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September 1, 2014
12:25 EDTMSFTMicrosoft given deadline to answer antitrust questions in China, WSJ says
China officials have given Microsoft 20 days to answer questions on compatibility and bundling issues with its Windows and Office software, says the Wall Street Journal. Microsoft is currently facing an antitrust probe into its business practices in China, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
August 29, 2014
16:01 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 29, 2014
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07:49 EDTAMZNPublishers claim Amazon used tactics for better contract conditions, AFP says
Amazon is facing backlash from a consortium of Japanese publishers after authors from the U.S. and EU claim that the online company used strong-arm negotiation tactics to obtain better contract conditions, according to Agence France Presse, citing comments from an anonymous publishing source. Reference Link
August 28, 2014
19:36 EDTAMZNGoogle has been developing delivery drones for two years, The Atlantic reports
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12:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com hires Visa executive, Re/code reports
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09:37 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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07:39 EDTAMZNAmazon.com acquisition raises concerns, says Argus
After Amazon (AMZN) agreed to buy privately held video game internet broadcast platform Twitch for about $970M in cash plus the potential for another $100M, Argus thinks that Twitch appears to be a promising start-up that targets a coveted demographic, young men 18-32. However, the firm is concerned about Twitch's profitability and whether Amazon's ROI will justify the purchase price. The firm, however, keeps a $480 price target and Buy rating on Amazon.
07:29 EDTAMZNSamsung says Amazon to begin 4K streaming in October
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07:28 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO to visit China in September, Reuters says
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August 27, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 27, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 26c to 27.89 Option volume leaders: AAPLTWTR TSLA PBR RSH GILD MCD AMZN WFM according to Track Data.
11:50 EDTAMZNAmazon Web Services says Zocalo now generally available
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August 26, 2014
16:02 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 26, 2014
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 27c to 27.69. Option volume leaders: AAPL TSLA TWTR AMZN GILD JNS NFLX according to Track Data.
16:00 EDTAMZNAmazon steps point to digital health entry, VentureBeat says
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13:26 EDTAMZNData suggests Amazon has sold no more than 35K Fire Phones, Guardian reports
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13:09 EDTAMZNAntitrust, breakup fee concerns hinder Google's Twitch acquisition, Forbes says
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09:57 EDTAMZNAmazon Twitch purchase underscores value of Vimeo, says Maxim
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09:35 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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09:01 EDTMSFTElectronic Arts launches Madden NFL 15 on Xbox One, PS4
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07:20 EDTMSFTTablets seen declining, notebooks growing in 2014, DigiTimes says
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06:52 EDTAMZNAmazon.com Twitch deal won't move needle for 3+ years, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray believes that Amazon's acquisition of Twitch.tv makes sense over a 3+ year window, but will not impact the e-commerce company's business before then. The firm thinks that Twitch offers Amazon unique content that attracts very active users. and could help Amazon drive digital download sales over the longer term. Piper keeps an Overweight rating on Amazon.
06:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft's web browser, media player targeted in China probe, Telegraph says
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August 25, 2014
19:58 EDTMSFTRoyalty cap for Nokia, Microsoft deal may be ordered by S. Korea, Bloomberg says
The Fair Trade Commission of South Korea may implement a cap on royalty fees for Nokia (NOK) patents as a condition when they hold a meeting next month to approve the Microsoft (MSFT), Nokia deal, Bloomberg reports, citing the Seoul Economic Daily. Reference Link
16:03 EDTAMZNAmazon acquires Twitch Interactive for approximately $970M
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14:05 EDTAMZNAmazon has agreed to buy videogame site Twitch for more than $1B, WSJ reports
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13:08 EDTAMZNAmazon in late-stage talks to buy Twitch, The Information reports
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12:01 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says Royal Caribbean providing 40K crew members with Windows tablets
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06:18 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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06:00 EDTMSFTMicrosoft readying Chromecast competitor, GigaOM reports
Microsoft (MSFT) is building a competitor to Chromecast (GOOG), GigaOM reports, citing documents filed last week with the FCC. The documents reveal that the streaming dongle will come with an HDMI port, Wi-Fi and a USB connection for power supply. Reference Link
August 24, 2014
21:59 EDTAMZNVMware to hold a conference
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16:46 EDTMSFTChina looks to establish 'homegrown operating system,' Reuters says
China is looking to help its computer technology industry by developing its own "homegrown operating system by October," says Reuters. China's "homegrown operating system" would pose a challenge to imported rivals like Microsoft (MSFT), Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), added Reuters. Reference Link
14:09 EDTAMZN, MSFTAmazon develops ad sales program in challenge to Google and Microsoft, WSJ says
Amazon (AMZN) is developing its own software for placing ads online that may utilize the online retailer's knowledge of millions of Web shoppers, says the Wall Street Journal. Amazon's new ad platform which is called Amazon Sponsored Links may be tested this year and is a potential challenge to Google's (GOOG) and Microsoft's (MSFT) advertising business, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
August 22, 2014
11:59 EDTMSFTGameStop surges after Q2 EPS, revenue beat expectations
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06:07 EDTAMZNAmazon hopes entry-level smartphone could extend ecommerce reach, DigiTimes says
Amazon released its mid-range to high-end Fire Phone in late July as it looks to extend its e-commerce reach, reports DigiTimes Research. Amazon had been in talks with Taiwan-based handset ODMs for the production of entry-level Fire Phones prior to the release of the current Fire Phone. Reference Link
05:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
August 21, 2014
18:22 EDTMSFTSalesforce.com CEO: Microsoft the number one customer of ExactTarget
Says Europe performing beyond expectations. Marc Benioff is speaking on CNBC.
18:01 EDTMSFTSalesforce.com targets $1.1B in cash flow at end of FY15
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12:30 EDTMSFTMicrosoft plans to unveil Windows 9 on September 30, The Verge reports
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12:24 EDTAMZNAmazon.com hired workers for drone delivery program, TechCrunch says
Amazon has hired several technical workers for its Amazon Prime Air project, which involves attempting to set up a program to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less using drones, according to TechCrunch. Among the employees that Amazon has hired for the project are former aerospace engineers, a NASA astronaut, a number of Microsoft researchers and Bing engineers, and the co-founder of Keyhole, the original developer of Google Earth, TechCrunch stated. Reference Link
11:44 EDTMSFTHP hits 52-week high after solid revenue growth, positive analyst commentary
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09:04 EDTMSFTMicrosoft and TracFone announce collaboration
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06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
August 20, 2014
07:58 EDTMSFTBallmer stepping down a positive for Microsoft, says FBR Capital
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06:40 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to launch China e-commerce hub, WantChinaTimes says
Amazon will launch an e-commerce hub in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone at the end of September, according to WantChinaTimes, which cited a report in Chinese-language news agency the Paper. The hub will enable Amazon to bring goods from around the world to China, and to sell China's goods to buyers around the world, WantChinaTimes explained. Reference Link
06:36 EDTMSFTIliad speaks to Google, Microsoft regarding T-Mobile offer, NY Post says
After Iliad's (ILIAF) surprise bid for T-Mobile (TMUS) was rejected, the firm is now in contact with , personnel at Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) about working together to come up with a larger offer for the company, according to the New York Post, citing a "well-placed" source. Reference Link
06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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August 19, 2014
17:14 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:12 EDTMSFTBallmer steps down from Microsoft board, sees holding shares
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11:25 EDTMSFTHTC unveils the HTC One for Windows
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06:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
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August 18, 2014
16:00 EDTAMZNOptions Update; August 18, 2014
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13:12 EDTMSFTMicrosoft getting ready to launch Chromebook challengers, 9to5Google says
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09:35 EDTAMZNActive equity options trading on open
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