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March 20, 2012
06:14 EDTORCL, FB, CRM, GE, MSFT, BHPOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Moody's Investors Service said it may downgrade the credit ratings of GE (GE) and its finance unit, pointing to risks its lending arm could pose in another credit crisis, the Wall Street Journal reports...Facebook (FB) CEO Zuckerberg doesn't expect to play a hands-on role selling the social network's IPO to analysts, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: BHP Billiton (BHP) said it was seeing signs of "flattening" iron ore demand from China, though for now it was planning to expand production, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: A number of companies recently opted for a cloud provider like Salesforce (CRM) over Oracle (ORCL), evidence of shifting loyalties in the $113.8B business applications market, Bloomberg reports...Microsoft (MSFT) will finish work on Windows 8 in the summer, setting the stage for personal computers and tablets with the operating system to go on sale around October, sources say, Bloomberg reports.
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January 21, 2015
12:31 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Cortana to be available on Windows 10 computers, Business Insider says
Microsoft (MSFT) announced at its Windows 10 event that Cortana, its rival to Apple's (AAPL) Siri personal assistant, will be available for the desktop in Windows 10, Business Insider reports, adding that Cortana will be available across smartphones, PCs and tablets. Reference Link
12:22 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says Windows 8, Windows 7 customers to get free upgrade to Windows 10
This comment was made at the Microsoft Windows 10 Briefing. Reference Link
10:06 EDTMSFTMicrosoft set to test key support, levels to watch
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08:09 EDTMSFTDTS to enhance Starz audio technology on Microsoft's Xbox One
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07:46 EDTORCLOracle management to meet with UBS
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January 20, 2015
18:21 EDTBHPBHP Billiton provides operational update
Group production increased by 9% during the December 2014 half year with records achieved for eight operations and five commodities. Production guidance remains unchanged and we are on track to deliver Group production growth of 16% over the two years to the end of the 2015 financial year. Metallurgical coal production increased by 21% to 26 Mt in the December 2014 half year as Queensland Coal and Illawarra Coal both achieved record half year volumes. Western Australia Iron Ore production increased by 15% to a record of 124 Mt (100% basis) in the December 2014 half year as the ramp-up of Jimblebar continued and we improved the availability, utilisation and rate of our integrated supply chain. Petroleum production increased by 9% to a record 131 MMboe in the December 2014 half year supported by a 71% increase in Onshore US liquids volumes to 24.4 MMboe. Copper production decreased by 2% to 813 kt as strong underlying operating performance across the business was offset by lower grades at Antamina. Record manganese ore and alumina production was underpinned by strong performances at both Hotazel and the Alumar refinery.
18:19 EDTBHPBHP Billiton to reduce U.S. rigs by about 40% by end of current fiscal year
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17:26 EDTGEGeneral Electric awarded $325M government contract
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11:23 EDTGEEU to decide on GE, Alstom deal by February 23, Reuters reports
Antitrust regulators in the European Union will decide by February 23 whether to approve General Electric's (GE) planned acquisition of most of Alstom's (ALSMY) power equipment unit, Reuters reports. French authorities have already approved the planned deal after GE agreed to create jobs and form an energy joint venture with Alstom. Reference Link
11:08 EDTMSFTMicrosoft acquires Equivio, terms not disclosed
Rajesh Jha, Microsoft's Corporate VP, Outlook and Office 365, announced on the company's blog that Microsoft has acquired Equivio, a provider of machine learning technologies for eDiscovery and information governance. Jha explains, "We are making this acquisition to help our customers tackle the legal and compliance challenges inherent in managing large quantities of email and documents." Reference Link
09:39 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Outlook in China hacked by government censorship department, CNBC says
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08:36 EDTORCLOracle management to meet with UBS
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07:15 EDTCRMSAP not interested in buying competitors Workday, Salesforce, Bloomberg reports
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06:57 EDTFBFacebook to upgrade Messenger app, experiment with revenue generation, WSJ says
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06:51 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC
06:48 EDTGEGE financing A350 jet with Rolls-Royce engine, Reuters reports
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06:02 EDTFBFacebook acquires boutique firm Teehan+Lax, terms not disclosed
Toronto-based boutique firm Teehan+Lax announced in a blog post on Friday that the company will join Facebook's design team in California. T+L said "In a few weeks we will be moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. This will mean saying goodbye to family, friends, Toronto, and Teehan+Lax." Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Reference Link
January 18, 2015
16:34 EDTFBFacebook job listings hint at push into virtual reality, Reuters says
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January 16, 2015
13:39 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord
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09:47 EDTMSFTPolice arrest U.K. man in connection with Sony, Microsoft hack, Bloomberg says
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