Coca-Cola Stock Works Its Magic Once Again

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) once again demonstrated its ability to masterfully navigate a difficult environment and deliver earnings and revenue numbers that beat Wall Street expectations. Despite ongoing weakness in the North American beverage sales environment, Coca-Cola relied on pricing power and new products to drive its business in the fourth quarter.

Netflix Piques Interest With Spending Spree

The Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) philosophy has always been to spend first and ask questions later. Netflix’s latest big investment announced this week is a new $300 million five-year contract with Hollywood producer Ryan Murphy, but Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews of the acquisition.

Google Launches Its Built-In Chrome Ad Blocker

The largest online advertising company in the world is taking a big step to block the most annoying and invasive ads. On Thursday, Alphabet Inc (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) subsidiary Google rolled out its latest update for Chrome internet browser, which will include a built-in ad blocker for the first time.

Facebook Scrambles to Catch Up in Smart Speakers

Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will reportedly be joining, Inc. (AMZN), Alphabet, Inc (GOOG, GOOGL) and Apple, Inc. (AAPL) in an increasingly crowded smart speaker market as soon as this summer. According to a new report by DigiTimes, industry experts say Facebook plans to launch its Aloha and Fiona smart speakers by July.

Chipotle Gets It Right With a New CEO

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) has hired former Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol to be its new CEO, and investors are optimistic that Niccol could be the man to finally fix Chipotle. Chipotle stock was up 11.8 percent on Wednesday morning on hopes that Niccol can repeat the success he had while head of Taco Bell.