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May 6, 2015
16:00 EDTMSFTActionable Options for Wednesday, May, 6
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures up 37c to 21.85. Option volume leaders: AAPL BABA FB TWTR BAC VALE CHK MSFT YHOO TSLA
13:15 EDTGOOGGoogle shutting down PageSpeed Service on August 3
Google announced on its Google Developers page that "After 4.5 years of service, the PageSpeed Service team regretfully decided that the time had come to re-focus their efforts elsewhere and on May 5 announced that PageSpeed Service will be turned down. If you are using PageSpeed Service, you must change your DNS before August 3 or your site(s) will become completely unavailable on that date." Reference Link
10:43 EDTMSFTPiper says Microsoft-Salesforce would make sense, Brean says deal unlikely
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09:26 EDTMSFTFortinet announces collaboration with Microsoft
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06:59 EDTMSFT, GOOGYahoo CEO comments on Microsoft search deal, Alibaba stake spinoff, WSJ says
Marissa Meyer, the CEO of Yahoo (YHOO), says that the company's restructured search partnership with Microsoft (MSFT) is designed to "put more pressure on Microsoft to make the product better" and ultimately both companies will get better and challenge Google (GOOG), The Wall Street Journal reports, citing comments made in a meeting with WSJ editors. Meyer also noted that Yahoo's scheduled spinoff of its Alibaba (BABA) stake is in "good shape." Reference Link
06:55 EDTMSFTPiper sees 'a lot of sense' in Microsoft buying Salesforce
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06:10 EDTGOOGAmazon, Google say regulators 'more receptive' to drone efforts, WSJ reports
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06:08 EDTGOOG, MSFTEuropean Commission launches e-commerce sector inquiry
The European Commission has launched an antitrust competition inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the European Union. The inquiry, as announced by Commissioner Vestager in March, will allow the Commission to identify possible competition concerns affecting European e-commerce markets. It complements actions launched within the framework of the Digital Single Market Strategy adopted today. The sector inquiry will focus particularly on potential barriers erected by companies to cross-border online trade in goods and services where e-commerce is most widespread such as electronics, clothing and shoes, as well as digital content. Knowledge gained through the sector inquiry will contribute to better enforcement of competition law in the e-commerce sector. the Commission's competition sector inquiry will gather market information in order to better understand the nature, prevalence and effects of these and similar barriers erected by companies, and to assess them in light of EU antitrust rules. If, after analyzing the results, the Commission identified specific competition concerns, it could open case investigations to ensure compliance with EU rules on restrictive business practices and abuse of dominant market positions. In the coming weeks, the Commission will send requests for information to a range of stakeholders throughout the EU. The companies concerned may include, for example, manufacturers and wholesalers as well as e-commerce retailers. Under EU antitrust rules the Commission can require companies and trade associations to supply information, documents or statements as part of a sector inquiry. The Commission expects to publish a preliminary report for consultation in mid-2016. The final report is expected in the first quarter of 2017.
May 5, 2015
19:08 EDTGOOGEU to announce investigation of tech companies, Reuters says
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18:10 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Tuesday
Stocks on Wall Street were lower for the day. The market began the session in negative territory and remained there throughout the day, taking cues from similar losses in European indexes. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the trade balance deficit grew 43% to $51.4B., significantly higher than analyst expectations for a move to $41.2B. Markit's services PMI declined to 57.4 for April, missing forecasts of 57.8. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing April PMI was 57.8, beating the anticipated 56.2 reading. WTI crude oil settled up 1.86, or 3.16%, at $60.79 per barrel. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 4.1% on reports of increased margin requirements. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of Salesforce (CRM) advanced 5.92% to $75.84 and were halted near 3:00 pm ET after reports that Microsoft (MSFT) was considering placing a bid for the company, though those rumors were downplayed as the afternoon continued... Disney (DIS) stock rose roughly 1% before finishing the session down fractionally after the company's second quarter results beat analyst expectations. During a CNBC interview, CEO Bob Iger remarked that the company's movie studio business currently has "no holes to fill" after "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" topped box office charts for its opening weekend. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Cliffs Natural (CLF), which rose 12.29% after reports that Quebec province is prepared to buy a rail line, certain port facilities, and 20% of Bloom Lake mine from the company. Also higher were shares of Netflix (NFLX), advancing 1.92% for the day to finish at $565.55 after BofA/Merrill upgraded the company by a full two ratings to Buy. The firm raised its price target to $722 from $350, citing strong original content and "enormous" international opportunities. Among the noteworthy losers was Avon (AVP), falling 11.87% after the New York Post reported that Coty (COTY) and certain private equity firms may have lost interest in acquiring the company due to financing difficulties. Also lower were multiple companies in the containerboard market, with International Paper (IP), KapStone Paper (KS), Packaging Corp. (PKG), RockTenn (RKT) and MeadWestvaco (MWV) all declining 2%-5% after the IRS proposed rules which analysts believe could exclude papermakers from master limited partnerships. INDEXES: The Dow was down 142.20, or 0.79%, to 17,928.20, the Nasdaq was down 77.60, or 1.55%, to 4,939.33, and the S&P 500 was down 25.03, or 1.18%, 2,089.46.
