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Twitter’s Latest Moves Won’t Save the Stock

Twitter’s Latest Moves Won’t Save the Stock

Social media darling-turned-dog, Twitter (TWTR), is making “major” headlines this week. According to a Bloomberg source, the company is preparing “a major shift in how it counts characters in Tweets.” No longer will Twitter count photos and links as part of its 140-character limit for messages. The change is expected to go into effect in...

Bon Voyage: The Business of Travel Security

Bon Voyage: The Business of Travel Security

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck This sentiment, written in 1962, holds true even today. Since the 1960s, technology and curiosity have set the travel industry ablaze by enabling us to travel all over the globe. But, as we venture into...

The Most Toxic Tech Stock This Earnings Season

The Most Toxic Tech Stock Every Earnings Season

The last thing any investor should do is own Twitter Inc. (TWTR) into earnings. There’s nothing but pain involved. Case in point: Following the company’s earnings report on Tuesday evening, the stock got smashed yesterday, tanking by over 16%. It marked the seventh time in 10 quarters that shares sold off violently on the heels...

2016: The Year of Snapchat

2016: The Year of Snapchat

In a world overwhelmed with immediacy and the need for constant contact, the steady decline of Twitter Inc. (TWTR) shares since April 2015 has left the market looking for a new social media darling to watch. Snapchat – which began as a class project for Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy...

Twitter’s Desperate Move Won’t End Well

Twitter’s Desperate Move Won’t End Well

“We got them watching football on Twitter!!! Now what do we do?” Sounds like a completely off-the-wall question, right? That is, until this week. On Tuesday, Twitter Inc. (TWTR) announced a deal with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games for a reported $10 million. The Wall Street Journal’s Miriam Gottfried insists the...

The Best Way to Profit From Smartphone Growth

The Best Way to Profit From Smartphone Growth

Get ready for a watershed moment… Analysts are expecting Apple Inc. (AAPL) to report its first year-over-year decline in smartphone sales. Needless to say, such a prediction has triggered breathless media pronouncements about the “death of the smartphone boom.” A Bloomberg Gadfly column in late January entitled ”Smartphones’ Death Knell” serves as a prime example....

What Facebook Can Learn From BlackBerry Demise

Facebook Dumps BlackBerry: The Key Lessons

As if longtime tech struggler BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) weren’t basically dead already, Facebook Inc. (FB) hammered another nail into its coffin on Monday. The social media giant announced that it won’t continue to support BlackBerry’s operating system on its platform. It follows a similar announcement from Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp. For BlackBerry, it’s a monumental...

Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2016

Five Tech Predictions for 2016

In summing up the fortunes of the tech sector in 2015, The Verge’s Walt Mossberg pulls no punches. The “next big thing” didn’t show up. There wasn’t a single tech device or service that “captivated and remade the lives of the masses,” he says. He’s right. So will  one show up in 2016? Doubtful. Think...

Internet of Things: Five Barriers to Adoption

The Best Play on the Internet of Things Trend

In 2011, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared in The Wall Street Journal, “Software is eating the world.” By mid-2013, his colleague Benedict Evans alerted us to a changing of the guard, when he declared, “Mobile is eating the world.” So what technology is going to “eat the world” next? It’s a particularly pertinent question as...

Mobile Payments: $210 Billion Market Poised for Liftoff

Mobile Payment Technology Set for Liftoff

It’s a market worth $210 billion… but like many modern-day conveniences, it’s one that we’re increasingly taking for granted. I’m talking about mobile payments – the ability to do all your banking and buying directly from a mobile device. And the critical technology that underpins this market – near-field communication (NFC) – might be finally...