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  1. CT Financial Advisors LLC Buys Alphabet Inc, Alphabet Inc, United ...

    January 13, 2017
    Investment company CT Financial Advisors LLC buys Alphabet Inc, Alphabet Inc, United Therapeutics Corp, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals ...
  2. Apple, Google, Tesla Are Most Innovative Companies: BCG

    January 12, 2017
    The consulting firm used a mix of metrics, including financial returns, for its rankings.
  3. Four Industries Where Alphabet Hit Brakes

    January 12, 2017
    The conglomerate, which is famous for its moonshots and risk taking, seems to be taking a conservative stance lately.
  4. Addison Capital Co Buys Stericycle Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc, ...

    January 11, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA, based Investment company Addison Capital Co buys Stericycle Inc, PayPal Holdings Inc, KeyCorp, Fortis Inc, ...
  5. Amazon Was the Biggest Gainer in Patents Last Year

    January 10, 2017
    The Seattle company registered a 46% growth in its patent count.
  6. Apple Is Most Environment-Friendly Tech Company

    January 10, 2017
    Apple, Google and Facebook earned top grades from Greenpeace, but Amazon and Netflix were criticized for their lack of energy ...
  7. What Google Knows About You Is Eye-Opening

    January 10, 2017
    If you search the web or use common email programs, Google knows an almost creepy amount of your personal information.
  8. Alexa, Who Won CES This Year?

    January 9, 2017
    The voice assistant is being incorporated into consumer products, inside and outside the home, at a startling rate.
  9. Nvidia Releases New Version of Shield TV

    January 6, 2017
    The new Shield TV integrates with Google Assistant and has 4K HDR.
  10. Google Could Lose All Government Contracts Over Data Compliance ...

    January 5, 2017
    The DOL has filed a lawsuit against Google Inc. for refusing to release information about its employees.
  11. 3 Gadgets That Impressed Tech Geeks At CES 2017

    January 4, 2017
    These three products have generated the maximum chatter among attendees.
  12. Samsung Sees Sales Bump This Holiday

    December 30, 2016
    Samsung saw a 1% increase in device activations while Amazon made an entry into the top 5 list.
  13. Ford to Debut New Version of Ford Fusion Hybrid

    December 30, 2016
    The car maker has reduced the sensor count and fitted a "brain" in the car's trunk.
  14. Amazon Unveils Three Glimpses of Retail's Future

    December 29, 2016
    It's reinventing retailing with streaming video, drone delivery and grocery stores without checkouts
  15. 3 Google Products That Will Boost the Bottom Line

    December 28, 2016
    The Mountain View company, which is more well-known for its search engine, could hit pay dirt with these products.
  16. Apple's Three High-profile Battles of 2016 (AAPL, GOOG)

    December 27, 2016
    The Cupertino company has become increasingly aggressive as it becomes big.
  17. Google Saved $3.6B in Tax Via "Double Irish and Dutch Sandwich"

    December 22, 2016
    It's a tax loophole, not a joke. This was ongoing in FY 2015 and was filed recently.
  18. Amazon Site Is Now Sold Out of Echo Speakers

    December 21, 2016
    Amazon is sending customers to buy Echo at pop-ups in malls and physical stores.
  19. 7-11 Made 77 Drone Deliveries This Year, Beating Amazon

    December 21, 2016
    Slurpees can now be delivered by drone, just like in your dreams.
  20. Apple, Ireland Amp Up Rhetoric Against EU In Tax Case (AAPL, ...

    December 19, 2016
    Apple claims it has been unfairly targeted by an EU commissioner driven by headlines.
  21. Waymo And Fiat Release First Images Of Self-Driving Minivans ...

    December 19, 2016
    The Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan, which Fiat reconfigured especially for self-driving, is fitted with sensors and telematics. ...
  22. Alphabet Could Determine Big Tech's Fate in 2017

    December 19, 2016
    Alphabet's 9% Nasdaq-100 weighting tells us its 2017 price action will strongly impact the direction of the tech heavy index.
  23. Coming Soon: Foldable Smartphones (AAPL, SSNLF)

    December 16, 2016
    According to reports, South Korean manufacturer LG could be in talks to develop foldable panels for Apple and Google.
  24. What Is Google Daydream?

    December 15, 2016
    A short primer on Google's VR platform.
  25. Facebook May Invest In Original TV Shows On Its Platform

    December 15, 2016
    FB is in talks with TV studios to produce content for its live video.
  26. Amazon Tests First Drone Delivery

    December 14, 2016
    Remember that 2014 Superbowl Ad with the Amazon drones and you said, "No Way"?
  27. Google to Bring Data Centers to Cuba for Faster Internet

    December 14, 2016
    Cuba ranks ranks near bottom in Internet penetration.
  28. Apple Launches Latest Version Of TV App

    December 14, 2016
    Features a single search interface to access programs across the Apple ecosystem.
  29. What Is Apple CarPlay?

