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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 13%

eBay just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue growth of 13%, commerce volume growth of 26%, GAAP and non-GAAP EPS growth of 9%, and the announcement that it has repurchased $1.7 billion in stock. Revenue was up 13% year-over-year at $4.4 billion. GAAP earnings increased to $676 million, and non-GAAP earnings increased to $868 million. CEO …

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Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.04 Billion

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the second quarter, missing Wall Street estimates with revenue of $1.04 billion. CEO Marissa Mayer didn’t sugar coat it. “Our top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results,” she said. “While several areas showed strength, their growth was offset by declines. Yahoo Search, for …

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Gas Prices Are Rising: Some Tips To Make Gas Last

Anyone else planning a stay-cation this summer? With waiting lines like this and gas prices the way they are, you’re likely not alone. Despite predictions this past spring that your car’s diet would be fund friendly this summer, it seems as though that may not come to pass after all. High demand, fewer supplies than anticipated, and declining production are …

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Here’s Why Pinterest’s New Funding Is Good News For Your Business

Pinterest has reportedly raised a new $200 million round of funding, valuing the company at $5 billion. Investors are apparently impressed with the direction the already popular visual social media site is taking, which includes new native ads and enhancements to the search experience. Is Pinterest search part of your business strategy? Will it be in the future? Let us …

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Early Retirement: What Would Mr. Mustache Do?

Early retirement is more of a reality than many of us know. Even if you are in your late 40s and have pretty much missed that “early” part of the deal, there are still ways to speed up that process. While there are investment plans and careers that give one a better chance of retiring early, you can also retire …

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Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year

It’s looking like Square won’t be going public in 2014 as multiple reports indicate IPO aspirations have been put on hold. Last week, The Information reported that the company was considering raising another round of funding that would delay an IPO. The Wall Street Journal had reported back in November that Square was eyeing an offering for this year. Now, …

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Rewards Programs: Grads Do Good While Making Good On Debt

Typically, a rewards program is about “getting back what you give”. You might hear “loyalty program” and immediately think of forking over your credit card anyplace from the airport kiosk to a retail queue. Indeed, there’s much to be said for stretching our hard earned money as far as we humanly can when we dole it out – whether it’s …

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Demand Media Earnings Continue To Suffer Google’s Wrath

Demand Media reported its financial results for Q4 and fiscal 2013 on Tuesday. The company continues to suffer at the hands of Google algorithm changes (it just so happens that this week marks the three-year anniversary of the Panda update). While things seemed to be going better for Demand Media after it navigated around its initial Panda obstacles, somewhere down …

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Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Revenue was up 20% for the quarter at $768.4 million with revenue up 18% in North America, but down 15% in the rest of the world. Gross profit increased 6%, to $378.2 million in the quarter. “Our record performance in the quarter was led by strength …

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Google Earnings Released, Revenue Up 22%

Google has released its Q4 and full year 2013 earnings a day after the company announced that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for close to $3 billion. The company beat Wall Street estimates on quarterly revenue. Motorola revenues continued to decrease. CEO Larry Page said, “We ended 2013 with another great quarter of momentum and growth. Google’s standalone …

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Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style

Mutliple reports have come out showing a new style of Google result for stock searches, which add additional financial information, but remove links to competing financial sites like yahoo Finance and MSN. TechCrunch shares a screenshot: That’s opposed to the old version, which looks like this: I’m personally still seeing the old version. I’ve reached out to Google for confirmation …

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Target Now Says 70 Million Customers Had Personal Info Stolen, Announces Store Closings

It turns out that the much-publicized data breach that Target announced last month is way bigger than previously revealed. Target announced in December that 40 million credit and debit card accounts had been impacted between November 27th and December 15th. Hackers reportedly gained access to card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. On Friday, Target announced that up to 70 …

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