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June 26, 2014
13:11 EDTSFTBF, YHOO, BABAAlibaba spent over $6B on M&A last year, WantChinaTimes says
Alibaba (BABA) spent $6.4B on mergers and acquisitions last year, Chinese-language Economic Information Daily.reported, according to WantChinaTimes. Yahoo (YHOO) and Softbank (SFTBF) continue to be significant shareholders in Alibaba.Reference Link
News For BABA;YHOO;SFTBF From The Last 14 Days
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August 18, 2015
12:27 EDTBABAStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
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11:34 EDTSFTBFSprint rises on plans to abandon two-year contracts
Sprint shares are higher this morning after the company's chief executive officer said that the carrier plans to move away from two-year contracts. WHAT'S NEW: In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the company will stop offering two-year contracts by the end of 2015 in favor of a "smartphone lease" model. Sprint began offering a lease option last year, The Journal noted, and Claure said the carrier is planning to move entirely to that model by the end of the year. As part of its shift, Sprint yesterday unveiled iPhone Forever, a new leasing plan that starts at $22 per month for an iPhone. WHAT'S NOTABLE: In a similar move earlier this month, Sprint rival Verizon (VZ) said it would drop phone subsidies and two-year contracts for new customers. T-Mobile (TMUS), another market rival, abandoned contracts over two years ago, leaving AT&T (T) as the only major U.S. carrier still offering to subsidize new smartphone purchases. Separately, Softbank (SFTBF), Sprint's primary stakeholder, disclosed last week that it increased its holdings in the company to approximately 80%, though the company said it does not plan for its stake in the carrier to exceed 85%. Meanwhile, a study released Tuesday by RootMetrics, an independent company that evaluates wireless networks, shows that Sprint is improving its network, having solidified third place nationally in overall performance, surpassing T-Mobile for the second consecutive six-month stretch. PRICE ACTION: Sprint is up 7c, or 1.52%, to $4.67 in morning trading.
09:39 EDTBABAActive equity options trading on open
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07:41 EDTBABAAlibaba strengthens Suning Commerce cooperation with e-commerce moves
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06:36 EDTBABAHuayi sells $560M in shares to group including Alibaba, Tencent, Variety reports
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06:08 EDTSFTBF, BABAeBay expected to announce sale of some of Snapdeal stake, Re/code reports
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August 17, 2015
19:29 EDTYHOOFacebook tests expanded blog capabilities, CNET says
Facebook (FB) is testing an expanded version of its "notes" feature, allowing users to include large background photos in the blog-like service, reports CNET. The new look puts the service more in line with Yahoo's (YHOO) Tumblr blogging platform, said the report, and a Facebook spokesperson remarked that the test aims to "make it easier for people to create and read longer-form stories on Facebook." Reference Link
16:00 EDTBABAOptions Update; August 17, 2015
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13:34 EDTYHOOBuzzFeed and Yahoo Japan in JV, FT reports
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13:11 EDTBABAAlibaba unlikely to make competing offer for zulily, say Baird
zulily (ZU) shareholder Alibaba (BABA) is unlikely to make a competing takeover bid for the online retailer, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian tells investors in a research note. Alibaba, which upped its stake in zulily to 9% in May, likely views the company as an investment rather than a vehicle to enter the U.S. market, Sebastian argues. This morning, Liberty Interactive (QVCA) announced it had reached an agreement to acquire zulily for $18.75 per share or $2.4B. The analyst sees strategic benefits from the deal. Increased takeover activity in the small-cap internet space could support the valuations of the remaining independents, including ChannelAdvisor (ECOM), Yelp (YELP), Groupon (GRPN), Angie's List (ANGI) and RetailMeNot (SALE), Sebastian writes. Shares of zulily are soaring 47% to $18.50 following the takeover agreement.
09:38 EDTBABAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC MU NFLX TWTR HUN TSLA BABA MSFT
August 16, 2015
18:36 EDTBABAAlibaba offering exclusive deals to lure brands from JD.com, WSJ says
Last April, Alibaba's (BABA) Jack Ma promised Fast Retailing Co. CEO Tadashi Yanai that Alibaba would deliver increased traffic to the company's brands if it reduced its association with JD.com (JD), and the company has only accelerated its use of such exclusivity agreements since then, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the discussions. Haoyu Shen, CEO of JD's JD Mall told the Journal, "We are concerned [about the agreements]... We don't think it's in the brand's interest to do that." Reference Link
August 14, 2015
16:57 EDTBABASoros gives quarterly update on stakes, increases Facebook position
NEW STAKES: Time Warner Cable (TWC), Schwab (SCHW), Alcoa (AA), NRG Energy (NRG), and Pacira (PCRX). INCREASED STAKES: Facebook (FB), Monsanto (MON), Nextera (NEE), Qunar (QUNR), and Rovi (ROVI). DECREASED STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), General Motors (GM), Motorola Solutions (MSI), EQT Corp (EQT), and Noble Energy (NBL). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Cenovus (CVE), Kite Pharma (KITE), Tempur Sealy (TPX), CF Industries (CF), and Suncor Energy (SU).
16:37 EDTBABAAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes, takes stake in Apple
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16:16 EDTBABAStocks end week higher after China rattles market with currency moves
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16:00 EDTBABAOptions Update; August 14, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 4c to 16 Option volume leaders: AAPL FB BAC MU NFLX TWTR HUN TSLA BABA MSFT RAD CSCO JCP AMZN SUNE
14:49 EDTBABAAlphaOne Capital's Dan Niles says has been 'nibbling' on Baidu, Alibaba
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11:39 EDTBABAAlibaba and Tencent invests in CMC smart-TV company Whaley Tech, Deadline says
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09:37 EDTBABAActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL TWTR FB NFLX TSLA QIHU JCP BABA BP
06:48 EDTBABAAlibaba plans to invest $10M in Sina Sports, South China Morning Post reports
Alibaba is planning to invest $10M in Sina Sports, which is expected spun off its parent and listed in Hong Kong.The South China Morning Post reports. Reference Link
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