    December 13, 2016
    Should driving and entertainment be mixed? Apple sure thinks so.
  30. Alphabet Pulls Back On Self-Driving Car Ambitions

    December 13, 2016
    Because steering wheels and brake pedals are a good thing to have after all.
  31. YouTube Inks Royalty Agreement With NMPA

    December 13, 2016
    The video service will pay out royalties for songs, whose ownership is still unclaimed.
  32. YouTube Releases Top Trending Videos For 2016

    December 8, 2016
    Mostly, it's from mainstream media networks, with two notable exceptions.
  33. Google To Become A 100% Renewable Energy Company in 2017

    December 8, 2016
    The Mountain View company is already the largest purchaser of renewable energy in corporate America.
  34. George Soros Bets on Netflix, Alphabet and Amazon (NFLX, GOOG)

    December 8, 2016
    George Soros, a billionaire investor, author, and philanthropist, founded his company Soros Fund Management in 1970. Based ...
  35. FB, GOOGL, MSFT, TWTR Pool Images to Scan for Terrorist Recruiters

    December 6, 2016
    The four tech giants will post flagged content into the shared database. Facebook is also asking users for help in identifying ...
  36. EU Reads Riot Act to Facebook, Twitter, Google Over Hate Speech

    December 5, 2016
    The European government may impose laws on the tech companies, if they fail to comply with a code of conduct they signed ...
  37. Facebook Is Using AI To Tackle Fake News

    December 5, 2016
    The algorithm will detect content that violates the company's guidelines.
  38. 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.
  39. How YouTube Makes Money Off Videos

    November 30, 2016
    YouTube's revenue is growing even if the profits aren’t, and some growth is better than nothing.
  40. How Reddit Makes Money

    November 30, 2016
    Reddit, the self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet,” celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. How does the website ...
  41. How Google Maps Makes Money

    November 30, 2016
    Find out how Google Maps generates revenue through subtle techniques that many users may not even be aware of.
  42. Malware Has Infected Over A Million Android Phones: Security ...

    November 30, 2016
    The malware is called Googlian and uses Google credentials to leave fake reviews for certain apps in the Google Play store. ...
  43. How India Makes Money

    November 29, 2016
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  44. Amazon Redesigns Its Connected Speaker

    November 29, 2016
    The Seattle company is adding a touchscreen to enable scrolling and adjusting the placement of its speakers.
  45. Alibaba Opens Four New Data Centers (BABA, AMZN)

    November 29, 2016
    The Chinese e-commerce giant's cloud division, which is estimated to have grown by 128% during the third quarter, is a strategic ...
  46. 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.
  47. Apple Closing AirPort Routers Biz (AAPL, GOOG)

    November 23, 2016
    The Cupertino company is moving workers from its router division to other projects.
  48. Amazon May Not Be The Cheapest Option This Holiday Season

    November 22, 2016
    Competitors are emerging for the Seattle retail behemoth.
  49. Goldman Predicts Surge in Buybacks (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 21, 2016
    The investment bank foresees stock repurchases to account for the largest share of cash used by S&P 500 companies for the ...
  50. Apple Slashes Fees for Video Producers on Its Store (AAPL, NFLX)

    November 21, 2016
    The move is a bid to make the platform more attractive to video service providers and gain traction for the TV app, set to ...
  51. Tiger Global Went Big With Tech Stocks in Q3

    November 17, 2016
    The hedge fund added Alibaba and Alphabet while it doubled its position in Apple.
  52. Twitter Cracks Down On Hate Speech On Its Platform

    November 16, 2016
    The social media platform suspended come alt right accounts on its platform.
  53. Apple Will Release Three iPhone 8 Models, Says Analyst

    November 16, 2016
    The phone, which will be released on the iPhone's tenth anniversary, will come in three sizes and feature OLED and TFT-LCD ...
  54. Amazon Changes Gift Wrap This Holiday Season (AMZN, GOOG)

    November 15, 2016
    In a bid to reduce packaging waste, the Seattle e-commerce giant will use velvet bags, instead of wrapping paper, to deliver ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. How Trump’s Tax Plans Could Boost Tech (QQQ, AAPL)

    November 10, 2016
    Trump’s promise to offer a tax holiday on repatriated cash may help tech firms with billions trapped abroad.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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.
  62. Big Tech Is Sitting on $1.77 Trillion (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 7, 2016
    Moody's reports corporations hold about half of all cash held by US non-financial companies, while levels of corporate cash ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. NFL Makes VR Debut On Thanksgiving Day

    November 4, 2016
    VR companies are using sports programming to make the technology mainstream.
  65. 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, ...
  66. How Does Google Home Compare With Amazon's Alexa?

