A once $200-or-so stock between 2012 and 2013, shares of International Business Machine Corporation (IBM) have been falling towards around $100, the trading range for IBM stock over the entire 2000s. The share slides happened as the company reported declining sales and earnings almost each year during the stock's retreat after its all-time high in … Continue reading How is IBM Re-configuring its Business in the Cloud Environment?
General Electric Company (GE) has come to a full circle and now can’t afford to be anything but a more focused industrial company that it once was before getting spun into this all encompassing conglomerate. For years, GE managed to spend its way into all sorts of businesses but was trapped in poor investment performances. … Continue reading GE in a Nutshell: Rein in Spending and Squeeze out all Revenue
Spotify (SPOT) defeated Pandora handily by way of on-demand listening in their fight for music streaming. People aren’t looking for songs from curated radios anymore, be it stations via airwaves or websites and mobile apps through the internet. However sophisticated Pandora claimed its algorithm for music personalization to be, such curation fell flat when listeners … Continue reading Is Spotify Resetting its Tune Wrong?
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) is to be a different kind of Fox and will hunt for selective media content only, after casting out the entertainment parts of its media pursuit to The Walt Disney Company (DIS). Through the transformation, the company is adapting to the fast-changing and yet increasingly fragmented media landscape and focusing … Continue reading The New Fox: a Nimbler and More Efficient Force in Future Content Chase
The now-scrapped acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) by Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) was problematic throughout that whole process, ranging from having to raise its offer to $44 billion from the original $30-plus billion to endless global regulatory approval and objection, not to mention the underlying merit of bidding for NXP’s automotive chip technology, something not … Continue reading Qualcomm is $14 Billion Better Off Without Buying NXP