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March 26, 2014
11:29 EDTRAX, GOOG, AMZNRackspace falls after Google cuts cloud computing price
Shares of Rackspace (RAX), which provides cloud computing services, are falling after Google (GOOG) sharply cut the prices of its competing products. WHAT'S NEW: Google yesterday announced that it was slashing the prices of its cloud computing services by 30%-85%. Companies that provide cloud computing services rent out computer storage space to their customers. Google said that the prices of computer hardware that enables cloud computing services have been dropping much more quickly than cloud computing prices, according to multiple reports. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Wells Fargo analyst Gray Powell wrote that the cloud computing services market has become much more competitive. Although investors are likely to view Google's price cuts as being negative for Rackspace, a number of factors mitigate the impact of the price cuts, Powell believes. Specifically, since mid-2013 Rackspace has been able to provide dedicated storage infrastructure to companies that need it, and then convince those companies to upgrade to cloud computing services, the analyst explained. Additionally, Rackspace has better customer support than its competitors, Powell believes. He finds the stock's valuation compelling and kept an Outperform rating on the shares. ANOTHER TO WATC: amazon.com also provides cloud computing services. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Rackspace fell 4% to $32.50.
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August 22, 2014
05:49 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 20 at lower end of index mean range
August 21, 2014
12:24 EDTAMZNAmazon.com hired workers for drone delivery program, TechCrunch says
Amazon has hired several technical workers for its Amazon Prime Air project, which involves attempting to set up a program to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less using drones, according to TechCrunch. Among the employees that Amazon has hired for the project are former aerospace engineers, a NASA astronaut, a number of Microsoft researchers and Bing engineers, and the co-founder of Keyhole, the original developer of Google Earth, TechCrunch stated. Reference Link
09:46 EDTRAXRackspace management to meet with JMP Securities
Group luncheon with management will be held in San Francisco on August 21 hosted by JMP Securities.
06:21 EDTGOOGGM product chief thinks Google might become 'threat,' Bloomberg says
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06:05 EDTGOOGGoogle unit leads $100M infusion in Thumbtack, WSJ reports
Google's Google Capital unit is leading a $100M funding round in Thumbtack, a services marketplace, the Wall Street Journal reports. The investment, which also includes Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital, values Thumbtack at over $800M. Reference Link
06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
August 20, 2014
13:46 EDTGOOGVerizon looking to build app store, The Information says
Verizon (VZ) is looking to partner with other companies to build an app store, according to The Information. Verizon's app store would compete with Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL), which already sell smartphone software, The Information noted. Reference Link
09:24 EDTGOOGVringo intends to seek en banc review of decision in I/P Engine case
Vringo (VRNG) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary I/P Engine, Inc. intends to file a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit seeking en banc review of the split appellate decision in its case against AOL (AOL), Google (GOOG) et al. that issued on August 15 and reversed the judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Under the Federal Circuit's rules, I/P Engine's petition for en banc review is due on September 15. I/P Engine has filed an unopposed motion seeking a 30-day extension, which would make its petition due October 15. Upon receiving the requested extension, I/P Engine may file the petition on or anytime prior to October 15.
07:01 EDTGOOGGarmin introduces first Android-based fleet navigators
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06:40 EDTAMZNAmazon.com to launch China e-commerce hub, WantChinaTimes says
Amazon will launch an e-commerce hub in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone at the end of September, according to WantChinaTimes, which cited a report in Chinese-language news agency the Paper. The hub will enable Amazon to bring goods from around the world to China, and to sell China's goods to buyers around the world, WantChinaTimes explained. Reference Link
06:36 EDTGOOGIliad speaks to Google, Microsoft regarding T-Mobile offer, NY Post says
After Iliad's (ILIAF) surprise bid for T-Mobile (TMUS) was rejected, the firm is now in contact with , personnel at Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) about working together to come up with a larger offer for the company, according to the New York Post, citing a "well-placed" source. Reference Link
06:02 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 21 at lower end of index mean range
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August 19, 2014
12:45 EDTRAXRackspace advances after Blue Harbour takes activist stake
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12:21 EDTRAXRackspace rises on activist stakes, levels to watch
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09:07 EDTRAXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:35 EDTRAXRackspace may adopt more shareholder friendly structure, says Wells Fargo
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06:57 EDTAMZNAmazon.com implied volatility of 22 at lower end of index mean range
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06:50 EDTGOOGImages show impending Google music subscription service, Android Police says
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06:13 EDTGOOGContinental AG hires Google's Seval Oz to lead new division, WSJ reports
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05:57 EDTGOOGGoogle to offer accounts to children under 13, WSJ reports
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