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July 22, 2014
06:17 EDTMSFT, HPQ, TOSBF, SSNLF, SNE, LNVGYGlobal notebook shipments to increase 4.3% in Q3, DigiTimes Research says
Global notebook shipments are expected to grow 4.3% sequentially in Q3 before decreasing 1.1% in Q4, reports DigiTimes Research. The push in sales will due to new unit releases and promotional pushes will bring the overall notebook shipments to 48.7 in 1H14 and 51.3 in 2H14. Reference Link
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October 8, 2014
11:04 EDTHPQEMC advances after activist letter, report on HP merger talks
Shares of EMC (EMC) are rising slightly in a down market after activist investor Elliott Management disclosed that it wrote in a letter to the company's board that it had heard of "acquisition interest in EMC's assets on the part of several large companies." The firm called on EMC to pursue M&A opportunities and spin off its VMware (VMW) subsidiary. WHAT'S NEW: Since July, several large companies have expressed "acquisition interest" in EMC's assets, Eliiott wrote. Acquisitions of EMC's assets by these companies would be logical from a strategic perspective, the firm added. The parties that have expressed interest could afford to buy all of EMC or a number of its assets, according to Elliott. EMC should look to spin off VMware because owning VMware is holding down the value of EMC's stock and damaging its relationship with its customers, the investor stated. VMware is hurting EMC by competing with EMC's customers, Elliott explained. Elliott Management noted that is affiliates collectively own or have economic exposure to about 2.2% of the common stock and equivalents of EMC. WHAT'S NOTABLE: HP (HPQ) and EMC are still conducting due diligence on a potential merger, CNBC's David Faber reported this morning, citing sources. A deal is unlikely, but still possible, and would include a buy-in of VMware, Faber added. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, EMC rose 0.3% to $28.20, VMware slid 0.9% to $90.59 and HP dropped 1.2% to $34.80.
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09:53 EDTHPQHP, EMC still doing due diligence on potential deal, CNBC reports
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09:49 EDTHPQHP, EMC merger unlikely but still possible, CNBC's Faber says
09:48 EDTHPQHP, EMC still doing work on potential deal, CNBC reports
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06:13 EDTTOSBF, HPQ, LNVGY, SNE, MSFT, SSNLFNon-Apple notebook, tablet demand to be weak till 2Q15, DigiTimes reports
Demand for non-Apple (AAPL) notebooks and tablets may remain weak until the second quarter of 2015, reports DigiTimes. Citing Taiwan makers, the pressure due to booming sales from Apple products may decrease sales until Microsoft (MSFT) launches Windows 10 next year. Demand for Samsung (SSNLF), Sony (SNE) , And HTC smartphones have also dropped worldwide recently. Reference Link
October 7, 2014
12:50 EDTMSFT, SSNLFSamsung aiming for arbitration versus Microsoft, Bloomberg says
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12:45 EDTMSFTMicrosoft near deal to buy text analysis start-up for about $200M, WSJ says
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12:45 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to hold cloud event on October 20
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11:27 EDTHPQHP non-public info may relate to Rackspace, Betaville speculates
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10:52 EDTMSFTNokia suspends handset production at Chennai facility, Reuters reports
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10:17 EDTSSNLFSamsung outlook miss weighs on suppliers
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08:09 EDTHPQHP undisclosed info seen pointing to life in EMC talks, Bloomberg reports
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08:04 EDTSNEAVG Technologies, Sony Mobile announce mobile security partnership
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07:48 EDTMSFTU.S. Chamber of Commerce to hold a discussion
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07:00 EDTMSFTReport says 100K Xbox Ones sold throughout China, Kotaku says
A report from Chinese video games news website 17173 said that Shanghai Media Group vice-president Zhang Dazhong accidentally noted that over 100K Microsoft Xbox One consoles sold throughout China during the first week they were launched, according to Kotaku, citing the report from 17173. Reference Link
06:41 EDTSNESony's internet TV service could cost up to $80 per month, NY Post reports
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06:24 EDTSSNLFSamsung executives concerned about earnings, chairman's health, WSJ reports
In addition to slumping earnings, the Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung executives are also concerned about the health of Chairman Lee Kun-hee, who has been hospitalized since May when he had a heart attack. According to sources, there are additionally increasing concerns within the company about a "major reshuffle" of executives later this year. Reference Link
06:14 EDTSSNLFSamsung may find difficulty competing with TSMC for Apple chips, DigiTimes says
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