15:41 EDTMSFTMicrosoft is not likely to buy Salesforce, says Brean Capital
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15:29 EDTMSFTSalesforce.com calls active on report Microsoft considering bid
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15:03 EDTMSFTMicrosoft considering a bid for Salesforce, Bloomberg reports
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14:59 EDTMSFTSalesforce halted for volatility after report Microsoft considering bid
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14:57 EDTMSFTSalesforce up almost 6% after Bloomberg reports Microsoft considering bid
14:56 EDTMSFTMicrosoft considering a bid for Salesforce, Bloomberg reports
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12:04 EDTMSFTNetSuite rises 0.5% to $94.94 after announcing Microsoft cloud alliance
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12:02 EDTMSFTNetSuite announces cloud alliance with Microsoft
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09:39 EDTGOOGBofA/Merrill software/internet analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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08:40 EDTMSFTMellanox announces collaboration with Microsoft
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06:09 EDTGOOGCisco to deliver video programming, broadband access to subscribers, WSJ says
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06:05 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GE MSFT
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; General Electric (GE) 16, Microsoft (MSFT) 18 according to iVolatility.
May 4, 2015
14:51 EDTMSFTMicrosoft mentioned positively by Gaonkar at Sohn conference
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14:08 EDTGOOGGoogle acquires Timeful, terms undisclosed
Google said the following on its Official Gmail Blog: "With the proliferation of mobile phones and greater access to technology, it should be easy to get things done quickly and effortlessly. That’s why with tools like Gmail, Inbox, Calendar and Docs, we’ve built smart features to help you organize your life and take the work out of work—Inbox makes it easy to get started on your to-do list, Calendar automatically adds events from your Gmail, and Search gives you simple, concise answers about information that’s important to you. But even as these tools have simplified our lives, we’re still inundated with too many updates, information and everyday tasks. And we still have to do a lot of logistical work ourselves—like deciding to what time exactly we should snooze that Reminder in order to get it done in time for Mom’s birthday, or figuring out when to work on that presentation so that it’s ready for next week’s sales pitch. Today we’re excited to announce that Timeful is joining the Google family to help make getting things done in your life even easier." Reference Link
13:27 EDTMSFTMicrosoft developing two high-end Lumia phones for Windows 10, Verge says
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10:14 EDTGOOGApple pushes music labels to end free streaming, The Verge reports
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09:35 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading on open
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07:57 EDTGOOGFormer head of Google Maps weighing options after role change, BI reports
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07:41 EDTGOOGTwitter upgraded on valuation at Stifel
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07:37 EDTGOOGNational Press Club to hold a luncheon meeting
Vinton G. "Vint" Cerf, widely recognized as one of the co-founders of the Internet and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, discusses the Internet of Things and the future of the Web at a National Press Club luncheon meeting being held in Washington, D.C. on May 4 at 12:30 pm.
