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LinkedIn’s Revenue Is STILL Growing Like Crazy (LNKD)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/linkedins-revenue-is-still-growing-like-crazy-2012-8

For nearly two years, LinkedIn has posted more than 80 percent year-over-year growth in revenue.

That continued this quarter, when it posted an 88 percent increase in revenue from $121 million to $228 million year-over-year in the second quarter this year.

Even after going public, LinkedIn is still managing to pull off more than 80 percent year-over-year growth every quarter, and it consistently beats analyst estimates.

Its growth in revenue has slowed over the past several quarters, but, still — 88 percent is nothing to complain about.

Here’s the full chart:

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 news No Comments

More People Have Mobile Phones Than Electricity Or Drinking Water (AAPL, GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-putting-global-mobile-in-context-2012-4

How big is mobile? Really big. This slide from analyst Chetan Sharma shows that mobile is the most pervasive technology ever invented.

As you can see, mobile has deeper penetration than electricity and safe drinking water.

chart of the day, putting global mobile in context, april 2012

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 news No Comments

The Most Remarkable Instagram Chart You’ll See

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-increase-in-downloads-and-twitter-shares-2012-4

This chart plots both how many times Instagram has been downloaded, in gray, and how often it has been used to share photos over Twitter, in red.

Look at how, moving left to right, the red bars extend away from the gray bars.

Know what that means?

It means, in the words of the Distimo analyst who put together the chart, that “the average number of shares per users are increasing.”

That’s profound: The app isn’t just getting more popular, it is becoming a more important part of its users’ lives. 

chart of the day, Increase In Downloads And Twitter Shares, april 2012

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 news No Comments

The Only Two Smartphone Companies That Matter (AAPL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-smartphone-shipments-2012-4

There are only two smartphone companies that matter: Samsung and Apple.

This chart shows preliminary smartphone shipment estimates for Q1 from analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco. As you can see, it’s a two horse race. Everyone else is irrelevant.

chart of the day, smartphone shipments, april 2012

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 news No Comments

SanDisk makes 128-gigabit flash chip, crams three bits per cell, takes afternoon off

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/22/sandisk-makes-128-gigabit-flash-chip-crams-three-bits-per-cell/

SanDisk has developed a chip that earns it membership in the exclusive 128-gigabit club. Not content with simply matching the Micron / Intel effort, SanDisk and its partner Toshiba claim their new memory uses 19- rather than 20-nanometer cells in the production process. Shrinking the size is one thing, but SanDisk’s new chips also use its X3 / three-bit technology. Most memory stores just two bits per cell; cramming in another means fewer cells, less silicon, more savings, cheaper memory, happier geeks. Analyst Jim Handy estimates that the price per gigabyte for the tri-bit breed of flash could be as low as 28 cents, compared to 35 for the Micron / Intel equivalent. Full details in the not-so-compact press release after the break.

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 news No Comments

A Truly Embarrassing Chart For Wall Street Stock Analysts

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-chart-shows-why-wall-street-stock-ratings-are-a-joke-2012-2


Only five percent of ratings on companies in the S&P 500 are sell ratings.

That’s right: 95 percent of ratings tell investors to hold or buy and only 5 percent say you should sell.

The following chart comes from FactSet via Cullen Roche:

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Henry Blodget recently offered a few reasons why you rarely see sell ratings:

  • Most stocks–especially growth stocks–generally trend up over the long haul, so saying SELL often means betting against the odds and/or making a short-term timing call.
  • Stocks with excellent fundamentals don’t often go down just because they’re “expensive”–instead, they just get more expensive. So saying “SELL” based solely on valuation often sets the analyst up to be wrong.
  • The lack of SELL ratings makes SELL ratings sound like a complete condemnation of the company, to the point where it seems the analyst has a vendetta against it. The more polite way to tell people to sell, most folks on Wall Street whisper, is to say “hold”–or just ignore the stock altogether.
  • The issuance of a SELL rating often drives a stock down, hurting investors who own it. These investors will not usually say “thank you.” Instead, they’ll want your head.
  • Most investors are long-only, meaning they can only buy stocks, not short them. Thus, “SELL” ratings are only useful to hedge funds and investors who already own stocks.
  • Most companies refuse to talk to analysts who hit them with SELL ratings, thus reducing the analyst’s ability to gather information about the company.

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