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Can Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Take The Fight to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)?

May 19, 2015 – 11:09 pm | Comments Off on Can Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Take The Fight to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)?
Jeff Bezos Amazon

It’s the battle of the old, entrenched player versus the challenger. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is the king of old-fashioned offline retail while Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is the all-conquering champion of ecommerce and online retail.

Who’ll win when the two battle each other?

Wal-Mart is more times the size of Amazon and just announced its 1st quarter 2016 results with revenue of $114.88 Read more […]

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Reassures Investors Over Tax Fears

May 19, 2015 – 9:23 pm | Comments Off on Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Reassures Investors Over Tax Fears
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) investors have been premature in reacting to news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is considering changes to rules concerning spinoffs.

In a statement, a Yahoo spokeswoman said it understood that any potential change to the rules would not affect ruling requests that had already been filed.

Yahoo plans to create a new company out of its $33 billion stake in the Read more […]

The Twitter And Google Search Partnership Is Now Live

May 19, 2015 – 6:34 pm | Comments Off on The Twitter And Google Search Partnership Is Now Live
Tweets in Google Search

Twitter’s attempts to grow its user base continue and the previously announced partnership with Google is now live with tweets showing up in search results.

This should work to ameliorate some of Twitter’s growth concerns as it seeks to reach out to a bigger audience who may not be logged into the service.

Twitter’s blog post announcing how this works mentions that it is limited to the U.S. as Read more […]

In A First, A Woman Is Named To A Top Job At Amazon

May 19, 2015 – 6:03 pm | Comments Off on In A First, A Woman Is Named To A Top Job At Amazon
Jeff Bezos Amazon

Amazon has been around for nearly 20 years now and it’s run by Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos who has some unique approaches to business and management.

Amazon, more than most other similarly large-sized companies, is a one-man show. Thus the role of Jeff Bezos’s “shadow” is a key job at Amazon and one that had never before been assigned to a woman.

Until now.

Maria Renz becomes the first woman to Read more […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) May Or May Not Be Building Cars And TVs

May 19, 2015 – 1:49 pm | Comments Off on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) May Or May Not Be Building Cars And TVs
Steve Jobs

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may or may not building HDTVs and may or may not build electric cars with autonomous driving capability in the future.

That would appear to be the sensible thing to bet on when it comes to the overactive Apple rumor mill.
Apple Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Electric vehicles have become sexy these days, largely thanks to Tesla’s Model S sedans that appeal to a certain affluent Read more […]

Facebook Trespasses More On Google’s Terrain As The Leader In Web Search

May 13, 2015 – 5:24 pm | Comments Off on Facebook Trespasses More On Google’s Terrain As The Leader In Web Search
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is trying to be more things to more people. Trying to serve as a search engine for its billion-plus user base is the next Holy Grail for the social media behemoth.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is the go-to place when it comes to searching for information on the Web but with a new feature called Add A Link, what Facebook is trying to do is enable Facebook users to search for Read more […]

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