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[ April 2, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 97927 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) gave up earlier gains as today’s session ground on following a fiscal Q4 report of lower-than-expected revenue, a surprise profit, and an outlook for this quarter’s net income to possibly break even despite spending 50% more on marketing to promote the company’s new BB10-based handsets. The stock is closed down 12 cents, or 0.8%, at $14.45, and were up 4 cents in late trading. On a conference call following the report, CEO Thorsten Heins said that “initial early global demand for BES 10 has been better than anticipated,” referring to the company’s software for managing different kinds of mobile devices in enterprise, including Apple‘s (AAPL) iPhone and Google (GOOG) Android-based devices. When asked about how much of the BlackBerry subscriber base would move to new devices, Heins emphasized the arrival in May of the “Q10,” which has a hardware keyboard: Going into the installed base, if … Continue reading

[ March 27, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 52913 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

It takes money to make money. Most investors know that, but with business media so focused on the “how much,” very few investors bother to ask, “How fast?” When judging a company’s prospects, how quickly it turns cash outflows into cash inflows can be just as important as how much profit it’s booking in the accounting fantasy world we call “earnings.” This is one of the first metrics I check when I’m hunting for the market’s best stocks. Today, we’ll see how it applies to Silicon Image (Nasdaq: SIMG  ) . Let’s break this downIn this series, we measure how swiftly a company turns cash into goods or services and back into cash. We’ll use a quick, relatively foolproof tool known as the cash conversion cycle, or CCC for short. Why does the CCC matter? The less time it takes a firm to convert outgoing cash into incoming cash, the more … Continue reading

[ March 19, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 21981 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

( — It turned out to be one busy week. I was moving apartments, so the act of packing and unpacking and reformatting my life into a smaller space required too much of my time and attention. I am surprised I actually read anything. Here are some stories that caught my eye over the past few days. Why is there a Google Glass backlash already? Good question, with an obvious answer. It is like an opinion: Everyone has (at least) one. I mean a pair of jeans. This is a great little piece on the long journey of blue jeans. I obviously live in them and would like to die in them too. What are probiotics? If you don’t know and if you read this piece you will understand why some people like them a lot. How to be fearlessly creative and why it is important. Justine Musk writes. You shouldn’t really trust a beautiful … Continue reading

[ March 14, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 17820 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Among U.S. teenagers, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) appears to be taking a back seat to more intimate social networks that have the ability to share with a smaller intended audience. Over the long term, this trend could prove problematic for a company that has just begun ramping up its business efforts. In this video, Motley Fool contributor Steve Heller explains why teenage trends matter and how they could ultimately threaten Facebook’s business down the road. Steve also points outs why spending over $1 billion on Instagram last year was probably a good decision. After the world’s most hyped IPO turned out to be a dunce, most investors probably don’t even want to think about shares of Facebook. But there are things every investor needs to know about this company. We’ve outlined them in our newest premium research report. There’s a lot more to Facebook than meets the eye, so read up … Continue reading

[ March 12, 2013 | Author: admin | Views: 78151 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The U.S. government is supplying new data to help prospective students figure out which colleges offer the best bang for the buck. WSJ’s Jason Bellini has The Short Answer.Image: Getty Most people assume a degree in the arts is no guarantee of riches. Now there is evidence that such graduates also rack up the most student-loan debt. A Wall Street Journal analysis of new Department of Education data shows that median debt loads at schools specializing in art, music and design average $21,576, which works out to a loan payment of about $248 a month. That is a heavy burden, considering that salaries for graduates of such schools with five or fewer years’ experience cluster around $40,000, according to How Does Your School Rank? View Interactive Price of Admission A series looking at the rising costs of higher education in the U.S. Push to Gauge Bang for Buck from … Continue reading