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News For GOOG;DISH;T;VZ;SNE;PC;KBSTY;GE;SSNLF;AAPL;UAL From The Last 14 Days
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August 26, 2015
06:22 EDTAAPLiPhone 6S to include Qualcomm radio frequency transceiver chip, MacRumors says
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06:11 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Heather Bellini upgraded Google (GOOGL) to Buy and added shares to the Conviction Buy List. Bellini said Google is in the early stages of a multi-year cycle to expand margins, which will drive earnings outperformance and multiple expansion. Says management is signaling increased focus on cost controls given recent earnings call commentary and the new Alphabet operating structure. Additionally, Goldman's marketing executive checks indicate accelerating monetization for mobile search and YouTube. The firm's analyst team raised Google's price target to $800 from $660 on shares.
06:07 EDTVZVerizon confirms availability of hum to create connected driving experience
Verizon Telematics confirmed the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle technology and subscription service that enables drivers on the road to make their car smarter through a simple solution regardless of their wireless service provider. First announced in January at the North American International Auto Show as Verizon Vehicle, hum provides subscribers with a self-installed solution that helps predict potential issues, prevents breakdowns and offers protection when problems do arise. At the simple press of a button, drivers receive diagnostic information, pinpoint roadside assistance and live consultation with ASE-certified mechanics and emergency personnel on-demand. Through GPS-based technology, hum helps accurately dispatch advanced roadside assistance, alerts emergency personnel of a car's location if a crash is detected, and assists authorities in locating a vehicle that has been reported stolen. Two year subscription plans start at $14.99 per month plus taxes, fees and equipment for the first vehicle with the option to add other vehicles for less.
06:02 EDTVZVerizon to announce Hum to connect older cars, The Verge reports
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05:30 EDTDISHDISH renews formal complaint with FCC against Sinclair Broadcast
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05:17 EDTDISHDISH says Sinclair Broadcast chooses to initiate channel blackout
Despite reaching an agreement on rates and all other terms for the carriage of the Sinclair local stations, DISH (DISH) said that this afternoon Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI) chose to begin the largest local channel blackout in the history of television, blocking DISH customers' access to 129 local channels in 79 markets across 36 states and the District of Columbia, and intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers to gain negotiating leverage for carriage of an unrelated cable channel that it hopes to acquire but does not own today. Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of programming, said, "Sinclair rejected our extension offer and has chosen to use innocent consumers as pawns to gain leverage for the economic benefit of Sinclair, while causing substantial harm and disruption to the lives of consumers." DISH and Sinclair had been making steady progress in their recent negotiations, and DISH was hopeful that they would come to a mutual agreement to renew carriage of the Sinclair local stations. In that spirit, DISH offered another short-term contract extension to Sinclair that would include a retroactive "true-up" when new rates were agreed upon, and would preserve the ability of DISH customers to access the Sinclair local stations while our negotiations continued. The "true-up" would ensure that Sinclair was made whole at the new rates for the period of any contract extension. Rather than accept DISH's good faith offer, Sinclair Broadcast Group chose to begin the largest local channel blackout in the history of television, blocking DISH customers' access to 129 local channels in 79 markets, and intentionally harming and exploiting millions of innocent consumers to gain negotiating leverage for carriage of an unrelated cable channel that it hopes to acquire but does not own today.
August 25, 2015
19:02 EDTAAPLBuy Apple during the selloff, Barron's says
Apple's stock is trading approximately 20% lower and looks to be a deal for bargain hunters, Barron's contends in its 'Barron's Take' column. Reference Link
18:13 EDTGOOGYouTube to launch video game streaming site Wednesday, TechCrunch says
Google's (GOOG) YouTube plans to launch its "YouTube Gaming" streaming site on Wednesday, August 26, reports TechCrunch. The video game streaming site was developed after Google lost a bidding war with Amazon (AMZN) for the popular streaming site Twitch.tv, notes TechCrunch. Reference Link
17:50 EDTSSNLFFormer TSMC employee may have leaked secrets to Samsung, China Post says
The Taiwanese Supreme Court has barred a former TSMC (TSM) employee from working for Samsung (SSNLF) following claims that he leaked trade secrets to the Korean firm, reports the China Post. According to evaluations of computer chips from the two companies, differences in chip technology between Samsung and TSMC have quickly decreased in recent years, the report noted. Reference Link
16:43 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
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16:06 EDTAAPLOptions Update; August 25, 2015
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14:20 EDTGOOGMagister sees Twitter as potentially attractive target, MarketWatch reports
M&A advisory firm Magister Advisors believe Twitter (TWTR) could be an attractive acquisition target for Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) or a news organization, according to MarketWatch's Caitlin Huston. Reference Link
14:11 EDTGOOGAnalysts say Facebook looks solid amid virtual reality, social media trends
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13:13 EDTAAPL, GOOGGerman court rejects Apple 'slide to unlock' patent appeal, Reuters says
The German Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that Apple's (AAPL) patents covering its "slide to unlock" smartphone feature are invalid, reports Reuters. The patent dispute was originally filed by Motorola Mobility, previously owned by Google (GOOG) but now a unit of Lenovo (LNVGY), according to the report. Reference Link
12:20 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:51 EDTAAPLStocks with call strike movement; FB AAPL
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10:31 EDTAAPLApple climbs after Wells Fargo upgrades on 'overdone' China fears
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09:59 EDTAAPLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:35 EDTGE, AAPLActive equity options trading on open
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09:13 EDTGOOGTrends still positive for Google, Amazon, Facebook ahead of holidays, says Baird
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