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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Geno Smith Apologizes for Missing Team Meeting

Geno Smith Apologizes for Missing Team Meeting New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has apologized for missing a team meeting the day before his team's 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Oct. 5. A week earlier, Smith was embroiled in another controversy when he cursed at a fan after the Jets lost to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Oct 9 2014, 1:44am CDT

Will Adobe Shares Hit $100?

Will Adobe Shares Hit $100? As an Adobe Systems shareholder, I dread the day before its quarterly earnings announcements. That’s because I realize that its shares could lose 10% of their value within minutes of Adobe’s earnings release due to a...

Jun 18 2014, 8:49am CDT

Vince McMahon Loses $350M In One Day

Vince McMahon Loses $350M In One Day World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) CEO Vince McMahon is no longer a billionaire after he lost an estimated $350 million in one day, per multiple reports.

May 20 2014, 9:39pm CDT

Jose Abreu Placed On 15 Day Disabled List

Jose Abreu Placed On 15 Day Disabled List Ankle Has Been an Issue Since Spring Ball

May 19 2014, 4:42pm CDT

Dish aims to launch Web TV Service

Dish aims to launch Web TV Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month. It will contain live sports, entertainment and...

May 9 2014, 10:57pm CDT

Tesla Motors Builds Two Giant Battery Factories Simultaneously

Tesla Motors Builds Two Giant Battery Factories Simultaneously Tesla Motors is moving fast with its plan to build what it calls a “gigafactory” for maing battery cells and packs for its cars. The company plans to break ground on one “probably next month” and the second one a month...

May 8 2014, 1:28pm CDT

Elon Musk: Creating A Battery System For Home Energy Storage

Elon Musk: Creating A Battery System For Home Energy Storage Tesla Motors, which plans to build a giant lithium-ion battery factory, is keenly interested in the emerging energy storage market, where home and businesses owners might want to buy battery systems for backup power or...

May 8 2014, 2:25am CDT

What If Apple Would Spin Out iTunes

What If Apple Would Spin Out iTunes Apple’s Tim Cook has shown the world in the past year that he’s quite happy to engage in some financial engineering and spend some of the cash on his balance sheet if he thinks it will help his stock price. He’s started...

May 7 2014, 4:31am CDT

CES 2015 News
Twitter posts Q1 Loss and Higher Revenue

Twitter Offers Investors Silver Linings But No Rainbow In most industries, a company that was outperforming its targets in every area but one while delivering a respectable bottom line would be judged to be doing all right. But in social media, there’s only measure that...

Apr 30 2014, 7:01am CDT

Apple Fans Are Bulls In A China Mobile Shop

Apple Fans Are Bulls In A China Mobile Shop Apple upset the shortsellers’ apple cart ( you should excuse the pun) this week when it made several surprising announcements.  Were Steve Jobs alive and still driving this train, surprises would have come in the...

Apr 28 2014, 1:30am CDT

Amazon Q1 2014 Earnings Hint At Streaming TV Services As Key Element

Amazon Q1 2014 Earnings Hint At Streaming TV Services As Key Element Earlier today, Amazon revealed its 2014 first quarter earnings in a conference call, and the news for investors was quite good. Analysts had predicted revenue of $19.4 billion, however Amazon reported that revenue went...

Apr 25 2014, 4:00am CDT

Is Marketing on Facebook Still Relevant In 2015?

Is Marketing on Facebook Still Relevant In 2015? A recent study done by researchers at Princeton University suggests that Facebook will experience a rapid decline in activity over the next few years. The research, which compares the lifecycle of popular social...

Apr 24 2014, 2:11pm CDT

Death Of The Apple iPad Are Greatly Exaggerated

Death Reports Of The Apple iPad are Greatly Exaggerated Apple’s second quarter results were announced today by CEO Tim Cook (Mark Rogowsky has more coverage here on Forbes). As part of the earnings call, Cook talked about the sales and acceptance of the iPad. Sales are lower...