May 3, 2015
14:59 EDTGOOGTwitter, LinkedIn, Yelp likely falling further, Barron's says
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May 1, 2015
16:02 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for May 1
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09:35 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB LNKD ALTR GILD TSLA BAC TWTR MSFT FEYE BIDU
06:42 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO has changed company, NY Times says
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05:52 EDTGOOGStocks with implied volatility movement; CHK GOOG
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April 30, 2015
19:55 EDTMSFTPC version of Windows 10 on track for summer launch, Engadget says
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19:25 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to buy N-trig for roughly $30M, WSJ says
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14:04 EDTMSFTAutodesk to embed 3D printing platform in Windows 10
Autodesk (ADSK) announced it is working with Microsoft (MSFT) to embed its 3D printing platform in Windows 10, and that it intends to make its 3D modeling software interoperable with Microsoft’s mixed reality environment, Microsoft HoloLens. Autodesk will make the Spark APIs available for free to the Microsoft developer community. Autodesk will also join Microsoft as a founding member of a 3D Manufacturing Format Consortium to create and support a standard 3D interchange and printing format.
11:28 EDTMSFTSalesforce seen fetching $100 per share, but several analysts say deal unlikely
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09:14 EDTMSFTBrean says take profits in Salesforce after takeover report
Brean Capital analyst Sarah Hindlian recommends taking profits in Salesforce after the stock rallied 12% yesterday. Hindlian views a sale of Salesforce as "highly unlikely." She notes Brean's work indicates such a deal would be unlikely on both price and valuation as the company's Founder and CEO Marc Benioff would be unwilling to sell without a “substantial” premium. The analyst also questions if Salesforce has any interest in selling itself. Further, she believes a takeover by either Oracle (ORCL) or Microsoft (MSFT) would raise regulatory issues. Hindlian keeps a Hold rating on Salesforce.
07:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft outlook has improved, says RBC Capital
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07:39 EDTMSFTInfosys partners with Microsoft to offer Finacle on Azure
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07:07 EDTMSFTSalesforce appears to be open to evaluating takeover offers, says Stifel
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06:55 EDTGOOGEU to investigate US sites over data use and search, Financial Times reports
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06:51 EDTMSFTPiper sees Salesforce takeover price upwards of $100/share
Piper Jaffray followed JPMorgan in predicting a Salesforce takeover price upwards of $100 per share. Piper calls Salesforce a "very attractive and unique asset," but admits it has no proprietary information about a potential deal. Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM) and the large Internet centric vendors are the only tech companies likely to afford Salesforce, Piper believes. It points out that while Oracle denied it made an offer, the $10B in debt raised earlier this week by the company is likely to keep it near the top of the potential acquirer list. Piper says Salesforce potentially being in play raises the potential for any pure cloud vendor to be taken over, including Workday (WDAY) and ServiceNow (NOW), as well as "host of smaller pure cloud vendors and fast-growing non-cloud companies" such as Splunk (SPLK). The firm keeps an Overweight rating on Salesforce with an $80 price target.
06:31 EDTMSFTMicrosoft would likely sell off on Salesforce acquisition, says Citigroup
Citigroup believes that should Salesforce (CRM) be up for sale as Bloomberg yesterday suggested, Microsoft (MSFT) could be the most likely the suitor. Citi thinks Microsoft shares would likely trade lower should such a deal occur, as it would signal the company is in a "more tenuous position in commercial business than investors currently think." The firm lists Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOG) as other potential suitors for Salesforce. With less upside now to its Saleforce price target, Citi prefers Check Point (CHKP) and VMware (VMW) for growth investors and ServiceNow (NOW) for exposure to software-as-a-service. It keeps a Buy rating on Salesforce with am unchanged price target of $78.
06:10 EDTMSFT, GOOGJefferies sees 'very low' probability of Salesforce takeover
Jefferies views the 12% rally in Salesforce (CRM) shares yesterday after Bloomberg reported the company is fielding takeover offers as an overreaction. The firm says the probability of a sale is "very low, especially with the stock already trading at an inflated valuation." It views Microsoft (MSFT) as the most likely suitor, with Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and Google (GOOG) potentially in the mix. Jefferies keeps an Underperform rating on Salesforce with a $49 price target. The stock closed yesterday up $7.76 to $74.65.
