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Why The Future Of Online Advertising Looks A Lot Like Television

As digital video ads drive overall advertising industry growth, it's apparent that online advertising increasingly will look like television.

Battle Of The CPU All-Stars: IBM OpenPOWER Takes Aim At Intel For Warehouse-Scale Servers

Having completely jettisoned its entry level commodity businesses to Lenovo, first PCs, then x86 servers and edge network switches, IBM is refocused on what it knows best: big iron. But these days that doesn't mean hulking, refrigerator-sized mainframes so much as modular, rackable units tailored for cloud server farms. [...]

Welcome To Globalization 2.0. Or Is It 3.0?

It’s a safe bet that most Millennials and Generation Xers, and probably even many Baby Boomers, think that “globalization” is a modern phenomenon, having its start in the very latter part of the 20th Century. Yet the notion that far-flung cross-border trade and investment flows began during our lifetimes is a [...]

Distil Networks Helps Companies Battle Bad Bots

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Rami Essaid, Co-Founder and CEO, Distil Networks.   “I was working at a cloud security company and customers were asking for a way to identify real people versus bots on their websites. The company that I was with [...]

HuaweiVoice: How New Technology Is Helping A University Grow A World-Class Digital Campus

By Sarah Tanksalvala To remain competitive and agile, universities across the world are building digital campuses. Also known as e-campuses, these cloud-based, online platforms improve the quality and accessibility of educational resources, expanding the geographic scope of universities and increasing the number of services they can offer. But e-campuses have also [...]

Goodbye iPhone Camera Bulge: Lenses Reduced To Credit Card Thickness

A team of scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a radical new technology which could replace the bulky optical components we use today with an ultra-thin and completely flat ‘metasurface’ lens. Following on from advances first shown in 2012, the metasurface lens consists of a [...]

Microsoft Makes Mobile Progress

It’s been roughly a year since Nadella spoke to a group of press in San Francisco about the move to a mobile first and cloud first world. It was at this event that Nadella launched the long awaited Office for iPad and the Enterprise Mobile Suite offering. At this time, many enterprises were [...]

Trending Yes, But Does Indiana Boycott Make Tactical Sense As Citizen's Movement?

After Governor Mike Pence signed the restrictive Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows Indiana businesses to turn away customers who may conflict with their religious beliefs, including gay couples, online activists swung into action. #BoycottIndiana became a major trending topic on Twitter as former Star Trek star (and human rights activist) George Takei led [...]

Apple Now Lets You Trade Your Android Phone For Credit Towards An iPhone

Earlier this month, there was a rumor that Apple was going to extend its trade-in program to include non-Apple devices. Now it is official. Apple will let you trade in Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone smartphones in exchange for credit towards an iPhone in the U.S., UK, Canada, Germany, France and [...]

So Long, And Thanks For All the Fish

Well, that’s that. This is my last post as San Francisco bureau chief for Forbes. In 10 days, I start a new gig as a partner at the strategic communications firm Brunswick Group. Yup, I’m going to the dark side. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” [...]

Apple: Citi Cuts Target, Ests On Softer iPad, IPhone Forecast

Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung this morning cut his target price on Neutral-rated Apple shares to $480, from $500, while trimming his estimates for iPhone and iPad unit sales for the March and June quarters. “Indications of reduced demand to Apple’s suppliers contribute to our existing concerns that end-demand for 10-inch iPad and iPhone 5 in [...]

Apple And Samsung: Sell Them Both, Says Berenberg Analyst

When it comes to the smartphone sector, Berenberg Bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad has an equal opportunity approach. He advises selling basically everything. In particular, this morning he issued Sell ratings on both Apple and Samsung. His basic position here is that the competition is going to get tougher from here. A lot tougher. And the [...]

AeroVironment: Drone Maker’s Shares Hit The Wall On Q3 Miss

AeroVironment shares have nose-dived Wednesday morning after the maker of military drones posted results for the fiscal third quarter ended January 26 came in well short of Street estimates. For the quarter, the company posted revenue of $47.1 million and profits of 17 cents a share; consensus had been $89.2 million and 37 cents. For [...]

Sohu Denies Plans To Go Private; Stock Retreats this morning denied that it has any plans to go private. The China-based Internet content company said it was responding to a report in the South China Morning Post which asserted that the company was talking to bankers about potentially going private and delisting from Nasdaq. An excerpt from the story: Four financial industry [...]

Agilent: Credit Suisse Launches Coverage At Outperform

Agilent Technologies shares are trading modestly higher Tuesday after Credit Suisse analyst Vamil Divan launched coverage of the test and measurement tools company with an Outperform rating and $48 target price. The stock closed yesterday at $42.03. “Agilent is the most diversified name in our coverage universe, with 48% of sales coming from the Electronic [...]

Microsoft: Pacific Crest Cuts Estimates Of Soft Surface Sales

Pacific Crest analyst Brendan Barnicle this morning trimmed his financial estimates on Microsoft for the fiscal third quarter ended in March and for all of the June 2013 fiscal year, to reflect reduced expectations on sales for the company’s Surface tablet line. Barnicle now sees the company selling just 600,000 Surface units in the quarter, [...]

BlackBerry: Z10 Inventories Piling Up In U.K., Analyst Says

Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette, who lately has been determinedly bearish on BlackBerry shares, this morning finds another reason for concern, asserting that U.K inventory levels of the Z10 touch-screen BB10-based smartphones are...Show More Summary

Google: Jefferies Ups Target To $1,000; Boosts Estimates

Jefferies analysts Brian Pitz and Brian Fitzgerald this morning became the latest analysts to set a $1,000 price target on Google. The firm’s previous target was $875. Jefferies also lifted estimates on the company. For 2013, they now sees profits of $48.25 a share, up from $46.39; for 2014, they go to $56.63, up from [...]

Dell Hits $14; Southeastern Letter Seeks Books And Records

Dell shares continue to inch higher, as Southeastern Asset Management continues to press its view that the pending $13.65-a-share buyout bid from founder Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake is too low. This morning, Southeastern disclosed a new letter to the the Dell board requesting access to the company’s books and records, largely to [...]

Qualcomm Boosts Div 40%; Sets New $5B Buyback Program

Qualcomm shares are headed higher Tuesday morning after the company announced a 40% hike in its quarterly dividend, and set a new $5 billion stock repurchase program. The buyback plan replaces a previous $4 billion program that had $2.5 billion remaining. The new dividend is 35 cents a share, up from 25 cents. The new [...]

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