Apple (AAPL) Begins Opening iAd Platform to Automated Advertising Nov 21, 2014 12:12PM

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has begun opening its iAd services to automated advertising.

Bloomberg reported on Friday that automated, or programmatic, advertising is key for the display ad marketplace. The system allows for graphic promotions that can run on smartphones and desktops. The segment is expected to encompass about 65 percent of the industry by 2016, from 24 percent at the end of 2013.

AdRoll, a new Apple ad partner, CEO Adam Berke commented, Launching with a... (continue reading...) (AMZN) Looks to Roll Out Ad-Supported Video-Streaming Platform (NFLX) Nov 21, 2014 07:33AM (Nasdaq: AMZN) is looking to take a little more market share in the streaming-video market.

According to the NY Post, Amazon will begin offering an ad-supported video-streaming service next year. The platform will be separated from Amazon Prime, which includes video with its $99 annual subscription.

Analysts speculate that Amazon's ad-supported platform would move to undercut Netflix's (Nasdaq: NFLX) $7.99 per month price.

While it will be separate from Prime... (continue reading...)

George Soros Just Doubled the Assets of Bill Gross' Fund at Janus (JNS) Nov 20, 2014 02:50PM

Bill Gross' move to Janus Capital (NYSE: JNS) is starting to attract bigger investors.

According to an announcement made by Janus on Thursday, George Soros will make a $500 million investment into the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund (JUCTX), which is managed by Gross.

Why is that big news? Janus last reported that JUCTX had assets under management of $442 million as of October 31st.

While it's not the billions of AUM Gross left behind at PIMCO, it's a start, and one... (continue reading...)

Facebook (FB) Looks to Rapidly Expand Drone Team Nov 20, 2014 12:09PM

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) is said to aggressively be expanding its team responsible for building drones and other aircraft.

According to Re/code, Facebook has recently posted three drone-related job openings. The company is after avionics, power systems, and control engineers.

The postings come months after Facebook acquired U.K.-based Ascenta.

Shares of Facebook are up 0.7 percent.

Goldman Sachs (GS) Fires Employees Over Leaked NY Fed Information Nov 20, 2014 12:05PM

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) said it fired a junior employee and supervisor following a leaked of confidential information from the New York Fed.

Reuters said Thursday that the junior employee passed the information along to the supervisor, whom immediately alerted the firm's compliance board. The supervisor was fired for knowing about the matter, but not escalating it.

The junior employee was previously with the New York Fed and worked at Goldman for only four months.

The... (continue reading...)

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