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November 27, 2012
17:18 EDTPFPT, MSFTMicrosoft extends partnership agreement with Proofpoint
Proofpoint (PFPT) announced that Microsoft (MSFT) and Proofpoint have agreed to extend their partnership agreement by another three years to support customer demand for Proofpoint's cloud-based archiving solution for Microsoft Office 365 customers. Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is one solution within the Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 suite. This suite allows customers using Microsoft Office 365 email to comply with regulatory standards that require email archive, email encryption, email security and data loss prevention (DLP). In addition, because the Proofpoint solutions are based in the cloud, it provides all of the benefits SaaS buyers are looking for including easy deployment, reduced TCO and predictable costs.
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September 10, 2014
14:30 EDTMSFTVirnetX rises after court denies Microsoft motion to stay patent suit
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13:15 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to replace Nokia, Windows Phone brands, GeekOnGadgets.com says
Microsoft plans to stop using the "Nokia" and Windows Phone brands from their devices this holiday season, reports GeekOnGadgets.com. Citing a confidential internal Microsoft document, the branding will be replaced by the standard Windows logo alongside the phones. Reference Link
07:23 EDTMSFTMicrosoft coverage assumed with a Buy at MKM Partners
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September 9, 2014
18:38 EDTMSFTMicrosoft in serious talks to acquire Mojang AB for more than $2B, WSJ says
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07:28 EDTMSFTThe Money Event, Inc to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTMSFTChamber of Commerce says China antitrust efforts may be illegal, NY Times says
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06:37 EDTMSFTMicrosoft begins rolling out 'Delve' to Office 365 business customers
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September 8, 2014
09:40 EDTMSFTActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open according to Track Data: AAPL TWTR TSLA YHOO BAC FB MSFT NFLX GILD MCD
07:34 EDTMSFTU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:01 EDTPFPTProofpoint remains a favorite play in security at RBC Capital
RBC Capital believes the security demand environment is accelerating due to recent security breaches and Proofpoint's products continue to resonate well. The analyst said cross selling opportunities are sizable while productive gains are driving billings growth. The firm said Proofpoint is a favorite name in security and raised its price target ot $46 from $43. Shares are Outperform rated.
06:37 EDTMSFTBaidu hires Microsoft's Zhang Yaqin, WSJ reports
Baidu (BIDU) has hired Zhang Yaqin, a top Microsoft (MSFT) executive in China, to become its president for new business,t he Wall Street Journal reports. Zhang was Microsoft's VP and chairman of its Asian-Pacific research and development group. Reference Link
06:21 EDTMSFTSmartwatch market to reach $10B by 2018, says Citigroup
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06:08 EDTMSFTMicrosoft gives MSN.com a facelift, Re/code reports
Microsoft has given MSN.com a major facelift a year after MSN was merged with Bing Apps, Re/code reports. The updated MSN will still feature news, sports and cars, but will also include interactive content involving food and fitness. MSN is expected to be fully rolled out by the end of the month, and optimized MSN apps for iOS and Android could be released by the end of hte year. Reference Link
September 5, 2014
06:33 EDTMSFTMicrosoft, competitors aim to halt Google EU agreement, Reuters says
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September 4, 2014
16:35 EDTPFPTFinjan provides litigation update, Proofpoint motion to stay denied
Finjan Holdings provides an update on the case Finjan (FNJN) v. Proofpoint (PFPT) et al., Case No. 5:13-cv-05808-BLF. The Honorable Beth Labson Freeman denied Proofpoint's Motion to Stay the Case pending the completion of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's reexamination of claims in two of eight patents-in-suit representing only 10% of the Claims in question. The Court declined to issue a Stay by concluding it "…would unnecessarily delay this litigation and unduly prejudice the interests of [Finjan]." The current matter with Proofpoint is expected to continue with the Court's previously determined calendar including a Markman hearing, which is scheduled for May 8, 2015 and trial, which is set to begin January 11, 2016.According to Julie Mar-Spinola, VP, Legal Operations of Finjan, "The Court's denial of Proofpoint's Motion to Stay clears the way for the parties to prove their respective claims against the other expeditiously and on the merits, which we believe is fair for all parties concerned."
13:56 EDTMSFTGetty Images files lawsuit against Microsoft over photo tool, Reuters reports
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06:30 EDTMSFTIDC: Phablet shipments to pass PCs in 2014, tablets in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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September 3, 2014
10:40 EDTPFPTAnalyst sees security 'spending frenzy' amid high-profile hacks
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September 2, 2014
12:42 EDTMSFTMicrosoft to launch Xbox One in 28 more countries this month
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06:34 EDTMSFTMicrosoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers, DigiTimes reports
Microsoft has reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng, reports DigiTimes. According to sources from the upstream supply chain, Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August and may adopt a similar strategy for other components. Reference Link
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