Featured StoryWith so much money at stake, it's no wonder Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) are engaging in a huge battle over which company's e-wallet platform consumers will choose to make purchases.
We could wait on the sidelines to see which e-wallet consumers prefer. But that's not our style.
So here's a “secret” play whose business will be supercharged no matter who wins the mobile-payments war…
Will Google Buy eBay?
On Friday, a report surfaced that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) was in talks to buy a 40% stake in eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) for $85 billion at $68 per share.Although the rumor was dispelled by an eBay spokesman, an eventual partnership between these two e-commerce companies isn't out of the question...
Why Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) European Privacy Debates Are Pure Genius
Starting Tuesday, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will host the first of seven meetings to debate a controversial Internet privacy law imposed by the European Union. The move is the company's latest stroke of genius, but this time, Google's not crafting a futuristic new product. It's solving a way to deliver the perfect balance between privacy and freedom of information to users.It’s going to use crowdsourcing…
The Best Way to Invest in Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) 3D Printing Breakthrough
The 3D printing field has been around for many years now, yet it remains relatively young in its potential for handing tech investors outsized gains.
This is one of the tech sector's most exciting fields - one I believe offers plenty of long-term upside.
Indeed, I believe there is one company poised for a fresh breakout.
Its cutting-edge technology and management team are so strong that it led to a formidable new alliance with a technology player whose name is synonymous with growth and profits.
This company's stock is heading higher, so let's get right to its story and profit...Read More...
What’s the Difference Between GOOG and GOOGL Stock?
Most investors know that the Google stock split in April cut the share price approximately in half. But that move created two kinds of Google shares, and has led to many asking: "What's the difference between GOOG and GOOGL stock?"Here’s the story behind GOOG and GOOGL...
Google Stock (Nasdaq: GOOG) "Unlocks Value" With Fastest-Ever Undersea Cable
Google stock (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will benefit from a $300 million deal announced on Tuesday. The innovative tech company said it will work with five Asian telecom companies to develop and implement a trans-Pacific cable that will connect Japan and the United States undersea.
"If I were a traditional telecom operator I would be terrified," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said of the news. "This highlights how much is at stake and will give Google a significant leg up on the 'Internet of Everything.'"Here are all the details on the fastest-ever submarine cable to connect the two countries, and what this means for Google stock…
AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs
Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.
Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.
But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...
DJIA Rallies Back with 123-Point Gain After Thursday's Dive; Here Are the Top Stories
Stock market close, Friday, July 18: The DJIA bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's worst performance since early April. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies yesterday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories from AMZN, Google, GE stock, the VIX, and more...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets 161 Points After Malaysian Plane Crash
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukrainian war zone on suspicions it was struck by a missile. In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.
Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.Here is where U.S. markets closed on Thursday, plus the top stories that affected the stock market today...
Why Google Stock Gained 2.3% After Today's Earnings
Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) reported second quarter 2014 earnings after the bell on Thursday.Here are the results, what our expert keyed into, and what he thinks is in store for Google stock in coming months…
Seven Reasons to Buy Wearable Technology Stocks Now
One of the hottest trends for investors in 2014 has been investing in wearable technology stocks, as new products hit the market seemingly every week.
The wearable tech industry is growing at an incredible rate, and has been described as a "key consumer technology." The research shows that the industry is set to explode. In fact, it's already experiencing incredible growth.As the market develops, there will be numerous investment opportunities, and these are the seven biggest reasons we’ll be investing in wearable tech…
Google Stock Stakes Its Future on "Android Everywhere"
Yesterday Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) said it was expanding Android to run not just on tablets and smartphones, but also on wearable tech like smartwatches, in-car entertainment systems, and its own Android TV. The software on Google's Chromebook laptops will also be better integrated with Android.
While it might strange for a product that's given away for free, Google's grand plans for Android will determine the fate of Google stock over the next several years.Here's why.
- Good News for GOOG Stock: Brand Voted "Most Valuable" Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock may be down 4% in 2014, but that hasn't impacted Google's brand equity. Yesterday (Tuesday), Google was named the world's most valuable brand according to research firm MillwardBrown's "2014 BrandZ Top 100" ranking. Google surpassed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which had held the top spot the previous three years. Here’s why this year’s ranking is good news for Google stock….
Why We’re Bullish on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock
On April 2, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) unveiled a stock split - a 2-for-1 reapportionment that halved the price of the GOOG stock, so you can now snap up shares at a more affordable price.
Academics typically dismiss stock splits as "book-keeping" maneuvers, but retail investors often get pretty stoked about them.
This time it's the investor who has the right take on this.Here’s how the GOOG stock split can give your investment portfolio a nice jolt.
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Down Sharply on Earnings Miss
A strong earnings report today would have gone a long way toward Google stock regaining its momentum. Unfortunately for shareholders, a strong report was not what they got.
Not only were revenue and EPS figures lower than expected, revenue generated from advertising was also disappointing.Get all the information from Google's Q1 earnings report here and see where the stock is headed now.