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  1. Regulators to Google: Robot You Can Drive My Car (GOOG, GOOGL)

    February 10, 2016
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has helped resolve these concerns. In a letter to Alphabet's core ...
  2. TMT Case Study: Comparing the Market to the FANGs (FB, GOOGL)

    February 10, 2016
    The FANGs, have surged past the broader market in recent years, becoming much more than what they started their lives as: ...
  3. Google CEO Receives $199 Million in Stock (GOOG, GOOGL)

    February 9, 2016
    The CEO of Alphabet Inc.'s core search unit Google received around $199 million in restricted stock in on February 3, according ...
  4. Analyzing Google's Return on Equity (ROE) (GOOGL)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about Alphabet's return on equity. How has its ROE changed over time, how does it compare to its peers and what factors ...
  5. 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.
  6. Google Reports Landmark Earnings Today

    February 1, 2016
    Google is set to surpass Apple as the most valuable company on earth. But, that is not the only reason why you should read ...
  7. Did Google Ever Leave China? (GOOG)

    January 25, 2016
    Look at Alphabet's ongoing business in China via its Google Analytics service despite the firewall blockage of Google Search, ...
  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. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    January 20, 2016
    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? ...
  10. The Top 5 Google Shareholders (GOOG)

    January 15, 2016
    Learn more about the top shareholders of Google and what the corporate restructuring under the Alphabet umbrella means for ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Display Spending Surge Threatens Google's Profits

    January 12, 2016
    Digital digital spending is expected to overtake search ad spending this year. Who will win the mobile advertising sweepstakes? ...
  14. 3 Predictions for Alphabet Inc. in 2016 (GOOG)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn how a new corporate structure and the emergence of new products have filled investors and consumers with high hopes ...
  15. Walmart Pay vs. The Competition (WMT, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Although Walmart Pay has few competitors, it must improve its app or face pressure to accept better mobile payment services.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. VTI: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  19. 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, ...
  20. Why Is Google Developing A Mobile Messaging App?

    December 23, 2015
    Google is reported to be developing its a mobile messaging app. Considering that it already has hangouts and Gchat, why is ...
  21. A Self-Driving Car Made by Google and Ford

    December 22, 2015
    According to reports, technology behemoth Alphabet Inc. is said to be in talks with automobile company Ford Motor Co. to ...
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. Thanksgiving Sales Jump 24 Percent

    November 27, 2015
    This Thanksgiving, e-commerce retailers have special reason to be thankful.
  25. Apple and the Battle for Streaming Music

    November 18, 2015
    Spotify, Apple, Youtube and Tidal are facing off for control of a vast market. What factors will determine who emerges as ...
  26. YouTube Red vs. Netflix vs. Spotify (GOOG)

    November 18, 2015
    YouTube Red offers a unique and compelling combination of ad-free video and music streaming.
  27. Is the New Google Plus a Threat to Facebook?

    November 18, 2015
    Google launched a new Google Plus yesterday. Can it take on Facebook?
  28. 2 Problems With Google's Open Source AI Plan

    November 9, 2015
    In a move reminiscent of its Android playbook, Google has open sourced its TensorFlow project. Will it face problems down ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Yahoo, Google Back Together in Search Deal

    November 5, 2015
    Google and Yahoo have signed a search deal yet again. The question is whether this one will stick.
  31. 5 CEOs Who Returned to Save the Day (AAPL, GOOG)

    November 4, 2015
    Instead of toying with trial and error, many struggling companies have adopted a tried and true "founder knows best" strategy, ...
  32. Wall Street Takes On Apple And Google

    November 2, 2015
    Will Wall Street halt Silicon Valley's disruption march through industries?
  33. Is It Safe to Send Money Through Gmail? (GOOG)

    October 30, 2015
    Learn why Google's safeguards minimize the risks of sending money via Gmail, but also realize how hackers' sophistication ...
  34. 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.
  35. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    October 28, 2015
    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  36. Yahoo To Use Google Search Results. Yes, Again.

    October 27, 2015
    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever? Yahoo's on-again, off-again agreement to offer Google search results ...
  37. Apple to Report Earnings After Market Close

    October 27, 2015
    The portents for Apple Inc.'s earnings after market close today do not look good.
  38. Facebook's Free Basics App Has Users Crying Foul About Net Neutrality

    October 26, 2015
    The FCC says the internet is a public utility and will be held to the standards of net neutrality. But what does that mean ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. ECB Rate Cuts, Possible European QE Lift Stocks

    October 22, 2015
    Following Thursday's meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Malta, President Mario Draghi ...
  41. Is The Internet of Things a Good Investment?

    October 20, 2015
    Investing in the Internet of Things in a targeted way means picking individual stocks. So be prepared: It's a high-risk, ...
  42. America's Top CEOs and Their College Degrees

    October 20, 2015
    You might expect all of America's top CEOs to have a business degree from an Ivy League school, but they hail from a variety ...
  43. Udacity & Google Android Nanodegree Program

    October 20, 2015
    Understand the partnership between Google and Udacity and the nanodegree program they developed. Learn how the program helps ...
  44. Will YouTube's New Subscription Model Turn a Profit?

    October 19, 2015
    Can YouTube successfully make the transition from free content to paid content? These two factors may determine the outcome.
  45. Is Google Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    October 14, 2015
    Discover if Google is an appropriate investment for an IRA and whether it is more appropriate for a traditional IRA or a ...
  46. The 4 Best Alternatives to PayPal (PYPL, GOOG)

    October 14, 2015
    Read about four popular alternatives to PayPal, and learn why the online payments industry is too big for one firm to dominate ...
  47. 6 Stocks to Own While the Fed Hikes Rates (PCLN, GOOG)

    October 14, 2015
    Understand what happens if the Federal Reserve increases interest rates. Learn about the top six stocks to own if the Fed ...
  48. Pepsi Is Making A Smartphone in China

    October 13, 2015
    When Mobipicker.com published a post on Friday speculating that PepsiCo would come out with a smartphone, it seemed like ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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.
  51. Is It Time To Bet On The iPad Again?

