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February 23, 2014
13:08 EDTSSNLF, NOK, LNVGY, MSFTMicrosoft adds new Windows Phone hardware partners
Microsoft (MSFT) announced nine new hardware partners for Windows Phone and direct access to tools that will broaden the portfolio of devices for consumers and introduce new price points to accelerate growth in key markets. In addition to existing partners ó Nokia (NOK), Samsung (SSNLF), HTC and Huawei ó Microsoft has announced it is now working with Foxconn, Gionee, Lava , Lenovo (LNVGY), LG, Longcheer, JSR, Karbonn and ZTE to develop on the Windows Phone platform. With this latest news, Microsoft is now working with seven of the top 10 smartphone manufacturers in the world in addition to leading brands in China, India and Taiwan, representing more than 56% of the addressable market globally. Customers can expect to see an even broader array of devices, from iconic to lower-cost options, coming to market. "We are pleased to add these new partners to our expanding Windows Phone ecosystem. They will be key contributors to continued growth across price points and geographies for Windows Phone," said Nick Parker, corporate vice president of the OEM Division at Microsoft.
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November 11, 2014
12:09 EDTMSFTRackspace soars after Q3 results top estimates, $500M share buyback plan
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06:38 EDTSSNLFSamsung, SAP announce collaboration plans for mobile devices, wearables
Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) and SAP SE (SAP) announced initial plans to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries; once implemented, the plans are expected to help create an enterprise mobility ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices. The new ecosystem will be designed to build on the popularity and reach of Samsung's mobile innovations and the SAP Mobile Platform. The collaboration of the two companies is expected to create new opportunities for developers to build solutions that can leverage the integrated offering from Samsung and SAP on mobile devices and wearables, as well as to leverage joint cloud solutions based on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform mobile services. Additionally, the plans are anticipated to benefit the retail industry by integrating payments to be made on-to-go, along with helping to shed light on innovative shopping experiences for consumers and retailers alike.
06:03 EDTLNVGY, SSNLFQ4 global tablet shipments estimated at 74.5M units, DigiTimes reports
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05:59 EDTMSFTMicrosoft unveils first Lumia smartphone without Nokia name
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05:32 EDTNOKHERE map services signs OEM agreement with SAP HANA
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November 10, 2014
16:40 EDTMSFTRackspace says joined Microsoft Cloud OS Network
Rackspace (RAX) said it expanded its Managed Private Cloud product portfolio and joined the Microsoft (MSFT) Cloud OS Network, adding Fanatical Support for the Microsoft Cloud Platform. It stated, "This includes expertise and support for Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center and Azure Pack. The offering is now in general availability in all U.S. data centers providing customers with SLA-backed management across the underlying infrastructure, guest operating systems, and select applications including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync."
16:02 EDTSSNLFSamsung to hold a conference
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15:57 EDTMSFTWorldwide Business Research to hold a conference
ProcureCon for Digital & Marketing Services 2014 is being held in San Antonio on November 11-13.
08:26 EDTLNVGYBlackBerry CEO meets with Lenovo, seeks partnerships in China, Bloomberg reports
BlackBerry (BBRY) CEO John Chen acknowledged meeting with the heads of Xiaomi and Lenovo (LNVGY) and said his company's strengths in security, encryption and privacy may present opportunities for agreements on technology licensing, distribution or manufacturing in China, reported Bloomberg, citing an interview with Chen at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit. Reference Link
07:23 EDTMSFTRBC Capital to hold a conference
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07:06 EDTSSNLFCoupons.com announces partnership with Samsung for mobile savings
Coupons.com (COUP) announced a strategic partnership with Samsung (SSNLF) to power mobile savings for more than 20M Samsung flagship devices in the U.S. Shoppers can now add Coupons.com's Card Linked Offers via their Samsung Wallet for automatic redemption at checkout.
06:32 EDTSSNLFSamsung plans to invest $3B to expand Vietnam facilities, Reuters reports
Samsung will invest up to $3B to expand its existing handset manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, Reuters reports. The company says it is finalizing details with Vietnamese authorities, and that it hadnít yet set a specific schedule or investment size for the deal. Reference Link
November 7, 2014
06:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft begins offering free iPhone Office apps
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06:39 EDTLNVGYLenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015, DigiTimes reports
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06:06 EDTSSNLFSamsung said to be planning new series of smartphones, SamMobile reports
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November 6, 2014
15:52 EDTMSFTApple appears to be crawling HTML sites with bot, AppleInsider says
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13:04 EDTSSNLFEarnings Preview: Analysts positive on NVIDIA ahead of Q3 earnings report
NVIDIA (NVDA) is expected to report third quarter earnings after the close on Thursday, November 6, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. NVIDIA is a semiconductor manufacturer that produces graphics chips used in personal computers as well as mobile processors used in cell phones and tablets. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 29c on revenue of $1.2B. The consensus range is 27c-31c for EPS on revenue of $1.2B-$1.22B, according to First Call. In its last earnings report, NVIDIA said it expects Q3 revenue of $1.2B, plus or minus 2%, which was higher than analysts' consensus of $1.16B at the time. LAST QUARTER: On August 6, NVIDIA reported second quarter EPS of 30c, which beat the consensus forecast of 20c, on revenue of $1.1B, which matched analysts consensus of $1.1B. COMPANY NEWS: On August 26, NVIDIA, VMWare (VMW) and Google (GOOG) announced a collaboration to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphic on Google Chromebooks. The partnership is anticipated to broaden the hardware options for high-performance virtual desktops. On September 4, NVIDIA announced that it filed complaints against Samsung (SSNLF) and Qualcomm (QCOM) at the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleging that the companies were both infringing NVIDIA GPU patents covering technology including programmable shading, unified shaders and multithreaded parallel processing. The identified Samsung products included the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 mobile phones and the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab 2 computer tablets. STREET RESEARCH: On August 8, Needham upgraded NVIDIA to Buy from Hold. The firm believed that the change in the company's strategy reduced its earnings volatility and raised its margins, while the stock's decline has created a good entry point. The firm also noted that the company reported better than expected results and provided stronger than expected guidance. NVIDIA announced that it had filed graphics processing units patent infringement lawsuits against both Samsung and Qualcomm, Stifel said on September 5 that the lawsuits could at a minimum cause other companies to conclude licensing deals with NVIDIA. The firm kept a $22 price target and Buy rating on NVIDIA. After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities noted that there was a good chance that NVIDIA would obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC). The firm thought that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), would launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommended buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm was upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterated an Outperform rating. Pacific Crest upgraded NVIDIA to Sector Perform from Underperform on November 3. The firm expected the company's share gains in high end desktop GPU and AMD's (AMD) product delays to enable NVIDIA's results to meet or exceed consensus estimates in the near to medium term. PRICE ACTION: Since issuing preliminary earnings on August 6, shares of NVIDIA are up over 12.5%. During late-morning trading, shares of NVIDIA are down fractionally to $20.02.
13:01 EDTMSFTSAP appoints Quentin Clark as Chief Technology Officer effective November 10
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06:54 EDTSSNLFSamsung considers slashing AMOLED panel pricing for handsets, DigiTimes says
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06:40 EDTSSNLFApple passes Samsung to become China's top mobile brand, CNet reports
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