06:02 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO sees $20B a year from cloud business by 2018, Re/code reports
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told financial analysts at a meeting that he believes that the company will get $20B per year from its corporate cloud business by "sometime" in FY18, Re/code reports. The company currently gets about $6.3B per year from the business. Reference Link
05:57 EDTGOOG, MSFTMicrosoft, IBM, Oracle rumored as potential Salesforce.com suitors, Re/code says
Potential suitors for Salesforce.com (CRM), which is said to have hired financial advisers to handle takeover inquiries, may include Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), Google (GOOG) and Oracle (ORCL), Re/code's Arik Hesseldahl reports. Hesseldahl notes that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff attended a dinner with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday night, ahead of Microsoft's Build conference. Reference Link
April 29, 2015
17:16 EDTMSFTSalesforce could be worth $100/share in a takeover, says JPMorgan
After Bloomberg reported this afternoon that Salesforce has hired bankers to field takeover inquiries, JPMorgan analyst Mark Murphy told investors that he believes the stock could be worth $100 in a buyout. Shares closed the trading day up $7.76 to $74.65. A deal would be the largest in software history, and only a short list of companies could pull it off, Murphy wrote. Those companies are Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and SAP (SAP), he believes. After pointing out JPMorgan has "no conclusive evidence to confirm or dispel the speculation," Murphy noted Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was sitting in the front row of the Microsoft Build Conference this morning and that Oracle just raised $10B of debt. The analyst calls Salesforce a "rare asset" and the "pioneering leader of the cloud computing." He has an Overweight rating on the shares.
15:01 EDTMSFTTrimble partners with Microsoft on HoloLens wearable holographic technology
Trimble (TRMB) announced that it is working with Microsoft (MSFT) to develop a new generation of tools, integrated with the HoloLens holographic platform on Windows 10, which are intended to improve quality, collaboration and efficiency in the design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. When used by architecture, engineering and construction, or AEC, professionals, the HoloLens device extends interaction with 3D models beyond the confines of a 2D computer screen, creating new ways for the many stakeholders of complex, multi-phase construction projects to visualize, collaborate, share ideas and manage change, Trimble said.
14:58 EDTMSFTSalesforce hires bankers after approach by potential buyer, Bloomberg says
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14:52 EDTMSFT, GOOGMicrosoft announces new toolkits, tools, cloud and productivity services
Microsoft (MSFT) announced new features in Windows 10 and unveiled a set of software development kits to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Google's (GOOG) Android and Apple's (AAPL) iOS to Windows 10. At the company's annual Build developer conference, the company declared its ambition to have 1B active Windows 10 devices by FY18. New features for Microsoft Edge, the new browser for Windows 10, were also unveiled, offering developers better discoverability of their apps and future extensibility with JavaScript and HTML. Microsoft also announced new Microsoft Azure data services for intelligent applications; Visual Studio and .NET tools and runtimes for Windows, Mac and Linux; and APIs that enable developers to build rich apps with Office 365.
14:22 EDTGOOG, MSFTMicrosoft: Android, iOS apps can easily transfer to Windows 10, TechCrunch says
Microsoft (MSFT) announced that Google (GOOG) Android and Apple (AAPL) iOS app developers will be able to easily translate applications to Windows 10 devices, reports TechCrunch, citing comments made at Microsoft's Build developer conference. Microsoft noted that developers can "reuse nearly all the Java and C++ code" in Android apps, while iOS developers will be able to reuse Objective-C code. Reference Link
13:51 EDTMSFTMicrosoft sees Windows 10 running on 1B devices in 2-3 years, TechCrunch says
Microsoft expects that the upcoming Windows 10 operating system will run on 1B devices in two to three years, TechCrunch reports, citing comments made at Microsoft's Build developer conference. The company is planning to offer Windows 10 to current Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users for a year free of charge. Reference Link
12:33 EDTGOOGBattleground: Bulls, bears debate Twitter after revenue miss
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10:02 EDTMSFT, GOOGMicrosoft awarded patent for emotion detecting eyewear, WSJ says
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09:18 EDTGOOGGoogle patents keyboard with trackpad taking place of spacebar, Quartz says
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08:35 EDTGOOGTwitter growth thesis remains intact, says Canaccord
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06:12 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GE MSFT
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; General Electric (GE) 16, Microsoft (MSFT) 18 according to iVolatility.
05:39 EDTMSFTAdobe, Microsoft announce strategic partnership
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April 28, 2015
19:01 EDTGOOG, MSFTMicrosoft may allow Android apps on Windows 10 devices, Thurrott says
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15:43 EDTGOOGTwitter announces partnership with Google's DoubleClick
Twitter (TWTR) announced a partnership with Google's (GOOG) DoubleClick platform to improve advertising performance measurement and attribution for Twitter direct response marketers. As part of the partnership, Twitter will also make its inventory available through the DoubleClick Bid Manager, making it easier for clients who prefer to centralize their buying through DBM to create and manage campaigns on Twitter.
