Idaho, China, Menlo Park. That would have been your itinerary this year to find the tech stocks that make up the list of the best-performing names of 2013. These are stocks that have doubled or even tripled their investors’ money and, while some have likely exhausted the easy gains, others are expected by Wall Street analysts to continue soaring. And can you believe good old Yahoo! came in at number 10? It’s not growing that much but investors have realized the rising value of its approximately 24% stake in the Chinese e-commerce firm that is heading toward a huge IPO in 2014.Forbes stats editor Scott DeCarlo and I screened close to 400 publicly traded technology stocks, cutting off the list for this ranking’s purposes at stocks that ended the year with a market cap under $5 billion. That excluded a bunch of well-known names that did extremely well in 2013 including Yelp (up 261%), Shutterstock (up 223% post-IPO), and WebMD (up 168%), as well as much of the solar … [Read more...] about The Best Performing Big Tech Stocks Of 2013: Did You Own Any Of Them?
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There is a new Priceline commercial we just received staring William Shatner as the negotiator. The new William Shatner Priceline commercial will air in the Super Bowl Pre-Game coverage. The funny commercial is titled "A Guy" and is about knowing a guy to get the best deals. The ad drives home the message that Priceline knows "1,000s of guys" to get you the best hotel deal.The new Priceline spot features again William Shatner in his role as the Negotiator hammering home the exclusive relationships he’s negotiated with over 60,000 hotels. His on-screen daughter Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting joins him and will be prominently featured in a follow-up commercial. Watch the Priceline Pre-Game Super Bowl 2015 Ad below.It is amazing how energetic William Shatner comes across in the Priceline commercial. He is 83 years old. It seems traveling through space as Star Trek captain Kirk is keeping him young.Mr. Shatner who, in his priceline.com role, is one of the longest-running celebrity spokespeople … [Read more...] about Priceline Super Bowl 2015 Ad With William Shatner Released
This is possibly one of the funniest use of a hashtag. As reported, Lindsay Lohan will star in first ever Esurance Super Bowl Ad. The car insurance company made a big splash after the Big Game last year with a $1.5m giveaway. This year they advertise during the Super Bowl broadcast.Lindsay Lohan is known as terrible driver and even got multiple DUI arrests. There is no better celebrity to star in a car insurance ad than Lindsay Lohan. The Esurance Super Bowl 2015 Ad teaser is only 7 seconds long but it is one of the best Super Bowl ad teasers I have seen so far this year.In the teaser Lindsay Lohan asks "Anybody needs a ride to the Big Game?" This question is followed by the hashtag #sorta. Watch the clip below in the post Lindsay Lohan shared on Facebook.Watch the Super Bowl 2015 Ads online now in the most complete Super Bowl 2015 Ad video gallery on the web.I4U News will again bring you full coverage of the Super Bowl 2015 Ads.The Super Bowl 2015 will take place on February 1, 2015 … [Read more...] about Lindsay Lohan Super Bowl 2015 Ad Teaser Is Hilarious
It was the final day of performances on the Dancing with the Stars and all the teams put up the performances of their lives. The scores were evidence of that. All the teams were assigned a dance style to each team and the couples mostly performed freestyle performances. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More Mark Ballas has been criticized for creativity but this time he scored all the right points for his creative punch. He dressed Sadie Robertson in the distinctive performance among the pro dancers. The video game themed performance blew everyone away as Sadie and Mark scored a perfect 40 for their freestyle performance. Their Samba was incredible. That was after she threw up while Mark held the bucket for her. Talk about getting raw and emotional. The Samba was great though and the Judges enjoyed their performances.Janel Parrish wasn’t in the best shape this week as the Pretty Little Liars schedule didn’t allow her to rehearse for the … [Read more...] about Dancing With The Stars Finale 1: Amazing Performances And The Surprise Final Elimination
When it comes to mobile advertising, the iPhone gives your small business the best bang for its buck by far. A new study reveals that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent greater return on investment than the same ads on Android phones. The study includes a review of the performance of more than 200 million ads on Facebook, with a focus on e-retailers. It was conducted by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads. “Retailers are realizing significantly greater return from audiences on iOSthan audiences on Android,” the report states. “For the first three quarters of 2013, RPC [revenue per click] on iOS averaged 6.1 times higher than Android and ROI [return on investment] on iOS averaged 17.9 times higher than Android.” As Business Insider points out, the finding also means that small businesses building a mobile shopping app would be wasting time – and money -- by building it for any platform but the iPhone. Android ads don’t just … [Read more...] about iPhone Trumps Android in Mobile Ad ROI
