Apps & Software


Why Zynga Will Lose 50% of Its Value This Year

Zynga Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ZNGA) market value will be down by 50% or more this year. A combination of a failed business model and insider sales have sunk the stock to ...
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Hortonworks, New Relic IPOs Post Big Gains on First Trading Day

Two technology initial public offerings (IPOs) went off Friday morning, and both have posted gains of nearly 50%. Hortonworks Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) priced its IPO at $16 a share on ...
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Analyst Reactions to Adobe Q4 Results

Shares of Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) were up handily Friday to a new multiyear high, on day when markets were down in response to oil dropping below $60 a ...
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Facebook’s Instagram Now Claims More Users Than Twitter

In a blog post on its website Wednesday, photo and video app Instagram announced that it had surpassed 300 million active users. As well as touting the 70 million photos ...
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When Will Hackers Take Down Facebook?

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) faces devastating damage because hackers, probably from North Korea (although the country denies it), exposed employee records, including Social Security numbers, and threatened people who work ...
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Skype Calling Adds Video Features

Skype, perhaps the world's most widely used free calling application, has added new features. What was once a sector Skype dominated is now filled with competition, which includes free VoIP ...
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Best Buy Website Crashes

The Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) website is down. The site's front page says "We're sorry. is current not available. Check back soon" What a disaster on Black Friday   ...
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Twitter To Track Apps For Ad Targeting

Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) have come up with a new way to target ads. It will "see" which apps a user has downloaded to allow marketers to aim their messages. Twitter ...
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UBS Spotlights 4 Top Software Stocks to Buy

Wall Street firms are renowned for holding conferences, many at fancy locales that draw in the top companies looking to present not only to the host firm, but attending investors. ...
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Tim Cook Could Run Apple Another 10 Years

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), could run it for another decade, assuming the retirement age at the company is not 65. He is currently 54. And, ...
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video games

Video Games Can Make You Smarter

Good news for Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), makers of the most popular game consoles. Playing video games can make people smarter -- at least as ...
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5 Top Software Stocks to Buy Expected to Post Big Earnings in November

While the earnings reporting season has finished for much of the S&P 500, some of the top software stocks are now hopping out of the on-deck circle to present earnings ...
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Microsoft Nears 52-Week High

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), once nearly orphaned by investors, has nearly touched its 52-week high. As a matter of fact, make that a 10-year high, for good measure. It has ...
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Microsoft’s Latest Quarter Belongs to Steve Ballmer

Satya Nadella may be the CEO of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) now, but the fingerprints on the company's most recent quarterly results belong to former CEO Steve Ballmer. Virtually every ...
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Angry Birds Maker Rovio Slashes Jobs

Angry Birds must not be much more than a fad, as had been the case with many mobile games. Its recent failure caught up to Rovio, its parent, which slashed ...
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