Spotify just added a new platform for its streaming services ahead of the Spotify IPO date…
According to an Aug. 4 TechCrunchreport, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) will add a Spotify app to the new Xbox One X, slated to debut this November.
Spotify has been available on rival PlayStation 4 since 2015, so why has it taken so long for Microsoft to add an app for the streaming service to its network?
MSFT offers its own music service, Groove Music, which launched in 2012.
According to TechCrunch, keeping Spotify out of its platform may not have significantly contributed to Grooves user growth. It could also cost Microsoft sales if users are deciding between an Xbox and a PlayStation.
Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.
Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: Shopify Inc.(SHOP)
- [By John Ballard]
Less than 10% of retail sales in the U.S. take place online, and the worldwide retail market is estimated to be well over $20 trillion.These numbers spell big opportunity for top e-commerce companies like PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).
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Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) is an ecommerce platform and hosting company providing the websites and tools for small businesses. The company and its customers might not have the financial capital for access to fast lanes in a post-neutral internet.
- [By Brian Withers]
If investors want to tap into the growing trend of e-commerce and diversify their portfolio beyond Amazon, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) make the shortlist. Shopify is more a pick-and-shovelplay, as the company hasbuilt a powerful back office platform that essentially enables entrepreneursto run an e-commerce business from their phone. Etsy is a pure play marketplace that focuses on serving the creative entrepreneur. These two companies had similar revenue in 2016, were both started in almost the same year (Etsy 2005, Shopify 2006), and are in the business of helping product-selling entrepreneurs connect to buyers online. Let’s take a deeper dive into these two companies and see which is the better buy.
Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)
- [By Lisa Levin]
ShoreTel Inc (NASDAQ: SHOR) shares shot up 28 percent to $7.47. Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ: MITL) announced plans to acquire Shortel for $7.50 per share in cash.
Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA) aren’t the only two players in the credit card and electronic payments space, but they are the biggest and best-known. Both Visa and MasterCard have extended their reach across the globe, and both have high expectations in their trajectories for future growth. Yet after a big push in the stock market that has sent both of these financial stocks to all-time highs, investors need to know which of the two leaders in the card industry is more deserving of their attention. Let’s take a closer look at Visa and MasterCard, comparing them using several different metrics to see which company’s shares are the better buy.
- [By Brian Feroldi, Dan Caplinger, Rich Duprey, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]
In order to point you in the right direction, we asked a team of Fools to highlight a dividend stock that they feel is a great stock for a beginner. Read on to see why they picked AT&T (NYSE:T),Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL),Anheuser-Busch InBev(NYSE:BUD), Mastercard(NYSE:MA), andJPMorgan Chase(NYSE:JPM).
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These are the top 5 holdings of Night Owl Capital Management, LLCVisa Inc (V) – 231,674 shares, 10.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.42%Mastercard Inc (MA) – 167,458 shares, 9.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.37%Alphabet Inc (GOOG) – 18,613 shares, 8.13% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.05%Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) – 15,674 shares, 7.32% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.17%The Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) – 6,970 shares,