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(YHOO) Yahoo to Open Office in Times Square

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) recently announced that it will open a new corporate office in New York’s Times Square and also introduced a new design for its photo-sharing service Flickr.

The company announced a lease agreement with...

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(GOOG) Google to Stream Music for a Price

Reportedly, Google Inc. (GOOG), the world’s most popular Internet search engine provider, plans to launch a subscription-based music streaming service to challenge companies such as Spotify Ltd. that offer a similar kind of...

23May2013 | | Comments Off on (GOOG) Google to Stream Music for a Price | Continued

(TRIP) TripAdvisor Beats Earnings in First Quarter

TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP) reported adjusted first quarter 2013 earnings of 44 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 40 cents on higher revenues. The adjusted earnings per share exclude one-time items but include stock-based...

17May2013 | | Comments Off on (TRIP) TripAdvisor Beats Earnings in First Quarter | Continued

(AOL) Brightcove’s First Quarter Loss Wider than Expected

Brightcove Inc. (BCOV) reported a loss of 11 cents per share in the first quarter of 2013, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 9 cents. However, loss per share was narrower than a loss of 23 cents...

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(FB) Facebook Earnings Beat Estimates Slightly on Meaningful Gains

It’s now been 4 quarters of earnings report data for Facebook (FB) since the company went public last May, and it’s finally posted its first positive surprise. After the bell Wednesday the iconic social media firm announced...

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(FB) Facebook Beats First Quarter Earnings Estimate

Facebook Inc. (FB) reported first quarter 2013 non-GAAP earnings of 12 cents per share, which remained flat on a year-over-year basis. However, including stock-based compensation and payroll taxes, Facebook earned 9 cents a share and...

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(GOOG) Google Fiber Service Expands to Shawnee

Reportedly, search giant Google Inc. (GOOG) has announced the expansion of its high-speed Internet service through its fiber-optic network to Shawnee, located outside Kansas City.

Google’s ultra high speed service named Google...

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(YHOO) Yahoo Acquires Astrid Task Manager App

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) recently announced the acquisition of task manager app Astrid for an undisclosed amount. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Launched in 2008 and co-founded by Tim Su, Astrid is a leader in the email...

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(AKAM) Akamai Technologies’ First Quarter Earnings Were Impressive

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) reported earnings of 51 cents per share, which jumped 41.7% from the year-ago quarter and 2.0% from the previous quarter. Earnings met the mid-point of management’s guided range...

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(GOOG) Google Posts Mixed Earnings Results – No Breakout Numbers

Search giant/household name Google (GOOG) reported Q1 earnings after the bell Thursday, with somewhat lighter results than expected. While the headline numbers of $14 billion and earnings of nearly $11.60 per share, it’s important...

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(YHOO) Yahoo Remains a Strong Buy Post First Quarter

Yahoo (YHOO) reported first-quarter non-GAAP earnings that were up 11.6% sequentially and up 48.7% year-over-year, exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 10 cents, or 40.0%.

The surprise history is also positive (35.1% in...

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(YHOO) Yahoo! Incorporated Remains a Work in Progress

After the bell today, Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) reported Q1 fully-diluted earnings per share of 34 cents (accounting for a restructuring reversal; the headline number was 38 cents per share) on $1.07 billion in revenues. This was a little...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (YHOO) Yahoo! Incorporated Remains a Work in Progress | Continued

(GOOG) Google Earnings Preview – Will it Miss?

Google Inc. (GOOG) is set to report first quarter 2013 results on Apr 18. Last quarter, it posted a 4.76% positive surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Growth Factors this Past...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (GOOG) Google Earnings Preview – Will it Miss? | Continued

(EXPE) Expedia Earnings Preview: Will it Miss?

Expedia Inc. (EXPE) is set to report first quarter 2013 results on Apr 25. Last quarter, it posted a 4.0% positive surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Growth Factors This Past...

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(LNKD) LinkedIn Continues Growth with Pulse Takeover

LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) has adopted the acquisition for growth strategy. The company recently agreed to acquire a news reading and mobile content distribution company, Pulse.

