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Wednesday's "Earnings Beat" Makes This The Perfect "Bad-Market" Tech Stock

In last week’s Private Briefing report Our Experts Show You the Stocks to Pick in a ‘Stock-Picker’s Market’,” Money Map Press Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald identified SanDisk Corp.(NasdaqGS: SNDK) as one of three stocks to buy in the face of the stock market sell-off.

And now we see why…

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  • What's Next for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock facebook

    The big question looming over Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is what its next move will be.

    It's going to be tough to trump the social media giant's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp on Feb. 19. [Almost as hard as it's going to be to beat the 158% price move FB stock has seen over the past year.]

    While many balked at the exorbitant price paid for the five-year-old messaging app for smartphones, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees great potential in the acquisition. Referring to WhatApp's soaring growth, Zuckerberg said, "No one in the history of the world has done anything like that."

    Where's it headed next? Here's a look.
  • Best Stocks to Buy Now Weekly Roundup: The Ripest Picks This Bull Has to Offer Bull market (2)

    Best stocks to buy for the week ending March 21, 2014: Stock futures ended last week on a  bullish note despite ongoing tensions in Ukraine, where Russia continues to trade sanctions with the West.

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  • Apple TV (Nasdaq: AAPL) Will Be Huge in 2014 – But Not Because of Comcast Apple TV Apple TV will indeed make a splash this year, but all this business with Comcast is a red herring. In fact, there are two big changes Apple can make to its $99 set-top box that will go a long way toward turning it from a "hobby" to a major source of revenue...
  • Stocks to Buy Now: Smart Technologies (Nasdaq: SMT) Gets an 18% Bump, with More to Come

    One of the best stocks to buy now comes from Canada's tech industry - and this week it gave us a preview of its potential.

    Shares of the penny stock Smart Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SMT) has jumped more than 30% since last Friday to around $5.00 per share. This one-week run included an 18% increase yesterday (Thursday).

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  • How Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Will Dominate the Wearable Tech Wars Apple Store Apple has quietly been putting together a strategy that will allow it to gain the upper hand in a wearable tech market expected to explode over the next few years. That strategy revolves around the one thing that will drive the most people to buy and use wearable tech devices...
  • Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock at 14-Year High, Mobile Success Would Send It Higher Nasdaq-MSFT

    Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock reached its highest price since 2000 today (Tuesday) following reports that the tech company will release a version of its "Office" software for Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad.

    In morning trading, MSFT touched $39.90 per share. That was a 5% increase from yesterday's close.

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  • Best Stocks to Buy Now: These Tech Picks Promise Tremendous Upside in 2014

    Best stocks to buy for the week ending March 14, 2014: Stock futures suffered worldwide on fallout from the Ukraine. A referendum set for yesterday (Sunday), in which Crimeans voted on whether to become part of Russia or declare independence first, had investors increasingly cautious as the week ticked by.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week down 2.35% to close at 16,065.67. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index closed down at 1,841.13, a 1.97% loss. And the Nasdaq dropped 1.43% by Friday to close at 4,245.40.

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  • Why This Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Acquisition Means Huge Profits

    When Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) recently announced it was buying the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, it touched off an avalanche of controversy and criticism.

    We saw comments from the usual market pundits and stock jockeys. But with WhatsApp - thanks to the unique name, and the immense purchase price - even the late-night comedians stepped up.

    This line from new "Late Night" host Seth Myers pretty much sums it all up:

    "President Obama has announced that 4 million people have signed up for ObamaCare," Myers deadpanned. "Obama says he wants to hit 7 million users by the end of March, at which point he'll sell it to Facebook for $10 billion."

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  • 5 Reasons Why Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Prime Price Hike Was Necessary, Reasonable, and Will Boost Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) W

    Amazon.com stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) stands to get a boost from a move it implemented this morning (Thursday). We'll call it "Operation Prime."

    Around 8:30 a.m. EST, Amazon Prime members received the following email, notifying them of a 25% price increase from $79 per year to $99 per year, effective upon membership renewal.

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  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock News: Split Update and Long-Term Outlook Google logo

    Ahead of the Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split that will take place on April 2, Standard & Poor's announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it will keep two classes of the company's stock in its indexes.

    Google stock splitThat's a change from how the index has handled such cases in the past, when Standard & Poor's would only allow a company to be represented once on its indexes.

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  • Stocks to Buy: Investing in Wearable Technology from the Inside Out investing in wearable technology-001

    It's not hard to find stocks to buy in wearable technology - one of the hottest trends in tech right now.

    But finding stocks to buy that aren't already big, popular names is a bit more challenging.

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  • Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace drone

    What is Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) up to?

    The social networking leader is slated to buy long-endurance, solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace in a $60 million deal.

    As crazy as it sounds, it's not that crazy at all.

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  • Apple and Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) Might Have a Secret Plan Electric-car-guage-[Converted]-001

    It now appears that rumors Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had an acquisitive eye on Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) were just that - rumors.

    But the two companies have been talking, and almost surely about the planned Tesla Gigafactory, an enormous rechargeable battery production plant projected to open in 2017 and cost at least $5 billion.

    It makes total sense. Thanks to its sales of millions of mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, and laptops, Apple uses twice as much battery capacity as Tesla.

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  • Icahn on eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY): "They Just Don’t Get it" ebay

    Activist investor Carl Icahn poured the pressure on eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) Thursday in his third scathing open letter to eBay shareholders.

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    In what has become a wicked war of words between the corporate raider and the online auction and shopping site, Icahn continued to press eBay to spin off its electronic payment arm PayPal, maintaining the unit is worth more as a standalone.

    The billionaire investor also wants the San Jose, Calif.-company to overhaul its corporate board. Icahn, who holds a 2.2% stake in eBay, continued to reproach the company for a "complete disregard of accountability" and took further jabs at board members.

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  • IPO Calendar 2014: These Two Tech Competitors Are Coming to Market IPO-Watch1

    The 2014 IPO calendar has been full, with 51 companies already filing for initial public offerings, up 143% from the same time frame in 2013.

    And these two similar tech IPOs have just joined the IPO must-watch list.

    They are both file-hosting services that offer customers cloud computing, they are both based in California, and they both share half a name. Now they're both planning to go public in 2014.

    Meet Box Inc. and Dropbox Inc.

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