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Here Are The Key Attributes That Make Google, Amazon, Facebook And Apple Great Companies

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:40
Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have an average age of 22, and together they dominate the tech industry. What do they have in common? What makes them special? The French innovation consulting firm faberNovel publishes a big report on tech industry trends every year, and this year’s is called “GAFAnomics“: what those four companies have in common. Among these traits are: product-focus, customer-centricity, a focus on value creation rather than revenue, and a willingness to…

Why is Google looking to change its mobile search product?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:36
Google maintains its revenue growth despite the threat of Facebook (Part 5 of 10) (Continued from Part 4)Mobile ads are less valuable than desktop ads In this series, we’ve seen how Google (GOOG)(GOOGL) is benefiting from the fast growth of the mobile search market. Google announced its third quarter results recently. It reported that although the number of paid clicks on its site increased by 24% year-over-year, the cost per click or advertising rate declined…

David Cameron wants Google and Facebook to monitor terrorist threats

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:05
The Rigby report is likely to reignite the row over the so-called “snooper’s charter”. In the aftermath of Drummer Rigby’s death, Conservative MPs attacked Nick Clegg for scuppering the Communications Data Bill, which was dropped from last year’s Queen’s speech at his insistence. Mr Clegg hailed the collapse of the bill as a victory for civil liberties. After the Woolwich attack, the Liberal Democrats refused to change their position. Julian Huppert, the Lib Dem MP…

Google maintains its revenue growth despite the threat of Facebook

Monday, 24 November 2014 14:47
Google maintains its revenue growth despite the threat of Facebook (Part 1 of 10)Google manages to maintain its revenue growth despite looming competition Contrary to the popular belief that Google’s (GOOG)(GOOGL) growth has been slowing down, the company has been able to maintain its revenue growth at around 20%. As the chart below shows, Google’s year-over-year revenue growth has been quite consistent. This growth is commendable because Facebook (FB) has stepped up its efforts to…

Google And Facebook Rewire The Internet As FCC Dithers

Monday, 24 November 2014 12:45
Giant tech companies are a lot like submarines. They glide into new areas as quietly as possible, saying nothing to the public. But every now and then, interesting bubbles make it to the surface – in the form of odd new job openings that appear in the careers corner of their websites. The latest case in point: what Google and Facebook are cooking up as they rewire the Internet. In their earliest years, Google and…

8 Reasons Why Google, Facebook And Microsoft Are Investing In The Hawkeye State

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:44
By Iowa Economic Development Authority Content Team Tech leaders Google, Facebook and Microsoft are doubling down and investing in Iowa. Microsoft’s West Des Moines data center expansion brings its investment in the state to nearly $2 billion and Facebook and Google are partnering with utilities leaders to increase renewable wind power infrastructure. Iowa offers secure locations from volatile weather and access to low-cost, reliable utilities and skilled tech workers. Here are eight reasons why industry…

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Netflix, Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.com

Monday, 24 November 2014 07:40
For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – November 24, 2014 – 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 Netflix (NFLX-Free Report), Google (GOOGL-Free Report), Facebook (FB-Free Report), Apple (AAPL-Free Report) and Amazon.com (AMZN-Free Report).

Google, Cisco Settle IP Suits With Rockstar

Sunday, 23 November 2014 09:08
The patent-holding Rockstar Consortium jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, and others reached a settlement earlier this month with Google and Cisco over their patent litigation. Rockstar was formed several years ago as a non-product making, patent-holding entity. In 2011, the consortium successfully outbid Google and others for wireless and cellphone patents in Nortel's intellectual property portfolio, then proceeded to launch IP infringement lawsuits against a number of companies. Along with Apple and Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson,…

Facebook, Google bring the Ebola fight closer to home

Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:56
Until recently, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was a faraway problem for most Americans. The handful of cases in the United States brought it a little closer to home, but Facebook is putting the outbreak front-and-center for its users. Literally. Earlier this month, the social media giant introduced a button at the top of its news feed that allows users to donate to Ebola relief efforts in the worst-hit regions.

Are Google, Facebook and Alibaba More Dangerous Than the NSA?

Friday, 21 November 2014 17:41
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