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May 8, 2014
06:52 EDTMSFT, GOOG, VZ, TWC, FB, CMCSA, T, TWTR, AMZN, CVCInternet companies oppose new net neutrality plan, Re/code says
More than 100 Internet companies, including Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Microsoft (MSFT) and Twitter (TWTR), are opposing an initiative that the FCC reportedly plans to propose that would allow Internet Service Providers, including Comcast (CMCSA) to sell faster service to content providers, Re/code reported last night. The plan has been reported by the media but not yet released by the agency, the website indicated. Other Internet Service Providers include Time Warner Cable (TWC), Cablevision (CVC), AT&T (T), and Verizon (VZ). Reference Link
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July 16, 2015
12:30 EDTAMZNAmazon says Prime Day order growth 18% more than Black Friday 2014
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12:18 EDTAMZNAmazon's Prime Day sales exceed Black Friday sales, breaks record
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11:49 EDTFBFacebook's Oculus confirms acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces
Oculus announced on its blog that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pebbles Interfaces, "one of the leading teams in depth sensing technology and computer vision. Based in Israel, Pebbles Interfaces has spent the past five years developing technology that uses custom optics, sensor systems and algorithms to detect and track hand movement. Over time, technology breakthroughs in sensors will unlock new human interaction methods in VR and revolutionize the way people communicate in virtual worlds. Pebbles Interfaces will be joining the hardware engineering and computer vision teams at Oculus to help advance virtual reality, tracking, and human-computer interactions." Reference Link
11:20 EDTTWTRTwitter's TweetDeck says 'working on a fix' for issues
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10:45 EDTCMCSA, TWCNetflix price targets soar as Bernstein stays bearish
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10:04 EDTVZ, TU.S. Cellular offers 'guarantee' to beat Verizon and AT&T plans
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10:00 EDTAMZNAmazon says HBO NOW available on Fire Tablets
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10:00 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Arc Logistics (ARCX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... Dean Foods (DF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... FreightCar America (RAIL) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at UBS... Frontier Communications (FTR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Google (GOOG) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital... Intel (INTC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Needham... Medtronic (MDT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BTIG... Netflix (NFLX) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Rosenblatt... New Jersey Resources (NJR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... ONEOK Partners (OKS) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... SJM Holdings (SJMHY) upgraded to Overweight from Underweight at JPMorgan... Statoil (STO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi... SunOpta (STKL) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Howard Weil... Viacom (VIAB) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citi... Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Werner (WERN) upgraded on 'compelling' valuation at Wells Fargo... Wisconsin Energy (WEC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird... voxeljet (VJET) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray.
09:55 EDTCMCSARovi trial loss immaterial to estimates, says Piper Jaffray
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09:35 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
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09:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to acquire FieldOne Systems, terms not disclosed
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08:53 EDTFBFacebook to buy Pebbles for about $60M, WSJ reports
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08:26 EDTAMZNAmazon.com shares likely to rise after Q2 results, says Oppenheimer
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08:14 EDTFBFacebook faces foreign exchange headwinds in Q2, says Brean Capital
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07:38 EDTGOOGGoogle July volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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06:45 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon upgraded Google (GOOGL, GOOG) to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the stock to $670 from $570. The search giant's Class A shares closed yesterday down 22c to $583.96. The upgrade is not a call on tonight's quarterly results, but reflects a belief that second half of 2015 and 2016 estimates will move higher on margin stabilization, Salmon tells investors in a research note. A focus on investing in key growth areas coupled with a steady revenue outlook should drive Google shares higher, the analyst writes.
05:56 EDTCMCSA, TWCNetflix ruling irrelevant to Rovi contract renewals, says B. Riley
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05:52 EDTCMCSA, TWCRuling in Netflix case a negative for Rovi, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says court filings released after yesterday's market close indicate Netflix (NFLX) was granted a motion of summary invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi (ROVI) patents that were being contested. Auty expects Rovi to sell off on the news as investors consider what the ruling may do to the company's upcoming contract renewals with Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH). The "big 4" choosing to litigate against Rovi is "certainly a possibility," but the companies have bigger patent infringement exposures than an over-the-top vendor like Netflix, Auty writes in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on Rovi.
05:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft may increase smartphone outsourcing in Taiwan, Vietnam, DigiTimes says
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05:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft's new Surface expected to be available in October, DigiTimes reports
Microsoft's new Surface tablet is expected to be launched in October after upstream supply chains have been notified to start mass shipments of components in September, reports DigiTimes. According to sources, Microsoft's Surface Pro shipments were 200K-250K units per month in Q1 and its monthly tablet shipment volume rose to above 300K. Sources say Microsoft's monthly tablet shipments may have a chance to reach 500K-600K units. Reference Link
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