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Mon Apr 21

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3 Key Takeaways From IBM's Earnings Report

International Business Machines reported another revenue decline, but this masks the fact that the rest of the business is growing. Here are three important points from IBM's earnings report.

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Here's Why Microsoft Corporation's Windows Phone Has Real Potential

Microsoft's Windows Phone has been struggling, but a new update and the elimination of licensing fees makes it far more attractive to smartphone manufacturers. Coupled with some companies actively trying to reduce their reliance on Google's Android, [more]

Thu Apr 17

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Why Mattel's Earnings Are Better Than They Appear

Mattel reported steep revenue declines, especially in emerging markets like Latin America, but problems with excess inventory seems to be the main culprit. Mattel will recover from this over time, and its strong partnership with Disney and recent [more]

Wed Apr 16

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NVIDIA's Shield Has Quietly Become a Mobile Gaming Powerhouse

When NVIDIA's handheld gaming console Shield was released, it seemed like a big mistake. But features allowing PC games to be streamed to the TV, as well as to the device over the internet, makes the Shield an ultra-powerful mobile gaming powerhouse [more]

Tue Apr 15

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TheBargainBin published an article 5:37 PM

The Box IPO: Far Worse Than Imagined

Cloud storage company Box is set to go public this year, but its financials paint a frightening picture. Along with intense competition from Microsoft and Google, Box has a real struggle ahead of it.

Mon Apr 14

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TheBargainBin published an article 11:40 PM

What to Look for When IBM Reports Earnings Tomorrow

IBM is set to report earnings on Wednesday, and a decline in both revenue and profits is expected. But the company has been shedding its low-margin hardware businesses, and in the long term, this should help the company return to earnings growth.

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AMD Bests NVIDIA With the Radeon 295X2

AMD's recently announced Radeon 295X2 GPU is a monster, and it corners the 4K gaming market, leaving rival NVIDIA with no viable competitor. This is an important victory for AMD, but the company is still losing the war against NVIDIA.

Thu Apr 10

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Lenovo Is Aiming to Disrupt the Server Market

Lenovo's planned acquisition of IBM's x86 server business gives the company a 13.9% share of the global server market, and its newfound scale should help the company take on the market leader Hewlett-Packard.

Wed Apr 9

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TheBargainBin published an article 10:09 PM

Why Your Next Car Might Be Powered by NVIDIA

NVIDIA is aiming at the automotive industry with its Tegra mobile chips. A focus using the vast processing power of the Tegra K1 to perform driver assistance functions allows the company to differentiate itself from competitors like Intel.

Tue Apr 8

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These 2 Companies Are Losing the Cloud Price War

With Google slashing prices on its cloud computing services, competitors without the resources of the web giant are going to have a difficult time competing. Small companies like Rackspace are in trouble, but market leader Amazon is also going to [more]

Mon Apr 7

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TheBargainBin published an article 10:15 PM

GameStop Has a Very Big Problem

Wal-Mart has begun accepting used video game trade-ins, and the prices the company is offering are more often than not significantly higher than prices offered by GameStop. Coupled with Wal-Mart's new game prices often beating GameStop's used-game [more]

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Forget AMD: Here's Why NVIDIA Will Continue to Dominate the PC Gaming Market

NVIDIA now spends more on research and development than rival AMD, and with the troubled competitor splitting its attention between different businesses, NVIDIA's lead in the PC gaming market is getting larger.

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Why Amazon's Fire TV Is No Game Changer

Amazon has finally launched its own streaming box, the Fire TV, but a high price tag and more promises than solutions makes the device a tough sell. With Google's Chromecast far less expensive and with Apple expected to refresh its Apple TV product [more]

Tue Apr 1

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Why Intel's Investment in Cloudera Makes Sense

Intel has invested $740 million in big data software company Cloudera, abandoning its own Hadoop software in favor of the current market leader. With AMD making a push with ARM-based server chips, the Cloudera investment puts Intel in position to [more]

Fri Mar 28

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Why King Digital's IPO Was a Dud

King Digital Entertainment saw its shares decline during its IPO, and with most of its revenue coming from a single game, the potential for an eventual earnings meltdown is high. King is in a difficult spot, and becoming a stable, sustainable, [more]

Wed Mar 26

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TheBargainBin published an article 6:23 PM

The Top Tech Dividend Stock

Cisco is going through a rough patch, but it still has plenty of room to grow its dividend, even with weak earnings. And it's recent move into the cloud opens up new opportunities for future growth.

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TheBargainBin published an article 2:57 PM

Spending Billions on Acquisitions, Facebook Is Starting to Look Like HP

With Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, the company is continuing to spend billions on questionable acquisitions. This is starting to remind me of another tech company that overspent on acquisitions and suffered because of it - [more]

Tue Mar 25

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TheBargainBin published an article 3:26 PM

Why Chipotle Is Severely Overvalued

Chipotle's massive popularity and fast growth have driven the stock to unrealistic levels in comparison with peers like Panera Bread, with optimism taking the place of fundamentals.

Mon Mar 24

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TheBargainBin published an article 6:17 PM

It's Official: AMD's Mantle Is Doomed

AMD has often touted the performance gains of its Mantle graphics API compared to Microsoft's DirectX. But DirectX 12, set for release in 2015, will match these gains, and OpenGL provides the same performance gains today. Mantle is nothing special, [more]

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TheBargainBin published an article 3:17 PM

What Office for iPad Means for Microsoft and Apple

With Microsoft set to announce a version of Office for the iPad, a shift in strategy away from Windows and toward embracing all platforms is underway. While the move may boost sales of iPads at the expense of Windows tablets, maintaining dominance in [more]

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