- Listen to Microsoft Sam sing 'The Piña Colada Song'(27 Nov 2014 05:27:00)
- [$$] Wal-Mart Makes Cuts in China(27 Nov 2014 01:54:26)
- In Response To Azure Outages, Amazon Has Its Day Of Doom--AWS Cloudfront Suffers Global Issue[at Forbes] - A week or two ago the cloud world groaned when Microsoft Azure suffered an extended global outage. Amazon Web Services (AWS), realizing that outages happen to everyone, wisely chose not to rub salt into Microsoft's wounds and didn't make use of the outage for marketing purposes. That would today appear to(27 Nov 2014 01:26:00)
- iPad Sales Slump As Android Tablets Soar[at Forbes] - There have been a number of signs that the rush of sales on the iPad was slowing, but data from IDC today puts the retail success of Apple's tablet into an interesting position. The analyst's numbers suggest that total iPad sales in 2014 will be down by 12.7%, a drop that is at odds with the growth of the tablet market by 7.2%.(27 Nov 2014 01:24:00)
- 'Smash Bros.' off to fast start; Wii U sales impact unknown(27 Nov 2014 00:18:00)
- What slowdown? Smartphone shipments at record high(27 Nov 2014 00:02:37)
- Celebrities Show Off Their Beats In Apple's New Ad(26 Nov 2014 23:57:58)
- SolarWinds Acquisition Spree Expected To Keep Going(26 Nov 2014 23:20:00)
- Music Technology Gifts That Will Sing This Holiday[at Investor's Business Daily] - Everyone loves music, which is why music-oriented tech products make such great gifts. Here are gift suggestions that will help those on your list get onto "The Voice" or "American Idol." ...(26 Nov 2014 23:20:00)
- Final Glance: Computer companies(26 Nov 2014 23:02:49)
The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is the main US index, and the largest index in the world. It is used as a global barometer for the world markets. All major investment funds, hedge funds, and investment portfolios are benchmarked again the S&P 500.
It is comprised of the 500 largest US companies, and a significant portion of the overall the United States of America’s market capitalization. The index is not based on any one sector, so it is seen as the best overall signal of the US market.
The index is free-floating and capitalization-weighted, and broken down into individual market sectors; consumer non-cyclical, consumer cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, basic materials and utilities.