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Muted Movements in IBM Stock Price Today Prove Wall Street Is Clueless

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The International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock price today is hardly budging after it fell 1.8% yesterday (Thursday).

IBM is always putting out some statement about how IBM is going to invest billions of dollars into some initiative with little added details. But a recent announcement of a Facebook partnership was not just a typical PR gambit. It highlighted just where the real promise was in IBM.

Here's what the IBM stock price today says about the market's misreading of the company...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO

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Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

New FAA Drone Regulations Could Kill These GOOG, Amazon.com Projects

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New FAA drone regulations proposed Feb. 15 aren't what tech giants Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) or Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) had hoped for.

"...Once you spend some time looking at them, some of the things proposed would be devastating to the future of the industry," Small UAV Coalition executive director Michael Drobac said to The Wall Street Journal Monday.

Here's what GOOG and AMZN investors need to know...

AMZN Earnings: The Crucial Number Not to Forget

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Impressive sales but inconsistent profits have been the story of AMZN earnings the last few years.

Today's (Thursday) Q4 report is no different...

Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) sales increased 15% compared to last quarter, but profit dropped again from the same period a year ago - just not as much as expected.

Here's the key to Amazon's lack of net income - and how investors can play AMZN stock right now...

Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

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Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Alibaba Earnings Preview: Buy Alibaba, Sell This…

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Our Alibaba earnings preview has high hopes for the Chinese e-commerce giant.

Alibaba stock may be seeing some weakness lately, but that's because the broader markets haven't caught on yet to reality.

Here's why Alibaba is a game-changer, while its counterparts in the west like this other big tech name are not...

Should I Buy Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)?

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Mixed data has made "should I buy Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)" a popular question these days...

The world's top online retailer announced Jan. 5 it sold a record-setting 2 billion-plus items worldwide in 2014. On the other hand, AMZN stock lost 22% in 2014.

Watch Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." for how to play Amazon stock right now...

How to Play Amazon Stock Right Now

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Amazon stock has been up and down over the course of the year.

It could be headed for trouble if it doesn't move back up above crucial support levels.

But despite the uncertainty, Amazon stock still should help traders snag some quick profits.

Should I Buy Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)?

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If you're asking, "Should I buy Amazon stock right now?," you're not alone. With so little cash flowing to its bottom line, the online retail giant has many investors confused.

Here's how our tech expert said he'd play AMZN on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." on Wednesday...

The Stock Market Today Under Pressure from Renewed Ebola Panic

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Stock market today, Oct. 24, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) will feel pressure from a new Ebola case in New York.

AMZN, MSFT, and these 5 other top stories are what to watch today...

This Key Number in Amazon Earnings (Nasdaq: AMZN) May Surprise You

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Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock was up all day ahead of Thursday's earnings release, set for after market close.

Here's what to ignore, the top 3 details to watch, and our takeaway for investors...

Thursday’s Hot Stocks to Watch Include AMZN, MSFT, GM, Airlines, and More

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Several airlines report earnings Thursday, including American Airlines, United Continental Holdings, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, and JetBlue Airways.

Today's hot stocks to watch also include a couple of tech heavyweights, a key automaker, a pair of drug giants, and more.

Here’s our full list of eight stocks that will be on the move today as earnings season continues…

How Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Can Shake Off the Alibaba IPO

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) won't be hurt for long by the Alibaba IPO, due to hit Sept. 18. While both companies are e-commerce giants in their own right, the two may not be as competitive with one another as you think...

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Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Gains Support from Huge August Sales

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) enjoyed a bump Wednesday after ChannelAdvisor released its August same-store sales (SSS) report. Amazon's at the top of the e-commerce pack, nearly quadrupling the industry average.

It's a promising signal that Amazon's fundamentals are healthy and thriving...

Amazon Local Register Faces New Competition in Mobile Payment Wars (Nasdaq: AMZN)

On Tuesday at its gala event, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled its mobile payment device, the "Apple Pay." It will compete with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), which just launched its own swipe-to-pay device, the "Amazon Local Register," in August, and current market leader Square.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of how Local Register, Pay, and Square stack up...

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