Boston, MA, 02/25/2014 (usastockreport) – Even after posting a better quarterly results in the last quarter, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) does not appear to draw as much attention as its competitor Facebook do. The shares of the microblogging company are not finding positivity in the market as they constantly close below. Twitter is also lacking in terms of its users count, which is not expected to touch Facebook’s record of 200 million users soon. In this scenario, the eyes are set on its ad revenue to counterbalance the other weaknesses but Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) disappoints here as well. Twitter’s operating costs jumped 170% as compared to the previous year on account of a large spend on research and development related to ads. In a nutshell, the company has a long way to go in order to regain its lost brand image among users and investors.
Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has closed yet another deal and this time it is buying cloud management data management platform (DMP), BlueKai. This is Oracle’s second acquisition in the last two months, where it acquired cloud marketing automation software vendor Responsys. According to Business Insider, Oracle has bought BlueKai for a consideration of $400 million. Forbes mentioned that the BlueKai’s revenue in 2013 was $64 million and it is considered as a rival to Adobe’s Audience Manager DMP. While Constellation Research’s Ray Wang opines that the acquisition fills a major gap in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)’s portfolio.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) traded down on Monday as the reports emerge about a potential risk of closure of its inefficient nuclear plants. Presently, Exelon’s Clinton and Quad Cities plant located in Illinois are posed with potentially high risk of being closed down. The industry leaders in the U.S. have issued warnings that some nuclear plants may have to be closed down as they lack viability due to lower electricity prices, headstrong competition from cheap gas and other political factors.