Copyright (c) 2006 Stockpickr. All rights reserved. en-us Enter a portfolio, get recommendations automatically from hedge funds, mutual funds, super investors. Stockpickr 144 17 Stockpickr: External Blog Links Google Continues Offline Ad Campaigns For Chrome In The Netherlands Google is really serious about using offline media to push its Web browser. After running ads for Google Chrome in the UK, it has today s... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 06:11:00 EST Mobile Social Network Mozat Makes Waves In Asia, Raises Funding Mozat, the mobile social networking platform formerly known as Morange, is making strides in Asia and the Middle East. The eponymous comp... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 05:29:00 EST Create A Custom Notebook, Featuring Your Tweets. Seriously. Boondoggle, a Belgian interactive agency, has cooked up a deliciously useless product called TweetNotebook that basically lets you create... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 04:19:00 EST Worth Remembering: Evernote App Hits Android Market (Screenshots) Digital memory aid and note taking service Evernote already has mobile applications for the iPhone and BlackBerry, among others, but so f... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:57:00 EST RIM: Sentiment Drops Ahead of Earnings Research in Motion (RIMM) is scheduled to release Q3 earnings this Thursday December 17, after the market closes. Average analyst estima... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:23:00 EST Yes, China Is an Economic Superpower This commentary first appeared in Forbes. A remarkable 44% of Americans believe China is the world's leading economic power and only 27% ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:19:00 EST Russia Lost the Cold War, but is Winning The Social Networking War Mother of god. Vodka…Shmodka! Anyway you look at it, Zynga $zynga is history making stuff. It’s a moonshot. So glad I passe... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:14:00 EST Palm: Ahead of Earnings, Sentiment Heads Downward Palm (PALM) is scheduled to release Q2 earnings this Thursday December 17, after the market closes. Average analyst estimates for the sm... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:08:00 EST Bar-code Scanning RedLaser iPhone App reaches 750K downloads, over $1M in revenue Yep, it’s still happening. You can still become a millionaire on the iPhone without a marketing budget and a brand name. Occipital,... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:57:00 EST Demand for Flash Memory to Soar as Phone Makers Play Catch Up with the iPhone Analysts at Bank of America have examined the telephone market, and came to the conclusion that the moment is near when the term "sm... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:54:00 EST High Yields and Smooth Sailing with Shipping Stocks If you are an income investor and you are predicting a global recovery, for some diversification from electric and gas utility stocks, yo... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:48:00 EST Zynga Takes $180 Million Venture Round From DST, Others (Cue Russian Mafia Jokes) Zynga, one of the stars of the Scamville drama, has raised a big round of funding – $180 million. Digital Sky Technologies, Tiger G... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:38:00 EST Telestone Technologies: The Hard-to-Dismiss Chinese Small Cap Much like SmartHeat (HEAT) which we mentioned at the beginning of the month [Dec 3, 2009: IBD - SmartHeat: Heating Equipment Maker Benefi... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:35:00 EST Boone Books T. Boone Pickens made his billions from oil, but is now pushing two other forms of energy with a lower carbon emissions, natural gas and ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:32:00 EST Guest Article: Africa's Increasing Importance in Energy Security Affairs China's completion of an historic natural gas pipeline with Kazakhstan bypassing Russia this week tightens the Asian behemoth's grip ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:21:00 EST Handing Over Goods for Promises Twenty years ago, I hit upon the idea that I should analyze entitlement programs by assuming that the dividing wall between the trust fun... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:17:00 EST Bing, Google Take U.S. Search Share From Yahoo In November, ComScore Says Microsoft (MSFT) Bing and Google (GOOG) both appeared to take market share from Yahoo (YHOO) in November, according to new data from ComS... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:16:00 EST Friendster Valued At Just $26.4 Million In Sale We’ve got more details on the Friendster acquisition announced last week. Rumors were floating that the buyer, MOL Global, paid as ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:31:00 EST kaChing Raises $7.5 Million To Turn Mutual Funds On Their Heads ... Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:02:00 EST ThePort Raises $500k More for Business Social Networks ThePort Network has raised $500k from existing investors in an extension of its Series B round. ThePort provides businesses with social ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 23:30:00 EST Microsoft Recruits Student Bloggers With Free Software And Trips To Conferences We’ve confirmed with Microsoft that the tech giant has launched a new program, called Student Insiders, to enlist college students... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 23:00:00 EST Bing Goes The iPhone. Still Great For Porn. Since the dawn of Bing, it’s been exceptionally good at one thing: Finding porn. Its new iPhone app, which launched tonight in the ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:52:00 EST My Virtual Head Would Look Great On Your Virtual Body! Gizmoz Merges With Daz 3D Since Israeli startup Gizmoz launched three years ago, people have used its technology to create millions of 3D-realistic avatar heads f... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:45:00 EST The Individual Investor Challenge: Can you go it alone? Here at "A Dash" we have a special concern for individual investors.  This was at the heart of my reason for starting this blog.  Many ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:27:00 EST Facebook Suggests You Lie, Break Its Own Terms Of Service To Keep Your Privacy Here’s a new one. As Facebook continues to grapple with the negative press over its privacy overhaul, it’s now suggesting a ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:13:00 EST SearchTrends Shows What's Hot In The Search World On The iPhone Have you ever wondered what people are searching for right now on Google, Yahoo! or Bing? If you’ve ever been to Google’s he... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 21:00:00 EST Behold: The Nexus One Boots Up (Video) The leaks continue to hit the web about the Nexus One, aka “The Google Phone.” Here’s the latest: The booting up of the... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 20:41:00 EST Fuqi International: 'Bad News' More than Priced In After a period of consolidation that has taken the stock some 60% lower, it seems to us that the "bad" news (there seems to be ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:39:00 EST LinkedIn Furthers Expansion In India With Local Office And Media Partnerships Professional social network LinkedIn has been seeing a significant amount of growth internationally, 3.4 million members in India, out o... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:30:00 EST Iran, Google Wave, And Michael Jackson Dominated Twitter This Year Twitter has just released a collection of the top trending topics on the service for 2009. For the list, they’ve broken it down int... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:16:00 EST Data Points: U.S. Markets Dow Industrials, down 49.05 points, or 0.47% to 10452.00. Today’s top contributors to the Dow’s movement and their point con... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:14:00 EST Emerging Markets: The Next Big Driver of Pharmaceutical, Biotech ETFs? As emerging markets continue to grow and prosper, it’s believed that they’ll be a major driving force behind the pharmaceutic... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:00:00 EST Will heat from the Hill influence Bernanke? Filed under: Politics, Federal Reserve, Financial CrisisDo you think Fed Chair Ben Bernanke is feeling a little heat these days? Well, th... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:00:00 EST Reddit Users Band Together For Largest Secret Santa Ever It’s easy to look at sites like Reddit, Digg, or any other substantially large web community, and view their aggregate userbase wit... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:42:00 EST The iPhone And The Droid Face Off.. In Song You know whats nerdier than contrasting the merits of the iPhone versus those of the Motorola Droid (twice)? Pitting the two phones agai... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:41:00 EST On Tap Wednesday: Fed Statement in Focus Wednesday at around 2:15 p.m. ET the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee hands down its all-important decision on interest rat... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:30:00 EST Senate Majority Leader Reid committed to closing senior drug 'doughnut hole' Filed under: PoliticsEven as Senate Democratic Leaders huddled with White House advisors over the best way to retain maverick U.S. Sen. J... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:20:00 EST The Secret to M&A: It Pays to Be Humble Exxon Mobil is one of the world’s the most highly valued energy companies with a military-like focus on boosting returns. So it is no wo... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:11:00 EST Solar ETFs Primed to Heat Up in 2010 It’s been a tough year for solar energy sector and related exchange traded funds (ETFs), and many analysts don’t look favorab... