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  1. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  2. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  3. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  4. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
    There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as ...
  5. Microsoft to Open Source Project Orleans Early Next Year - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) plans to make the cloud computing development platform Project Orleans open source.
  6. Can Red Hat (RHT) Continue the Earnings Streak in Q3FY15? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Red Hat Inc. (RHT) is set to report third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 18, 2014.
  7. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
    Haste makes waste. That's the possible view on the corner offices at software giant Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL), which seems ...
  8. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
    You've undoubtedly heard of the robber barons. These affluent industrialists were considered some of the wealthiest -- and ...
  9. The Simple Way to Earn Thousands From Your Portfolio Starting ...

    December 8, 2014
    "Residential housing is a tough business." These were the words told to me by two extremely wealthy real estate moguls from ...
  10. Are You Making This Huge Trading Mistake?

    December 5, 2014
    Today, I want to show you the right way to sell put options. Whether you're an investment veteran or just opening your first ...
  11. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  12. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  13. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  14. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  15. 5 More Ways 3D Printing Is Taking Over The World: 3D Systems ...

    October 3, 2014
    By now, there is almost no segment of society that hasn’t at least explored the use of 3D printing technology in some way. ...
  16. Fed to Play 'Kick the Can'? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 10, 2014
    Many in the market don't view the last jobs report as a trend reversal in the economic outlook, and expect the Fed to start ...
  17. 5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

    August 22, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  18. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  19. Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2014
    Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook
  20. With 1/3 of the S&P 500 Having Reported Earnings… - Ahead ...

    July 22, 2014
    Hard to tell at this stage if we are at the starting point of a favorable shift in the aggregate earnings picture, but the ...
  21. A 24.2% Yield From Microsoft?!

    July 21, 2014
    Editor's Note: This article is one of our favorite "hall of fame" articles, originally published January 13, ...
  22. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  23. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  24. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  25. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  26. Bear of the Day: LinkedIn (LNKD) - Bear of the Day

    May 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: LinkedIn (LNKD) - Bear of the Day
  27. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  28. Grasping a Good Sense About Q1 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 25, 2014
    The key takeaway, including morning reports from Ford (F) and Moody's (MCO) is that there is not much growth and the outlook ...
  29. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  30. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  31. Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, the sector offers some of the best and quickest growing yields around.

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  32. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  33. This Tech Stock Is Just Pennies Away From A Breakout

    February 26, 2014
    Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly cutting the price of its Windows 8.1 operating system for manufacturers ...
  34. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  35. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  36. How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single ...

    January 22, 2014
    It costs about five times as much to insure a Ferrari than a regular car. That's partly because with top speeds above ...
  37. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  38. Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day
  39. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  40. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  41. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  42. Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.

    The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  43. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  44. Microsoft beat analyst expecations and the stock price responded with a 6% jump.

    Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  45. Earnings Season Past the Halfway Mark - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 25, 2013
    The Q3 scorecard has bloomed lately, with growth rates and beat ratios now outpacing Q2 and the last few quarters.
  46. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  47. Small caps may finally be getting expensive. We'll take a look at a couple ways to protect your portfolio from future declines.

    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  48. IBM's sixth straight quarter where sales failed to meet expectation. Is now the time to buy shares?

    Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  49. Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day

    October 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day
  50. Activist investors are feeling that Microsoft is increasingly irrelevant in the modern world, which is why it's imperative for the board to bring in new leadership.

    Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  51. China's Video Game Approval Could Be Worth Billions To Sony, ...

    September 27, 2013
    In January, China Daily USA reported that China might lift its ban on the sale of video games."We are reviewing the policy ...
  52. Unspoken communication from the CEO can offer clues into whether one should invest or not.

    5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  53. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  54. Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day

    September 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day
  55. Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    September 4, 2013
    Nokia metamorphisizes again with the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
  56. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  57. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  58. Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    August 23, 2013
    What does Yahoo!'s sudden rise to the top of internet traffic mean for its business?
  59. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  60. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  61. BlackBerry Finally Looking For A Bidder, But Will A Real Buyer ...

