Oracle (ORCL) Gains Could Accelerate on Further Enterprise Cloud Push Jan 26, 2015 02:49PM

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) is on watch following positive commentary in Barron's last weekend.

According to the report, Oracle should be on track to mimic a similar revival seen by peer Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in recent years. The company is transitioning from one that offers software and hardware for businesses to install on their networks, to one that offers software applications over the Internet.

One of the bigger risks for Oracle is replacing long-term, upfront, large... (continue reading...)

Apple Pay Already Showing 'Game Changing' Usage Trends (AAPL) (GOOG) Jan 26, 2015 11:36AM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is trading higher amid positive commentary surrounding its mobile wallet initiative.

The WSJ said Monday that Apple Pay is making progress in getting people to begin using mobile devices to pay for goods, amid efforts from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), and others.

One grocery store estimates that about 30 percent of customers use Apple Pay. The terminal being used also accepts Softcard, which is backed by a group of U.S. wireless... (continue reading...)

Facebook (FB) Quiety Begins Roll Out of Ligher Android App in Emerging Markets Jan 26, 2015 10:26AM

Facebok (Nasdaq: FB) is said to be rolling out an application for Google Android that would be lighter than its usual app for the platform.

TechCrunch noted that the new app will be called Facebook Lite. The app is being introduced in emerging markets like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and others.

Facebook Lite will work better for users who use wireless networks of 2G or lower, or on poor Internet connections.

There is no certainty that a wider launch will... (continue reading...)

FAA Recommends Passengers Shouldn't Check e-Cigarettes with Luggage - Bloomberg (PM) (MO) Jan 23, 2015 03:07PM

Altria Group (NYSE: MO), Philip Morris Int'l (NYSE: PM), and Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) are on watch Friday following headlines that the FAA is advising against passengers carrying e-cigarettes in checked luggage. The FAA is recommending that passengers carry the devices into the aircraft's cabin, according to Bloomberg headlines. The FAA noted that its guidance on e-cigarettes is voluntary.

American Airlines (AAL) Sued by Maintenance Union Over Allegations of Pressure to Breach Federal Maintenance Regulations Jan 23, 2015 02:58PM

American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) is on watch Friday following news that it's being sued by a major mechanics union over alleged misconduct of federal maintenance regulations.

The WSJ said that leaders of the Transport Workers Union Local 591 filed the suit against American in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Thursday.

The union claims that the airline pressured members to breach members on maintenance, which includes items like cracks in... (continue reading...)

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