Rakuten bought Viber for $900 million to get into the messaging space and more effectively compete against Line. The deal shows just how important the messaging space is for the world of mobile, but Viber is likely not going to be a big player in the space.
More buybacks won't help Apple's stock price. It will take mega-hit products and using the cash for M&A to really help the stock.
Real Money's Eric Jackson says Microsoft is still Bill Gates' company, and he will select Satya Nadella.
Real Money's Eric Jackson thinks the Alibaba Group IPO could have a major effect on Amazon.
Apple makes phenomenal products but its stock is flat because it hit the top of the S-curve.
While Marissa Mayer deserves criticism for hiring and firing Henrique De Castro and bungling millions in a severance package, it's important to keep this mistake in context of all the good she's brought to shareholders.
Perhaps Apple decided it could develop a better product than bolt on Nest's hardware and software.
The year didn't start well for Yahoo! but it has ended better than most analysts expected.
It won't be another year where the S&P is up 30%, but it will still get to 2,100.
What are going to be the big hits and misses of 2014?