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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

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Nvidia: A Company on the Move

Filed under: Stocks to Buy Investors are always searching the landscape for new and upcoming companies. This year and last the tech sector has had the greatest stars. One small tech company on the move is Nvidia ( NVDA ). The company specializes in visual computing technologies. Why give this company a second look? Apple’s ( AAPL ) iPhone and iPad have changed the way we view the Internet. Now the iPhone and iTablet are using an increasingly large amount of graphic design. Nvidia is on the cutting edge of this new technology. Continue reading Nvidia: A Company on the Move Nvidia: A Company on the Move originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Time Warner Cable Boosts Dividend 20% as Q4 Results Beat View (TWC)

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Cable TV and Internet provider Time Warner Cable Inc. ( TWC ) on Thursday posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, and boosted its quarterly dividend payout by 20%. The New York-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $392 million, or $1.09 per share, compared with $322 million, or 91 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose almost 6% from last year to $4.8 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a lower profit of $1.01 per share, on smaller sales of $4.76 billion. In a separate announcement, the company said its board of directors approved a 20% increase in its quarterly dividend payout. The new dividend of 48 cents per share is up from a previous 40 cents. Time Warner Cable shares rose 64 cents, or +0.9%, in premarket trading Thursday. The Bottom Line We have been recommending shares of Time Warner Cable ( TWC ) since Feb.3, 2010, when the stock was trading at $44.99. The company will now have a 2.82% dividend yield, based on the higher dividend payout and last night’s closing stock price of $68.08. Time Warner Cable Inc. ( TWC ) is a “Recommended” dividend stock, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Bambuser blocked in Egypt (Live video site)

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The Swedish live video streaming site Bambuser says its service has been blocked in Egypt. The site, which provides live video from mobile phones and webcams, says the interruption began Tuesday, shortly after the start of unprecedented nationwide demonstratons against the 30 year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. MÃ¥ns Adler, who founded the site in 2007, tells AFP he is convinced the Egyptian government is behind the blockage. “The Internet provider is probably the one that can deny access to different websites and services,” he says, “but in this case we believe that the Egyptian government has asked the Internet providers to shut down a range of services.” The Swedish website is reportedly very popular in Egypt, where Egyptians use it to stream videos directly from their country. During the general elections there late last year, some 10,000 videos filmed in the country were posted on Bambuser It was earlier reported that the micro-blogging site Twitter has been blocked in Egypt. Social media were instrumental in the recent wave of protests in Tunisia.

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Yahoo! Still Trying to Play Catch Up

Yahoo! Still Trying to Play Catch Up

Filed under: Earnings Reports , Forecasts , Internet , Yahoo! (YHOO) Yahoo is still trying to play catch up. Helped by cost cuts, Yahoo! ( YHOO ) posted late Tuesday fourth quarter income of $312 million, or 24 cents a share, more than double last year’s income of $153 million, or 11 cents a share, according to the Wall Street Journal . Revenue fell 12% to $1.53 billion from $1.73 billion. Net revenue, which excludes commissions paid to partners, fell 4% in the quarter to $1.22 billion from $1.26 billion in the year ago period. Excluding the Microsoft ( MSFT ) impact and certain divestitures, revenue grew by 2% in the quarter. Continue reading Yahoo! Still Trying to Play Catch Up Yahoo! Still Trying to Play Catch Up originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Weekend: A Digital Pearl Harbor

Welcome to the Wealth Daily Weekend Edition — our insights from the week in investing and links to our most-read Wealth Daily and sister publication articles. From Sun Tzu to “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, the goal of every military commander has always been pretty simple: to kill people and break things. Beat the other guy, and your name will find its way into the history books… The only thing that changes is the technology. From the longbow to the ballistic missile, the arms race is one that never sleeps. One of the fastest growing fronts in this struggle is in cyberspace. Today’s style of combat is geek versus geek. But don’t believe for a second that it’s not just as dangerous… Because while it doesn’t involve tanks or fighter squadrons, cyberwar’s ability to disrupt an enemy is just as effective, and often equally destructive. It’s war by other means — one that focuses on using computer code to strike an enemy’s Achilles’ heel. Full-scale cyberwar The recent discovery of a computer worm called Stuxnet is a perfect example of the damage a hacker armed with code can create. Using the “most advanced and aggressive malware in history,” cyberwarriors have now set Iran’s nuclear ambitions back by two years, according to most estimates. (Not surprisingly, Israel and the United States are at the top of the suspect list.) The worm itself attacked controllers critical to operations at Natanz, a sprawling enrichment site in Iran’s desert. As operators stared blankly at their screens, the bug’s centrifuges spun wildly out of control, tearing systems apart. “This was nearly as effective as a military strike, but even better since there are no fatalities and no full-blown war. From a military perspective, this was a huge success,” said Ralph Langer, a top German Security expert. “It will take two years for Iran to get back on track.” This is only the latest cyber skirmish… Back in 2007, Estonia fell victim to what Wired Magazine dubbed “Web War One”. Hounded by three weeks of digital assaults, Estonia’s electronic Maginot Line proved as feeble as the original. The country’s firewalls withered as a flood of data sent by the nation’s unknown opponents quickly crashed one system after another, crippling numerous vital public services. Websites of government ministries, banks, and newspapers all fell victim. And while the rest of the world watched the attacks with a combination of curiosity and indifference, military planners…