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:00:00 EST Red Hat Settles Class-Action Suit Red Hat (RHT) this afternoon said it has reached an agreement to settle a class-action suit related to a financial restatement announced ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:53:00 EST Travelgate: Digging Deeper Into Wall Street’s Flubbed Obama Meeting There’s a tried and true rule of business travel: If you really want to make sure you don’t miss a morning meeting, fly the night befor... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:50:00 EST Sherwin-Williams remains in an uptrend Filed under: Stocks to BuyAs noted earlier, unsexy paint-supplier Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is not likely to grace the cover of Fortune or F... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:40:00 EST Choosing the Right Sector ETF: A Seeking Alpha Expert Panel Seeking Alpha is hosting an expert panel discussion on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on how to choose the best sector exchange traded fund (ETF) ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:39:00 EST Best Buy F3Q10 (Qtr End 11/28/09) Earnings Call Transcript Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) F3Q10 Earnings Call December 15, 2009 10:00 am ET... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:35:00 EST Broadcom Lifts Q4 Guidance Broadcom (BRCM) this afternoon said it now expects Q4 revenue to be up about 5% sequentially, to about $1.32 billion. Previous guidance w... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:32:00 EST Golden Gifts: Gowalla Steps Up Its Game For The Holidays As Foursquare has shown so far, gaming elements are an intriguing part of location-based services. And more recently, Gowalla has started... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:29:00 EST Adobe FY Q4 Tops Street Estimates Adobe Systems (ADBE) this afternoon posted revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter ended November 27 of $757.3 million, down from $915.3 mi... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:18:00 EST How Commodity ETFs Are Taxed Exchange traded funds (ETFs), like many other types of investments, have their own set of tax ins-and-outs. After the rally in commoditie... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:00:00 EST Papa John's: Still Attractive Despite Recent Run-Up Shares of Papa John’s International (PZZA) are surging more than 9% following Monday afternoon’s announcement that next year&... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:58:00 EST Goldman Sachs To Cash In On Wells Fargo Stock Sale It’s not just Wells Fargo & Co. that stands to benefit from making an exit from the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Pr... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:57:00 EST Kraft: Sitting Tight on Takeover Offer Despite Cadbury Bluster Despite the vigor of Cadbury (CBY) management’s rejection of Kraft’s (KFT) takeover offer, it has not moved the needle much ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:50:00 EST Moody's: No Recovery in Restaurant Revenues Until 2011 Moody’s said its negative outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry anticipates that high unemployment, elevated consumer-saving rat... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:46:00 EST New Chinese Coal Mining Regulations Mean Opportunity for Multi-National Producers Due to the rising number of accidents in its coal mining industry, the central government of China has come out with a new policy to tack... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:37:00 EST Career Advice: Stay Away From Chip Making, Wired Phone Service…And Newspapers You’re Fired. Planning a new career? Before making a decision, you might want to take gander at a list published a few days ag... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:37:00 EST Data Points: Energy & Metals Nymex crude for January delivery gained $1.18 per barrel, or 1.70% to $70.69. Halts a nine day losing streak. Intraday, it traded as hig... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:34:00 EST Regional Sales Associate, BlackRock, New Jersey BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk managem... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:34:00 EST Associate Marketing Director, Emerging Global Advisors, New York City Emerging Global Advisors LLC has an exciting opportunity available as a NY/NJ based Associate Marketing Director. Candidates should be hi... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:29:00 EST PriceSmart: Strong Returns for Latin America's Costco PriceSmart (PSMT), Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of U.S-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Central America and th... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:28:00 EST Exclusive Video: Hands-on With Swype For Android I’ve been pretty pumped about Swype’s ultra-speedy alternative typing solution for touchscreen devices ever since it first d... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:27:00 EST The Relentless Slide Towards a Sino-European Trade War Pressure is building slowly but surely on leaders of developed countries to enter a trade war process with China, in much the same vein a... