Infrastructure as an Anchor


Oracle’s race to the cloud has offered multiple successes to its investors and some disappointment as well. No transition of this magnitude can be expected to run like clockwork, but the difference between revenues for Oracle’s SaaS apps for last quarter, $1.1 billion, and those for its IaaS apps, at $396 million, should at least get you thinking. There’s a good explanation, and it’s surprising that the company hasn’t done more to provide guidance to its financial analysts — but then again, the purpose of reporting your finances is just that.

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Apple investors urge tech giant to help curb iPhone addiction among kids

Two of Apple’s biggest investors sent an open letter to the tech giant Saturday urging the company to take prompt action to curb what they see as a growing smartphone addiction among children.

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Facebook Investors Slam Zuckerberg, Andreessen


Facebook investors have accused director Marc Andreessen of secretly coaching CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding a major sale of shares he held. The structure of the sale enabled Zuckerberg to refocus on philanthropic activities while maintaining lifetime control over the company he cofounded. The suit alleges that Andreessen, Zuckerberg’s long-time mentor, secretly tipped off the CEO about concerns raised by other members of Facebook’s board while Zuckerberg was in the process of getting the company shares reclassified so he could maintain control.

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Nintendo Investors' Futile Hunt for Pokémon Go Profits


Nintendo investors who thought they would score big returns after this summer’s successful launch of Pokémon Go found that actual profits were more elusive than the colorful characters. Nintendo last week made it painfully clear that The Pokémon Co. and Niantic — the developer of the popular mobile app that takes players off the couch and into the real world — were far better positioned than it was to reap financial rewards. Much of that revenue potential lies in a wealth of in-app purchases designed to heighten excitement.

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Verizon's Mission of Self-Destruction


Customers and investors increasingly are wondering why Verizon and Verizon Wireless are hurting themselves with their actions. For starters, Verizon decided to battle its own striking workers on the public stage. That battle shed lots of bad blood, and it will be tough to close those wounds. Many companies experience strikes, but most are settled quickly and quietly. That’s the secret. However, over the last decade or two, every time Verizon workers’ contracts have come up for renewal, the process has been longer, uglier and messier.

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Shares of PayPal slide amidst rumors of browser-based Apple Pay checkout

Article Image PayPal stock dipped on Thursday, as investors reacted to a new rumor claiming Apple Pay may soon further encroach on its business with upcoming website integration.

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Apple's in-house CDN efforts spell trouble for Akamai as infrastructure biz warns of losses

Article Image Seminal internet infrastructure provider Akamai has cautioned investors that traffic from its two biggest clients — Apple and Microsoft — will decline in the year ahead, thanks to what chief executive Tom Leighton called their “DIY efforts.”

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Alphabet Leapfrogs Apple to Top of the Heap


Google’s new parent, Alphabet, sent a tingle up the spine of investors on Monday after reporting fourth quarter earnings that exceeded expectations. The good news sent its share price skyward, resulting in a market valuation that surpassed Apple, which for years has been the most-favored technology firm on Wall Street. Alphabet reported adjusted earnings of $8.67 per share, compared with $6.76 in the year-ago quarter, beating analyst estimates of $8.10 per share.

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Wall Street Backs Off Apple


Their fears confirmed, investors were bearish on Apple Wednesday, the day after the company reported its slowest-growth quarter ever. The company’s shares closed the day at $93.44, down 6.55 percent. In its Q1 earnings report, Apple prepared investors for what may come next: its weakest quarter for iPhone sales in 13 years. Even worse is that the company may not see a significant boost in handset sales until the launch of the iPhone 7 later this year. Apple moved about 74.8 million iPhones during Q1, and it forecast sales of 50-52 million units during the next quarter.

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Apple returns to over $100 per share ahead of Q1 2016 earnings report

Article Image Shares of AAPL closed above $100 on Friday, as investors bought in ahead of earnings and once again returned the iPhone maker’s stock to three-digit territory.

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Time Warner Possibilities Put Glint in Apple's Eye


Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes this week hinted at a meeting with investors that he might consider a sale of the company, according to a news report. Apple, which reportedly is interested in purchasing Time Warner or its media assets, is keeping a close eye on the discussions. Buying Time Warner’s assets would give the flailing Apple TV streaming service much-needed programming: CNN, Turner Sports, shows such as “Sesame Street” and “Game of Thrones,” as well as movies and TV shows from Warner Bros.

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Piper Jaffray tells investors not to fret over vague iPhone supplier cuts

Article Image Apple investors showed concern this week after iPhone supplier Dialog Semiconductor warned revenue will fall short of expectations, but Piper Jaffray took the opportunity to remind Wall Street that it’s unwise to read into supplier data.

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Disgruntled Yahoo Investors Suggest Different Paths Forward


Two Yahoo investors, acting independently, have publicly called for radical changes or a potential sale of the firm. Both Canyon Capital Advisors and SpringOwl Asset Management apparently were unappeased by last week’s announcement that Yahoo would spin off its core Internet business. Canyon Capital Advisors on Friday sent a letter to Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb, urging the company to find a buyer for its core Internet businesses or to sell it the company outright. The letter chides the board for a lack of independence from top management.

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Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering

Article Image Speaking at Samsung Electronics’ 2015 Investors Forum, a series of company executives spent hours saying very little, while talking about “innovations” such as phase detection Focus Pixels and camera sensor Deep Trench Isolation that iPhones already have.

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Apple shares dive on rumors of weak iPhone 6s demand

Article Image Investors sent Apple stock sliding on Tuesday following reports that the Cupertino company may have been forced to dial back orders for its new flagship handsets due to lower-than-expected demand.

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Tim Cook highlights iPad's key role in Apple ecosystem as investors shrug

Article Image In response to sliding iPad sales, investors on Wall Street have shown little interest in the market leading tablet. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook took offense to that this week.

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Wall Street expects $51B in revenue, record 47.8M iPhone sales from Apple's Sept. quarter

Article Image Investors are eagerly awaiting the results of Apple’s September quarter, due to be reported next Tuesday, in which it’s expected Apple will report record sales of 47.8 million iPhones.

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Twitter Slashes Workforce as Dorsey Aims to Restore Confidence


Investors cheered after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s announcement of plans to cut up to 336 jobs, or 8 percent of the global workforce, as part of an effort to strengthen long-term growth. Dorsey, the company cofounder who last week reclaimed his former position as chief executive, announced the painful round of cuts in a memo to employees, emphasizing plans to send a clear message, walk a straight line toward profitability, and focus on making Wall Street and Silicon Valley understand how Twitter plans to monetize its core product offerings.

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Qualcomm will lay off 15% of its workforce, succumbs to cult of ‘shareholder value’

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Qualcomm had a mildly down quarter. In response, the CEO has kowtowed to activist investors, will fire 15% of employees, and vowed to investigate spinning Qualcomm’s chip business off into its own business.

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