Pulse is a well-known platform for content gathering...

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(YHOO) Yahoo! Mail and Dropbox Team Up

Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) has announced a partnership with Dropbox to integrate the cloud storage service into Yahoo! Mail.

Dropbox is a file backup service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud-based file management,...

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(GOOG) Android to Power Google Notebook

Internet search giant Google Inc. (GOOG) announced the launch of a notebook, which will be powered by its mobile OS Android in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

The new laptop will run on Google’s flagship mobile Android...

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(FB) Zynga Prepares for Life Without Facebook

Zynga (ZNGA) reportedly has made certain adjustments to its website to allow gamers to play without logging in to their Facebook (FB) accounts.

This move comes...

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(GOOG) Google Expands High-Speed Fiber Optic Fiber Net Service

Search giant Google Inc. (GOOG) has announced that it would expand its high-speed Internet service through its fiber-optic network to Olathe, a Kansas City suburb with around 125,000 residents.

The Internet and video service...

9Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (GOOG) Google Expands High-Speed Fiber Optic Fiber Net Service | Continued

(FB) Facebook to Run Easy on Android

Reportedly, Facebook’s (FB) new application ‘Home’ will be made available for Google’s (GOOG) Android based smartphones from Apr 12 in the U.S. Users can download...

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(YHOO) Yahoo to Buy Stake in Dailymotion

According to the Wall Street Journal, Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is in talks to acquire a 75% controlling stake in a leading French video website called Dailymotion in a deal roughly valued at $300 million.

Dailymotion...

20Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (YHOO) Yahoo to Buy Stake in Dailymotion | Continued

(TRIP) Best Stocks to Play The Global Travel Boom – Investment Ideas

Forget austerity. Despite a recession in Europe, a slowdown in China and a U.S. economy that is just muddling through, travel is back in vogue across the globe.

The consumer is opening up his wallet and springing on travel in 2013.

Tui Travel one of the largest European travel companies...

10Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (TRIP) Best Stocks to Play The Global Travel Boom – Investment Ideas | Continued

(YHOO) Yahoo Acquires Snip.it

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) recently announced the acquisition of social news start-up Snip.it. First reported by AllThingsD, the news was later confirmed in a Snip.it blog post. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but media...

27Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (YHOO) Yahoo Acquires Snip.it | Continued

(YHOO) Rovi Corporation – Value

Rovi Corp. (ROVI) has been divesting non-core assets in order to focus on its core business. Most recently, this provider of digital entertainment technology solutions announced its plan to sell the Rovi Entertainment Store, leading the Zacks...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (YHOO) Rovi Corporation – Value | Continued

(GOOG) Google Rolls Out Digital Coupon Offering Called Zavers

The world’s most popular Internet search engine provider Google Inc. (GOOG) recently launched a new digital coupon offering, Zavers, in a bid to reap maximum benefits from its search engine business and expand its online shopping...

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(YHOO) Yahoo! Incorporated – Momentum

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) has delivered 7 straight positive earnings surprises with an average beat of almost 31.6%. Shares of this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) gained significant momentum following its third quarter results from late October, which...

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(GOOG) Small Firms to Pay for Google Apps

Google Inc. (GOOG), the world’s most popular Internet search engine provider is making efforts to expand revenue beyond its core advertising services. Small businesses, which have been using the free version of Google Apps...

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(GOOG) Google Acquires BufferBox

Google Inc. (GOOG) recently announced that it has acquired a Canadian start-up company BufferBox, which provides lockers to receive e-commerce shipments. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Waterloo,...

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(GOOG) Google Announces Data Center To Be Built In Iowa

Google Inc. (GOOG), the world’s most popular Internet search engine provider, has announced that it will build a data center in Iowa. The search engine giant will invest $200 million for the construction...

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(LNKD) Online Networking – Present and Future

Fifteen years ago, we could hardly gauge the benefits of professional/social networking platforms, though the Internet and e-mail already existed. People’s understanding and usage of technology and the Internet have evolved over the years. And although it looks like we have come a long way, the...

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