Twitter (TWTR) Adds 'Tweet' Analytics for iOS Dec 22, 2014 03:06PM

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) has added tweet analytics for its Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iOS app.

Twitter's Software Engineering Manager, Ian Chan, posted the announcement to Twitter on Monday.

??? Happy holidays! We just launched mobile Tweet analytics for iOS! Congrats to the team!

— Ian Chan (@chanian) December 22, 2014

You can read more about the iOS app and analytics here.

Global Chip Growth Expected at 9.4% in 2014, Accelerating Over Prior Year - IHS (INTC) (TXN) (QCOM) Dec 22, 2014 02:57PM

Worldwide semiconductor market revenue is on track to achieve a 9.4 percent expansion this year, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance since 2010.

Global revenue in 2014 is expected to total $353.2 billion, up from $322.8 billion in 2013, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). The nearly double-digit-percentage increase follows respectable growth of 6.4 percent in 2013, a decline of more... (continue reading...)

Barron's Focuses in on Five Oil Plays to Watch as Prices Rebound Dec 22, 2014 09:56AM

With oil stocks on seeing downside recently, are there some names in the segment that might be a good buy at this point?

Barron's addressed that question and made five suggestions on which names could see upside following recent pressure. The list includes Chevron (NYSE: CVX), EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A), and Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB).

FY15 P/E ratios on the stocks are: CVX at 14.3 times, EOG at 28.4 times,... (continue reading...)

Hedgeye's Keith McCullough 'We No Longer Have Inflation Expectations, We Have Deflation Expectations' Dec 19, 2014 12:44PM

Hedgeye Risk Management CEO Keith McCullough spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Maria Bartiromo about the markets. McCullough said, "if you look outside the U.S. and a lot of people have said well look the U.S. is going to decouple. I mean that’s the most nonsensical thing I've ever heard" and "even if you did believe that the rest of the world is still an ongoing train wreck." McCullough also commented on deflation saying, "we no longer have inflation... (continue reading...)

Qualcomm (QCOM), MediaTek Look to Add Foundries Amid Higher Costs, Tighter Capacity (TSM) (UMC) (SMI) Dec 19, 2014 11:18AM

Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) is expected to enter agreements with Samsung and Taiwan Semi (NYSE: TSM) for the manufacture of its 10-nm chips and peer MediaTek will tap an additional foundry to manufacture its higher-end solutions starting next year.

According to Digitimes, the moves come as wafer capacity was tight, while foundry costs were also high in 2014.

Qualcomm had been seeking to establish cooperation ties with United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC),... (continue reading...)

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