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Google Or Amazon? 5 Experts Share Their Thoughts

Thursday, 29 January 2015 14:33
Both Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are scheduled to report earnings this Thursday, after market close. Five experts spoke to Benzinga and shared their thoughts. Google Analysts seem quite bullish on Google, and usually see some kind of upside potential in the stock. However, many see a limit to its growth. As earnings dawn, Dr. Stoxx shed some light on his thoughts: “Google is a great, must-own company whose…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Spends Big Even With Growth Slowing

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:12
(Bloomberg) -- Mark Zuckerberg is spending faster to chase opportunities in messaging and mobile advertising as sales growth slows at Facebook Inc.’s main social-networking service. The company said on Wednesday that spending will jump 55 percent to 70 percent in 2015, narrower than the 50 percent to 75 percent range that it projected in October. Zuckerberg has said Facebook is investing in messaging, advertising across the Web, hiring and new technologies such as artificial intelligence.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 28

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 07:15
France steps up pressure on Facebook, Google, to censor terror content The heightened fear of homegrown jihadis in Europe continues to find a target in tech: the French government is preparing a draft law that makes Internet companies “accomplices” to hate speech if extremist messages are hosted on their services, Bloomberg reports. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve plans a U.S. trip to ask for help from Twitter, Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Look for Facebook to report…

Five lesser-known Google Apps to make your digital life easier

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:47
Google is one of the most powerful cloud-based tools on the market. Whether you use it for personal tasks, school, business, or pleasure, plenty of apps are available. Some of these apps (such as Docs, Calendar, and Gmail) are all widely used and well known. There are, however, other Google apps you may not have run across -- apps that can go a long way toward making your life a bit easier. These apps may…

Adobe Finds Google's CTR Growing Faster Than Its CPC

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:45
Google’s click-through-rate (CTR) growth is outpacing its cost-per-click (CPC) growth, according to Adobe's Digital Index’s Q4 Digital Advertising Benchmark report. The report, which was released this morning, was based on consumer data from brand sites during 2013 and 2014, captured through Adobe Media Optimizer and Adobe Social. The software company looked at more than 400 billion Facebook post impressions, and 500 billion more from Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Google’s global CTR was up 19 percent…

Google nears saturation point: Will incremental marketing dollars go elsewhere?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:41
Google may be reaching the saturation point as a marketing vehicle and incremental ad dollars may be exploring new options including Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo as well as Facebook if you read between the data nuggets in Adobe's Digital Index report. Adobe's quarterly take on digital marketing is based on more than 500 billion Google and Yahoo/Bing impressions and more than 400 billion Facebook pages. The upshot is that Google's Shopping Ads, formerly Product Listing…

Biz Break: Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Google highlight big earnings week

Monday, 26 January 2015 18:18
Today: Prepare for a flood of earnings reports this week from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley: Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Google. Also: Informatica stock gains amid activist investor challenge. The Lead: Big names prepare to roll out fourth-quarter reports While the busiest week of Silicon Valley earnings season started Monday with a whimper, it promises to provide a few explosions down the line. Sanmina, Rambus and Pericom Semiconductor divulged their fourth-quarter financial…

Facebook quietly rolled out a bare-bones app in emerging markets

Monday, 26 January 2015 16:15
While 1.6 billion people around the world take the latest and greatest smartphones for granted, many in emerging markets remain tethered to older devices. That's likely why Facebook quietly rolled out Facebook Lite, a lightweight Android version of the full app, to eight countries last week. It isn't nearly as sleek, but it's not intended to be; on Google Play, Facebook plugs the app as being "efficient with data" and "designed for 3G networks and…

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Sony - Press Releases

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:10
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – January 26, 2015 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Microsoft Corporation (MSFT-Free Report), Facebook (FB-Free Report), Google (GOOGL-Free Report) and Sony (SNE-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.

Facebook Lite launched at the Google Play Store

Monday, 26 January 2015 12:10
Can’t use the heavily-sized Facebook app on your low-end devices? You might want to take a closer look on the new Facebook Lite app for Android, giving you almost the same social media network experience for less of your storage space. Built for the emerging markets, Facebook Lite offers its users full access the social networking service and use essential features also seen on the regular app such as browsing your news feed, adding pictures,…
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