Google ended 2014 with a whimper, at least in Wall Street’s eyes
The search giant missed analysts’ estimates for its fourth quarter, prompting a 4% drop in the stock in after-hours trading at one point, though it later leveled off and was essentially flat
The company reported earnings per share of $6.91 versus the $7.08 that analysts had expected. Revenues came in at $18.1 billion, which was short of the expected $18.46 billion….
If statistics can tell us something about advertising, this year, on Super Bowl Sunday, here’s how the playbook is likely to look.
There’s a lot at stake for marketers as the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots clash on the field. Major revenue — and big-ticket advertising budgets — are on the line. Not surprisingly, this year, mobile is making an impact. Here’s the big picture.
This year’s Super Bowl is a microcosm of the debate that rages daily between the East and West: Which coast is the best coast?
It’s an endless argument with no qualitative, non-biased decision. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t fuel the fires. Besides, who cares about the best football team, when there are more important things to debate, like the best beer?
Before you make a decision about which side to fight for, let…
Snapchat is no longer just for sharing selfies with friends
The messaging app stepped up its business in a big way Tuesday with its new Discover feature, its first major update that has nothing to do with messaging. The long-rumored update adds a series of channels where media outlets can share streams of photos, videos and articles — with all the app’s users.
Snapchat was quick to emphasize the feature is not social media…
Every time it snows, the Internet is bombarded with adorable animals enjoying the frozen precipitation.
But just because that cute Husky loves frolicking in the fresh powder, that doesn’t mean all pets can appreciate the wintery weather, especially cats
So, if you see snow start to fall and think to yourself “this is the worst thing that can possibly happen,” just know that you are in cute company. But please, Internet — keep your…
Hacking and cybersecurity really went mainstream in 2014, grabbing headlines almost every week.
In the year of the famous Internet vulnerability Heartbleed, the massive data breaches of Home Depot and J.P. Morgan, and the hack on Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama wants the government to get more involved in improving cybersecurity
The president mentioned cybersecurity only in passing during his State of the Union…
The White House posted the full script of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Medium on Tuesday night, just before he began his speech to Congress and the nation.
So we took a quick look at which words seemed to come up often, and which ones didn’t. Below is a graph that tracks the number of times each word was used. (Sorry, no word clouds.) We removed a lot of words that were relatively generic, trying to focus on words that spoke to the issues addressed in the…
Netflix is the latest company to offer up The Interview on demand
The online video service announced Tuesday that it will offer The Interview, which it dubbed “the controversial comedy,” to its subscribers in the United States and Canada for no additional charge starting on Jan. 24. Google Play, Xbox and Apple TV previously offered the movie for purchase after the movie was pulled from many theaters following threats from hackers