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September 30, 2014
13:18 EDTGOOGTwitter to launch new app development platform, The Information reports
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11:29 EDTGOOGGoogle could be interested in eBay after spinoff, says Pacific Crest
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08:05 EDTGOOGeBay could be worth $62/share on sum-of-the-parts, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says it still estimates the total valuation of eBay's two divisions at around $62 per share on a sum-of-the-parts basis. Piper believes Marketplace could be more attractive as an acquisition candidate post separation, which it notes investors have been thinking about since the Alibaba (BABA) IPO. The firm thinks competition from Apple Pay (AAPL) and Google Wallet (GOOG) will likely add some uncertainty to PayPal’s standalone valuation. Piper has a Neutral rating on eBay. The stock is up 9% to $57.25 after announcing it will spin off PayPal into a separate publicly traded company.
07:45 EDTGOOGGoogle introducing new mobile ad types, Ad Age reports
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06:56 EDTGOOGGoogle, Netflix hindered from TV review by CRTC, Bloomberg says
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06:30 EDTSSNLFReport: Apple to receive iPad panels from Samsung in 2H14, DigiTimes says
Apple (AAPL) is expected to receive 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad panels from Samsung (SSNLF) Display in 2H14, reports DigiTimes, citing Korean-based news source inews24. Samsung will reportedly dedicate most supply from a 5G Plane to Line Switching line to Apple. Reference Link
06:04 EDTGOOGGoogle rivals launch 'Focus on the User' site
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September 29, 2014
13:30 EDTGOOGGoogle Capital invests in InnoLight Technology, WSJ reports
Google Capital has made an investment in InnoLight Technology, a Chinese manufacturer of high-speed optical transceivers that are used by computer servers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google co-led a Series C round totaling $38M with Lightspeed China Partners, the publication says, marking Google Capital's first investment in China. Reference Link
13:15 EDTGOOGGoogle, Adobe announce Creative Cloud for Chromebooks
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09:38 EDTGOOGGoogle unveils new mobile-focused display ad formats
Google says on its blog that "We’re excited to announce that over the coming months we will launch several mobile display ad formats and tools across the Google Display Network, the AdMob Network and DoubleClick that will make it easier for advertisers to build successful ads that work across screens." Reference Link
09:08 EDTGOOGTremor Video partners with programmatic demand partners
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09:00 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $730 from $650 at RBC Capital
RBC Capital increased its price target on Google, as the firm expects the company's core search growth to "remain highly consistent" in the near-term, and it thinks the company has developed three material medium-term growth drivers. It keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.
06:29 EDTGOOGYouTube's Tom Pickett to leave company, WSJ reports
Tom Pickett, Google’s VP for YouTube content, is set to leave the company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Pickett, who was responsible for policy and other initiatives including "YouTube Spaces," will reportedly become the CEO at another company. Reference Link
06:29 EDTGOOGFacebook to challenge Google with ad platform, NY Times says
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September 26, 2014
11:35 EDTSSNLFMicron advances after results, outlook beat expectations
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11:19 EDTGOOG, SSNLFGoogle adds requirements for Android manufacturers, The Informatoin reports
Google (GOOG) may be adding requirements for dozens of manufacturers including Samsung (SSNLF), Huawei and HTC that want to build devices powered by Android, reports The Information. According to obtained confidential documents, the new requirements may include increasing the number of Google apps that must be pre-installed to as many as 20, placing more Google apps on the home screen and making Google Search more prominent. Reference Link
06:47 EDTGOOGFAA drone decision could be milestone, NY Times says
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06:39 EDTGOOGMost connected devices have security flaw, NY Times says
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06:37 EDTSSNLFReport: Samsung won't mass-produce Galaxy Note, Gizmodo says
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06:13 EDTGOOGGoogle checks show accelerating search spend, says Citigroup
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September 25, 2014
09:00 EDTGOOGGoogle responds to News Corp. criticism in blog post
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07:31 EDTGOOGBrookings Institution to hold a discussion
The Governance Studies at Brookings hosts an event on the challenges facing cross-border data flows in the digital economy. A panel of experts discuss the possible ramifications on communication, trade and commerce of a fractioned internet to be held in Washington, D.C. on September 25 at 10 am.
