With almost 650 million users from all corners of the world, Twitter is the second most popular social networking platform around, right after Facebook. The success of Twitter has constantly gone up over the past few years, this is why approximately 135,000 new users have decided to create Twitter accounts on a daily basis. Part of Twitter’s success is given by the numerous website updates regarding both the looks of the site and the functionalities, which were designed to constantly improve the user experience. Nevertheless, tech companies have released over 15 different technologies over the past four years, and since the tech stocks are on the rise again, some say that Twitter is surely at risk of being “undermined” by these new technologies.
Do These Technologies Truly Pose A Threat For Twitter?
Before rushing to any conclusions, it must be said that these technologies are still in their incipient stages and they do need time and effort in order to grow – unless they are some innovative technologies that will literally become popular over the night. One thing is for sure, though: social media does play a crucial role in our lives, and Twitter and Facebook are surely the ones to have taken over the social media industry lately. It is a known fact that when it comes to social media networking platforms, these websites are constantly changing and evolving to address the needs of the customers – for instance, MySpace used to be the biggest Internet sensation a few years ago and now, people barely use it given the fact that they have focused on more efficient and more targeted social media networks such as the ones mentioned above.
Twitter is surely a very solid network, but nobody can predict whether or not it will still rise to the expectations of its users in the next decade, especially since the revenues of Twitter are somewhat modest compared to those of the largest companies such as Google or Facebook. On the other hand, another aspect that shows just how unstable Twitter can get is the fact that the price of its shares has doubled before they eventually settled at $45.
A Closer Look At The Top 5 Technology Released In The United Kingdom
As mentioned above, there were tens of technologies released from 2010 until now, but 5 of them stand out from the rest. The purpose of listing the following technologies is to only help readers make an idea about them, not to offer any advice as to whether they should invest in them.
With a price to earnings ratio of 18.38 and a total profit of over 50 million pounds by the end of 2012, CSR is undoubtedly one of the most notable technology stocks to be released lately. Basically, this is a software provider that develops wireless and Bluetooth technology for a wide array of industries, from the music industry to the automobile field. The purpose of CSR is to constantly improve user experience and to make sure that they get the best out of their electronics – if you have any wireless or Bluetooth-enabled device, then the innovative CSR technology may benefit you. One of the reasons why CSR has become so popular is because the number of electronics that have the wireless/Bluetooth feature enabled has sky-rocketed lately, mainly due to the fact that this feature is very convenient and easy to use at the same time.
With a price to earnings ratio of little over 21 and a total profit of 13 million pounds by the end of 2012, Dialight is yet another popular technology in the United Kingdom. Basically, this company specializes in commercializing LED systems (light emitting diodes) to a variety of companies. The benefits of LED lighting are very well-known: these lights are very energy-efficient and they will help you save a lot of money while being environmentally-conscious at the same time. Besides this, LEDs often last for decades before you need to replace them and this is why the sales of LED lighting products has increased across different companies from the industrial space.
With an price to earnings ratio of no less than 221.5 yet with a recent profit of only 300,000 pounds by the end of May 2013, Filtronic is also a popular UK technology. It was listed back in 2005 and it specializes in wireless communication products and systems. Nowadays, Filtronic usually markets most of its products to mobile phone network operations and, according to the impressive price-to-earnings ratio mentioned above, it is safe to say that it does have a significant growth potential that could go sky-high in the next few years.
The price to earnings ratio is actually a negative one as the company has recorded a PTE of -277.35 and instead of making a profit, it has actually lost no less than 8 million pounds by the end of 2012. WANdisco specializes in data storage solutions for the software industry – basically, it provides data storage services that allow users to upload, access and constantly back-up their information from virtually anywhere in the world. These services are, of course, charged accordingly.
In spite of its significant loss and the negative p/e ratio, investors to believe in WANdisco’s ability to generate profits in the near future, even though the company is only one year old. Nevertheless, it is a known fact that the use of cloud storage has increased lately, due to the numerous advantages of this type of service – this is exactly why the profits of WANdisco are expected to go up as well.
5. Oxford Instruments
Last, but surely not least, Oxford Instruments is another popular technology with an encouraging p/e ratio of 36.37 and a recent profit of no less than 22 million pounds by the end of March 2012. Like the name suggests, Oxford Instruments has been released by the reputable Oxford University and its purpose is to design various products used in the research industry – for instance, Oxford Instruments is known to have creating the world’s very first commercial MRI scanner.
In addition to this, the company has also created other state-of-the-art equipments and tools that are used all around the world, and it is currently looking forward to expand their technological and scientific research abilities even further.