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Twilio’s IPO: Hot or Not?

In recent articles, I’ve detailed the sorry state of the IPO market this year, and the hope that cloud communications provider Twilio (proposed ticker TWLO) could jumpstart activity. Expectations couldn’t be running hotter, either. Days after filing official IPO documents with the SEC, Quartz dubbed the company, “The most interesting tech IPO of the year.”...

Earnings: Wall Street’s Version of “The Big Con”

Earnings at many U.S. companies are falling. A few brave souls are calling it an “earnings recession.” But that’s not the story that Wall Street and corporate America want to tell investors through mainstream financial media outlets. Like peacocks, firms want to proudly announce that their earnings “beat the street.” So with a wink and...

Three Reasons Behind the New Year Selloff

2016 certainly came in storming. Right off the bat, investors were met with a major selloff. The U.S. stock market was, at one point, suffering through its worst opening day of a new year since 1932. It ultimately regained its footing, relatively speaking, and January 4, 2016 ended up being the worst start to a...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

“Roach Motel” Tech Company Trumps Ridicule

Two years ago, Oracle (ORCL) Founder Larry Ellison called salesforce.com (CRM) the “roach motel” of cloud computing. Fast-forward to today, and the company has made remarkable progress. Just on February 26, CRM shares jumped more than 11.7% after meeting analysts’ Q4 2015 estimates. Even more impressive, Salesforce reached $5 billion in annual revenue faster than...

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