11:58 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to hold an analyst briefing
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09:32 EDTGOOGYouTube announces partnerships with content creators, AwesomenessTV
Google's YouTube announced partnerships with four content creators to help bring their next big original series to life on YouTube: Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and Smosh. Also, YouTube announced a new collaboration with AwesomenessTV. Together, the two will release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and developed and produced by AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins. Reference Link
09:19 EDTGOOGGoogle valuation attractive, says Argus
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07:38 EDTMSFTCardLinx Association to hold a forum
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06:11 EDTMSFTStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; GE MSFT
Stocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; General Electric (GE) 16, Microsoft (MSFT) 18 according to iVolatility.
05:59 EDTGOOGGoogle considers shake-up of News service, Financial Times reports
Google is considering significant changes to its Google News service to help publishers struggling to make money in the online world, reports the Financial Times. Areas under discussion will include how to make Google News work better for sites that use online paywalls but have complained that the company’s advertising-based search business hurts them. In an interview, Google's head of strategic partnerships in Europe Carlo D'Asaro said the company wants to help the online news industry and push publishers to become more digital. The comments comes on the heels of a recently announced alliance with Google and eight European newspaper groups. Reference Link
05:53 EDTGOOGGoogle says launches Digital News Initiative with news publishers in Europe
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April 27, 2015
17:18 EDTMSFTInterDigital says judge rules against Nokia, Microsoft in patent case
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15:57 EDTMSFTJudge rules Microsoft violated InterDigital cellphone patents, Reuters says
An International Trade Commission judge ruled Monday that Microsoft (MSFT) violated two InterDigital (IDCC) patents related to mobile phones, reports Reuters, citing court proceedings. Judge Theodore Essex said that "it would not be against the public interest to ban the Microsoft devices from import into the U.S.," though any potential import ban must be reviewed by the ITC before taking effect, notes Reuters. Reference Link
14:31 EDTMSFTITC judge says InterDigital patents infringed by Microsoft, Bloomberg reports
10:07 EDTGOOGGoogle offers to buy patents under new promotion
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07:13 EDTMSFT, GOOGUBM Tech to hold a conference
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06:01 EDTGOOGGoogle's Dan Fredinburg dies in avalanche on Mount Everest, TechCrunch reports
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05:58 EDTGOOGeBay backs Google's response to EU antitrust inquiry, Financial Times says
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April 24, 2015
16:31 EDTGOOG, MSFTStocks finish week higher following strong tech earnings
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16:19 EDTGOOG, MSFTOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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16:00 EDTMSFT, GOOGOptions Update; April 24, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 21c to 20.89. Option volume leaders: AAPL AMZN PBR RIG GOOG TWTR TSLA MSFT ALTR according to Track Data.
12:53 EDTGOOGLuxottica says company working on new versions of Google Glass, Engadget says
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12:49 EDTGOOG, MSFTOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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10:00 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: AT&T (T) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie... Alaska Air (ALK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham... Amazon.com (AMZN) upgraded at Raymond James... American Electric (AEP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Broadridge (BR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Cablevision (CVC) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Brean Capital... Cisco (CSCO) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... Core Laboratories (CLB) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Iberia... Crown Castle (CCI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Encore Wire (WIRE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti... Gigamon (GIMO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Juniper (JNPR) upgraded on improved outlook at RBC Capital... KPN (KKPNY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Knight Transportation (KNX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Mattel (MAT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Microsoft (MSFT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura... Premiere Global (PGI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Quintiles (Q) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Southwestern Energy (SWN) upgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... TE Connectivity (TEL) upgraded on positive catalysts at SunTrust... Target (TGT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... TriState Capital (TSC) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Evercore ISI... Vipshop (VIPS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC... Vocera (VCRA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum.
