Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

Massive cyber attack takes down major websites A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet. Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people’s homes were taken over by malware and → Read More

4 Key Things from Mattel’s Q3 Earnings Call That Investors Should Know

4 Key Things from Mattel’s Q3 Earnings Call That Investors Should Know

Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) reported third-quarter 2016 results on Wednesday that suggest its turnaround is on track. The leading toy maker’s revenue and earnings were flat with the year-ago period. This was an accomplishment, since it means that it has now closed the revenue gap created by losing the Disney (NYSE:DIS) Princess and Frozen licenses to rival Hasbro in 2016. Strong Barbie sales largely → Read More

Two Metrics That Show Twilio is on the Right Track

Two Metrics That Show Twilio is on the Right Track

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) went public earlier this year to incredible success. In this segment from Industry Focus: Tech, Motley Fool analysts Dylan Lewis and David Kretzmann talk about two metrics that investors can use when evaluating Twilio’s performance — dollar-based net expansion rate and active customer accounts — and how Twilio has grown them since its IPO. → Read More

Is Donald Trump an Ally to Long-Term Investors?

Is Donald Trump an Ally to Long-Term Investors?

Republicans generally favor lower capital gains taxes, which is obviously good for long-term investors. However, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump isn’t proposing to change the three tax rates that the current tax law charges for long-term capital gains. There’s much more to the story than that, so let’s take a closer look on whether Trump → Read More

The Clinton Foundation's gender pay gap worried campaign

The Clinton Foundation's gender pay gap worried campaign

Carli Lloyd: ‘We put just as much effort in as men do’ Hillary Clinton says men and women should make equal pay. But the Clinton Foundation’s leadership team had an average $81,000 average gender pay gap, according to the most recent figures available. This pay gap was so wide that the Clinton campaign worried that → Read More

The Biggest Lesson of the BRIC Hype

The Biggest Lesson of the BRIC Hype

This podcast was recorded on Sept. 20, 2016 Alison Southwick: So that was the BRIC. A lot of articles I read lately say the BRIC is dead, but they somehow turn it into a pun. Joe Magyer: Broken. Southwick: Yes, the BRIC is broken. Magyer: It’s hard. Southwick: So what’s the lesson here going forward? If there is one at → Read More

LinkedIn hacking suspect identified by feds

LinkedIn hacking suspect identified by feds

Massive cyber attack takes down major websites A grand jury has issued a criminal indictment against Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, a 29-year-old Russian accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and a third web service. The indictment, filed Thursday, was made public Friday night by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal government has now confirmed Nikulin was → Read More

Snapchat Is More Like Old Cable Companies Than You Think

Snapchat Is More Like Old Cable Companies Than You Think

As Snapchat gears up for a probable IPO next year, the company is making some changes. The first was its recent name rebranding to Snap Inc. (the Snapchat app keeps its name) to better distinguish the company from the app. But Snap recently made an even more important change. Recode recently reported that the company → Read More

NVIDIA's New Budget Graphics Cards Are Bad News for AMD

NVIDIA's New Budget Graphics Cards Are Bad News for AMD

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have been engaged in a bitter graphics card battle for years, but NVIDIA just landed a new blow to its rival. The company debuted two new graphics cards recently — the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti — based on the company’s new Pascal architecture, and they sell → Read More

Why PayPal Holdings Inc. Stock Popped Today

Why PayPal Holdings Inc. Stock Popped Today

What happened Shares of PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) rose 10.1% on Friday after the online payments company released strong third-quarter 2016 results on Thursday, then followed with encouraging forward guidance. So what Quarterly revenue grew 18% year over year (21% on a constant-currency basis), to $2.67 billion. Total payment volume (TPV) increased 25% year over → Read More

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