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October 1, 2014
13:03 EDTGOOGGoogle cuts Compute Engine prices 10%, TechCrunch reports
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09:05 EDTGOOGMondelez signs agreement with Google focusing on online video
Mondelez International (MDLZ) announced has signed a global agreement with Google (GOOG), focusing on online video. This is part of the company's strategy to invest more of its media spending in digital and, in particular, online video. Globally, the company has committed to shifting 10% of its ad budgets to online video in 2014.
08:35 EDTMSFTMicrosoft struck right balance with Windows 10, says Cowen
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06:55 EDTGOOGGerman regulator demands Google change user info handling, Bloomberg says
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06:21 EDTGOOGOtter Media names Virasb Vahidi as CEO
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06:13 EDTMSFTHackers admit stealing data from Army, Microsoft, DOJ says
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September 30, 2014
14:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft unveils Windows 10, technical preview available Oct. 1
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13:42 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says Windows 10 shipping 'later in the year' in 2015
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13:33 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says Windows 10 to support Windows 8 users with touch machines
This comment was taken from Microsoft's Windows event.
13:18 EDTGOOGTwitter to launch new app development platform, The Information reports
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13:17 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Windows 10 restores the Start Menu
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13:16 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says Windows 10 to separate corporate, personal data
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13:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says Windows 10 to run on smart phones, tablets, laptops and PCs
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13:07 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces new operating system, Windows 10
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11:29 EDTGOOGGoogle could be interested in eBay after spinoff, says Pacific Crest
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09:01 EDTMSFTAOL to program MSN experience with premium video and news
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08:32 EDTMSFTIron Mountain names Ted MacLean as Chief Marketing Officer
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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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06:34 EDTMSFTAnalyst says Xbox One hurt by high price in China, China Daily says
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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
09:28 EDTMSFTMicrosoft expected to reveal Windows 9 at Tuesday's press event, BI reports
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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.
06:31 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to open flagship store on Fifth Avenue in NYC, WSJ reports
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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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06:23 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to release inexpensive notebook solution in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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September 28, 2014
19:53 EDTMSFTMicrosoft's CEO vows to fully cooperate in China's antitrust probe, Reuters says
Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO, has vowed to fully cooperate with Chinese regulators in their antitrust probe of the company, Reuters says. Reference Link
September 26, 2014
11:19 EDTGOOGGoogle 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
08:01 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, 21Vianet announce Windows Azure services WebDirect payment in China
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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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06:13 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 EDTGOOG, MSFTGlobal 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
September 23, 2014
08:38 EDTMSFTePlus becomes authorized Surface reseller in Microsoft Devices Program
ePlus (PLUS) announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, has joined an exclusive group of partners in the Microsoft Devices Program (MSFT), which allows customers to purchase Surface through authorized resellers. In addition to offering Microsoft's extended warranty and accidental damage, ePlus brings a variety of value-added services to the Surface family, including asset tagging, custom imaging, kitting, onsite service and support, device recycling, and data protection.
07:49 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to launch Xbox One console in China on September 29, Reuters says
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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 EDTGOOG, MSFTFacebook 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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09:15 EDTMSFTAmazon's Iain Kennedy leaves company for Microsoft, Re/code 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 EDTGOOGGoogle selects HTC to make 9-inch Nexus tablet, WSJ reports
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September 21, 2014
12:31 EDTMSFTMicrosoft delays China launch of its Xbox One console, Reuters says
Microsoft announced that it has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, says Reuters. Microsoft, which has recently faced setbacks in China related to anti-trust probe involving its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, said that it will launch the Xbox One game console in China by the end of the year, added Reuters. Reference Link
September 19, 2014
11:51 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, Intel look to partner with Chinese mobile device makers, Nikkei says
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11:34 EDTMSFTRed Hat falls after Q3 outlook trails consensus
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10:48 EDTMSFTOracle tumbles after Q1 earnings miss estimates, Ellison steps aside as CEO
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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
08:53 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO to visit China, China Daily says
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is set to visit Beijing next week, according to China Daily. Nadella's visit comes as China conducts an anti-trust probe of the tech giant. The CEO is likely to visit high-ranking Chinese officials during his time in the country ,the newspaper added. 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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12:44 EDTMSFTMicrosoft laying off 2,100 employees today, company tells CNBC
12:37 EDTMSFTMicrosoft lays off 2,100 employees, Seattle Times reports
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08:58 EDTGOOGGoogle October volatility flat on tight three-month price range
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07:26 EDTGOOGGartner: 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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05:34 EDTMSFTInfosys expands partnership with Microsoft
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