Productivity and focus must improve

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular … Read more

The week in review, the week ahead — July 29, 2022

The major averages all gained for another winning week, capping the best month for stocks in 2022. It was also a week that perfectly exemplified why it’s often the expectations that matter far more than the actual numbers reported. On the macro front, in addition to a 75 basis point rate hike from the Federal … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, July 27

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 19, 2022.  Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures looking up Stocks were poised to open higher on a pivotal Wednesday morning. … Read more

Apple Q3 2022 earnings preview: Macroeconomic concerns dominate

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, US, on Monday, June 6, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple reports earnings on Thursday for the quarter ended in June. The third quarter of Apple’s fiscal year is … Read more

What Cramer is watching Monday — Snap cuts, chip stock reset, financials slashed

What I’m looking at July 25, 2022 Still downgrading Snap (SNAP), this time Wolfe Research and Morgan Stanley. How could they be so wrong? Is it winner take all, losers take none, versus Club holdings Alphabet ‘s (GOOGL) Google and Facebook parent Meta Platforms (META)? SNAP down 2% in the premarket after 39% plunge Friday. … Read more

Facebook’s stumbling ad business at the center of Big Tech earnings

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters It’s earnings palooza week for Big Tech, with the four most valuable U.S. companies plus Meta all reporting quarterly results. Alphabet and Microsoft kick off the action on Tuesday, with Apple and Amazon wrapping things up on Thursday. … Read more

FaZe Clan goes public in $725 million SPAC, a deal for creator economy

Digital entertainment and esports brand FaZe Clan began trading on the Nasdaq Wednesday after completing a SPAC merger in a deal valued at $725 million, a big step for creator economy companies to be publicly traded. FaZe Clan is an online media company made up of 93 members, consisting primarily of esports competitors and content … Read more

Activision Blizzard workers forming second union before Microsoft deal

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 8, 2022, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images News | Getty Images A group of software testers at Activision Blizzard have formed the company’s second union in the months before Microsoft is expected to close its … Read more

Google and Chevron invest in nuclear fusion startup TAE Technologies

Michl Binderbauer, CEO of TAE Technologies Photo courtesy TAE Technologies Google and Chevron are part of a $250 million funding raise announced Tuesday for TAE Technologies, a nuclear fusion startup with an unconventional strategy. Nuclear fusion is often referred to as the “holy grail” of clean energy because it would be a way to generate … Read more

What Cramer is watching Wednesday — recession or Fed winning, and broad fintech cuts

What I am looking at July 6, 2022 Was Micron (MU) the first time we saw a stock rally after a forecast cut and was that because it sold at only 5 times earnings? If rates falling are a sign of a recession why is the most sensitive section to recession, the homebuilders, climbing? Or … Read more