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July 18, 2014
09:18 EDTGOOG, S, SFTBF, DTEGY, TMUSSoftbank hire of Arora from Google 'interesting,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo views Sprint's (S) parent Softbank (SFTBF) hiring Aikesh Arora away from Google (GOOG) as "interesting," noting that Arora was CMO of the T-Mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) prior to joining Google. Wells added that it believes there may be more behind Arora's hiring than has already played out. The firm keeps it Outperform rating on Sprint.
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June 18, 2015
11:12 EDTGOOGGoogle acquired 'app streaming' startup Agawi last fall, The Information says
Google quietly acquired "app streaming" startup Agawai last fall, The Information reports. The startup's technology lets people access apps on their smartphone without downloading them. Reference Link
10:20 EDTGOOGGoogle in talks for combined Dunnhumby bid, Sky News reports
Google (GOOG) is in talks with buyout firm Permira regarding a possible combined bid for Tesco (TSCDY) unit Dunnhumb, Mark Kleinman of Sky News reports. Reference Link
08:14 EDTSFTBFYahoo Japan invests ‘undisclosed amount’ in Monk’s Hill, TechCrunch says
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08:06 EDTTMUST-Mobile management to meet with Gabelli
Group breakfast with management will be held in New York on June 18 hosted by Gabelli.
08:04 EDTGOOGGoogle accelerating pace of cloud product innovation, says Baird
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06:48 EDTGOOGGoogle, Microsoft, Mozilla announce WebAssembly partnership, TechCrunch says
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06:19 EDTGOOGGoogle, Ingenico Group team up to facilitate cross-border e-commerce
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05:22 EDTSFTBFAlibaba, Foxconn Technology reach agreement to invest in Softbank Robotics
SoftBank (SFTBF), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Foxconn Technology announced an agreement under which Alibaba and Foxconn will each invest Y14.5B in SoftBank Robotics Holdings, or SBRH, the SoftBank Group’s intermediate holding company responsible for its robotics business. Under the agreement, upon the completion of the investment by Alibaba and Foxconn, SoftBank’s SBRH share ownership ratio will become 60%, and Alibaba and Foxconn will each hold ownership stakes of 20%. SoftBank, Alibaba and Foxconn will build a structure to bring Pepper and other robotics businesses to global markets, and cooperate with the aim of spreading and developing the robotics industry on a worldwide scale.
June 17, 2015
19:12 EDTDTEGYAnalyst asked to only look at benefits of BT-EE merger, Daily Mail says
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17:40 EDTTMUS, DTEGYComcast 'isn't interested' in T-Mobile, Washington Post says
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16:22 EDTDTEGYBT, EE CEOs say proposed merger will create 'continued investment' for U.K.
BT Group (BT) issued a press release saying that its proposed acquisition of EE -- a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) and Orange (ORAN) -- will create a "true U.K. digital champion... who is both willing and able to invest in ultrafast broadband and 5G," according to BT CEO Gavin Patterson. EE CEO Olaf Swantee also added commentary on the deal, saying it "would result in continued investment" for Britain. Patterson remarked that "other companies operating in the U.K. would be able to benefit and compete through highly regulated, equal access to Openreach’s network, and wholesale access to the EE mobile network." Openreach is a division of BT. "The deal would provide customers with greater choice and value as the integrated company would be in a better position to offer bundled services," added Patterson.
14:34 EDTGOOGGoogle's Nest announces redesigned, refreshed product line
Google's Nest Labs announced refreshes and redesigns across the company’s entire product portfolio, including the introduction of Nest Cam, the second generation Nest Protect, new features for the Nest Learning Thermostat, and a new app. Nest Cam is a 1080p camera featuring a stand as well as improved motion alerts and night vision, offering live video streaming to a phone or computer to keep an eye on the home while the Nest user is away. Cam users can also subscribe to Nest Aware with Video History for an additional monthly fee to gain access to video history, alert summaries, advanced motion sensing, and more. Also, Nest is piloting the ability for YouTube creators to stream directly to YouTube Live from Nest Cam. Nest Protect is the company's second generation smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, offering a custom, split-spectrum sensor that uses two wavelengths of light to look for different types of fires. Building on Nest’s energy partner program, Nest is partnering with home insurance companies to help Nest Protect users save money on home insurance policies. Through Nest Safety Rewards, a participating Nest insurance partner may offer a discount on a Nest user's annual premiums. American Family and Liberty Mutual Insurance are the first insurance partners to provide offers as part of Nest Safety Rewards. Separately, the updated Nest Learning Thermostat has the capability to notify customers when temperatures drop to help avoid frozen pipes, and it also adds new integrations with other Nest products. Finally, the redesigned Nest app 5.0 brings together all three Nest products across multiple platforms. Nest Cam is available for immediate purchase with a suggested retail price of $199. It will begin shipping this month. The camera is set to launch next month in Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, and the U.K. Nest Aware with Video History can be purchased as a 10-day or 30-day subscription for $10 or $30 per month, respectively. Nest Protect is available for immediate purchase for a suggested retail price of $99, and will begin shipping next month. Nest app 5.0 is available in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Nest Learning Thermostat software 4.5 will begin rolling out immediately and will take up to two weeks to reach all Nest customers.
10:58 EDTGOOGGoogle announces cross-device measurement for all DoubleClick products
Google announced that cross-device measurement is coming to all of its DoubleClick advertiser products, so marketers can measure conversions that start as a click on one device and end with a conversion on another for all their campaigns across the web, not just with the ads they buy from Google. Reference Link
10:49 EDTSFTBFSoftbank leads $20M investment in Fetch Robotics
Fetch Robotics announced earlier that it has raised $20M in Series A funding. The round was led by SB Group US, Inc. and also included additional funding from seed investors O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Shasta Ventures. The Series A round brings Fetch's total funding to date to $23M. The new capital will be used to expand Fetch's sales and marketing operations and to meet accelerating demand from warehouses and fulfillment centers. In addition, SoftBank's Kabir Misra will be added to Fetch Robotics’ board of directors.
10:22 EDTDTEGY, TMUSComcast not interested in pursuing T-Mobile, DJ says
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10:13 EDTTMUS, DTEGYDeutsche Telekom shopping T-Mobile to Comcast, FT reports
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09:55 EDTTMUST-Mobile rises, levels to watch
The stock is up 3% to $40.02 at time of writing after reports that Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) are in talks with Comcast (CMCSA) over a possible sale of the company. At current price resistance is at $40.31, the high of the day, and then at the 52-week high at $40.77. Support is at $39.19.
07:26 EDTDTEGY, TMUSDeutsche Telekom, Comcast in talks over possible T-Mobile sale, Reuters says
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07:10 EDTSFTBFSoftbank, Foxconn form JV to make robots, Nikkei reports
Softbank (SFTBF) and Apple (AAPL) supplier Foxconn will set up a joint venture to make robots, The Nikkei reports, citing sources. According to the sources, the JV may first focus on mass production of Pepper, a home robot that can respond to human emotions and requests, and plan to initially make around 10,000 units annually. The JV may also market the robot and potentially other models globally. Reference Link
06:34 EDTGOOGGoogle's former head of Maps to join Uber, Re/code reports
Brian McClendon, the former head of Google Maps and a 10-year company veteran, will join Uber to oversee the company's new Advanced Technologies Center out of Pittsburgh, Re/code reports. McClendon will help guide Uber’s mapping, self-driving car and vehicle safety initiatives, the report says. Reference Link
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