Apr 24 2014, 2:49am CDT

Apple Q2 Earnings: Everyone's Mind Is Made Up

Apple Q2 Earnings: Everyone's Mind Is Made Up At this point Wall Street and the technology press expect so little from Apple's earnings, it will be difficult to disappoint them. If you read through Chuck Jones’ post here on Forbes or the consensus forecast...

Apr 23 2014, 8:39am CDT

Apple Q2: Analysts Expect Almost No Revenue Or EPS Growth

Apple Q2: Analysts Expect Almost No Revenue Or EPS Growth Sell-side analysts are projecting that Apple’s revenue will be almost flat year over year at $43.53 billion vs. $43.6 billion a year ago and towards the high-end of management’s guidance of $42 to $44 billion when Apple...

Apr 23 2014, 4:25am CDT

Netflix Prices to Increase by $1-$2 Soon

Netflix Prices to Rise This Quarter Netflix announced Monday that it intends to increase its monthly subscription prices by $1 or $2 later this quarter but for new members only. Existing members can enjoy Netflix streaming at current prices but for a generous time period.

Apr 22 2014, 1:55am CDT

Oculus Founder Explains Why We Can be at Ease About Facebook Deal

Oculus Founder Explains Why We Can be at Ease About Facebook Deal When Facebook unexpectedly acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion last month, the internet cried out in synchronized outrage. The fear was that the social network giant would trample Palmer Luckey‘s vision of a glorious...

Apr 13 2014, 1:44pm CDT

Will Tesla's China Story Lose Its Charge? When 35-year-old Eric Zhu deliberated to which car his family should upgrade, Tesla Motors didn’t stay long in the race. Zhu, who works as a senior manager at a Western industrial firm in Beijing, is drawn by Tesla’s...

Mar 18 2014, 1:36pm CDT

Dish's Charlie Ergen: I'm Nervous About Comcast-TWC

Dish's Charlie Ergen: I'm Nervous About Comcast-TWC Optimism is supposedly one of the qualities people look for in politicians and business leaders. Apparently no one told Charlie Ergen, who seemed less concerned with soothing investors than with managing their...

Feb 21 2014, 2:51pm CST

Cash Flow And 3D Printing Among 11 Reasons Hewlett Packard Could Continue To Soar In the great bull market of 2013, it wasn’t hard to be a stock picker — it seemed as if every stock, with the exception of a select few, was soaring to new heights. But of 2013′s many winners, Hewlett Packard was one...

Feb 21 2014, 12:01pm CST

5 Key Reasons WhatsApp Is Worth $19bn -- To Facebook

5 Key Reasons WhatsApp Is Worth $19bn -- To Facebook Is Whatsapp worth $19bn? By financial metrics, of course not. The company employs 52 people at last count and would need to increase its circa $50m annual revenue more than hundred times, something its business model is...

Feb 20 2014, 7:46am CST

WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their...

Feb 19 2014, 11:41pm CST

Facebook Justifies $19 Billion By Awe At WhatsApp's Growth

Facebook Justifies $19 Billion By Awe At WhatsApp's Growth Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, announcing the largest acquisition ever by his social networking company, said it’s worth paying as much as $19 billion to buy WhatsApp because the mobile messaging company is...

Feb 19 2014, 5:51pm CST

In One Chart: Key Reason Facebook Is Blowing $19 Billion On WhatsApp

In One Chart: Key Reason Facebook Is Blowing $19 Billion On WhatsApp Even in this era of multibillion-dollar valuations for tech startups that have barely moved out of the founders’ parents’ basement, the $19 billion Facebook is paying for the mobile messaging service WhatsApp seems...

Feb 19 2014, 5:31pm CST

How Hewlett-Packard Proved Me Right

How Hewlett-Packard Proved Me Right Over a year ago, I wrote an article on Forbes entitled, “What Many People Are Missing About HP,” right after Hewlett-Packard’s securities analyst day. That day, the stock price started around $17 and ended the day below...

