Is Google Becoming Too Complicated to Analyze?

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is becoming a very hard company to analyze and for investors to understand. The company's most recent split was not really a shareholder stimulus plan by ...
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Robot Viewing of Ads to Shake Major Media

According to a new study, computers controlled by hackers "view" about a quarter of all video ads on the Web. In other words, 25% of inventory sold to advertisers is ...
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The Early Numbers Are In: 3 Tech Giants Lead Holiday Online Sales

Needless to say, the growth of online shopping has continued at a breakneck pace this year. With almost two weeks in the book since Thanksgiving, the numbers are being tallied, ...
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Samsung Adds More U.S. Smartphone Market Share at Apple’s Expense

For the three-month period ending in October, Samsung Electronics gained 0.9% of market share in the U.S. smartphone market, for a total share of 29.3%. The Korean electronics giant still ...
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Merrill Lynch Surprise: Downgrade Google and Upgrade Yahoo on Alibaba

When was the last time you saw an analyst downgrade Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and upgrade Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) in the same call? That is exactly what we have ...
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Apple, Microsoft to Outpace Android Growth Through 2018

In 2013, for the first time, global smartphone sales grew to 1 billion units. Smartphones based on the iOS platform from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Android from Google Inc. ...
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Online shopping

Cyber Monday Online Sales Rise 9.2%

Cyber Monday online shopping was up 12.2% at noon E.T., compared with the same period a year ago, and the average order value this year is $135.51, flat with a ...
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Chromebooks Outsold iPads in Classrooms During Q3

For the first time since being introduced about two years ago, Chromebooks from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and other manufacturers outsold iPads from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) in U.S. classrooms ...
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Outdoor Advertising

Apple, New York City Dominate Black Friday Sales

Online traffic and sales posted new milestones over the past two days, with mobile traffic accounting for 52.1% of all online traffic on Thanksgiving Day and 49.6% of all traffic ...
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Thanksgiving Online Sales Tally: Up 14%

Total online traffic on Thanksgiving Day rose 14.3% this year compared with 2013, but the average order value was about 2% less. Mobile traffic accounted for over half (52.1%) of ...
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Online shopping

Online Sales Rise 12% on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day online shopping posted some good news and some not-so-good news. As of 6:00 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day, online sales are up 12.2% compared with the same period ...
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Half of All Americans Watched a Video From Google in October

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) remains by far the Internet’s largest search engine and its various websites, including YouTube, attract the largest audience for viewing online video. In the month of ...
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Is Netflix the Real Target of Amazon’s Ad-Supported Video?

For those consumers who don’t want or need to pay $99 a year for Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime free two-day shipping, streaming video and whatever-else-the company-can-think-of service, the company ...
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Mobile Devices Now Get More Consumer Attention Than TV

The amount of time an average American spends in front of a TV set totals two hours and 48 minutes a day, unchanged over the past nine months. In the ...
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Companies Spending the Most on R&D

For the third consecutive year, the company spending the most on research and development (R&D) was Germany’s Volkswagen. The automaker’s 2014 R&D spending will total $13.5 billion, just ahead of ...
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