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May 10, 2013
07:08 EDTS, NWSA, VOD, AMZN, VZ, T, DISESPN considers subsidizing wireless data plans, WSJ reports
Disneys cable sports channel ESPN has had discussions with at least one major U.S. carrier to subsidize wireless connectivity on behalf of its smartphone users, sources say. Under one potential scenario, the company would pay a carrier to guarantee that people viewing ESPN mobile content wouldn't have that usage counted toward their monthly data caps, reports the Wall Street Journal.Reference Link
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August 18, 2015
16:00 EDTDISOptions Update; August 18, 2015
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11:34 EDTVZ, T, SSprint 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.
11:07 EDTDISDisney has a potential bearish pattern near the trigger point
There is a potential bearish pennant that is developing on the daily chart. A move below $106.50 would confirm that the pattern is active. Downside potential would be to the $92 to $91 area, if the pattern became active and completed. A sustained move above the pattern top at $109 or higher would void the pattern through time and price.
10:17 EDTDISDisney downgraded as Wells moves away from content providers
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10:00 EDTDISOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:12 EDTDISDisney downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo downgraded Disney (DIS) to Market Perform with a $112-$119 price target range saying value is shifting from content to distribution. Wells also downgraded CBS (CBS) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) this morning to Market Perform while cutting its Diversified Media sector view to Market Weight. Time Warner (TWX) remains its only Outperform-rated media stock. Shares of Disney closed yesterday up $1.88 to $109.05.
06:39 EDTAMZNUSPS boosts same-day delivery to compete with FedEx, UPS, Amazon, WSJ says
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August 17, 2015
18:12 EDTSSprint to move away from two-year contracts, WSJ says
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16:53 EDTDIS, AMZNOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Monday
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11:10 EDTAMZNAmazon's Jay Carney defends company, CBS News reports
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10:10 EDTNWSAHigh option volume stocks
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09:56 EDTAMZNLiberty Interactive CEO says to stay 'far away' from Amazon's business model
08:22 EDTSSprint customers can upgrade iPhone anytime, included in monthly rate
Sprint (S) announced that customers can upgrade their Apple (AAPL) iPhone anytime, included in their monthly rate. New and upgrade eligible Sprint customers can get iPhone for just $22 per month with iPhone Forever. Anytime customers don't have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade. They bring their iPhone, upgrade on the spot and away they go. It's that simple. iPhone Forever is available on any eligible Sprint rate plan and upgrade eligibility is always included in your price. New or existing customers who are upgrade eligible can bring in any smartphone and get a 16GB iPhone 6 model and their monthly rate will be reduced to just $15 until their next upgrade. As a special promotion, customers who get iPhone 6 and upgrade before December 31 continue with the discount price of $15 until their next upgrade.
07:59 EDTDISDisney plans for Star Wars should ease investor concern, says FBR Capital
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07:39 EDTVZ, VODTMC to hold a conference
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06:26 EDTTAmerica Movil removes charges on U.S. calls for Mexican clients, Reuters says
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06:21 EDTAMZNAmazon's Bezos "doesn't recognize" NYT's Amazon, Re/code reports
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06:17 EDTTAT&T aided NSA in web surveillance, NYT reports
The National Security Agency's, or NSA, ability to spy on great amounts of internet traffic has relied on a decades-long partnership with AT&T, the New York Times reports, citing newly disclosed NSA documents. The company's cooperation with the NSA has involved a broad range of activities from 2003-2013, including giving the NSA access to billions of emails and providing technical assistance in carrying out a secret court order permitting the wiretapping of all web communications at the UN headquarters, the report says. AT&T installed surveillance equipment in "at least" 17 of its U.S. internet hubs, the report says. Reference Link
06:13 EDTAMZNAmazon's uses harsh workplace practices to reach creative goals, NYT says
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06:09 EDTAMZNAmazon CEO hails U.K.'s approach to drones, FT reports
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