Growth investors are shedding this stock, and value investors have yet to embrace it. Here's why the time is right to jump in.
The Facebook Home family of apps turns any phone into a Facebook phone, giving the social network a leg up in the fast-growing local-mobile market.
While most people looking at Google's (GOOG) mobile challengers see Samsung and Amazon.com (AMZN) -- which are forking Google's Android operating system to siphon revenue from the website -- a greater threat is rising from Facebook (FB).
Facebook's much-hyped mobile phone software, dubbed Home, hijacks Google's Android, despite the happy talk from CEO Mark Zuckerberg about how open Google is.
Facebook Home does this by putting a Facebook news stream on the lock screen, running it as soon as you turn on the phone.
The Street is too late to recognize glaring weaknesses in the network equipment company that have been apparent for some time.
Investors stuck with the notion that valuation doesn't matter are realizing that every once in a while it does, especially for tech companies with enormous growth expectations.
Shares of F5 Networks (FFIV) were down again Monday after falling almost 20% on Friday following downgrades from several prominent analysts. These analysts are right for lowering expectations. Unfortunately, they're five months late. We saw these red flags in November. Investors' growth expectations didn't jibe with the company's execution back then, and they still don't.
The Internet retailing pioneer's era of dominance is over. There are other e-commerce companies that provide better investment opportunities.
The recruitment of a Microsoft executive involved in the Windows phone suggests that the online retailer is serious about introducing its own smartphone.
Amazon.com (AMZN) has increasingly been getting into the hardware business, most notably with its Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablets. The company's latest hire suggests the online retailer could be expanding its hardware presence.
The Seattle-based Amazon recruited the former general manager of Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows phone, Charlie Kindel, to work on "something special." (Microsoft publishes MSN Money.) Kindel's LinkedIn page describes his new job as "building a new team going after a totally new area for Amazon. I'm hiring cloud and mobile developers and testers, program managers and product managers."
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