Chris Umiastowski

Chris Umiastowski is a former sell-side equity analyst at Orion Securities and TD Securities. Before that, he was an engineer for Nortel Networks. Chris is co-host of the Mobile Nations Stock Talk podcast. Chris owns stock in Apple as well as Google.

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Being mobile-ready: Google Hangouts will kill every webinar platform out there

Being mobile-ready: Google Hangouts will kill every webinar platform out there

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With what we now know about the pace of mobile broadband penetration and mobile computing power, it’s pretty safe to say that people are going to rely more and more on mobile technology to do their work. And communicating with others is a big part of doing work. Call them what you like, but Internet-based meetings and presentations are a big part of how businesses and entrepreneurs,...

Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Waze reminiscent of when it bought YouTube

Stock Talk: Google's purchase of Waze reminiscent of when it bought YouTube

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The naysayers were wrong in 2006 — is this Google's latest genius move? The rumors turned into official news earlier this week. Google has acquired Waze, a social mapping and navigation company. Most industry pundits are aware of speculation that Apple and Facebook also were interested buyers. Google emerged as the winning bidder. I think this solidifies their position as a forward...

Stock Talk: Why Google's Q3 earnings aren't nearly as bad as you might think

Stock Talk: Why Google's Q3 earnings aren't nearly as bad as you might think

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On Thursday, Google faced the embarrassing situation of seeing its Q3 financial results released prematurely. The stock tanked on the results, and Google asked to have trading stopped temporarily. I’ve already seen one story suggesting that the early release “wiped out $20 billion in valuation.” But let’s get real. The loss has nothing to do with the accidental release. It was someone...

Stock Talk: Google's earnings call, stock split and not a whole lot of Android

Stock Talk: Google's earnings call, stock split and not a whole lot of Android

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Today Google announced its latest set of financial results.  Not too shabby, either. Google's also splitting its stock by way of introducing a new class of shares. It sounds all complicated and stuff, but it’s really no big deal.  I’ll do my best to explain it in plain English for everyone. First let’s look at Google’s results: Google generated $10.65 billion in revenue for the first...