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June 4, 2014
11:41 EDTFB, YHOO, CSCO, GOOG, MSFTChina state media says U.S. tech giants pose threat
Chinese state media, led by the English-language China Daily, named U.S. companies including Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), Yahoo (YHOO), Cisco (CSCO), Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook (FB), as "cyber security threats to Chinese users," citing security analysts. In a blog post, the People's Daily called on the nation's government to "punish severely the pawns" of the U.S. government for monitoring China and stealing secrets, reported Reuters. Reference Link
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August 25, 2015
09:13 EDTFB, GOOGTrends still positive for Google, Amazon, Facebook ahead of holidays, says Baird
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07:30 EDTFBFacebook VR potential still being misunderstood, says Piper Jaffray
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06:26 EDTGOOGGoogle's Nest Labs developing new 'wireless device,' Business Insider reports
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06:18 EDTGOOGNetflix to add properties focused on teens and 'tweens,' NYT reports
Netflix (NFLX) will add a number of exclusive films and television programs focused on teenagers and "tweens," the New York Times reports. Some of the properties recently licensed by the streaming service include "Smosh: The Movie" from the creators of the YouTube (GOOG) channel of the same name and "Bad Night" featuring YouTube stars Jenn McAllister and Lauren Luthringshausen, the report says.
06:13 EDTYHOOThird Point, FTC settle over antitrust filings for 2011 Yahoo stake
Three affiliated hedge fund companies and their management company, Third Point LLC, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated premerger reporting laws in connection with their 2011 acquisitions of stock in Yahoo! Inc. The complaint alleges that Third Point Partners Qualified L.P., Third Point Ultra, LTD, and Third Point Offshore Fund, LTD failed to observe the filing and waiting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act before purchasing shares in Yahoo. According to the complaint, the three defendant funds claimed that they were exempt from reporting to the U.S. antitrust authorities because the purchases were made solely for investment purposes. At the time of the stock purchases, however, defendant Third Point LLC, which made investment decisions on behalf of the funds, was taking actions inconsistent with an investment-only intent, such as communicating with third parties to determine their interest in becoming the CEO or a board candidate of Yahoo. Under the terms of the proposed stipulated five-year federal court order, the defendants are prohibited from relying on the investment-only exemption if they have contacted third parties to gauge their interest in joining the board of the target company, communicated with the target company about proposed candidates for its board, or engaged in other specified conduct in the four months prior to acquiring voting securities above the HSR Act threshold. In this case, the agencies determined not to seek civil penalties based on several factors, including that the violation was inadvertent and short-lived, and this was the defendants' first violation of the HSR Act.
06:06 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; S GOOG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Sprint (S) 77, Google (GOOG) 41 according to iVolatility.
August 24, 2015
19:17 EDTFBTwitter adds new direct message notifications, Engadget says
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19:10 EDTGOOGEU requests additional comments on Google anti-trust practices, Register says
After sending questionnaires to Google's competitors and customers earlier in the year, the European Commission has again sent out questionnaires asking for input on the company's potentially anti-competitive practices, reports the Register, citing a source close the Commission investigation. Reference Link
18:19 EDTGOOGAmazon hardware executive takes job at Google, Re/code says
Jon McCormack, CTO of Amazon's (AMZN) Devices unit, has left the company for the second time in one year to work in Google's (GOOG) Advanced Technologies and Products, or ATAP, arm, Re/code reported earlier. The report adds that one of ATAP's projects is the modular smartphone concept "Ara," which recently targeted a 2016 U.S. launch. Reference Link
16:00 EDTMSFT, FBOptions Update; August 24, 2015
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11:05 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB AAPL
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10:54 EDTGOOGGoogle volatility increases on wide price movement
Google August weekly call option implied volatility is at 52, September is at 36; compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 39 suggesting larger near term price movement.
09:36 EDTFBActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB BAC NFLX
08:30 EDTFBFacebook volatility elevated
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08:05 EDTFBFacebook Netflix TubeMogul best Internet pullback opportunities,says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer sees Facebook (FB) Netflix (NFLX) and TubeMogul (TUBE) as providing the best buying opportunities among Internet stocks. The firm notes that the growth of Facebook's usage minutes fell to 17% year-over-year in July from a 20% increase in June and a 21% increase in May. However, the firm notes that the company maintained its 21% share of time on mobile devices. The firm thinks that the company's earnings could be boosted in the near-term by the launch of performance-based ads on Instagram. Oppenheimer notes that Netflix has risks from U.S. dollar appreciation and investors' skepticism towards stocks whose value is based on expected long-term growth. TubeMogul could be hurt by perceived risks to global macro growth, according to the firm.Despite these risks, the firm thinks that Facebook's stock could rise 27% above its $110 price target. It believes that Netflix's stock could jump 15% above its $125 price target and it thinks that TubeMogul could surpass its $19 price target by 83%.
06:45 EDTGOOGMost of Google Now dev team left company before I/O conference, Re/code says
Most of the original team that built Google Now have departed, many of them before the I/O developer conference, Re/code reports, citing multiple sources. Many had grown frustrated with that the products was shuttered into search inside of Google, the report says. Reference Link
06:34 EDTMSFT, GOOGIntel leads $100M funding round for Mirantis, WSJ reports
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06:27 EDTGOOGRoku tops Google in streaming media device sales, Parks Associates says
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05:57 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; BIDU GOOG
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; Baidu (BIDU) 41, Google (GOOG) 31 according to iVolatility.
August 23, 2015
16:57 EDTGOOG, FBGoogle Express workers join Teamsters union in face of 'constant harassment'
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