06:07 EDTSSNLF, GOOGGlobal tablet sales momentum to slow down in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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September 24, 2014
08:55 EDTGOOGEndurance and Google partner for web presence solutions in Africa and Asia
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07:28 EDTGOOGAmazon expanding hardware unit, working on smart home devices, Reuters says
Amazon.com (AMZN) plans to boost its full-time payroll at Lab126, the hardware unit that developed the Kindle and other consumer electronics devices, by at least 27% over the next five years, reported Reuters, citing a government document and people familiar with the matter. The expansion comes as Amazon tests connected-home devices that could compete with those available from or being developed by Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), two people familiar with the Lab's activities said, Reuters noted. Reference Link
07:18 EDTGOOGEU antitrust head says Google must improve search settlement terms, WSJ reports
Joaquín Almunia, the outgoing head of the EU competition department, told European Parliament lawmakers that Google must improve its proposal to settle concerns over its search practices or that it will face formal antitrust charges, even though the commissioner has already acknowledged that a final decision on the case will now fall to his successor, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:46 EDTSSNLFSamsung to exit laptop business in Europe, PCAdvisor reports
Samsung plans to exit its laptop market, including Chromebooks, in Europe although it will not affect its computer business in other regions, reports PCAdvisor. In a statement obtained by PCAdvisor, a company spokesman said "We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In Europe, we will be discontinuing sales of laptops including Chromebooks for now. This is specific to the region – and is not necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets." Reference Link
06:26 EDTSSNLFSamsung to incorporate Tizen to home-use electronics in 2015, DigiTimes says
Samsung plans to incorporate Tizen OS in its home-use electronics and LCD TVs in 2015, reports DigiTimes. According to Taiwan-based supply chain makers, the company is attempting to boost the penetration of Tizen using its global market status and to set up a platform for developing the Internet of Things. Reference Link
05:03 EDTSSNLFAT&T to offer Samsung Gear S
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September 23, 2014
12:58 EDTSSNLFSamsung still supplying 40% of A8 chips for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Re/code says
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07:28 EDTSSNLFBlackBerry prices 'Passport' below competing high-end smartphones, WSJ says
BlackBerry, whose Passport smartphone marks its first global launch since its BB10 operating system, is pricing the new phone at $599 in the U.S. without subsidies, which is below Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6, which starts at $649 without contract, and Samsung's (SSNLF) Galaxy S5, which was similarly priced at about $650 at launch, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:07 EDTGOOGGoogle planning to build data center in Netherlands, Bloomberg reports
Google will spend over EUR 600M over the next four years to build a data center in the Netherlands, Bloomberg reports. Google will employ about 150 permanent workers at the Eemshaven hub once the job is completed. Reference Linkp
06:56 EDTGOOGGoogle exec to manage Snapchat PR, policy, Re/code says
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06:20 EDTGOOGAlmunia: Google must improve EU settlement or will face charges, WSJ says
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06:00 EDTGOOGFacebook expected to launch new advertising platform, WSJ reports
This week, Facebook (FB) will introduce Atlas, a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Atlas is a re-engineered version of the Atlas Advertiser Suite Facebook acquired in 2013 from Microsoft (MSFT). Facebook is looking to challenge Google (GOOG) in the online ad space. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
12:14 EDTGOOGTel Aviv in negotiations with Waze to relieve traffic jams, Globes reports
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06:35 EDTGOOGGoogle hurt by new Chinese Internet cracckdown, NY Times says
New restrictions that China has placed on the Internet is making it more difficult for the country's citizens to use the search giant's services, according to The New York Times. Reference Link
06:34 EDTGOOG, SSNLFGoogle selects HTC to make 9-inch Nexus tablet, WSJ reports
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September 19, 2014
10:59 EDTSSNLFSamsung working with PayPal for mobile payments on smartwatch, Gigaom says
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10:12 EDTGOOGSony expected to launch SmartEyeglass by end of March, The Verge reports
Sony (SNE) is expected to launch SmartEyeglass, a competitor to Google Glass (GOOG), by the end of March, according to The Verge. Reference Link
06:43 EDTGOOGYouTube spending more money on original content, Re/code reports
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06:22 EDTGOOGGoogle planning to encrypt phone data in Android, Washington Post reports
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September 18, 2014
15:47 EDTGOOGHimax may be back in with Google, buy shares, says Northland
Northland said Google (GOOG) has finished testing the Samsung OLED displays and have determined they are not bright enough. The analyst believes Google will go back to Himax (HIMX). Google has the option to invest in HIMX by October 21, which the firm believes they will do if they go back to them for displays. Norhtland recommends buying shares aggressively into an expected strong September quarter.
15:44 EDTGOOGHimax may be back in with Google, says Northland
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13:57 EDTGOOGGoogle mulls new R&D unit focused on longer term projects, The Information says
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08:58 EDTGOOGGoogle October volatility flat on tight three-month price range
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07:26 EDTSSNLF, GOOGGartner: Smartwatch market ready to expand, poised for takeoff, DigiTimes says
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07:18 EDTGOOGSupply chains expect component orders from Motorola through 2014, DigiTimes says
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06:45 EDTSSNLFMobile DRAM bit growth to reach 37.5% in 2H14, DigiTimes Research reports
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September 17, 2014
17:48 EDTGOOGNews Corp opposed Google EC settlement offer
Early last week, in a letter to European Commissioner for Competition Joaquín Almunia, News Corp (NWS, NWSA) CEO Robert Thomson opposed Google’s (GOOG) settlement offer with the European Commission, or EC, saying the internet giant is “willing to exploit its dominant market position to stifle competition.” Thomson said News Corp also opposed the proposed five year term of a settlement, noting that “five years is an eternity in internet time.” Citing Google’s “egregious aggregation” of content, Mr. Thomson said that, along with serious commercial damage, there is a “profound social cost” to Google’s actions. “The internet should be a canvas for freedom of expression and for high quality content of enduring value. Undermining the basic business model of professional content creators will lead to a less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society.” "Your decision to reconsider Google's settlement offer comes at a crucial moment in the history of the free flow of information and of a healthy media in Europe and beyond," Mr. Thomson wrote.
10:04 EDTGOOGDiscover rumored to be eyed as target by Apple, Bank Innovation says
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06:31 EDTSSNLFLG Display to supply AMOLED panels for Apple Watch, DigiTimes reports
LG Display (LPL) are expected to supply Apple (AAPL) 5M AMOLED panels a month in 2015 for the Apple Watch, reports DigiTimes. According to sources from LG Display, Apple aims to sell upwards of 50M Apple Watches in 2015. Apple will reportedly not purchase AMOLED panels from Samsung (SSNLF) Display and instead will have LG as the sole panel provider for the Apple Watch. Reference Link
06:21 EDTSSNLFLCD TV shipments expected to grow 3%-5% through 2017, DigiTimes reports
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06:19 EDTGOOGGoogle picks former Qualcomm exec to head Google Fiber, WSJ reports
Google (GOOG) has hired Dennis Kish, a former Qualcomm (QCOM) executive, to head Google Fiber, replacing Milo Medin, the Wall Street Journal reports. A Google spokeswoman confirms that Medin remains a VP for access services and adviser to the Google Fiber team. Reference Link
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