. Facebook's Expansion Into China

    May 5, 2015
    Expanding into China would greatly help Facebook's growth and revenues, but the barriers to entry may be too strong.
  62. Top 10 Lead-Generation Tips for Financial Advisors

    May 5, 2015
    The top 10 strategies advisors can implement to generate leads, as well as the ones they should avoid.
  63. Who's Banning Facebook Now?

    May 1, 2015
    Facebook may have over one billion monthly users, but there are many countries, including China, where the social media giant ...
  64. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  65. Why Facebook is Banned in China

    April 29, 2015
    Tight controls imposed by China have resulted in the ban of several foreign social media sites, like Facebook, but how did ...
  66. Everything Wall Street Has Said About Twitter This Week

    April 28, 2015
    Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) is scheduled to report its first quarter results on Tuesday after market close. Here is a roundup ...
  67. How Big Data Has Changed Marketing

    April 27, 2015
    Big data has enabled marketers to enhance their customer engagement and customer retention strategies by providing insight ...
  68. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    April 24, 2015
    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  69. The 3 Most influential Companies Of The Decade

    April 24, 2015
    These three companies may be the most influential of the decade.
  70. What Do Investment Bankers Really Do?

    April 22, 2015
    Investment bankers are essentially corporate financial advisors and can help companies manage the process of raising financing ...
  71. There Are No Good And Bad Stocks, There's Only Good And Bad Timing

    April 17, 2015
    Many investors spend sleepless nights agonizing over which stocks to buy. After all, isn't the trick to getting rich in ...
  72. How To Make Money With Facebook

    April 17, 2015
    With roughly 1.15 billion users, Facebook is the world’s largest social networking platform and a great resource for savvy ...
  73. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    April 15, 2015
    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  74. Equity Vs. Salary: What You Need To Know

    April 15, 2015
    Equity payments are common at startup companies. Equity offers potential for a big payout but is also much riskier than a ...
  75. Top 10 Biggest Mobile Apps Of 2015

    April 10, 2015
    The biggest mobile apps include games and social networking services.
  76. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    April 9, 2015
    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  77. How Tumblr Makes Money

    April 9, 2015
    Tumblr posted its first advertisements in May 2012 and subsequently earned $13 million in revenue. In May 2013, Yahoo (YHOO) ...
  78. Finding Investment Ideas On Facebook & Twitter

    April 7, 2015
    Social networks can expose users to a variety of new pursuits, including investing ideas. Likefolio is helping people turn ...
  79. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    April 5, 2015
    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  80. Watch Out For These Top Internet Scams

    April 1, 2015
    The Internet had make it easier than ever for scammers to trick people into giving away their money and personal information. ...
  81. Technology, The Biggest Threat For Big Banks

    April 1, 2015
    Technology is the biggest threat to the future of big banks as we know them.
  82. Social Networking Service (SNS)

    March 31, 2015
    SNS stands for “social networking sites.” SNS users create a profile with personal information, photos, etc. and form connections ...
  83. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    March 26, 2015
    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  84. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    March 25, 2015
    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  85. Taboola: How "Content You May Like" Makes Money

    March 25, 2015
    Taboola's tagline, “content you may like,” conveys a lot about its business philosophy.
  86. Facebook Money Transfer: Transforming E-Commerce

    March 24, 2015
    Facebook's payment service holds huge prospects for Facebook’s business. Here’s how it works, and how it will impact e-commerce ...
  87. How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?

    March 24, 2015
    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  88. Social Media: High Risk, High Potential Returns

    March 24, 2015
    Carefully selecting social media ETFs can provide you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enjoy financial ...
  89. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    March 20, 2015
    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  90. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  91. How Instagram Makes Money

    March 9, 2015
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  92. Investing In Social Media Startups? Read This First

    March 6, 2015
    Several new social media startups are attracting large amounts of funding, based on their prospects of retaining a large ...
  93. World's Top 10 Internet Companies

    March 4, 2015
    Investopedia has compiled a list of the top 10 Internet companies in the world based on revenue and market cap.
  94. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    March 4, 2015
    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  95. Sina Weibo and Twitter: What's The Difference?

    February 27, 2015
    Sina Weibo is China's version of Twitter, but how do the Chinese Twitter and actual Twitter stack up against each other? ...
  96. Go To College Or Become An Entrepreneur?

    February 26, 2015
    The rising cost of higher education and high unemployment rate following the Great Recession has caused many young people ...
  97. The (High) Cost of Advertising in Times Square

    February 23, 2015
    Advertising on a Times Square billboard costs more per impression than similar forms of advertising, but that doesn't mean ...
  98. Microsoft Gets Into The Virtual Reality Business

    February 20, 2015
    Once relegated to the trash bin of innovative technological ideas, virtual reality is making a promising comeback.
  99. How To Protect A Short Position With Options

    February 17, 2015
    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the ...
  100. Internet.org: What It Is and How It Works

    February 13, 2015
    Basic Internet access remains out of reach for many in developing nations. Internet.org aims to bring basic Internet access ...
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