    August 14, 2013
    Can BlackBerry sell itself to a company willing to take on the challenge of turning it around?
  62. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  63. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  64. Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    July 25, 2013
    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends
  65. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    July 22, 2013
    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different.
  66. Move On Gold's 'Buy' Signal If This Happens

    July 22, 2013
    Traders have been buying everything this month, and that could continue to push prices higher in stocks while fueling a turnaround ...
  67. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    July 19, 2013
    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ability.
  68. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  69. Yahoo! Still Needs To Generate Better Intrinsic Value

    July 17, 2013
    Yahoo! still has a lot of work to do in turning around its core operations.
  70. Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    July 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a monster of a problem. The maker of iPhones and iPads has roughly $137 billion of cash on its balance ...
  71. The Rupee's Plunge: An Opportunity? - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    The Indian Rupee hit a new record low against the dollar this Monday.
  72. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  73. Nokia Extends Feature Phone Family - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Nokia Corporation unveiled two new handsets targeting the low-end market
  74. Yahoo Acquires Xobni App - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Yahoo! Inc. recently announced the acquisition of email and address book management company Xobni
  75. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
  76. Nokia Buys Out Siemens, Are Phones Now On The Block?

    July 2, 2013
    In buying Siemens' share of Nokia Siemens Network, Nokia may have just bought its future
  77. EA Signs Chicharito for FIFA 14 - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    Electronic Arts has roped in Mexican soccer star, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, to feature on the cover of FIFA 14, EA's ...
  78. Progress Software Showing Signs Of Life In A Tough Market

    June 27, 2013
    Progress may be showing signs of the growth that investors badly need from its restructuring efforts
  79. Oracle, NetSuite Team Up - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Oracle signed its third partnership this week after it teamed up with NetSuite to deliver cloud-based human resource and ...
  80. Best Buy: Is E-Commerce Its Savior?

    June 25, 2013
    Best Buy held its annual meeting June 20. The message it sent was clear: its stores are a big part of its future, especially ...
  81. GameStop a Solid Bet, Touches 52-Wk High - Analyst Blog

    June 24, 2013
    Shares of GameStop surged to attain a new 52-week high of $41.53 on Jun 21, 2013, before closing at $40.78. Shares of this ...
  82. QCOM's Snapdragon 800 for LG Optimus - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    LG Electronics, Inc. has decided to use the popular Snapdragon 800 processors of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the business ...
  83. Relief At Red Hat, But The Long-Term Growth Debate Will Rage ...

    June 20, 2013
    Red Hat didn't miss, but significant growth reaccleration is still missing
  84. Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    June 18, 2013
    Google acquired Waze on June 11. Why does the company want this single app so badly?
  85. Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    June 10, 2013
    Waze looks like a logical deal for shoring up the value of Google's mapping technology
  86. Google to Acquire Waze for $1.1B - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Google Inc. is set to acquire mobile mapping and navigation company Waze Inc.
  87. The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    June 10, 2013
    With the prospect of improving operating leverage and new product opportunities on the way, Atmel shares have started to ...
  88. Yahoo! Adds Tumblr, But Is This Another Underpants Gnome Deal?

    May 21, 2013
    Tumblr is a high-potential asset, but Yahoo! absolutely must execute.
  89. Is Microsoft Hitting Up Barnes & Noble For Some Nook(ie)?

    May 9, 2013
    Will Microsoft pay up to take Nook Media off Barnes & Noble's hands?
  90. Weak PC Growth And Slow Mobile Penetration Weighing On Microsoft

    April 19, 2013
    Microsoft is still not delivering what tech investors really want, but the value looks real.
  91. Intel – A Bond's Downside And A Stock's Upside?

    April 17, 2013
    With only decent earnings being reported, Intel must reignite growth to see meaningful capital appreciation.
  92. Red Hat's Valuation Looks More Reasonable, But Expectations Could ...

    March 28, 2013
    While Red Hat's model doesn't generate much leverage, the revenue growth is still looking solid.
  93. BlackBerry Nears VoIP Deal in UAE - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    As per media reports Blackberry Limited (BBRY) is on the verge of signing an agreement with the telecom carriers in United ...
  94. A Step Back For Atmel, But The Potential Is Interesting

    February 11, 2013
    Atmel needs to win sockets for the shares to outperform.
  95. Disney Has A Stable Of Horses To Ride

    February 8, 2013
    Disney has plenty of opportunities to do better, and the stock price assumes it will.
  96. MSI to Launch New Tablet PCs (revised) - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    To boost the working condition of the blue collar employees, police officials and other factory workers, Motorola Solutions ...
  97. Morocco OFPPT Picks Microsoft Suite - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Morocco's Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) has chosen the world's largest software maker Microsoft ...
  98. BlackBerry Needed "Wow" - Delivered "Pretty Good"

    February 1, 2013
    Research In Motion released the Blackberry 10, but the biggest news was the company changing its name to Blackberry.
  99. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  100. VMware Stumbles, And The Street Spares No Mercy

    January 31, 2013
    VMware has the Street spooked that growth has topped out.
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