Technology Stocks

Mastercard beats profit estimates on resilient spending

  • January 26, 2023 05:04 AM PST | Reuters
 Mastercard beats profit estimates on resilient spending

287 Jan 26 (Reuters) - Mastercard Inc on Thursday reported a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter as resilient spending volumes helped the payments company cushion the blow from higher

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Jan 26

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Jan 26

  • January 25, 2023 10:15 PM PST | Reuters

Jan 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. - Just over two years after

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Tesla will invest $3.6B in Nevada truck factory expansion

Tesla will invest $3.6B in Nevada truck factory expansion

  • January 25, 2023 09:09 PM PST | APNEWS

Tesla says it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand manufacturing capabilities in Nevada and is confident growing software-related profits will keep margins higher than any other automaker

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Tesla reports record income; confirms Nevada truck expansion

Tesla reports record income; confirms Nevada truck expansion

  • January 25, 2023 08:51 PM PST | APNEWS

Tesla says it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand manufacturing capabilities in Nevada and is confident growing software-related profits will keep margins higher than any other automaker

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Twitter, ad verification firms team up to give advertisers tweet-level analysis

Twitter, ad verification firms team up to give advertisers tweet-level analysis

  • January 25, 2023 07:59 PM PST | Reuters

(Adds details) Jan 25 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc will team up with digital ad verification companies Integral Ad Science and DoubleVerify Holdings Inc to provide advertisers tweet-level analysis on

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Accel, Tiger Global mull exiting India's Flipkart in $1.5 bln stake sale - ET

Accel, Tiger Global mull exiting India's Flipkart in $1.5 bln stake sale - ET

  • January 25, 2023 07:25 PM PST | Reuters

(Adds background) Jan 26 (Reuters) - Private equity firms Accel and Tiger Global, two early backers of Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, are in talks to sell their remaining stake in the company to

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Accel, Tiger Global mull exiting India's Flipkart in $1.5 bln stake sale - ET

Accel, Tiger Global mull exiting India's Flipkart in $1.5 bln stake sale - ET

  • January 25, 2023 07:07 PM PST | Reuters

(Adds details from ET report) Jan 26 (Reuters) - Private equity firms Accel and Tiger Global, two early backers of Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, are in talks to sell their remaining stake in the

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Accel, Tiger Global May Exit Flipkart In $1.5 Bln Share Sale - ET

Accel, Tiger Global May Exit Flipkart In $1.5 Bln Share Sale - ET

  • January 25, 2023 06:32 PM PST | Reuters

Jan 25 (Reuters) - * ACCEL, TIGER GLOBAL MAY EXIT FLIPKART IN $1.5B SHARE SALE - ET Source text: https://bit.ly/3Jyrr1x

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Meta's social media apps back up after brief outage, Downdetector says

Meta's social media apps back up after brief outage, Downdetector says

  • January 25, 2023 06:26 PM PST | Reuters

(Recasts with details) Jan 25 (Reuters) - Meta Platforms Inc's social media apps appeared to be back up after facing a brief disruption in the United States on Wednesday, data on outage tracking

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Meta advertisers brush off Trump's potential return

Meta advertisers brush off Trump's potential return

  • January 25, 2023 06:09 PM PST | Reuters

By Sheila Dang and Katie Paul Jan 25 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump's potential return to Meta Platform's Facebook and Instagram is unlikely to change how advertisers spend money with

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Tesla says its 4Q profit rose 59%, expects strong demand

Tesla says its 4Q profit rose 59%, expects strong demand

  • January 25, 2023 05:28 PM PST | APNEWS

Tesla has posted record net income for the fourth quarter of last year, and the company predicted that additional software-related profits will keep its margins higher than any other automaker

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Frequently Asked Questions

The technology sector is comprised of various companies from software developers, telecommunication service providers, semiconductor manufacturers, etc. Some of the dominant and impressive names in the sector are: Apple Inc. (AAPL) Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Meta Platforms, Inc. (FB) Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Various investors have shown interest in the technology stocks, given the growth potential of the companies. From mobile devices, digital services, to high-end GPUs for gaming, crypto mining, technology is providing all the services that are now necessary for our daily life. Pros of technology stocks Various growing companies offer higher returns. Even though the risks cuts both ways, many fast-growing firms in the technology sector offer to boost returns in a low-interest-rate environment. Secondly, technology companies are continuously evolving. The companies are going through developments and innovations considering the requirements in the market and to stay ahead of their competitors. Meanwhile, technology companies hold a significant place in the indexes. For instance, over 20% of the S&P 500 index is comprised of technology companies and the performance of the sector somehow controls the overall performance of the indexes. Cons of technology stocks Most technology companies tend to pay minimal dividends, generally below 2%. The risks are also higher, meaning, various companies that have already experienced robust growth may decline in the coming days as the investors shift their focus towards other sectors or smaller companies.

There are many technology investors in the US. Some of the top investors and venture capitalists in the US among them include: Y Combinator 500 Startups Intel Capital Sequoia Capital Goldman Sachs Atlas Venture Salesforce Ventures Microsoft Techstars SV Angel

Various technology companies have made headlines in recent years. However, as per Nasdaq 100 Index, the top technology companies according to market capitalization are: Apple Inc. (AAPL) Apple is one of the world’s largest technology companies. Its products include smartphones, computers, software, etc. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Microsoft is a leading technology company based in Redmond, Washington. It sells software, electronic goods, and other related products. Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Alphabet Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and is the parent company of Google. It is a conglomerate technology firm with various business interests.