Growth investors are shedding this stock, and value investors have yet to embrace it. Here's why the time is right to jump in.

By StreetAuthority Apr 10, 2013 8:37AM
iPad miniBy David Goodboy, StreetAuthority                                              
"Apple computers? Aren't those for artists and graphic-design nerds?" I asked the salesman demonstrating a version of the Apple Macintosh in the early 1990s. "I need a real computer, not something to paint pretty pictures on and design flowers with."

"You will understand one day, friend," the salesman said with a smile.
I ended up purchasing an IBM (IBM) desktop and didn't think much about Apple (AAPL) -- as a computer or an investment. That is, until 2007 -- when everything changed. But this change didn't come from a desktop computer.

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.

By TheStreet Staff Apr 8, 2013 1:03PM

Facebook on mobile phoneBy Dana Blankenhorn, TheStreetthestreet logo


While most people looking at Google's (GOOG) mobile challengers see Samsung and (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.

By TheStreet Staff Apr 8, 2013 12:20PM

thestreet logoTrading floor © CorbisBy Richard Saintvilus, TheStreet


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.

By StreetAuthority Apr 3, 2013 2:57PM wharehouseBy James Brumley                                                    

For years, (AMZN) has been hailed as the king of the e-commerce hill.

After all, it pioneered the industry, gaining a competitive market share in nearly every field it's asserted itself. But as with any company, size and time seem to have caught up with Amazon, knocking it down a notch.

This pessimistic stance on the company is likely to ruffle feathers. But before dismissing the idea that Amazon is anything but bulletproof, consider three realities that would be deemed red flags for any other company.

The recruitment of a Microsoft executive involved in the Windows phone suggests that the online retailer is serious about introducing its own smartphone.

By TheStreet Staff Apr 2, 2013 11:28AM

thestreet logoA box from on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado (© Rick Wilking/Newscom/Reuters)By Chris Ciaccia, TheStreet (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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