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  1. Thanksgiving Sales Jump 24 Percent

    November 27, 2015
    This Thanksgiving, e-commerce retailers have special reason to be thankful.
  2. 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 ...
  3. YouTube Red vs. Netflix vs. Spotify

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

    November 18, 2015
    Google launched a new Google Plus yesterday. Can it take on Facebook?
  5. 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 ...
  6. Are Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet Unstoppable?

    November 9, 2015
    Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon all closed at all-time highs on Wednesday. Is this irrational exuberance, or are we witnessing ...
  7. 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.
  8. 5 CEOs Who Returned to Save the Day

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

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

    October 30, 2015
    Learn why Google's safeguards minimize the risks of sending money via Gmail, but also realize how hackers' sophistication ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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, ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. The 4 Best Alternatives to PayPal

    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 ...
  24. 6 Stocks to Own While the Fed Hikes Rates

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

    October 13, 2015
    When published a post on Friday speculating that PepsiCo would come out with a smartphone, it seemed like ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Facebook's Giant Profit Opportunity in Africa

    October 8, 2015
    Facebook wants to bring the Internet to sub-Saharan Africa, where 209 million people could come online in the coming years.
  28. 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 ...
  29. Stocks Rally on Poor Jobs Report, Data and Beer

    October 6, 2015
    Rarely has a weak US jobs report been cause for celebration.
  30. Why Advisors Must Create a Mobile Strategy NOW

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

    October 5, 2015
    Over the years, Austin, Texas has lovingly embraced its quirky reputation with the slogan “Keep Austin Weird.” Today, the ...
  32. Unicorn

    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, ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Digital Advertising Is The Future, But Why?

    September 28, 2015
    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Accenture Makes a Big Bet on the Cloud

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

    September 16, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) thinks your smartphone needs more battery life. On Tuesday, the company unveiled Quick Charge 3. ...
  42. 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.
  43. Is There a Honda Robocar in Your Future?

    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, ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. How YouTube Is Getting Into Live TV

    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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. 4 Companies Affected by the Appreciating Dollar

    September 2, 2015
    Learn why the appreciating dollar negatively impacts certain companies such as Google, Facebook, Procter & Gamble and Johnson ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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?
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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?
  54. 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?
  55. Fossil Unveils Its First Android Wear Smartwatches

    August 21, 2015
    Watchmaker Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) recently revealed its first three wearable devices, all powered by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) ...
  56. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Uber Worth?

    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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates?

    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 ...
  60. YouTube Can Be A Real Threat for Netflix

    August 14, 2015
    Understand the similarities and differences between YouTube and Netflix. Learn about three key reasons why YouTube can become ...
  61. 5 Companies That Are Changing the World We Live In

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the different types of companies that are changing the world; discover five specific companies that represent ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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?
  68. 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 ...
  69. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Stock Market

    August 7, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  70. 7 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful in their 20s

    August 5, 2015
    Understand how entrepreneurs can come from any age group. Learn about seven entrepreneurs who reached success and fame in ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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?
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. How has Google's operations strayed from its original mission ...

    July 29, 2015
    Learn about Google's current mission statement and decide if Google is practicing what it preaches.
  80. Can Mobileye Revolutionize The Car Industry?

    July 28, 2015
    Cars are evolving into vehicles connected to the ecosystem around us. With its ability to sense and detect objects around ...
  81. The Importance Of Office To Microsoft

    July 28, 2015
    The mobile and cloud revolution were expected to sound the death knell for the Office suite of products, but a new era is ...
  82. What's Google Strategy for Russia?

    July 28, 2015
    What is Google doing to penetrate the Russian market? What is it about the country that's allowed Google to cultivate country-specific ...
  83. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    July 27, 2015
    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  84. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    July 27, 2015
    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Google: Surging At An All Time High

    July 21, 2015
    Google's one-day rally by 16 percent has taken the stock to its all time high. Do the financials back it?
  88. 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?
  89. Apple Watch: Upcoming Success or Clear Failure?

    July 20, 2015
    Demand for the Apple Watch was strong when it was first released but has since fallen off. Will demand pick up again or is ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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?
  92. 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 ...
  93. Stock Options To Trade On Intraday Momentum Index

    July 7, 2015
    The intraday momentum index, or the IMI, can offer a reliable way to profit on options, but only for the right stocks.
  94. Samsung Will Not Give Up On Its Tizen OS

    July 2, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) has an operating system which it runs on some smartphones, smart TVs, and smartwatches. Known ...
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. Who Are the Brains Behind Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    These are the top people making Facebook what it is today.
  98. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. How Smartphones Are Changing Advertising & Marketing

    June 23, 2015
    Smartphones have connected us so much that the speed and relevance of ad and marketing campaigns have become increasingly ...
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