We recommend Shopify as the best overall e-commerce software for small businesses. We chose Shopify from dozens of e-commerce software solutions because it has everything you need to launch, run and manage a successful e-commerce business.Want to see our other best picks for e-commerce software or get more general shopping advice before you make your pick? Here's a breakdown of our complete coverage: Best e-Commerce Software Choosing the Right E-Commerce Software for Your Needs Magento Review WooCommerce Review Selz ReviewShopify is packed with tons of features to help you launch and manage your online store. It doesn't require any coding or tech skills to get started, and the software can grow as your business grows. This includes offline sales with the Shopify POS system. Shopify also offers 24/7 customer support by phone, email and live chat.Shopify plans start at $29 per month and include everything you need to launch an online store. A cheaper Shopify Lite plan … [Read more...] about Shopify Review: Best E-Commerce Platform for Businesses
Facebook is currently the biggest social media platform in the world, with over 2 billion active users. While most users update their personal profiles and interact with their friends on this website, many businesses have found it useful for advertising and connecting with customers.Using Facebook for business purposes can sometimes be difficult. Because of Facebook's rules and algorithms, it can be difficult to make sure your followers see what you post. This social media platform is also one of the most difficult to use if you want organic traffic. However, Facebook is one of the best tools to use if you want to target a specific audience through paid campaigns. Facebook knows a lot about its users, and it uses this information to your advantage when you purchase ads.In order to run ads on Facebook, you need to create a business page. Keep in mind that you can only create a business page if you have a personal account on Facebook.Creating a business page is fairly straightforward; … [Read more...] about Facebook for Business: Everything You Need to Know
Advertisers, you're in luck — showing off your products on social media just got easier. Facebook recently announced its latest advertising option: product ads. These ads are designed to help businesses promote multiple products (or even their entire product catalog) across all of the devices their customers use, Facebook representatives wrote on the company's business blog. How do these new product ads work? Businesses actually have several options for using them. According to Facebook's blog, advertisers can upload their entire product catalog and manually create campaigns that target certain items to specific audiences. Advertisers also have the option to let Facebook automatically deliver the most relevant products to the people most likely to be interested in them. Facebook also offers single- or multi-product ad units, depending on how many items advertisers would like to highlight. [Facebook for Business: Everything You Need to Know ] "Advertisers can curate ads as they … [Read more...] about Facebook Rolls Out New Product Ads
Does your business's social media marketing strategy rely on your Facebook Page? Don't be surprised if your Page's reach and traffic tank. Facebook announced that it is revamping its News Feed with a major change that will directly affect Page owners: Instead of featuring posts from a wide range of sources, News Feed will now promote posts from a user's friends by placing them higher up on the feed. This presents a big shift for small business owners, who can now expect less visibility for their posts and, consequently, a decrease in Page traffic. Here's what we know about the update and what small businesses can do to mitigate the damage and improve their Facebook marketing campaigns. [Facebook for Business: Everything You Need to Know] Facebook's News Feed algorithm change aims to give users "the right mix" of content based on their connections — friends, businesses, organizations, public figures and other types of accounts — [their] interests and what matters to them the … [Read more...] about Facebook News Feed Update Hits Business Pages
A lot has been made of the performance of Facebook ads in recent months. In particular, conflicting reports have shown the ads to be both an effective and ineffective means for businesses to target their advertising dollars. But despite those dueling findings, small businesses may not want to automatically write off advertising on Facebook, especially if it is done correctly and expectations are managed. Those clashing reports include one conducted by Reuters/Ipsos which found that 80 percent of people said that comments and advertisements on Facebook had not led them to make a purchase. A comScore report, which was co-sponsored by Facebook, however, showed a different result, saying that Facebook ads did help purchases, sometimes as much as 38 percent over those not exposed to Facebook ads. Despite the different opinions in both those studies, they are both right … in a way. BusinessNewsDaily spoke with several experts about what small business owners should know … [Read more...] about Should Your Small Business Advertise on Facebook?