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Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) Widens Search Lead Over Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT), Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO) in December Says ComScore

According to comScore Inc., Google (Nasdaq:GOOG) has widened their lead in search for the U.S. market in December over competitors Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO). The conclusion is based on what is called “explicit core” Internet search in the U.S., and not overall core search. In overall core search, Google was flat, coming in at 64.3 percent, while the combined total of

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Obama Administration Plans Internet ID for All Americans

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Fox News | President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.

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Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock

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Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock

Filed under: Deals , Products and Services , Industry , Internet , Competitive Strategy , Technology Zynga’s unusual twist to gaming has caught the imagination of players around the world and spurred them to play Zynga games. Zynga now has a quarter million users. Zynga is a worldwide gaming site. Their games offer a different “take.” Unlike standard games that move from beginning to finish, Zynga’s games require an “energy” characteristic to play. Engaging in “Mission” is a core feature of many games which consumes a certain amount of energy. After expending energy, it slowly replenishes the character’s maximum limit. This can take minutes or several hours. In the meantime, players can obtain game credits that allow them to replenish their character’s energy or receive premium currency that could be exchanged for other various virtual goods. ( Wikipedia) Continue reading Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock Zynga Buys Social Network Browser Flock originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Social Network Linkedln to Go Public in 2011

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Social Network Linkedln to Go Public in 2011

Filed under: Deals , Management , Internet , Entrepreneurs Sources close to the social network Linkedln say it is planning to go public, as reported in Reuters . It has filed statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Owner Jeff Weiner told Reuters that he has selected Morgan Stanley ( MS ), Bank of America ( BAC ) and JP Morgan ( JPM ) as book runners. Book runners take the original stock offering and then resell it to retail clients. Linkedln is a fast growing social networking site with 85 million viewers. Financial information is not available. Company revenues come from advertising. A source close to the company values it at about $2.2 billion. Continue reading Social Network Linkedln to Go Public in 2011 Social Network Linkedln to Go Public in 2011 originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks?

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Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks?

Filed under: Forecasts , Internet , Indices , Technical Analysis , Smartphones , Technology The past year was spectacular for tech stocks. But this is a new year. Are we going to see the same dynamics? The same gains? Those are the questions analysts are pondering. First off we have the technicians. They use indexes, charts, graphs and other technical tools to make their calls on the market. One favorite index is the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, dubbed SOX. It often is a leading indicator for where tech stocks are headed. For the past month, the index has stayed near the 420 level. That has become the overhead resistance point. Technicians argue that the 420 to 422 level must be breached and the market hold above that level for the rally to continue. Otherwise we could see a pull back. Continue reading Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks? Should We Be Wary of Tech Stocks? originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 06 Jan 2011 10:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Read  |  Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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Qualcomm to Buy Atheros for $3.2 Billion in Cash (QCOM)

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Wireless chipmaker Qualcomm, Inc. ( QCOM ) on Wednesday said it has agreed to buy fellow chipmaker Atheros Communications Inc. ( ATHR ) for $3.2 billion in cash. While Qualcomm’s product offerings are mainly for mobile phones, Atheros makes chips that connect computers to the Internet wirelessly. The $45 per-share price tag represents a 22% premium over Atheros’ Monday closing price of $35.92. The boards of both companies have approved the deal, which is still subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2011. Qualcomm shares rose 81 cents, or +1.6%, in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line Shares of Qualcomm ( QCOM ) have a 1.49% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $50.97. The stock has technical support in the $46 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $55-$56 price levels. Qualcomm, Inc. ( QCOM ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Skype Could Face Charges in China

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Skype Could Face Charges in China

Filed under: International Markets , Google (GOOG) , eBay (EBAY) , China Mobile Limited (CHL) According to the Financial Times , the Chinese Ministry of Information and Industry Technology called for a crackdown “on illegal VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) telephone services” and is collecting evidence for legal cases against them. China is a big player in most markets; however, when it comes to technology, powerful local companies hold sway. Last year Google ( GOOG ) fought a battle to keep its website in China. A couple of years ago, China set rules whereby all Internet content had to pass through censors before being approved. Continue reading Skype Could Face Charges in China Skype Could Face Charges in China originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 02 Jan 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink  |  Email this  |  Comments

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