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:23:00 EST No Pick-Up In Twitter's U.S. Traffic In November Twitter's U.S. traffic rose by a little over 100,000 visitors, to 19.37 million unique visitors from 19.24 million unique visitors in... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:21:00 EST Boston Properties: Considerable upside potential, but stock is not for the squeamish Filed under: Stocks to BuyAs expected, Boston Properties (BXP) is faring well amid challenging commercial real estate conditions, which a... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:20:00 EST Tracking Bank Failures: Bank Seizures Reach 133 This Year Regulators shuttered three more banks on Friday. That brings the total for the year to 133 and the total since 2008 to 158. The three ban... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:12:00 EST Hands-On Geolocation: An App For "Proud Masturbators And Public Sex Act Aficionados" Most press releases are extremely boring. They all say the same things. Not this one. Today, my inbox was graced by pitch that can only b... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:12:00 EST What's Up With Xyratex (Redux)? What’s up with Xyratex (XRTX)? Shares of the storage subsystems company have jumped today on more than twice its average daily... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:09:00 EST Deal Journal Video: The Highs and Lows of 2009, From TARP to GMAC Here we are at the end of 2009, and Citigroup, BofA and Wells Fargo are paying back TARP. That’s a long way from the lows of March ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:07:00 EST Best Buy's Solid Quarter Best Buy (BBY) delivered a better than expected fiscal third quarter as consumer electronics and home office sales gained on a same store... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:03:00 EST High-Yield Bond ETFs: What to Do If the Party's Over The high-yield market that has been so loved by investors may be changing its tune sometime soon. If the analysts are correct, here&rsquo... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:00:00 EST 2009 Changes in Market Caps Below we highlight the percent of world stock market cap that various countries make up and how the numbers have changed this year. As sh... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:57:00 EST Regional Banks Stumble Regional banks are bearing the brunt of the selling in the S&P financial sector Tuesday. The S&P regional banking index is down 3... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:56:00 EST Macquarie Nabs Former Lehman Banker In its continuing effort to build up its U.S. banking business, Macquarie Capital has scored former Lehman banker Robert (Bob) Bertagna. ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:54:00 EST Aol Falls Behind Facebook in the U.S. Just last week, AOL (AOL) celebrated its re-emergence as an independently-traded company. But its one main advantage is that it still co... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:53:00 EST The Long Case for National Presto Industries I needed a stock for my more speculative Financial Tides/BarChart model portfolio VMSLO on Marketocracy so I used BarChart to screen for ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:50:00 EST Tom Lydon Makes His 2010 ETF Picks on CNBC Tom Lydon went on CNBC this afternoon to discuss which exchange traded funds (ETFs) he likes for 2010. Watch the video to see them. ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:45:00 EST MercadoLibre: How to Do It Right in Latin America By Sarah LacyBack before Brazil was the darling economy of Latin America, all eyes were on Argentina — or at least the dot com &ldq... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:43:00 EST Microsoft Gives Final Answer On Plurk Disaster: It Wasn't Us About 24 hours ago news broke that Microsoft China appeared to rip off both the look and feel as well as much of the code of a microblog... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:40:00 EST Facebook Passes Aol In The U.S. Just last week, Aol celebrated its re-emergence as an independently-traded company. But its one main advantage is that it still command... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:32:00 EST Rising Share Price for Churchill Downs Implies More Value Since news of Churchill Downs' (CHDN, $36.50) proposed acquisition of (UBET, $2.95) on 11/11/09, shares of both companies have... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:24:00 EST Rite Aid's Earnings to Reflect Larger Struggles Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD), the third largest US retail drugstore chain, is scheduled to release financial results for the third quarter... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:20:00 EST Intersil To Acquire Rock Semiconductor Intersil (ISIL) this morning said it has agreed to acquire Rock Semiconductor, a privately held China-based fabless chip company focused ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:08:00 EST Will Mergers and Acquisitions Stoke Natural Gas ETFs? The planned buyout of an independent natural gas producer by a major energy company underscores the belief that natural gas is the fuel o... