California high school makes $24 million from Snapchat IPO

A California high school’s $15,000 investment in Snap five years ago is now worth $24 million following the company’s IPO this week, with many millions more to come.

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Amazon's Bold Indian Strategy


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced an expansion of the company’s investment in India to the tune of $3 billion — that was in addition to the $2 billion in investments it announced in 2014. Bezos announced the new investment during the 41st annual U.S.-India Business Council Leadership Summit, which was attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several top business leaders. “We have already created some 45,000 jobs and continue to see huge potential in the Indian economy,” Bezos said at the summit.

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Uber Scores Historic $3.5B Saudi Investment


Uber has nailed down a record $3.5 billion investment from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund — the largest-ever investment in a closely held technology firm. The investment is part of a deal that will allow Uber to expand its Middle East operations. Yasir Al Rumayyan, managing director of the fund, will take a seat on Uber’s board of directors. With a valuation of about $62.5 billion, Uber now is considered the most valuable venture capital-backed firm in the world.

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Piper Jaffray sees virtual reality partnerships boosting Apple's iPhone business near-term

Article Image Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a huge part in Apple’s future, but the transition toward such technology will be gradual, likely leveraging the popularity of the iPhone in the shorter term.

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New 4-inch iPhone expected to add $5.5 billion in sales for Apple

Article Image Outlook from Apple’s supply chain has prompted investment firm RBC Capital Markets to forecast that the anticipated new 4-inch iPhone will net 10 million additional handset sales this year.

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Apple predicted to increase quarterly dividend up to 10%, share buybacks up to $50B

Article Image Apple will revisit its capital return program in April, and investment firm Piper Jaffray believes the company will use the opportunity to increase both its quarterly dividend payout and share buyback allotment.

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Munster: Apple Pay distribution low, but peer-to-peer and in-browser payments to goose adoption in 2016

Article Image Fresh data from investment firm Piper Jaffray shows Apple Pay adoption hovering between 10 and 20 percent, but analyst Gene Munster expects numbers to rise in 2016 as Apple integrates attractive new features like peer-to-peer payments and in-browser integration.

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UBS sees record 75M holiday iPhone sales driven by Apple's lower priced models

Article Image Investment firm UBS believes Apple sold a record number of iPhones during the just-concluded December quarter, but that fewer customers opted for Apple’s high-end models when compared to a year prior, based on new market research.

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Piper Jaffray lowers March iPhone estimates to 55M, sees return to growth in fall 2016

Article Image Ahead of Apple’s upcoming quarterly earnings report, investment firm Piper Jaffray lowered iPhone shipment estimates to 55 million units for the current quarter, but maintains AAPL is the year’s top stock pick.

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RBC cuts Apple target to $130, expects iPhone sales 'noise' to last through March quarter

Article Image RBC Capital Markets on Thursday became the latest investment firm to cut its estimates for Apple, joining the chorus of concerns that Apple could post its first-ever year over year decline in iPhone sales.

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Apple investor fears about China & iPhone 6s are 'overblown,' FBR says

Article Image As shares of Apple continue to hover just above $100, investment firm FBR stood by the iPhone maker on Monday, saying that the overly negative sentiment on Wall Street is not justified.

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Apple embracing its role as maker of 'blockbusters,' not niche products, UBS says

Article Image In the age of the blockbuster, Apple’s iOS platform is leading the way far ahead of its competitors, investment firm UBS said in a note to investors on Tuesday.

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RBC cuts Apple price target to $140, cites concerns over supply chain data

Article Image Investment firm RBC Capital Markets slashed its price target for Apple stock to $140 this week, saying data from the company’s extensive supply chain suggests iPhone sales could shrink in 2016.

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UBS sees Apple selling 78.4M iPhones this holiday, growing sales 4% in fiscal 2016

Article Image Investment firm UBS believes Apple will sell a record 78.4 million iPhones this holiday season, easily topping the company’s best-ever quarter from a year ago and continuing to eat away at competitor market share.

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Apple's iPad Pro & powerful A9X CPU pose threat to Intel, Cowen says

Article Image Investment firm Cowen and Company has a bullish outlook for Apple’s new iPad Pro, citing performance benchmarks that show the device is capable of replacing many mainstream laptops running an Intel processor.

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IBM adopts Apple Watch for internal fitness initiative & Watson-linked health app [u]

Article Image IBM is reportedly deepening its investment in Apple platforms via the Apple Watch, offering discounted units to its own employees, as well as linking ts Watson supercomputer to an upcoming Watch app. [Updated]

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Piper Jaffray rates Apple stock its top pick for remainder of 2015 with $172 target

Article Image Heading into the fall shopping season, Apple stock is investment firm Piper Jaffray’s top large-cap pick for the rest of the year and into 2016, citing continued growth for the company’s iPhone lineup led by the new 6s series.

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Foxconn may buy Sharp's LCD business, with assistance from Apple

Article Image Sharp’s LCD spinoff may end up in the hands of manufacturing giant Foxconn, thanks to a potential investment by Apple, helping to give the iPhone maker greater control of its sprawling supply chain.

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iPhone Upgrade Program expected to boost Apple's margins, force carriers to more aggressive pricing

The new official iPhone financing plan is seen by investment firm RBC Capital Markets as a benefit not only to Apple, but also to its customers, both of whom should gain leverage over wireless carriers.

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