Tech Stocks: Apple, Intel lead tech stocks down; Yahoo rises
Web portal shrugs off disappointing results thanks to upgrade. Apple leads group into the red on growing worries about next week’s earnings report.
Bitcoin Investors Hang On for the Ride
Despite the lack of wide acceptance and looming prospect for regulation, a cadre of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, Web programmers and anti-Establishment thinkers are still revved up about virtual currency Bitcoin's prospects.
Mobile Marketing on Facebook
Want to grow your business? Embrace mobile marketing and tap in to the legions of smartphone-wielding Facebook fans. As important as it is to growing your business, an entrepreneur can allocate only so many hours a week to marketing. You need to be strategic about how – and where – you spend that time. And unless you’re simply not paying attention, you know that Facebook is one of the most effective platforms a small business can use to reach a wider audience. Still, unless you’ve tapped into mobile marketing, you’re missing out on the most active pool of Facebook fans. A study by the Web.com Group shows that of the small businesses who embrace mobile marketing, more than 80 percent have seen an increase in new business as a result. Pedro Hernandez at Small Business Computing reports on an IDC study of smartphone owners that shows just how popular Facebook is with the mobile crowd. According to the study, Facebook ranks as one of the top-three things people do on a smartphone. ...
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Online ad promoting the retailer's free shipping policy sparks controversy.
Yahoo sentiment rising ahead of results
Yahoo is expected to report modest profit and sales gains as analysts take a more upbeat view of the Web portal — even as challenges from bigger rivals like Google and Facebook remain.