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September 12, 2014
08:05 EDTMSFTRockstar Games says Grand Theft Auto V to launch Nov. 18 for PS4, Xbox One
Rockstar Games (TTWO) announced that Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the PlayStation 4 (SNE) computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft (MSFT) on November 18, with the PC version to follow on January 27, 2015.
07:19 EDTMSFTConsoles lead video game sales up 8% in August, Bloomberg reports
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07:05 EDTGOOGGoogle to rival Apple apps by backing Japan developers, Bloomberg says
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06:30 EDTGOOGGlobal tablet shipments to increase 9.1% in Q3, DigiTimes Research reports
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06:17 EDTGOOG, FBFacebook looks to lure YouTube's video content providers, WSJ reports
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05:56 EDTGOOGGoogle-backed Calico announce spartnership with UT Southwestern, 2M
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05:45 EDTSTXSeagate to host conference call
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September 11, 2014
18:30 EDTHPQHP, Russia plead guilty, sentenced for bribing Russian government officials
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16:10 EDTHPQHP acquires open source cloud software maker Eucalyptus
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13:13 EDTGOOGGoogle acquires Polar, terms not disclosed, Techcrunch reports
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11:17 EDTHPQEMC seen as potential target after said to mull VMware stake sale
EMC (EMC) is considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW), The New York Post reported today, citing unnamed sources. Calling The New York Post "surprisingly accurate" on M&A news, UBS said the likelihood of change at EMC has increased and it has become a potential takeover target. WHAT'S NEW: EMC is exploring the possibility of selling its stake in VMware, which could be acquired by HP (HPQ), according to one source, The Post reported. EMC could also look to sell other assets, the newspaper quoted a second unnamed source as saying. ANALYST REACTION: UBS analyst Steven Milunovich wrote that he is more convinced in the wake of the Post story that "something is up" at EMC. Although EMC has denied in the past that it would consider selling or spinning off VMware, the company could change its tune, the analyst stated. HP could buy VMware or all of EMC, while Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) are also potential buyers of EMC, Milunovich believes.The analyst kept a $33 price target and Buy rating on shares of EMC. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Activist investor Elliott Management, a hedge fund, has taken a $1B stake in EMC and wants the company to spin off VMware, The Wall Street Journal reported in July. Early last month, research firm FBR Capital wrote that an EMC spin-off of VMware could enhance shareholder value for both companies and make VMware a top acquisition candidate by a larger technology company. The firm kept an Outperform rating on EMC at that time. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, EMC was little changed at $29.50, down from its earlier high of $29.89. VMware fell 0.7% to $96.75, down from its earlier daily high of $97.86.
11:14 EDTGOOGGoogle hires former Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, GigaOM reports
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10:30 EDTHPQUBS sees increasing likelihood of change at EMC
UBS calls the New York Post "surprisingly accurate on M&A" after the paper reported that EMC (EMC) is considering the sale of its stake in VMware (VMW). The firm believes the likelihood for change at the company is rising. In addition, UBS says the industry should consolidate, and it views EMC as a potential target. UBS thinks Cisco (CSCO), Oracle (ORCL) and HP (HPQ) might be interested parties in owning part or all of EMC. The firm believes an HP, EMC merger would make sense. UBS has a Buy rating on EMC with a $33 price target.
09:37 EDTGOOGActive equity options trading on open
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07:59 EDTGOOGEU antitrust chief says Google probe won't end before he leaves, Reuters reports
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07:40 EDTGOOGGoogle put 'on notice' about tougher regime by new EU digital chief, FT says
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07:35 EDTGOOGAntitrust suit over tech giants' hiring pushed back, WSJ reports
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07:07 EDTHPQEMC to explore selling VMware stake, NY Post reports
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07:02 EDTFBFacebook Q3 estimates have potential upside, says Citigroup
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06:02 EDTFBFacebook implied volatility of 26 at lower end of index mean range
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