Apple Seizes Smartphone Share From Rivals

Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Android helped smartphone manufacturers to seize market share from Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) for years. That trend has reversed, at least in the United States. Apple clawed back more ...
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Can New Chicago Taxes on Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges?

In a tax ruling issued in early June, the city of Chicago expanded its amusement tax to include amusements such as TV shows, movies, videos, music and online games, if ...
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Why This Analyst Sees Google Driving Twitter Higher

The purpose of social media is to network, connect with others and share information and experiences. As one of the larger names in social media, Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) must ...
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Google Search Said to Degrade Results

In a new study published on Sunday, researchers including Michael Luca of the Harvard Business School, Timothy Wu of Columbia University and a team from Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), found ...
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Analyst Sees No Tech Bubble: 4 Stocks That Survive and Thrive

Anybody that was around in the 1999 to 2001 time period remembers well the tech bubble and explosion. The highs that the Nasdaq is setting now are breaking the old ...
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Too Many Streaming Music Services

Between Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) free streaming service and Taylor Swift's brutal attack on Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) plans to offer free trial subscriptions, something has been lost. There are too many ...
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Apple Answers a Wake-Up Call From Taylor Swift

There are a lot of interesting issues surrounding the kerfuffle between pop music star Taylor Swift and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), not the least of which is how quickly the ...
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Google Visits Hit 242 Million in May

Out of a total audience of 256.1 million unique U.S. Internet users, fully 95% (242.4 million) visited a property owned by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) in May. That is an ...
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New Tech Gets Into Media Business, Crushing Old Media

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has started a new citizen journalism enterprise that will help undereducated writers to do a better job covering the news of the world. Twitter Inc. (NYSE: ...
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Does Google Need All of Its Products?

On June 4, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) decided to cut a number of products in an effort to focus on “search, communications and digital content.” Yahoo! Maps represents one of ...
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Under Armour Stock Split Verdict: Same as the Google Power Grab

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) just sent shareholders two messages. The first is that it is masquerading a stock split, and the second is that shareholders now have to trust ...
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Jefferies Franchise Stock Picks Crush S&P 500: 4 to Buy Now

The rage for the past 10 to 15 years has been to index. Stock picking, once the trademark of such great managers as Peter Lynch and Bill Miller, was pushed ...
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Who Would Benefit From Twitter’s Demise?

Things are not going very well for Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) at the moment. Several problems are plaguing the company, the most important of which arguably being its difficulties in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Dollar General, DreamWorks, Google, Lululemon, Quiksilver and More

Stocks were trying to stage a rally on Wednesday after several days of weakness. Investors find various reasons to do it but they just keep buying stocks on weakness, a ...
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Can Pandora Ever Break Even?

Despite having the largest streaming music user base by far, Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) just cannot seem to break even. It is an uphill battle that just got even ...
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