Better Buy: Intel Corp. vs. NVIDIA

Better Buy: Intel Corp. vs. NVIDIA
So far, shareholders of chipmakers Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) have been experiencing very different 2017s. NVIDIA’s successful forays into cutting-edge markets such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud-based data centers, have pushed its stock price up 68% this year. Owners of Intel stock haven’t enjoyed 2017 as much; its stock is up... Read More

Apple Music Now Has 30 Million Paid Subscribers, as Apple's Content Ambitions Grow

Apple Music Now Has 30 Million Paid Subscribers, as Apple's Content Ambitions Grow
It’s been a few months since Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) updated investors regarding its Apple Music paid subscriber base, but the company has now done just that. In an interview with Billboard , Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine confirmed that the company now has “well over 30 million” paid subscribers. That’s up from the 27 million in June, which translated into... Read More

China's WhatsApp Ban Hurts Facebook but Helps Tencent

China's WhatsApp Ban Hurts Facebook but Helps Tencent
Chinese regulators recently blocked Facebook ‘s (NASDAQ: FB) WhatsApp amid a sweeping crackdown on social media and mobile messaging platforms. The Chinese government started censoring WhatsApp’s photo, video, and voice note sharing capabilities back in July, but it has now expanded that effort to block all text messages. Speaking to The Verge , Symbolic Software applied cryptographer Nadim Kobeissi stated that... Read More

Forget Qualcomm, Micron is the Better Semiconductor Stock

Forget Qualcomm, Micron is the Better Semiconductor Stock
The semiconductor industry has posted solid growth this year, with the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (NASDAQ: SOXX) rallying almost 30% and outperforming the NASDAQ’s overall 20% gain. The performance of individual semiconductor stocks, however, has varied wildly. Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) , the biggest mobile chipmaker in the world, plunged 20% this year. Yet Micron (NASDAQ: MU) , one of the world’s... Read More

CalAmp's Momentum Accelerates With Another Strong Quarter

CalAmp's Momentum Accelerates With Another Strong Quarter
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP)  announced solid fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, punctuated by continued strong growth of telematics product sales, the company’s largest-ever software-as-a-service (SaaS) contract, and a number of expanded relationships with significant customers. Even so, CalAmp’s results were largely in line with expectations, and shares of the machine-to-machine communications specialist are little changed... Read More

Is Veeva Systems Inc. a Buy?

Is Veeva Systems Inc. a Buy?
Shares of Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) hit an all-time high earlier this year, but the market responded harshly to recent signals suggesting years of blazing-fast growth are coming to an end. The company’s cloud platform for the world’s drugmakers is more popular than ever, and long-term investors are right to wonder if the recent pullback is a good opportunity... Read More