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Recent Market Sell Off

By Faisal Laljee

The recent market sell off that has seen the Dow Jones go from 10,700 to 10,100 is a little more than a mere regulation pull back. Attempted bounces and recoveries have failed and I can’t say I am surprised. The economy shows little signs of recovery, and credit remains tight. Housing market has not... »

Los Angeles gets GMail

By Faisal Laljee

The city of Los Angeles today signed a 5-year $7.25 million deal with Google to move all their 30,000 city email accounts online to Gmail. For those that have questioned Google’s “Give it Away Free” approach, here is yet another way they make money, but remain consumer friendly. If you are wondering this contract... »

Android’s Impact on Google’s future

By Faisal Laljee

In a short period of time, Google‘s mobile operating platform, Android, which competes with Windows Mobile, Apple‘s iPhone OS, Symbian and Palm OS has garnered plenty of attention and accolades. As was the case when Apple’s App Store was launched some 15 months ago now, Android’s Market, which is Google’s version of Apple’s App... »

Redefining Search and Search Engines

By Faisal Laljee

As internet consumers, we are used to the terms “Google it”, “I will Facebook you” or “Tweet”. But when it comes to Search, one immediately thinks of Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and in some rare cases, Ask.com. Indeed when reports of search market share are released each month, Google seems to be gaining the ground... »

Google’s Android will become the default Mobile Platform

By Faisal Laljee

Google’s Android OS is the hottest ever OS for mobile devices. In fact, over a handful of Android devices (some say as high as 20) are slated to launch this year alone from HTC, Sony, Samsung, and even Garmin. I have said this before but I truly believe that Android will be the single... »

Top Stocks to Buy in 2009 Part 3

By Faisal Laljee

Get Cramer’s best stock picks & his latest bestseller FREE. To learn how, CLICK HERE I realize this post is a couple of months late. Markets have rallied over 30% since March 9th, which was the lowest point in US equity markets in over 12 years. So I apologize to those that follow this... »

Take Profits on Google

By Faisal Laljee

Google reports earnings after the market close today, a report that has been highly anticipated by the investing public. Gearing up for this earnings release, analysts have both lowered and upped their estimates. Regardless of what happens, I believe that prudent investors should take some profits considering that the stock has run up over... »

Don’t Buy What You Don’t Understand

By Faisal Laljee

A friend of mine asked me recently: “Would do you think of Citibank’s stock. I understand the current situation of the finance sector, but what do you think of Citibank?” This is not the first time someone has asked me. A cousin of mine told me he bought Citibank at $5 and I told... »

Growth in Digital Marketing and How to Benefit from it

By Faisal Laljee

The economy has affected all sectors of the world economy and there is not a single area that has not felt the pain. Retail, autos, health-care, finance, non-profit, government, manufacturing, services, consumer staples – all have suffered in some form or another. One of the areas hit hardest is Media. Anyone affiliated with media... »

Top 5 Life Changing Events in 2008 – The Year That Was

By Faisal Laljee

We still have one month left in the year, and while there could be a melt-down or two yet, 2008 will certainly go down in the annals of history as one of the most brutal, most controversial and certainly the most interesting year that we will ever have seen in our life times. If... »

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