    October 7, 2015
    Apple's focus on iPad has been fairly tepid these past few years. But, the iPad Pro was the centerpiece of the company's ...
  52. Stocks Rally on Poor Jobs Report, Data and Beer

    October 6, 2015
    Rarely has a weak US jobs report been cause for celebration.
  53. Why Advisors Must Create a Mobile Strategy NOW (AAPL, GOOG)

    October 5, 2015
    Mobile devices will replace laptops and desktops. Financial advisors must deal with this revolution to ensure their marketing ...
  54. Austin Set to Rival Silicon Valley (GOOG, AAPL)

    October 5, 2015
    Over the years, Austin, Texas has lovingly embraced its quirky reputation with the slogan “Keep Austin Weird.” Today, the ...
  55. 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, ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. How Reddit Makes Money

    September 30, 2015
    Reddit, the self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet” is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. How does the website ...
  58. Digital Advertising Is The Future, But Why? (ZNGA, GOOG)

    September 28, 2015
    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 5 Ways Augmented Reality Is Changing the World (GOOG, AMZN)

    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 ...
  61. Box Revenue Gains Not Enough For Investors

    September 17, 2015
    Despite fitting more revenue in its coffers, shares of Box (NYSE: BOX) stock are down over 6% since reporting second quarter ...
  62. Justice Department Approves Expedia-Orbitz Deal

    September 17, 2015
    Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) is ready to take flight after the Justice Department announced it wouldn't stand in the way of the ...
  63. Accenture Makes a Big Bet on the Cloud (ACN, CRM)

    September 16, 2015
    Cloud computing was supposed to make it so that all you needed was an Internet connection to take advantage of sophisticated ...
  64. Qualcomm to Give Mobile Devices a Quick Charge (QCOM, GOOG)

    September 16, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) thinks your smartphone needs more battery life. On Tuesday, the company unveiled Quick Charge 3. ...
  65. 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.
  66. Is There a Honda Robocar in Your Future? (BAMXF, DLPH)

    September 14, 2015
    Silicon Valley companies may get all the press, but did you know Honda (NYSE: HMC) is developing its own self-driving car, ...
  67. How Retirees Should Think About Market Corrections

    September 11, 2015
    Stock market corrections can be scary for retirees living off their investment income. Panic isn't an option. Retirees can ...
  68. Why Apple's Presentation Fell Flat

    September 10, 2015
    Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) were higher by 2 percent Thursday morning. Apple's Wednesday presentation fell "flatter ...
  69. How YouTube Is Getting Into Live TV (GOOG)

    September 8, 2015
    Live TV is growing online, and YouTube has emerged as a preferred platform. The company is working to capitalize on its large ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 3 Mutual Funds that Hold Google Stock

    September 2, 2015
    Discover the top three mutual funds that dedicate the largest percentage of their total assets to Google, Inc. stock.
  72. 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 ...
  73. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    September 1, 2015
    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  74. The European Effect on Google's Bottom Line

    August 28, 2015
    The EU is turning up the heat on Google. What effect will it have on the company's bottom line?
  75. 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 ...
  76. Why Google Chromebooks Are a Hit in Schools

    August 25, 2015
    Google Chromebooks have been on a roll in the education technology market. What are the reasons for this success?
  77. 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?
  78. Fossil Unveils Its First Android Wear Smartwatches (FOSL, INTC)

    August 21, 2015
    Watchmaker Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) recently revealed its first three wearable devices, all powered by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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 ...
  82. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates? (AAPL, GOOG)

    August 17, 2015
    Learn why large tech companies such as Apple and Google are likely to not be impacted by interest rate increases, but newer ...
  83. YouTube Can Be A Real Threat for Netflix (GOOG, NFLX)

    August 14, 2015
    Understand the similarities and differences between YouTube and Netflix. Learn about three key reasons why YouTube can become ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. What's the Secret Behind Ambarella's Success?

    August 13, 2015
    Learn more about Ambarella, and understand some the primary reasons behind the company's continuing high level of growth ...
  87. How Google's Search Engine Makes Money

    August 13, 2015
    A deep analysis of how Google's search engine and related services have made it one of the biggest companies on the planet.
  88. 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 ...
  89. How Google's Transformation to Alphabet Will Impact Shareholders

    August 11, 2015
    Google will retain search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android, according to the company’s SEC filing, while Calico, Nest ...
  90. 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?
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. Advisors: Use Tech to Attract, Retain Clients

    August 5, 2015
    Investors want an investment approach that blends technology and the human touch. Therefore, financial advisors should embrace ...
  94. Apple's New Siri Feature (That Google Had First) Could Be Popular, ...

    August 4, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly developing a new voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe messages. Analysts ...
  95. Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    August 3, 2015
    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. It's important to try to understand ...
  96. These Four Industries Must Change to Survive

    July 30, 2015
    Tech innovations from new companies are threatening long-time industry stalwarts in transportation, hospitality and finance.
  97. Is a Google Robo-Advisor on the Horizon?

    July 30, 2015
    It's possible that Google is looking to get into the robo-advisor business, either as a new venture or as a way to provide ...
  98. 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?
  99. 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 ...
  100. Looking To The Mega Caps For Strength

    July 29, 2015
    Increased volatility is making it difficult to find areas of strength in the market. Even utilities are breaking below key ...
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