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May 21, 2014
07:50 EDTRFMD, MSFT, TLCM, MCHP, MU, TWC, T, TU, CREE, ADI, BRCMJPMorgan to hold a conference
Technology, Media & Telecom Conference to be held in Boston on May 19-21 with webcasted company presentations to begin on May 21 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted.Webcast Link
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April 15, 2015
18:36 EDTTWCNetflix CEO says company looking for FCC to block Comcast/Time Warner deal
Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings reiterated that the FCC should block the Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger. Comment provided during Q1 earnings interview.
17:36 EDTMUMicron shares trade lower by 1% after SanDisk Q1 results
15:05 EDTMUEarnings Watch: SanDisk to report Q1 results after lowering revenue guidance
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10:36 EDTTWCBofA/Merrill U.S. credit analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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09:32 EDTTUTELUS to invest in new infrastructure in British Columbia through 2018
TELUS intends to invest $4B in new infrastructure and facilities across its home province of British Columbia through 2018, including $1B this year alone. When combined with operational expenses, this will bring TELUS' total investment in British Columbia over the next four years to $11.5B. By the end of 2018, TELUS will have invested more than $47B in British Columbia since 2000 to extend the reach of advanced telecommunications infrastructure and healthcare technology, ensuring sustained innovation and fueling the province's economic growth.
06:46 EDTTAT&T files lawsuit to challenge net neutrality order, WSJ says
AT&T filed a lawsuit to overturn the FCC's net neutrality order to reclassify the internet as a telecommunications service, reports the Wall Street Journal. The move is surprising, as AT&T didn't join in prior suits, the Journal adds. Reference Link
06:35 EDTBRCMSamsung says Galaxy S6 demand much stronger than expected, Reuters reports
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06:17 EDTMSFTCiti cuts Microsoft estimates, price target ahead of Q3 results
Ahead of the tech giant's Q3 results on April 23 and analyst day on April 29, Citigroup cut its below consensus estimates for Microsoft to reflect currency headwinds, lower PC units and reductions in commercial licensing. Citi's FY15, FY16 and FY17 earnings estimates now stand at $2.59, $2.71 and $2.90. The firm believes further contraction to Microsoft’s valuation multiple is possible given downside risk to consensus numbers and "medium-term uncertainty on multiple fronts." It believes the tech giant's strategic issues, including Windows challenges and the cloud transition, have no easy answers. Citi cut its price target for Microsoft shares to $36 from $38 and keeps a Sell rating on the name.
April 14, 2015
12:40 EDTTPCTEL lowers FY15 revenue to $124M-$130M from $133M-$138M, two estimates $130M
Following its March 5 acquisition of Nexgen Wireless, PCTEL (PCTI) reported in a regulatory filing earlier that on April 7, Samsung Electronics America, a Samsung (SSNLF) subsidiary, provided Nexgen and PCTEL with a notice of Samsung’s election to terminate, effective April 30, the contractor services agreement between Samsung and Nexgen. Nexgen furnishes services to Samsung under the CSA including Meridian software-based services and contract personnel. The termination applies to the CSA only and will have no effect on other agreements between Samsung and Nexgen or PCTEL. The company continues to forecast 15%-18% revenue growth over FY14 and views the Nexgen acquisition as accretive to earnings in FY15. The company has revised its overall revenue forecast for FY15 in light of reduced business with Samsung, the reduction in capital spending by AT&T (T), and a decline in new network infrastructure investment in the oil and gas market. The company has revised revenue guidance from $133M-$138M to $124M-$130M. Finally, the company and Nexgen have signed a term sheet calling for a material reduction of the total consideration paid or payable by PCTEL for the Nexgen assets, and a material reduction of the equity compensation for which John Thakkar, the founder and president of Nexgen, will be eligible. These reductions seek to align the asset acquisition costs with the revised revenue and EBITDA estimates.
11:04 EDTMSFTMicrosoft acquires Datazen Software, terms not disclosed
Microsoft announced in a blog post the acquisition of Datazen Software, "an industry leader in mobile business intelligence and data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices. This acquisition accelerates our Power BI strategy to help organizations create a data culture with easy-to-use, accessible tools to extract maximum value from data – from anywhere, on any device... Beyond great technology, this acquisition brings a group of talented people to Microsoft. They will help us continue to deliver a broad range of products and services that will empower organizations around the world capitalize on their data opportunities." Reference Link
09:19 EDTMUMicron management to meet with Brean Capital
Meeting to be held in Chicago on April 21 hosted by Brean Capital.
08:14 EDTMCHPBMW implements Microchip's INICs in 2 Series Active Tourer
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05:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft's Surface 3 expected to see weak sales, DigiTimes Research reports
Microsoft's Surface 3 is expected to see low shipments and weak sales due to fiercer competition than those for its Surface Pro 3, reports DigiTimes Research. The Surface 3, priced over $600, is expected to only have limited impact on other branded 2-in-1 products, which are priced below $350 on average. Reference Link
05:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft offers fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps, DigiTimes says
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April 13, 2015
20:16 EDTTUSTelecom files net neutrality lawsuit against FCC
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12:02 EDTMSFTMicrosoft hires Kurt DelBene to head corporate strategy and planning
Microsoft announced that Kurt DelBene has been named executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. DelBene is returning to Microsoft, where he was most recently president of the Microsoft Office Division. After leaving Microsoft in 2013, he then served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services where he was appointed by President Obama to oversee implementation and improvement of Healthcare.gov. He most recently has been a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, concentrating on investing and advising in early stage, technology-focused startups in the Pacific Northwest.
10:04 EDTBRCMBroadcom calls active on renewed takeover chatter
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09:52 EDTBRCMRumor: Broadcom strength attributed to renewed takeover speculation
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08:56 EDTTWCCPUC Commissioner asking for Comcast deal to be rejected, CT Financial News says
California Public Utilities Commissioner Mike Florio filed an alternate proposed decision on the planned merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) that, in effect, asks the other four commissioners to reject a preliminary approval of the merger issued by a CPUC administrative law that included 25 conditions that Comcast must agree to in order to secure the pact, said CT Financial News. Reference Link
07:22 EDTTWCWave of media M&A may be on the way, WSJ says
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