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U.S. defense contractors don’t make a habit of sending “thank you” letters to America’s enemies.

But if they did, the corporate leaders at The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) might want to look up Vladimir Putin‘s address – before running to the Hallmark store.

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  • 12 Features of Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) New Operating Systems AAPL

    Some analysts yawned at the developments that came from the 25th annual Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference - but they're actually big news for the innovative tech giant.

    What we did get from the developer conference is that Apple's Mac OSX software underwent a dramatic redesign.

    Here are a dozen highlights of Apple’s new operating systems – available this fall.
  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Takes Aim at Rivals at WWDC AAPL-001

    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) did not unveil any sexy new hardware at its annual developer's conference today (Monday), but what was discussed tells us a lot about the company's long-term strategy.

    It appears that as Apple CEO Tim Cook has watched rival hardware makers using Google's Android copy the iPhone and iPad, he has realized that trying to stay ahead of the competition by dreaming up more new features that will be quickly copied is not the answer.

    That's why the features revealed at WWDC focused on the one advantage Apple knows its rivals can’t easily copy…
  • AAPL, BRCM, HCT Among Top Stocks to Watch Now Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is among the top stocks to watch now, with its developer conference action this week. Here's what is important for investors to keep an eye on...
  • The Apple Stock Split: What Investors Need to Know (AAPL) 20140602-AAPL-stock-split

    Now that the Apple stock split (Nasdaq: AAPL) has arrived - today is the record date - investors need to know exactly what's happening and how it will affect them.

    Since the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced the 7-for-1 stock split on April 23, AAPL stock has gone up 18.5% to $630 a share.

    Here’s why the company did it and how the split will affect investors...
  • Another Great "Backdoor" Play

    There's nothing we like better than discovering a "back" way into the current hot deal.

    It's just so gratifying to find that sorta-secret way to bag profits from the IPO or merger that's dominating the headlines and that everyone you work with is so excited to talk about.

    We did that for you with the Alibaba Holdings Inc. initial public stock offering (IPO). In our special research report, How to Make a Fast 153% from the Alibaba IPO, we give you three "backdoor" ways to profit from the upcoming stock offering of the China Internet giant.

    Today we're coming back with a different "backdoor-profit-play" strategy.

    This strategy offers an alternate way to profit from the already-announced $67.1 billion bid that AT&T Inc. has made for DirecTV.

    It's also a way to profit from the surprisingly strong tech sector that's emerging right next door... Full Story

  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Pulls Trigger on $3 Billion Beats Deal Apple Store

    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) finally announced today (Wednesday) after the markets closed that it was buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion, a deal that has been simmering in the rumor mill for three weeks.

    The deal itself was no surprise, but tech pundits have driven themselves mad over the past few weeks trying to figure out why Apple CEO Tim Cook made the deal.

    Sure enough, Cook did talk about the deal. Here’s what he had to say…
  • Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting Highlights Facebook

    The Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock price is up 60.5% from the IPO price - so investors were thrilled at the shareholder meeting.

    Here’s how it all went down.
  • Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up Ahead of 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting nasdaq FB

    Facebook Inc.'s second annual shareholder meeting will bring something new to the table...

    This year's gathering, to be held today at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay, could get feisty as it marks the first time stockholders are able to put their own proposals up for vote.

    The good news going in to the meeting is the Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock price is in much better shape than it was at the time of its first shareholder meeting.

    Here’s what’s up for discussion this year…
  • Four Reasons Tech Stocks Will Rebound in 2014 20140521-tech-stocks

    The year is nearly half over, and the mainstream media continues to obsess over a whipsaw stock market that's been cutting highflyers down to size.

    The sullen outlook has lots of retail investors dumping tech stocks and running for the "safety" of the sidelines. That's a mistake no one should be making.

    But tech stocks - and especially biotech stocks - are poised to do very well in the last half of 2014.

    And there are four big reasons why…
  • Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) Rumored "Slingshot" App Takes Aim at Competition Facebook 2

    Since an unsuccessful $3 billion takeover attempt of Snapchat in 2013, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has been developing its own video messaging app to compete with its competitor.

    Known within the company as Slingshot, Facebook has been working on the new messaging app since Snapchat rebuffed its overtures late last year, reports the Financial Times. And, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has personally been overseeing the top-secret project, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Here’s why this is important to Facebook and the FB stock price.
  • The 10 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time worst tech predictions

    Breakthrough developments in technology are by their nature disruptive, and their long-range implications notoriously difficult to predict.

    The worst tech predictions of all time have in common a profound inability to see the value of a new technological development and in particular why it will be a game-changer. But what's obvious now is almost never obvious in the nascent stages of any tech revolution.

    And these are downright embarrassing...
  • Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain Yandex

    When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.

    For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.

    And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…
  • The Three Investing Secrets Wall Street Is Terrified You’ll Discover investing secret

    An endless stream of impenetrable reports comes from the bankers in New York and our elected leaders in Washington, but most Main Street investors lack the knowledge to “decode” these reports, so they can’t respond in a constructive manner.

    But I’ve identified the three specific economic reports that matter – and have deciphered what they mean.

    These are the only three investing “secrets” you really need...
  • Two Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from the $50 Billion Big Data Industry Stocks to Buy

    Tech stocks to buy now: When it comes to innovative industries on the upswing, "Big Data" is one of the best choices right now, and the industry is full of stocks to buy.

    Analysts note that 90% of the data we work with was created in just the last two years alone. Forecasts call for this sector to grow tenfold over a five-year period, growing to roughly $50 billion by 2016.

    Here are two Big Data companies that are set to cash in on this industry’s unstoppable growth…
  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Knows Why It's Buying Beats – Even If No One Else Does AAPL stock

    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is not a rash and foolish company, and neither is its CEO, Tim Cook.

    So the general condemnation in the media of the possible purchase of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion by the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant seems a bit premature, although AAPL stock barely reacted.

    Still, the question on everyone's mind is why.

    On the surface, the deal apparently makes no sense. But there yet may be a method in the madness…