TMFDanielSparks

Daniel Sparks

After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Daniel graduated with his MBA and pursued his real passion: Investing. Writing for The Motley Fool enables him to do just that, he says. Living in the mountains of Colorado, Foolish writing is his connection to the business world. His investing philosophy is simple: Buy great businesses with the intention of holding for a very, very long time. If he's not hanging out with his family or friends or hitting the gym, you'll likely find him writing about stocks or devouring a business book. Daniel covers the tech sector. Follow him on Twitter to get links to his articles, quotes from books he reads, and a look at the sources that inspire him.

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Mon Apr 14

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The Apple, Inc. CarPlay Story Just Got Better

In one swift move, Apple may have just opened up CarPlay to a much larger market.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 12:12 PM

Will Apple's iPhone 6 Be Cheaper?

If you were hoping Apple might soon begin to cater to the booming lower-cost smartphone market, don't hold your breath. In fact, iPhones may soon get even more expensive.

Sun Apr 13

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Huge Demand for Larger, Thinner iPhone 6 Ahead of Launch

The pent-up demand for Apple's alleged larger-screen iPhone 6 may be unprecedented. Does the opportunity make Apple stock a buy?

Thu Apr 10

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 1:42 PM

One Analyst With Wildly Optimistic Expectations for Apple, Inc.'s iWatch

Apple's alleged iWatch could be a blockbuster hit in the marketplace.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 12:04 PM

Apple Inc.'s Revered Designer Gets More Power

In some bittersweet news, Apple loses one of its best executives while transferring more power to the company's most talented hands.

Wed Apr 9

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 11:50 AM

Could This Be What the iPhone 6 Looks Like?

Thanks to design drawing leaks, ongoing rumors, and creative renderings, this may be an early look at Apple's next iPhone lineup.

Tue Apr 8

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 1:07 PM

Tesla Motors, Inc.: Leasing Is Finally Here

Tesla just upped the game for its already robust demand story.

Sat Apr 5

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 2:19 PM

A Free Windows Is a Better Windows

In an Apple and Google dominated mobile market, it's more important than ever for Microsoft to find a way to be relevant on smartphones and tablets.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 12:56 PM

Facebook, Inc.'s Awful Week: What You Need to Know

Facebook stock fell again this week. Here's the backstory.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 11:36 AM

Tesla Motors, Inc. Stock This Week -- Too Much Risk?

Tesla still trades 20% below its all-time high as investors reevaluate the electric-car maker's risk profile.

Fri Apr 4

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 5:17 PM

Apple TV Needs a Refresh … Now

Apple needs to transition its set-top box from hobby to business before it's too late.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 1:38 PM

Google's Nest Labs, Tesla, and the Internet of Things

With the power of the Internet of Things, Google and Tesla are revolutionizing the consumer notion of recalls.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 11:55 AM

Microsoft Corporation's Pent-Up Demand for Office on iPad Is No Joke

Microsoft is seeing wild success on iOS with Office for iPad.

Thu Apr 3

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 7:49 PM

Apple's Sapphire Factory May Hint at Big iPhone 6 Plans

While the market continues to view Apple's future dubiously, Apple seems to be investing in production as if demand for upcoming products will be robust.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 6:36 PM

Office for iPad: A Billion Dollar Opportunity for Microsoft Corporation?

Microsoft may be late to the iPad party, but the opportunity for the company is still meaningful.

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TMFDanielSparks published an article 5:28 PM

What Office for iPad Means for Apple, Inc.

Most of the analysis on Office for iPad and its meaning for investors has been focused on what it means for Microsoft. But what does it mean for Apple?

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An Early Look at Apple, Inc.'s Second Quarter

@Renee, I'm pretty sure Yahoo sources the analysts collected from Reuters.

Could you provide a link to the list of the big analyst numbers you are referring to? I'm curious to what their consensus is.

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TMFDanielSparks commented on an article. 11:04 AM

An Early Look at Apple, Inc.'s Second Quarter

@Reneee,

Not sure where you get your analyst estimates, but it appears to be right in line with expectations (and even more bullish on EPS):

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TMFDanielSparks commented on an article. 10:37 AM

Could Tesla Motors, Inc. Report Blowout Results in Q1?

@Haeze,

Great points.

Interestingly, since Tesla's projections have been so accurate in most quarters, a "blowout" doesn't entail much. For instance, last quarter deliveries only

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Wed Apr 2

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TMFDanielSparks commented on an article. 10:36 PM

Could Tesla Motors, Inc. Report Blowout Results in Q1?

@jameshall69,

This article doesn't suggest the stock is undervalued whatsoever. As I explain in the article, investors need to zoom out and focus on more important matters:

"While it's

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