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The Rise of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to $1 Trillion And What Might Prevent That From Happening

February 24, 2015 – 10:14 am | Comments Off
No investor wants to be left out of the party as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues its inexorable rise. How far will it rise? Can Apple become the first trillion dollar company ever and what might puncture the rising balloon? Apple As Investors’ Darling Investors who own Apple stock have been amply rewarded as the stock has risen by more than 76% in the past one year and more than 360% in the Read more [...]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’ New $2 Billion Data Centers in Europe May Have to Do With Post-Snowden Privacy Concerns

February 24, 2015 – 7:51 am | Comments Off
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As Laura Potras won her Oscar for Best Documentary for Citizenfour, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced plans to set up two data centers in Europe — in Ireland and Denmark. Data centers don’t come cheap and these two will cost Apple $1.9 billion.

In the cold climate of Northern Europe, it will take less effort to keep the data centers cool ensuring lower electricity bills. Electricity prices Read more […]

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s German Competitors

February 18, 2015 – 9:39 am | Comments Off
Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf

European nations are early adopters when it comes to renewable and clean technologies and electric and hybrid cars are no exception. German is a country that is a case in point. BMW and Porsche’s plans in this regard are going to be some of the most noteworthy challenges for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) to overcome.
BMW Plug-In Hybrids That Will Take The Battle To Tesla
BMW is on record with Read more […]

Buffett Churns His Portfolio: More IBM Stock And Less Oil Stocks

February 17, 2015 – 3:44 pm | Comments Off
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Warren Buffett is famously shy about investing in technology stocks. Even so, he is the largest individual shareholder in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and has increased his holdings while reducing his exposure to Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.
Buffett At IBM
While Mr. Buffett acquired his original IBM shares four years ago, now is the time to buck the trend, or so it would appear Read more […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’ Teslaventures And One More Thing (Or Many More)

February 16, 2015 – 10:32 am | Comments Off

“How high will Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) go?” is the question on everyone’s minds — at least on the minds of Apple investors. Outliers like Carl Icahn think Apple is worth way more than one trillion dollars while more conservative financial analysts see only modest growth opportunities in Apple stock.

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook says that he doesn’t believe in conventional wisdom about the “law Read more […]

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Ambitions And Challenges

February 16, 2015 – 8:41 am | Comments Off
Tesla Model S

You cannot fault Elon Musk for lacking in ambitions. He is pursuing not only global domination with his Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) but is pioneering private space exploration with an aim to set up a city of humans on Mars eventually.

He also runs Solarcity which is a big player in roof top solar panels. And now Mr. Musk predicts that Tesla will be worth $700 billion — or grow as big as Apple Read more […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) — Resurgent On Many Fronts

February 5, 2015 – 8:08 am | Comments Off
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A resurgent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) under Satya Nadella is ready to be counted as one of the frontline technology companies of the world again. Microsoft’s story has never been about that of a company going to the brink of disaster before turning the corner but rather it appeared to have lost its way and lost touch with consumer preferences, especially in a mobile-dominated era.

Perhaps Read more […]