09:37 EDTMSFT, GOOGActive equity options trading on open
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09:20 EDTMSFT, GOOGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: eHealth (EHTH), up 24.7%... Starbucks (SBUX), up 4.2%... Microsoft (MSFT), up 5.2%... Google (GOOG, GOOGL), up 3.2% and up 3.7%, respectively... Amazon (AMZN), up 12% after reporting quarterly results and announcing shopping app for Apple Watch... Gigamon (GIMO), up 16.5%... Juniper Networks (JNPR), up 6.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Molycorp (MCP), up 10.2% following a Bloomberg report that China's export tax decision may boost rare earth demand... Mattel (MAT), up 4.4% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Innocoll (INNL), up 13.1% after 3.3M share Secondary priced at $9.00... Cytosorbents (CTSO), up 9.7% after CEO comments on CytoSorb in letter to shareholders. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Biogen (BIIB), down 4.7%... Altera (ALTR), down 1.7%... Pandora (P), down 4%... ResMed (RMD), down 8.7%... Xerox (XRX), down 4.7%... HomeAway (AWAY), down 3.6% after reporting quarterly results and departure of officers. ALSO LOWER: Ubiquiti (UBNT), down 14.4% following CFO resignation and preliminary third quarter results... 3D Systems (DDD), down 10.4% after reporting preliminary first quarter results... StemCells (STEM), down 23.2% after filing to sell common stock... Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI), down 54.7% after Rhopressa Phase 3 trial did not meet primary endpoint.
08:58 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $672 from $632 at FBR Capital
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07:49 EDTGOOGGoogle results 'on balance positive,' says Bernstein
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07:35 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $670 from $625 at Deutsche Bank
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07:33 EDTMSFTNomura's Shurland upgrades Microsoft to Buy citing expected 2016 acceleration
Nomura's Richard Shurland upgraded Microsoft to Buy from Neutral with a $50 price target. Shurland said Microsoft's Q3 results reflected difficult comps and core business weakness due to the transition to cloud, but results were better than guidance. The analyst said there is emerging evidence that Azure has turned positive on gross margins and Office 365 margins have expanded sharply. Shurland believes Microsoft will begin to show low single digit revenue growth in 2016, with about 10% EPS growth from share repurchase leverage and with a 2.9% dividend yield. He also said he views valuation as reasonable.
07:26 EDTMSFTMicrosoft price target raised to $50 from $47 at RBC Capital
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07:05 EDTGOOGGoogle reported healthy Q1 results, says Cantor
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07:02 EDTMSFTMicrosoft upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Nomura
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06:31 EDTMSFTMicrosoft estimates more likely to go down than up, says Citigroup
Citigroup attributes the majority of Microsoft's earnings beat to "significantly" lower than expected operating expenses and it no longer expects next week's analyst day to be a negative catalyst as the company said FY16 guidance won't be given. Citi, however, still believes estimates are too high and are more likely to go down than up. It expects Microsoft shares to underperform and reiterates a Sell rating on the stock. It raised its price target for shares to $37 from $36.
06:30 EDTMSFTAmazon facing tough competition in cloud computing, NY Times says
Amazon (AMZN) remains dominant in cloud computing services, but other huge tech players, some of whom have many more resources than the e-commerce company, have entered the fray, according to The New York times. Microsoft (MSFT), the distant number two in the space, is especially committed to cloud computing services and its business is growing quickly, although analysts believe that tt may have difficulty signing up smaller companies, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
06:22 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $650 from $600 JPMorgan
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06:16 EDTMSFT, GOOGEU considers new regulator to oversee internet companies, WSJ reports
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06:00 EDTGOOGHillspire acquires minority stake in D.E. Shaw group from Lehman Brothers
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April 23, 2015
19:45 EDTMSFTMicrosoft sees Q4 devices, consumer licensing revenue 3.2B-$3.4B
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19:29 EDTGOOGGoogle sees increased viewership, ad views at YouTube
On its Q1 earnings call, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said, "Over the past year we've seen YouTube viewership climb dramatically, both in established markets but also due to rapid expansion in emerging markets. And quality improvements in TrueView ads mean that more users are, in fact, choosing not to skip them, increasing the overall ad view. So, this means that there is much higher volume of TrueView ads being seen, which has been a significant driver of year-over-year growth in numbers that you seeing inside clicks... Viewership in YouTube videos and TrueView ads are growing significantly, and YouTube's contribution to our advertising revenue continues to grow at a strong rate year-over-year." During the Q&A portion of the call, Pichette added, "In the last quarter, we've just seen a real acceleration at YouTube and that's why we thought it was important because we saw this change, from the fundamental kind of strong performance of YouTube." In after-hours trading, Google is up more than 3% to $564.00.