    November 3, 2016
    The reviews for Google Home are in and Google's device wins on smarts but lags in smart device integrations and skills.
  67. Android Reached Record Market Share During Q3

    November 3, 2016
    Android gained market share at the expense of Apple's iOS. In a sign of things to come, emerging markets played a major role ...
  68. Mobile Overtakes Desktop In Internet Usage

    November 2, 2016
    While the desktop still rules in North America and Europe, mobile internet is especially popular in Asia and Africa.
  69. Google Warns of "Critical Vulnerability" in Windows (MSFT, GOOG)

    November 1, 2016
    Things have gotten a little embarrassing for Microsoft.
  70. 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?
  71. 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?
  72. Google's Growing Cloud Ambitions

    October 28, 2016
    Cloud is expected to be "one of the largest areas of investment and headcount growth in 2017"
  73. 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 ...
  74. Alphabet Inc. Powers to Q3 Profit Thanks to Video and Mobile ...

    October 27, 2016
    The Mountain View company reports profits and stems losses from "Other Bets."
  75. 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."
  76. 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.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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?
  79. Google Halts Expansion of Fiber Project as Access CEO Steps Down ...

    October 26, 2016
    On Tuesday, Google announced it will be "pausing" operations and offices in most of its potential Fiber cities. Work will ...
  80. Google Acquires Eye-Tracking Technology Startup

    October 25, 2016
    Eyefluence could help the Mountain View company radically reimagine its VR/AR interface.
  81. Twitter to Lay Off 8% of Its Workforce: Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 25, 2016
    The San Francisco-based company, which has been struggling with growing users and sales, is expected to announce another ...
  82. SoftBank Might be Twitter's 7th Suitor

    October 24, 2016
    The Japanese firm could be the seventh candidate interested in Twitter. The others walked away from acquisition discussions. ...
  83. Time Warner Inc. and AT&T Deal Betrays Apple's Content Ambitions ...

    October 24, 2016
    Apple was said to be "monitoring" the negotiations between AT&T and Time Warner Cable.
  84. Apple Is Building Homes With Connected Devices

    October 21, 2016
    Fancy a new home with automated blinds and a baby monitor machine that triggers a coffee brew process in your kitchen? Apple's ...
  85. Google Signs CBS For Its Skinny Bundle TV Service

    October 20, 2016
    The Mountain View company is in talks with other major TV networks for a new service next March.
  86. AT&T, Google Vie for Streaming Content (T, GOOG)

    October 20, 2016
    AT&T's DirecTV Now content service is going to see competition from the likes of Google.
  87. Google Pixel Phone: Another Hit for Verizon? (VZ, GOOG)

    October 20, 2016
    Verizon Communications said Google's Pixel 128 GB XL is sold out.
  88. Reviews Are in for Google's Pixel Phones (GOOG)

    October 19, 2016
    Google's first foray into making smartphones has earned kudos from most major publications.
  89. Apple Sets Late 2017 Deadline for Car Project (AAPL, GOOG)

    October 17, 2016
    A Bloomberg report out today details problems with the car company's foray into making cars.
  90. Twitter's Abuse Problem Led Salesforce To Back Out Of Bid: CNBC's ...

    October 17, 2016
    According to the CNBC analyst, "haters" reduce the value of Twitter.
  91. 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" ...
  92. Twitter Falls After Salesforce Confirms It Is Not Making A Bid ...

    October 14, 2016
    In an interview with the Financial Times, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Twitter "wasn't the right fit."
  93. Google's New Mobile Index to Bolster Search (GOOG)

    October 14, 2016
    The company's move further reinforces the primacy of mobile in its ecosystem.
  94. Sony Enters VR Race With Playstation VR (SNE, FB)

    October 13, 2016
    Sony has a readymade audience in gamers on its Playstation platform.
  95. 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.
  96. Samsung Will Pay You to Replace the Galaxy Note 7 With a Samsung ...

    October 13, 2016
    Samsung has announced it will offer a $100 bill credit to Galaxy Note 7 owners willing to exchange their phone for another ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Mystery Deepens On Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Explosions (SSNLF, ...

    October 12, 2016
    No clear cause for the Galaxy Note 7 explosions has yet been determined at the company.
  99. Twitter up After Upgrade and News Report (TWTR, CRM)

    October 11, 2016
    Twitter's shares are up again after an upgrade and a news report that it might still be in talks with Salesforce.
  100. Apple Gains After Samsung Halts Production

    October 11, 2016
    Apple is up after Samsung permanently halted production of its Galaxy Note 7 phones.
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