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January 31, 2014
08:46 EDTGS, TGT, IBM, BLK, JOSB, RDC, BX, LNVGY, MW, MSFT, GOOG, TWTROn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap
WSJ: BlackRock (BLK) reduced Spanish, Italian sovereign bond holdings...Twitter (TWTR) uses Super Bowl to reinforce ad platform...REUTERS: Lenovo (LNVGY) likely to receive regulatory approval for IBM (IBM), Google (GOOG) deals...Blackstone (BX) hired to consider TI Automotive IPO or sale...Target (TGT) representative guarded in U.S. panel briefing...China's JD.com filed for a U.S. listing...BLOOMBERG: Microsoft (MSFT) preparing to name Satya Nadella CEO, may name Thompson chairman...Rowan (RDC) battling out-of-control gas well in Gulf of Mexico...OTHER NEWS: Goldman Sachs (GS) sued by Libya's sovereign wealth fund, FT reports...Men's Wearhouse (MW) could raise bid for Jos. A Bank (JOSB), NY Times reports.
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November 18, 2014
05:29 EDTIBMIBM signs EUR 1B contract with Lufthansa
IBM (IBM) announced that it has signed a seven-year EUR 1B outsourcing contract to deliver IT infrastructure services for the Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKY) and its Group companies. According to the agreement, which is subject in particular to the approval of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board and antitrust authorities, IBM will first optimize the airline's IT processes to increase efficiency, which is expected to generate an estimated cost savings by an average of approximately EUR 70M annually for the Lufthansa Group. This agreement is in line with the terms and conditions as published already in October. As part of the outsourcing agreement, IBM will manage Lufthansa Systems' entire data center operations, help desk and printer services along with individual infrastructure services. Around 1,400 Lufthansa Systems employees will transfer to IBM. Infrastructure services are scheduled to begin from IBM on April 1, 2015. The contract was signed November 15, 2014.
November 17, 2014
16:00 EDTTWTROptions Update; November 17, 2014
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14:21 EDTTGTEarnings Preview: Home Depot shares up over 17% since last earnings report
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12:02 EDTMSFTSAP names new Chief Digital Officer, Chief Marketing Officer
SAP (SAP) announced that Jonathan Becher has been appointed as the company's first Chief Digital Officer to lead the company's new digital business unit with immediate effect. SAP has appointed Maggie Chan Jones as Chief Marketing Officer. Jones, who will join SAP from Level 3 Communications (LVLT), spent seven years at Microsoft (MSFT). She has extensive cloud experience having successfully navigated Microsoft's transition from on premise to a cloud business.
09:36 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading
Active equity options trading according to Track Data: AAPL PBR BHI GILD MU HD AMZN TSLA YHOO FB TWTR
07:52 EDTIBMDepartment of Energy awards $425M for supercomputing technologies
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07:42 EDTTGTTarget looks to put massive breach in rear-view one year later, WSJ says
Encouraging signs are appearing for Target as the company looks to put its massive data breach in the rear view mirror about one year later as it reports earnings this Wednesday, said The Wall Street Journal's "The Week Ahead" column. Target shares are near 2014 highs after analysts have recently reported a pickup in foot traffic at its stores, the article noted. Reference Link
07:28 EDTLNVGYSamsung pushing supply chain to cut OLED panel component prices, DigiTimes says
Samsung Display (SSNLF), which is looking to be price competitive with its own smartphone and has also attracted new customers including Motorola Mobility, Dell and Lenovo (LNVGY) that are developing Samsung Display OLED technology either in smartphones or notebooks, is pushing supply chains, including backlight makers, to lower pricing for components by as much as 30% during Q4, said DigiTimes. Reference Link
06:23 EDTMSFT, GOOGFacebook working on 'Facebook at Work' website, FT reports
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06:10 EDTGOOGGoogle partners with Telstra to test Project Loon in Australia, SMH reports
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November 14, 2014
17:07 EDTGOOGSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:39 EDTIBMBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:26 EDTTWTRNasdaq clear leader as major averages end week higher
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16:01 EDTTWTROptions Update; November 14, 2014
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09:38 EDTMSFT, TWTRActive equity options trading
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09:18 EDTMSFTTyler Technologies signs contract with Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Tyler Technologies (TYL) has signed a contract with the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX, an enterprise resource planning solution with public sector functionality that Tyler Technologies jointly developed with Microsoft (MSFT). The contract includes related professional services, licensing, training and support.
09:05 EDTMSFTNPD says U.S. video game sales down 27% in October, Bloomberg reports
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware and software in October were nearly flat compared to the same month of last year at $790.7M, according to NPD Group, which noted that game sales fell 27% and hardware sales increased 59%, reported Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO). Game console makers include Microsoft (MSFT), Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY). Reference Link
08:15 EDTBXBlackstone may urge U.S. probe to speed sale of Waldorf, NY Post says
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07:44 EDTTGTTarget November volatility elevated at 29 into Q3 and outlook
Target November call option implied volatility is at 29, December is at 21, January is at 16; compared to its 26-week average of 19 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on November 19.
06:00 EDTGOOGGoogle to retire Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2, 2015
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