Feb 18 2014, 7:16am CST

Lenovo profit up 30 percent on smartphone growth BEIJING (AP) — Computer maker Lenovo Group reported Thursday that quarterly profit rose 30 percent to a record high on strong smartphone sales and said its acquisition of the Motorola Mobility smartphone business will...

Feb 12 2014, 10:30pm CST

Another Burning Platform? NetApp's Prospects Ahead Of Its Q1 Earning Report A recurring theme for me is the headwinds that traditional vendors are facing as a move to new techniques and approaches to delivering IT take hold. Amazon Web Services was perhaps the first indication of this move,...

Feb 11 2014, 7:22pm CST

LinkedIn's Outlook Falls Short; Brings Stock Down 11% After Hours

LinkedIn's Outlook Falls Short; Brings Stock Down 11% After Hours It isn’t so easy anymore for social media companies to delight investors. A day after Twitter‘s quarterly results prompted investors to hit the “Sell” button, LinkedIn weighed in with a cautious first quarter outlook...

Feb 6 2014, 5:47pm CST

Dick Costolo's Four-Part Plan For 'A Better Twitter'

Dick Costolo's Four-Part Plan For 'A Better Twitter' Simplicity is supposed to be one of Twitter’s virtues. A hundred forty characters and a handful of buttons — what’s so hard to understand about that? Plenty, apparently. On the company’s first earnings call since it...

Feb 5 2014, 8:07pm CST

Twitter's Decline in Growth and How  CEO Dick Costolo Plans to Fix It

Twitter's Decline in Growth and How CEO Dick Costolo Plans to Fix It The big concern heading into Twitter’s first earnings report as a public company was user growth. With good reason, it turns out. Twitter said its growth in active monthly users rose only 4% from the third to the fourth...

Feb 5 2014, 7:25pm CST

Twitter Earnings: Posts Revenues but Decline in User Growth

Twitter Earnings: Posts Revenues but Decline in User Growth In its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, Twitter both exceeded and fell short of expectations. A bigger-than-anticipated surge of fourth-quarter revenue meant that the social messenging platform was...

Feb 5 2014, 6:42pm CST

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Youngest Women Billionaires As Facebook Soars

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Youngest Women Billionaires As Facebook Soars In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg detailed her negotiations with Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg as she was being scouted for the position of chief operating officer. Poised to become the social network’s...

Jan 31 2014, 2:47am CST

Amazon And The Number Genie: Prime Shipping's Freaky Fate

Amazon And The Number Genie: Prime Shipping's Freaky Fate One of the quirkiest prices in America — Amazon.com’s $79-a-year charge for free shipping — is  likely to take another odd twist.  Blame it on the number genie, particularly Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s delight...

Jan 30 2014, 11:12pm CST

Apple's Future: Flat Revenues, New Product Categories

Apple's Future: Flat Revenues, New Product Categories Despite reporting today its highest quarterly revenue – from $54.5 billion a year earlier to $57.6 billion – and operating profit ever, for the last December quarter, Apple stock fell more than 8%. Shares were down $44....

Jan 28 2014, 2:32am CST

Tim Cook Again Promises New Product Categories

Tim Cook Again Promises New Product Categories Apple is never forthcoming about future products, and today’s first-quarter earnings call was no exception. Problem is, investors are getting even more restless than they’ve been recently. CEO Tim Cook has promised, and...

Jan 28 2014, 2:12am CST

Carriers' No-Contract Plans Hurt iPhone Sales Apple (AAPL) reported earnings after the market close.  The Apple stock ended the regular session at $550.50.  In the after-hours it has touched $501, down about 8%. As I listened to the conference call, just...

Jan 27 2014, 9:02pm CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

Apple's Stock Buyback And Dividend Outlook: Don't Expect Much Of An Increase Apple plans to report its December quarter results on Monday, January 27, and holds its shareholder meeting on Friday, February 28. Tim Cook said on the September quarter results conference call that “we will announce...

Jan 22 2014, 9:21am CST