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 Amazon.com, 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.

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8 Catalysts That Are Moving Amazon Stock

The technology sector is off to a bumpy start to 2018, including e-commerce giant Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN). Quarter after quarter, Amazon continues to put up impressive growth numbers. Despite concerns over the stock’s valuation, Amazon’s aggressive expansion, unique market positioning and ability to disrupt new industries have consistently propelled its stock to new highs. However,…