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July 2, 2015
17:02 EDTMSFTKyocera and Microsoft expand technology sharing agreement
Kyocera (KYO) and Microsoft (MSFT) have signed an agreement expanding on a prior patent licensing arrangement, which enables the companies to use a broader range of each other's technologies in their respective products through a patent cross-license. The agreement also resolves a patent infringement lawsuit brought earlier this year in U.S. District Court.
16:04 EDTMSFTOptions Update; July 2, 2015
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July 1, 2015
07:54 EDTMSFTMicrosoft unlikely to buy AMD, says Bernstein
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June 30, 2015
13:38 EDTMSFTMicrosoft display exit shows discipline, but impact negligible, says Jefferies
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09:35 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading on open
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08:22 EDTMSFTMicrosoft deal with AOL for Bing doesn't move needle, says Citi
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06:05 EDTNOKNokia inks four-year deal with Bharti Airtel India for 3G network rollout
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05:59 EDTMSFTGartner: Worldwide IT spending on pace to decline 5.5% in 2015
Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.5T in 2015, a 5.5% decline from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Analysts attribute the decline to the rising U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, the market is projected to grow 2.5%. In Gartner's previous forecast in April, it had forecast IT spending to decline 1.3% in U.S. dollars and grow 3.1% in constant currency. "We want to stress that this is not a market crash. Such are the illusions that large swings in the value of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies can create," said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. "However, there are secondary effects to the rising U.S. dollar. Vendors do have to raise prices to protect costs and margins of their products, and enterprises and consumers will have to make new purchase decisions in light of the new prices." Communications services will continue to be the largest IT spending segment in 2015 with spending at nearly $1.5T. However, this segment is also experiencing the strongest decline among the five IT sectors. In the device market, mobile phones continue to be the leading segment, with growth in Apple phones, especially in China, keeping overall phone spending consistent. However, overall smartphone unit growth will start to flatten. The PC and tablet market continues to weaken. The expected 10 percent increase in average PC pricing in currency-impacted countries is going ahead, delaying purchases even more than expected. Excessive PC inventory levels, especially in Western Europe, need to be cleared, which will delay Windows 10 inventory in the second half of the year. Within the data center systems segment, storage and network markets are both expected to see weaker growth in U.S. dollar terms as a result of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Reference Link
June 29, 2015
17:36 EDTMSFTAMD up 3.4% after Microsoft reportedly interested in buying chipmaker
17:33 EDTMSFTMicrosoft interested in AMD, KitGuru reports
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16:46 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, AOL expand global enterprise-level partnership
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16:00 EDTMSFTOptions Update; June 29, 2015
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14:42 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to sell some mapping assets to Uber, TechCrunch reports
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06:07 EDTMSFTWindows 10 not leading to new notebook panel surge, DigiTimes reports
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06:05 EDTMSFTNotebook demand expected to be weaker than expected in 2H15, DigiTimes reports
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June 28, 2015
18:08 EDTNOKElliott takes roughly 1.3% stake in Alcatel-Lucent, FT says
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June 26, 2015
16:17 EDTMSFT, NOKInterDigital: ITC to review RID involving Nokia and Microsoft
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16:16 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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16:00 EDTMSFTOptions Update; June 26, 2015
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12:23 EDTMSFTMicrosoft says revenue recognition method will remain unchanged for Windows 10
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06:04 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, NASA teaming up to develop Sidekick
NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Sidekick uses Microsoft HoloLens to provide virtual aid to astronauts working off the Earth, for the Earth. A pair of the devices is scheduled to launch on SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the station on June 28. The goal of Sidekick is to enable station crews with assistance when and where they need it. This new capability could reduce crew training requirements and increase the efficiency at which astronauts can work in space. The Sidekick project is part of a larger partnership formed by NASA and Microsoft to explore applications of holographic computing in space exploration. Earlier this year, NASA and Microsoft announced a collaboration to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using the same HoloLens technology. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, led the development of Sidekick and OnSight. NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston led testing and certification of Sidekick for use onboard the space station.
