The Internet search giant doesn't quite know what it wants to be when it grows up, and that leaves investors and analysts struggling to place a value on the stock.
When investing in high-valuation technology companies, buy with your eyes open and a recognition of the risk you are taking on.
The social media giant has built its fortune on targeted ads to its 1.2 billion users. But its new $19 billion acquisition, the messaging service WhatsApp, is fundamentally opposed to them.
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Digital mapping company AutoNavi jumped in early trading on news that Alibaba wants to purchase the rest of the company at a valuation near $1.5 billion.
The frequency with which companies tweet apologies can make it seem like they're not doing much of anything else on social media.
Over the past year, Facebook has been subtly integrating Twitter's most compelling features while trying to ensure users aren't overwhelmed by a flood of content.
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