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March 25, 2014
06:04 EDTAKAM, TEFAkamai, Telefonica enter into global content delivery alliance
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) and Telefonica Global Solutions, the global service provider part of Telefonica (TEF), announced a strategic global alliance to deliver Akamai's suite of content delivery network, or CDN, solutions to Telefonica enterprise customers. To further enhance its CDN business, Telefonica Global Solutions is combining Akamai's content delivery platform with its own global IP network to deliver a suite of global CDN and telecom solutions to enterprises. The strategic alliance will initially focus efforts in Spain and Latin America with plans to expand globally. In addition, the companies have formed an innovation steering committee to identify areas of product development and future opportunities, particularly in the fields of media optimization and mobile technologies. As part of the multi-year agreement, Akamai and Telefonica plan to dedicate shared resources across technical support, customer care, marketing and professional services with a goal of providing the best end-user experience.
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August 29, 2014
08:04 EDTTEFTelefonica sees closing deal for GVT by mid-2015
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August 28, 2014
15:13 EDTTEFTelecom Italia says proceeding with Brazil plans after Vivendi decision
Telecom Italia (TI) noted the decision by the Supervisory Board of Vivendi (VIVHY) to enter into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica (TEF) in relation to the sale of GVT. "From the start Telecom Italia has made it clear that it would take a disciplined approach to its strategy in Brazil, in order to maximize the value for all its shareholders. The company continues to pursue its development and investment plans in the country in line with the Groupís 2014-2016 Business Plan, leveraging on TIM Brasilís strong position in the market," Telecom Italia stated.
09:09 EDTTEFVivendi confirms exclusive talks with Telefonica to acquire GVT
Vivendi (VIVHY), as previously disclosed, received binding offers from Telefonica (TEF) on August 4 and 28 and Telecom Italia (TI) on August 28 to acquire GVT. "In the light of the Groupís strategy and in the best interests of its shareholders, the Supervisory Board decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica while emphasizing the relevance and quality of the Telecom Italia offer. The divestment from GVT would allow selling the last telecom company wholly-owned by Vivendi after the disposals of Maroc Telecom and SFR. Telefonicaís offer is considered particularly attractive, generating a capital gain of more than EUR 3B. The other conditions of the offer, limiting to a strict minimum the risk of executing the operation as well as Vivendiís commitments after the sale, are totally in line with Vivendiís objectives. The agreement between Telefonica and Vivendi would allow the development of joint projects in ​​content and media. In addition, if it so wish, Vivendi could become a shareholder in Telecom Italia by exchanging its Brazilian shares for Italian ones. The Telefonica offer best meets the Groupís strategic and financial objectives," Vivendi stated.
06:23 EDTTEFTelefonica submits new offer for Vivendi GVT unit
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06:10 EDTTEFTelecom Italia revises offer for Vivendi's GVT to EUR7B
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August 27, 2014
09:53 EDTAKAMOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Bristol-Myers (BMY) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... ASML (ASML) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Akamai (AKAM) initiated with an Outperform at RW Baird... Concur (CNQR) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... CyrusOne (CONE) initiated with a Neutral at Citigroup... Eli Lilly (LLY) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Garmin (GRMN) initiated with a Neutral at RW Baird... Merck (MRK) initiated with a Hold at Deutsche Bank... NetSuite (N) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Oracle (ORCL) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... Oxford Industries (OXM) initiated with a Buy at Wunderlich... Pfizer (PFE) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... ServiceNow (NOW) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... Workday (WDAY) initiated with a Neutral at DA Davidson... MannKind (MNKD) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... STMicroelectronics (STM) initiated with an Underperform at Credit Suisse... Kirkland's (KIRK) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington.
09:38 EDTTEFTelefonica to contemplate improving GVT offer, WSJ says
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August 26, 2014
16:22 EDTAKAMAkamaiinitiated with an Outperform at RW Baird
Target $71.
15:52 EDTTEFTelecom Italia to offer Vivendi $9.2B for GVT unit, Reuters says
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06:36 EDTTEFTelefonica board mulls increasing GVT offer, Bloomberg says
Telefonica's (TEF) board is aiming to talk about increasing its bid for Vivendi's (VIVHY) GVT division, and could potentially value the business at nearly $10.6B, according to Bloomberg, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. The source noted that the raised offer might be presented prior to Vivendi's upcoming board meeting in two days and before Telecom Italia (TI) finalizes a competitive bid. Reference Link
August 24, 2014
21:56 EDTAKAMB. Riley to hold a tour
Silicon Valley Tech Tour travels throughout Silicon Valley on August 25-27.
August 18, 2014
13:32 EDTTEFTelefonica adds content deal in bid for Vivendi GVT unit, Reuters says
Telefonica (TEF) has added to its bid for Vivendi's (VIVHY) Brazilian broadband telecoms business, GVT, by offering Vivendi a television content-sharing deal, says Reuters. The content-sharing deal offered by Telefonica brings its total offer to approximately $9.4B which is in-line with what Telecom Italia (TI) may counter bid for GVT, added Reuters. Reference Link
August 17, 2014
13:51 EDTTEFTelecom Italia looks to outbid rival for Vivendi's GVT unit, Bloomberg says
Telecom Italia (TI) is preparing to outbid Telefonica (TEF) and offer as much as $9.4B for Vivendiís (VIVHY) Brazilian broadband unit GVT, says Bloomberg. Reference Link

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