Tag Archives: Tech

Tech Sector: Bubble Or Not?

Seventeen and a half years ago, on April 1, 2000, we published a piece entitled, “Will the NASDAQ sell-off become a crash?” We have now retrieved that piece from our archives and posted it on our website. Here is the link to the original piece. In preparing that piece in 1999-2000, we evaluated the stock market at the time and made ... Read More »

Tech industry growth boosting local office market, report says

Growth in the technology industry has become a big driver of activity in the local commercial real estate market, according to a new report by CBRE, which ranked Indianapolis fourth for tech-job increases among U.S. cities. The real estate firm’s annual “Tech 30 Report”—which is based on U.S. Department of Labor statistics and the company’s proprietary research—found the tech labor ... Read More »

Chinese tech giant Tencent has surpassed Facebook in market value

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next ... Read More »

San Diego Stands Out For Attracting Tech

San Diego is attracting tech firms from elsewhere, offering an attractive alternative for startups and established firms as they grow into new markets. The area benefits from the lure of a growing economy and high quality of life while still remaining less expensive than some of the traditional tech meccas, a recent JLL report notes. Technology is the top industry for real ... Read More »

Tech ETFs Are Still Driving the Market

Technology stocks and sector-related ETFs have outperformed this year with some technology ETFs posting gains that are more than double those of delivered by the S&P 500. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLK), the largest tech ETF, is outpacing the S&P 500 by a 2-to-1 margin. XLK tries to reflect the performance of the Technology Select Sector Index, which is ... Read More »

China’s Bike-Share Market a Failure of Transparency and Tech

Bluegogo, one of China’s largest bike-share companies, appears on the edge of ruin, with its office empty, debts unpaid and its CEO suddenly absent. The firm, which has raised $58 million and funded moves into Sydney and San Francisco, has outstanding debts of $30m it cannot pay, one insider told Yicai Global. Bluegogo, which has 700,000 bikes in its network, was ... Read More »

Smart TVs, Hard Drives, Fitbit Flex 2, and More Tech Deals This Week

This week we’ve found some great deals on big-screen TVs, wireless routers, headphones for workouts, and much more. If you’re looking for a nice discount on any of these products, read on. Panasonic 40-inch full HD smart LED TV Flipkart is running a two-day promotional sale on select Panasonic products. The 40-inch smart LED TV is a part of the ... Read More »

The World Wide Tech Market is Poised to Explode

Looking back at the last six months, tech industry researchers are confident that the rest of this year and then on into 2018, we will see worldwide purchases of technology hardware and software mainly government and corporate businesses will grow by as much as three percent this year and most likely by four percent next year. The continuing flexibility and ... Read More »

Seattle’s housing market is growing twice as fast as San Francisco’s — signaling a tech exodus

(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle’s housing market is seeing the fastest appreciation in home values in the country, according to the latest data from Zillow Group. The real estate data powerhouse released its September Market Report report Thursday and it shows Seattle’s home price growth is even outpacing Silicon Valley’s. Seattle’s median home value is $455,800, up 12.4 percent from a ... Read More »

Global Tech Market Will Grow By 4% In 2018, Reaching $3 Trillion

By Andrew Bartels, Vice President and Principal Analyst Forrester published its mid-year global tech market outlook for 2017 and 2018. In constant currencies, we project that global purchases of technology software, hardware, and services by businesses and governments will grow by 3.4% in 2017, and by 4% in 2018. Software and tech consulting services spending will see the strongest growth, with ... Read More »