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July 28, 2014
06:05 EDTJD, TCEHY, MSFTJD.com launches Xbox One sales in China
JD.com (JD) began taking China pre-orders for Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox One gaming console. As part of an agreement between the companies, JD.com will have the exclusive right to accept pre-orders for Xbox One in China from July 28-30 through JD.com's Mobile QQ and Weixin entry points. Vice president of JD.com in charge of the IT and Digital Business unit Shuang Du said, "Through our partnership with Tencent (TCEHY), Chinese consumers are increasingly able to enjoy the JD.com shopping experience directly on China's most popular mobile communications platforms. We will continue to focus on providing the most convenient channels for Chinese consumers to purchase authentic products through their mobile devices." On July 31, the JD.com website and JD.com's exhibition booth at the ChinaJoy Expo in Shanghai will also begin taking pre-orders. Reference Link
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December 15, 2014
05:38 EDTJDTuniu announces $148M investment in aggregate from group of investors
Tuniu (TOUR) announced that it has entered into a share subscription agreement with Unicorn Riches Limited, a special purpose vehicle of Hony Capital, JD.com E-commerceHong Kong Corporation Limited, a special purpose vehicle of JD.com (JD), Ctrip Investment Holding, a subsidiary of Ctrip.com (CTRP) and the respective personal holding companies of Tuniu's CEO and COO, pursuant to which Tuniu will issue and sell a total of $148M newly issued class A ordinary shares to the investors. Pursuant to the agreement, Unicorn Riches Limited, JD.com E-commerce Hong Kong Corporation Limited, Ctrip Investment Holding and the personal holding companies of Dunde Yu, Tuniu's chairman of the board and CEO, and Haifeng Yan, Tuniu's director and COO, agree to subscribe newly issued Class A ordinary shares of the company in the amount of $50M, $50M, $15M, $16.5M and $16.5M, respectively. The purchase price will be $4.02 per ordinary share, or the equivalent of $12.06 per ADS. The purchase price represents the average closing trading prices of the company's ADSs for the ten trading days prior to the signing of the agreement, adjusted for ADS-to-ordinary share ratio, and represents a small premium over the average of ADS closing trading prices in the last five trading days. This share issuance is made in reliance on, and in compliance with, Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Each of the investors has agreed not to sell, transfer or dispose of any shares acquired in the transaction for six months after the closing. In addition, the company also announced that it has decided not to pursue its proposed registered public offering of ADSs and will withdraw the related registration statement on Form F-1 previously filed with the SEC on December 2.
December 14, 2014
16:56 EDTTCEHYTencent gets China approval to begin banking operations, Reuters says
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December 12, 2014
10:01 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:24 EDTMSFTMicrosoft price target raised to $57 from $53 at FBR Capital
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06:37 EDTMSFTMicrosoft initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray started shares of Microsoft with an Overweight rating saying the tech giant should benefit from stabilization in the PC market and "healthy" enterprise spending. The firm set a $54 price target for shares. The stock closed yesterday up 27c to $47.17.
December 11, 2014
19:34 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Xbox One outsells Sony PS4, Engadget reports
Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox One was the best selling console for November, beating Sony's (SNE) PlayStation 4, according to Microsoft, citing data from NPD Group. Prior to November, the PlayStation 4 had been the best selling console for almost a year. According to the NPD data, console sales are up in general, with hardware unit-sales increasing by 3% over last November. Reference Link
16:20 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to now accept bitcoin
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13:26 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to reveal Windows 10 features at January 21 event, Re/code reports
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13:19 EDTMSFTMicrosoft dropped by Ford for in-car sync system, Re/code reports
Ford's (F) Sync 3 in-car entertainment and mapping system will use a version of BlackBerry's (BBRY) QNX operating system, replacing Microsoft (MSFT) technology that had been used in the prior two versions, Re/code reports. The QNX-powered system adds more features, including a capacitive touch screen and the ability to get software updates over Wi-Fi. Ford said in a statement that its "hardware and software decisions were based on identifying the technology that would best meet the expectations for performance by our customers." Reference Link
10:20 EDTMSFTMicrosoft acquires HockeyApp, terms not disclosed
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10:17 EDTMSFTCiti upbeat on Google in face of pending Apple decision on Safari
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08:53 EDTMSFTBritain lays out details for proposed 25% 'Google Tax,' WSJ reports
U.S. technology giants such as Google (GOOGL, GOOG), Facebook (FB), Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) have come under fire in Britain for the relatively small corporate taxes they pay there and the U.K. government detailed plans for a new 25% tax on profits of multinational technology and other companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
08:09 EDTMSFTGoogle shares pricing in loss of Apple search deal, says Citigroup
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December 10, 2014
09:22 EDTMSFTMicrosoft management to meet with Pacific Crest
Meeting to be held on the West Coast on December 12 hosted by Pacific Crest.
09:20 EDTMSFTTyler Technologies signs agreement with Albermarle County Service Authority
Tyler Technologies (TYL) has signed an agreement with the Albemarle County Service Authority to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX, an enterprise resource planning solution with public sector functionality that Tyler Technologies jointly developed with Microsoft (MSFT). The contract includes implementation and related professional services, support, and training.
December 9, 2014
06:27 EDTMSFTSamsung, white-box makers to benefit from Microsoft Mobile exit, DigiTimes says
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December 8, 2014
13:21 EDTMSFTMicrosoft files appeal in case on customer data in Ireland
Microsoft said on its blog that it has filed an appeal in its ongoing case challenging a U.S. government search warrant for customer data stored in Ireland. Microsoft said it filed the appeal after a U.S. district court judge rejected the company’s argument that the warrant is illegal because it calls for the seizure of emails stored outside the United States. Reference Link
12:40 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:44 EDTMSFTDigital River grants Microsoft extestion to decide on renewing pact
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10:04 EDTMSFTAccenture and Microsoft launch hybrid cloud platform
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