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:00:00 EST Jones Apparel Group: A retail sector hybrid with promise Filed under: Jones Apparel Group (JNY), Stocks to BuyThe retail sector is on the mend, but the sector remains riddled with antiquated bus... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:00:00 EST Broadcom: Court Drops Backdating Charges Against Nicholas, Ruehle; Vacates Samueli Guilty Plea Wow. Citing prosecutorial misconduct, a federal judge today tossed out fraud charges against Broadcom (BRCM) co-founder Henry Nicholas II... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:59:00 EST Easy Money’s Already Been Made Investor sentiment, measured by invested dollars, equity exposure and sentiment surveys, seems to be pretty even-keeled, not necessarily ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:53:00 EST Comparing Financials and the Nasdaq Many people have compared the decline in Financials during the most recent bear market to the decline in the Nasdaq when the Internet bub... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:48:00 EST Why I Would Not Bet on iPhone Over Android This is another way of asking, which is better- an open architecture where choice and technology prevail or a closed architecture where q... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:44:00 EST After TARP Exits: Still No Clarity on Bank Capital Levels Everett Digital Title page from Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital.” As we previously spotlighted, Wells Fargo’s late ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:37:00 EST Pitney Bowes Is This Restructuring? Pitney Bowes (PBI) announced guidance and promised better results. The transformation initiatives are designed to be the guide posts to f... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:26:00 EST Ctrip Is Back to Underpromising and Overdelivering Up until the financial crisis, long-time investors knew not to trust Ctrip’s (CTRP) management when they provided guidance of 25% g... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:19:00 EST Stocks, ETFs Mixed After Higher PPI, Industrial Production Reports Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) were mixed this morning after the Labor Department reported that producer prices in November surg... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:00:00 EST Google Adds Spatial Search to Maps API The battle for the hearts and minds of geo developers creating map-based apps is on. Last month, Twitter turned on its geo API, and ser... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:54:00 EST Myxer Launches MobileStage, A Mobile Marketing Platform For The Music Industry Mobile content delivery company Myxer Myxer is getting into the marketing arena with the launch of MobileStage, a suite of mobile market... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:45:00 EST Overheard On StockTwits: $BBY and an Economic Shmorgasboard Each day we dive into the StockTwits stream and pull out the morning goodness. Here’s what we found today: Best Buy ($BBY) reporte... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:43:00 EST Comcast Launches Xfinity Web Video On Demand Service Comcast (CMCSA) today unveiled a Web-based video on demand service for its cable and broadband data subscribers. The new service is calle... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:32:00 EST JS-Kit Finally Ditches Its Name, Rebrands As Echo With Some Big Partners In Tow Last July, we covered the initial debut of JS-Kit’s Echo, a real-time commenting system.This morning during a media conference call... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:19:00 EST Source: Critical Path Close To Acquiring ShoZu Mobile services startup ShoZu is in talks to be acquired by Critical Path, a well-placed source with access to inside information tells u... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:05:00 EST The Obama Bull What a difference a few months makes. As most investors were painfully aware, President Obama's first term in office certainly got off to... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:55:00 EST Rackspace Names Former eBay Exec Roenigk COO Former VP of Operational Excellence Montgomery Burns Rackspace (RAX) today said it named Mark Roenigk as COO, a new post at the c... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:49:00 EST India's "Twitter" SMS GupShup Grows To 26 Million Users, Eyes Expansion To Southeast Asia India is a huge market for social networks, with Facebook, Orkut and even Twitter vying for a share of the growing number of web users ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:20:00 EST Wells Fargo TARP Repay: Five Analysts Takeaways Wells Fargo unveiled its own plans to get out from under the TARP late Monday, following on the heels of similar news from Citigroup. As ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:10:00 EST