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10 stocks that nearly always rise on earnings

A group of stocks could be poised to buck the year’s sell-off trend, based on their track records during earnings season. On average, fourth quarter earnings among the companies that have reported were 4.5 percent higher than expectations and about 7 percent higher from the same period in 2014, according to Thomson Reuters. Revenue, which has been on the light ... Read More »

Tired of telemarketers? Now you can turn the tables on them with this clever bot

You’re on every do-not-call list and you’ve tried opting out, but still the telemarketers keep pestering you. What’s a consumer to do? Just ask the Jolly Roger Telephone Company. That’s what Roger Anderson did, though in his case it was a matter of creating the company first. Reportedly a frustrated telecom professional himself, Anderson did just that, and now it’s ... Read More »

NYSE president: The case for optimism on IPOs

New York Stock Exchange chief Tom Farley said Friday it could be a good year for initial public offerings despite the delay of what was supposed to be the first big IPO of 2016 . “The pipeline is very big. We had a couple dozen companies in the fourth quarter that were prepared to go public, and then just didn’t,” ... Read More »

Ant Simulator game canceled after devs blow Kickstarter funds on strippers and booze

UPDATE: The Kickstarter funds referenced actually pertain to YouTube videos Tereshinski later made featuring bits of Ant Simulator—videos which he is also forced to remove in light of today’s events. However the game itself was funded with other sources. Either way, both the Kickstarted videos and the game itself are now pulled. Apologies for the confusion, and still: Best of ... Read More »

Larry Fink: I’m more bullish on stocks, but not oil

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink said Friday he’s more bullish on stocks than he was a week ago, but he believes crude hasn’t hit bottom despite the recent rally in depressed oil prices. “I think China has been acting a little more sensibly. They’ve been more rational. They’ve been more consistent. I think that’s really stabilized the [stock] market,” ... Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 will be unveiled on February 21, with possible return of the microSD slot

Samsung has announced we’ll get our first official look at the Galaxy S7 at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 21. However, you don’t have to wait to find out what the phones will look like, if VentureBeat’s Evan Blass is to believed with his latest leaks. On the face of it the phones seem like, well, Galaxy phones, with Samsung again ... Read More »

Report: Amazon wants to take on Spotify with a new music streaming service

Amazon is no stranger to media streaming, what with its Prime Music and Prime Video services. If a new report is any indication, though, it’s about to take things up a notch. According to a recent report from the New York Post, the company has started work on a full-fledged streaming service similar to Apple Music and Spotify. The streaming service would ... Read More »

Larry Fink: I’m more bullish on stocks, but not oil

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink said Friday he’s more bullish on stocks than he was a week ago, but he believes crude hasn’t hit bottom despite the recent rally in depressed oil prices. “I think China has been acting a little more sensibly. They’ve been more rational. They’ve been more consistent. I think that’s really stabilized the [stock] market,” ... Read More »

Cramer: Oil’s ugly price war just got worse

Jim Cramer officially declared Wednesday BOGO day for the oil market. BOGO is a term often used in retail to mean buy one, get one free. When a food or consumer products company is in a price war, usually one of the competitors will throw in a BOGO deal to annihilate its competition. “Nothing strikes more fear in the heart ... Read More »

Meizu MX6 to run on Helio X20 with 10-core processor

MediaTek announced the Helio X20 chip back in May last year and the first mass-produced samples were expected to be available to the manufacturers by the end of 2015. Elephone P9000 was the first smartphone to supposedly utilize the X20 chip, but as it turned out the phone was downgraded to the Helio P10 with an 8-core CPU. Today AnTuTu’s ... Read More »