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June 6, 2014
11:54 EDTGOOG, EBAYeBay slips after analyst sees slowdown following breach, Google change
Shares of eBay (EBAY) are falling after research firm Robert W. Baird, in a note to investors earlier today, wrote that the company's growth had slowed in the latter half of May and warned that it might report weaker than expected second quarter results. WHAT'S NEW: After analyzing data from eBay's Marketplace business, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian wrote that the business' growth slowed to a single digit percentage level during the last two weeks of May, down from mid-teens growth during the early portion of the month. One or more "potentially undesirable" events likely caused the decline, Sebastian believes. Specifically, eBay reported a data breach on May 21 and on May 22 SearchEngineJournal reported that the company's visibility in Google (GOOG) searches had declined due to an update made by the search giant. Additionally, eBay's sales may have declined ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the analyst believes. Sebastian trimmed his price target on the stock to $63 from $65 but kept an Outperform rating on the shares. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On May 28, research firm Cantor predicted that eBay would be able to quickly address the reported decline in its organic search traffic caused by Google's changes. The firm viewed the situation as a cause for concern for eBay, but added that the e-commerce company only receives a small portion of its overall traffic from Google. It kept a $63 price target and Buy rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, eBay fell 1.5% to $49.82.
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November 19, 2014
09:57 EDTGOOGGoogle management to meet with Piper Jaffray
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09:38 EDTGOOGCCS Insight predicts Netflix to be acquired next year, FT reports
CCS Insight, a U.K.-based technology research firm, is predicting that a major internet player such as Yahoo (YHOO), Alibaba (BABA) or Google (GOOG) will buy Netflix (NFLX) next year, reported Financial Times. Reference Link
08:02 EDTGOOGApple's top competition is Google, says Jefferies
Jefferies calls Google (GOOG) Apple's (AAPL) top competition after its analysis indicated that the search engine giant provides the majority of most popular Consumer Cloud Services, which it believes are expanding penetration through Android, Chrome, iOS, Windows and other devices. By contrast, Apple's iCloud remains focused on iOS devices, Jefferies points out. It keeps a Hold rating on Apple shares, saying Google dominates as provider of the most popular services, including Search, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. To reflect positive supply chain data points, Jefferies raised its FY15 earnings estimate for Apple to $8.52 to $8.01. It also upped its price target for Apple shares to $120 from $112. The stock closed yesterday up $1.48 to $115.47.
November 18, 2014
15:05 EDTEBAYcomScore sees 2014 U.S. holiday e-commerce spending up 16% to $61B
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09:27 EDTGOOGGoogle's Q4 gross ad revenues tracking slightly ahead, says ITG Research
ITG Research said Google's Q4 gross ad revenue is tracking to $16.35B vs. consensus of $16.29B.
08:37 EDTEBAYeBay increasingly threatened by Alibaba, says Bernstein
After conducting research in China, Bernstein believes that Alibaba's (BABA) international expansion poses an increasing competitive threat to eBay (EBAY) Marketplaces. The firm says that 25% of eBay's gross merchandise volume is generated outside of the U.S., and it believes a significant amount of that comes from China. Bernstein believes it is possible but not likely that Alibaba will buy eBay Marketplaces after its spin off. The firm keeps a $60 price target and Outperform rating on eBay.
06:08 EDTGOOGIntel's 'Mica' bracelet to feature Google alerts, AT&T data plan, Re/code says
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November 17, 2014
15:36 EDTEBAYSnapchat partners with Square on money messaging service, Re/code reports
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10:02 EDTEBAYAmazon SSS up 36% in second week November, eBay up 10%, ChannelAdvisor says
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06:23 EDTGOOGFacebook 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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17:01 EDTEBAYIcahn Associates gives quarterly update on stakes
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16:58 EDTEBAYThird Point gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Alibaba (BABA), eBay (EBAY), Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Shire (SHPG), and Parker Hannifin (PH). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), Amgen (AMGN), EQT (EQT), Sensata (ST), Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). DECREASED STAKES: Williams Cos (WMB), Ally Financial (ALLY), Cheniere Energy (LNG), YPF (YPF), and FedEx (FDX). LIQUIDATED STAKES: AIG (AIG), T-Mobile (TMUS), Rackspace (RAX), Hertz (HTZ), and Citrix Systems (CTXS).
09:38 EDTEBAYJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AMD (AMD), AECOM Technology (ACM), Alibaba (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), Amgen (AMGN), Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI), Iron Mountain (IRM), iRobot (IRBT), Seadrill Partners (SDLP), Valeant (VRX). INCREASED STAKES: eBay (EBAY), Charter (CHTR), Groupon (GRPN), HD Supply (HDS), Hertz (HTZ). DECREASED STAKES: Apache (APA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: CBS (CBS), Endo (ENDP), FMC Corporation (FMC), SeaWorld (SEAS), SunEdison (SUNE).
06:00 EDTGOOGGoogle to retire Google Wallet for digital goods API on March 2, 2015
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November 13, 2014
14:26 EDTGOOGAVG Technologies, Google renew Internet search and advertising agreement
AVG Technologies (AVG) announced earlier it has signed a renewal of its Internet search and advertising services agreement with Google (GOOG; GOOGL). The agreement has a 16-month term. AVG Technologies advised that the company's news release earlier today included an incorrect statement of the terms of the Google contract.
09:30 EDTEBAYDiscover COO says U.S. consumer 'not great'
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06:22 EDTGOOGLenovo, Asustek to launch $149 Chromebook, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo and Asustek plan to release Chromebooks using Google (GOOG) certified solutions from Rockchip in 1H15, reports DigiTimes. According to DigiTimes Resarch's latest finding from the Greater China supply chain, the devices are expected to be priced at $149. Reference Link
06:20 EDTGOOGAmazon's Web-services chief not threatened by cash threat from rivals, WSJ says
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