19:16 EDTMSFT, GOOGOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:57 EDTMSFTMicrosoft up 3% after reporting better-than-expected Q3 earnings
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16:11 EDTMSFTMicrosoft reports Q3 Commercial revenue grew 5% to $12.8B
Commercial revenue grew 5%, up 7% in constant currency, to $12.8B. Commercial cloud revenue grew 106%, up 111% in constant currency, driven by Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online, and is now on an annualized revenue run rate of $6.3B. Server products and services revenue grew 12%, up 16% in constant currency, with premium versions of Windows Server, System Center Server and SQL Server together growing 25%.
16:10 EDTMSFTMicrosoft reports Devices and Consumer revenue grew 8% to $9B
Devices and Consumer revenue grew 8%, up 11% in constant currency, to $9B. Office 365 Consumer subscribers increased to over 12.4M, up 35% sequentially. Windows OEM Pro revenue declined 19%, as Pro mix returned to pre-Windows XP end-of-support levels and the business PC market declined. Windows OEM non-Pro revenue declined 26%, primarily due to channel inventory drawdown and ongoing mix shift to opening price point devices. Search advertising revenue grew 21%, up 24% in constant currency, with Bing U.S. market share at 20.1%, up 150 basis points over prior year.
16:09 EDTGOOGGoogle shares up $3.52 to $551.42 after Q1 results
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16:08 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says stronger U.S. dollar had 'significant' impact on Q3 results
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16:07 EDTMSFTMicrosoft results include $190M of integration, restructuring expenses
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16:06 EDTGOOGGoogle says Q1 revenue $795M higher at constant exchange rates
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16:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft reports Q3 EPS ex-items 62c, consensus 51c
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16:05 EDTGOOGGoogle reports Q1 websites up 14% revenue $11.93B
Reports Q1 Google Network Members' websites revenue up 1% to $3.58B. Total advertising revenues were up 11% to $15.51B.
16:03 EDTGOOGGoogle reports Q1 Aggregate paid clicks up 13%
Reports Q1 Paid clicks on Google websites up 25% vs. last year, Paid clicks on Google Network Members' websites down 12%, Aggregate cost-per-click down 7%, Cost-per-click on Google websites down 13% and Cost-per-click on Google Network Members' websites up 2%.
16:01 EDTGOOGGoogle reports Q1 EPS $6.57, consensus $6.60
Reports Q1 revenue $17.26B, consensus $17.5B.
15:38 EDTMSFTEarnings Watch: Citi says sell Microsoft shares, Wells Fargo sees outperformance
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15:00 EDTGOOGNotable companies reporting after market close
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14:59 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly 547 straddle priced for 4% movement into Q1
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14:20 EDTGOOGEarnings Watch: Google up close to 8.5% since last earnings report
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12:58 EDTMSFTMicrosoft April weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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12:47 EDTMSFTMicrosoft technical notes before earnings
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09:09 EDTGOOGCheetah Mobile obtains worlwide Google Play distribution rights for Tap Titans
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07:11 EDTGOOGGoogle April weekly volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 22, 2015
13:38 EDTGOOGGoogle to offer basic wireless service for $20 per month
Google says, "We offer one simple plan at one price with 24/7 support. Here's how it works: for $20 a month you get all the basics, and then it's a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it's hard to predict your data usage, you'll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let's say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You'll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use."
13:37 EDTGOOGGoogle introduces Project Fi, to partner with Sprint, T-Mobile
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10:01 EDTMSFTEY and Microsoft form strategic business relationship
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09:17 EDTGOOGAmazon.com upgraded to Buy, price target raised to $450 at Monness Crespi
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08:16 EDTMSFTSeveral companies to benefit from hybrid cloud growth, says Pacific Crest
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08:10 EDTGOOGWix.com to benefit from Google algorithm change, says FBR Capital
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06:06 EDTGOOGGoogle, Facebook seek to reach billions of people without Web access, WSJ says
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06:01 EDTGOOGGoogle could launch wireless service today, WSJ reports
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