05:51 EDTNOKFoxconn expects to be largest handset, tablet ODM/OEM in 2015, DigiTimes says
Foxconn Chairman Terry Guo said the company is set to be the largest OEM/ODM for handsets, tablets and desktops in 2015, reports DigiTimes. Guo added that Foxconn will establish component supply chains to increase its advantage over competitors. Reference Link
June 25, 2015
17:56 EDTMSFTMicron plunges after Q3 results, guidance impacted by PC headwinds
Shares of PC related memory chip maker Micron Technology (MU) are plunging after reporting third quarter financial results and fourth quarter guidance that missed analyst expectations. WHAT'S NEW: After the close, Micron reported Q3 earnings per share of 54c on revenue of $3.85B, both shy of analyst estimates of 56c and $3.9B, respectively. Citing "near-term headwinds driven primarily by weakness in PC sector," Micron gave a fourth quarter revenue view of $3.45B-$3.7B which was significantly lower than analyst expectations of $4.16B. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On the company's earnings conference call, Micron said, consistent with prior expectations, "We are forecasting DRAM industry supply bit growth in the mid-20s in calendar 2015 and in the low-to-mid 20s in 2016." The company said it sees DRAM gross margins for Q4 down mid-single digits sequentially. Additionally, the chip maker said it sees Q4 DRAM bit growth flat to up low single digits. ANALYST TAKE: On June 22, Micron was downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. Goldman analyst Mark Delaney downgraded Micron Technology to Sell saying rising DRAM supply will lower selling prices and contract margins. Delaney expects DRAM prices to drop up to 30% over the next three quarters and cut his price target for shares to $19 from $27. On the same day, JP Morgan lowered its price target on Micron shares to $33 from $37. The firm also lowered its estimates for Micron citing lower than anticipated DRAM pricing in the past three months. The firm, however, kept an Overweight rating on Micron, saying improving demand in other segments like mobile and the company's decision to not hold inventory during Q3 should help offset the DRAM weakness. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Micron are lower by 11.5% in after- hours trading to $21.25. OTHER PC RELATED STOCKS: In after-hours trading, PC related chip makers are also lower, with Intel Corporation (INTC) down 0.9%, NVIDIA (NVDA) lower by 1.1%, and AMD (AMD) down fractionally. Others trading lower include Microsoft (MSFT), SanDisk (SNDK), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), and Seagate (STX).
17:26 EDTMSFTMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out new mission statement, GeekWire reports
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emailed a new mission statement to employees companywide on Thursday morning, which was obtained by GeekWire. It reads, in part, "I believe that culture is not static. It evolves every day based on the behaviors of everyone in the organization. We are in an incredible position to seize new growth this year. We will need to innovate in new areas, execute against our plans, make some tough choices in areas where things are not working and solve hard problems in ways that drive customer value." Reference Link
06:31 EDTMSFT, NOKMicrosoft focusing on increasing smartphone sales in India, WSJ reports
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June 24, 2015
18:16 EDTMSFTGoogle, GE, Airbus lead in sheer number of meetings with EU officials
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10:36 EDTMSFTElectronic Arts advances after analysts positive on E3 showing
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09:35 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading on open
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06:07 EDTMSFTJefferies says PC market to stay 'lower for longer'
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June 23, 2015
12:54 EDTMSFTPC concerns weighing on shares of Seagate, Western Digital
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06:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft may charge extra licensing fees for high-end notebooks, DigiTimes says
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06:05 EDTMSFTNo clear prospects for PC component suppliers until July, DigiTimes reports
There are no clear business prospects for PC component suppliers until July, reports DigiTimes. According to sources in the supply chain, Intel's decision to delay the launch of its Skylake platform has weakened market demand for notebooks and other PC systems. The planned release of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 10 may also affect the production of PC makers. Reference Link
06:04 EDTMSFTOracle says extending enterprise cloud portfolio
At a live event yesterday, Oracle (ORCL) Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison announced new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform, a comprehensive, integrated suite of services that make it easier for developers, IT professionals, business users and analysts to build, extend and integrate cloud applications. With more than 24 new cloud services, the Oracle Cloud Platform "extends Oracle's leadership with the world's broadest and deepest portfolio" of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Newly available Oracle Cloud services include, Oracle Database Cloud - Exadata, Oracle Archive Storage Cloud, Oracle Big Data Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle Mobile Cloud, and Oracle Process Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Platform helps customers build new applications, extend existing ones, and easily move existing on-premises workloads to the cloud with no application changes. The services are designed to maximize end user experience and productivity; enable developers to manage and analyze data, rapidly develop, test and deploy applications; enable architects to quickly integrate across on-premises and cloud applications; and enable business users to drive rich business insights and enterprise collaboration. With the Oracle Cloud Platform, customers and partners are able to take advantage of the industry-leading Oracle middleware and database software that thousands of global organizations already use to run their own businesses, all delivered via cloud. The extensive level of automation that has been engineered into the Oracle Cloud, results in faster time-to-value, greater innovation, and lower cost for customers. "Oracle is growing really fast. We sold $426M worth of business in SaaS and PaaS last quarter, a 200 percent increase over the same quarter last year. That's an industry record, no company has ever sold that much in just one quarter," said Ellison. "Oracle is the only company on the planet that can deliver a complete, integrated, standards-based suite of services at every layer of the cloud. Those technology advantages enable us to be much more cost-effective than our competitors. Our new Archive Storage service goes head-to-head with Amazon Glacier (AMZN) and it's one-tenth their price."
05:56 EDTMSFTEarnings Watch: Analyst says BlackBerry's FY16 targets looking 'unttainable'
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June 22, 2015
14:42 EDTMSFTOculus potential not reflected in Facebook's stock price, Piper Jaffray says
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11:04 EDTNOKNokia says HERE expanding real-time traffic service to 50 countries
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07:17 EDTNOKRegulators to decide by July 27 on Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent deal, Reuters reports
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June 21, 2015
14:44 EDTMSFTFitbit shares likely to see 'typical IPO' subpair gains, Barron's says
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