PhotoCreditNearly everything on the stock market fell on Thursday, with some tech companies taking particularly hard hits.Most notably, Twitter dropped back to its initial public offering price of $26, after continued questions about whether the service can keep attracting new users. Netflix plunged nearly 8 percent, while Facebook fell 5 percent and LinkedIn declined 4 percent.The carnage kept on going […]
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly higher, led by an advance in energy stocks as the price of oil climbs.Salesforce.com was among the big gainers Thursday after reporting results that beat analysts’ forecasts. Best Buy was also up after reporting strong earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average edged up a fraction of point to 18,285.The Standard & Poor’s […]
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading, led by gains in energy stocks as the price of oil climbs.Salesforce.com was among the big gainers Thursday after reporting results that beat analysts’ forecasts. Best Buy was also up after reporting strong earnings.The Dow Jones industrial average edged up nine points, less than 0.1 percent, to 18,295 […]
Benchmarks ended mostly in the red on Thursday as mixed economic data and another decline in oil prices dampened investor sentiment. However, Avago Technologies’ encouraging deal news and strong earnings results from Salesforce.com boosted technology shares. Meanwhile, small cap stocks outpaced large cap stocks, which in turn helped the Russell 2000 Index reach a record high for the eighth time […]
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July 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Twitter buys Madbits, WalmartLabs buys Luvocracy, Zillow buys Trulia, Apple buys Booklamp, Yahoo buys Flurry, Salesforce buys RelateIQ, Couchbase, GE, Databricks, and more. By Gregory Piatetsky, Aug 7, […]
Yesterday, Salesforce.com acquired RelateIQ for $390 million. With Dreamforce right around the corner, this was a significant — and smart — move on the part of Salesforce.com to show the industry that it is finally serious about data intelligence, which it completely lacked in its customer-relationship management (CRM) offerings to date.Salesforce.com remains kingSome viewed this as a preemptive strike similar […]
Hotels can double their profitability by successfully marking up rooms just 10 percent. That’s why Accel Partners is betting hotels will pay for Duetto, a price optimization SaaS that uses big data to dynamically surge or discount rates for rooms. Duetto can help hotels drop prices if no one is visiting their website, or charge more if it detects a […]
Image via BigStockPhotoThe social industry should be ashamed of itself: Failed promise. Failed mission. #Fail. We must save ourselves — now.Here’s what I mean: Three years ago, while I was still at salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff wrote “The Facebook Imperative.” It was a manifesto that urged enterprises to tap into the power of social media so that employees could more easily collaborate and share […]
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“The bull case, which I also understand, is that you take the market caps of Wal-Mart, Netflix, Salesforce, roll them all together—boom, that’s what you’re going to get,” he said. “The bear case is that, hey, this is a commodity retailer, and a commodity-retail play margin is about 5 percent,” Gillis said. “If you look […]