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February 29, 2012
06:20 EDTLNVGY, DELL, HPQ, SNE, TOSBF, INTCTaiwanese connector makers see ultrabook orders rising, Digitimes reports
Taiwan-based electronic connector makers are predicting that global demand for ultrabooks will grow significantly following Intel's (INTC) launch of Ivy Bridge, according to industry sources and reported in Digitimes. Reference Link
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November 18, 2014
06:28 EDTSNESony targets FY17 Pictures sales $10B-$11B, Music sales $4.8B-$5.2B
Sony announced its financial targets for the Pictures and Music segments for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. For Pictures, Sony targets FY17 sales of $10B-$11B and operating income margin of 7%-8%. For Music, Sony targets FY14 sales of $4.8B-$5.2B and operating margin income 10.5%-11.5%. Sony also announced that it has increased its $250M in targeted overhead and procurement savings in its Pictures segment that it announced in November 2013, by $50 for a total of $300M. Sony expects the annualized savings to be fully implemented by the end of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For FY15, Sony targets Pictures sales of $8.1B and Music sales of $4.8B.
06:08 EDTINTCIntel's 'Mica' bracelet to feature Google alerts, AT&T data plan, Re/code says
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November 17, 2014
10:02 EDTSNEOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CyrusOne (CONE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Pinnacle Foods (PF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Rayonier (RYN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.. Thoratec (THOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Volcano (VOLC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Progressive Waste (BIN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Clean Harbors (CLH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... American Science & Engineering (ASEI) upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
07:52 EDTINTCDepartment of Energy awards $425M for supercomputing technologies
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07:28 EDTLNVGYSamsung pushing supply chain to cut OLED panel component prices, DigiTimes says
Samsung Display (SSNLF), which is looking to be price competitive with its own smartphone and has also attracted new customers including Motorola Mobility, Dell and Lenovo (LNVGY) that are developing Samsung Display OLED technology either in smartphones or notebooks, is pushing supply chains, including backlight makers, to lower pricing for components by as much as 30% during Q4, said DigiTimes. Reference Link
November 16, 2014
19:58 EDTSNEJapan's GDP contracts 1.6% in third quarter, WSJ says
Japan's economy has slumped into a recession in the third quarter as a sales tax increase resulted in firms cutting inventory and capital investment, says the Wall Street Journal. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Japan's real GDP in Q3 retreated 1.6% on an annualized basis against a median forecast for a 2.25% expansion. The setback in the country's growth will likely result in Prime Minster Shinzo Abe postponing a second sales tax increase, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
November 14, 2014
09:05 EDTSNENPD says U.S. video game sales down 27% in October, Bloomberg reports
U.S. retail sales of video-game hardware and software in October were nearly flat compared to the same month of last year at $790.7M, according to NPD Group, which noted that game sales fell 27% and hardware sales increased 59%, reported Bloomberg. Publicly traded companies in the space include Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO). Game console makers include Microsoft (MSFT), Sony (SNE) and Nintendo (NTDOY). Reference Link
November 13, 2014
11:51 EDTLNVGYLenovo selected by Fixnetix as x86 server technology partner
Lenovo announced that Fixnetix, a managed service provider, chose Lenovo as its x86 server technology partner for its managed services contract at one of the world’s largest global banks. The estimated $3.5M deal, includes 700 System x3650 M4 servers, upgraded maintenance and flexible financing.
08:08 EDTTOSBFCisco, Toshiba announce collaboration for Internet of Things
Toshiba (TOSBF) and Cisco (CSCO) announced that they are collaborating on new ways to utilize the Internet of Everything that can dramatically improve processes, productivity and experiences in manufacturing, transportation and city environments. Representatives from Toshiba and Cisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding, or MoU, this week with the intention to advance the progress of a new Smart Community. This global collaboration brings together the Cisco Fog Computing network environment featuring Cisco's network-wide security solution with the Toshiba Group's endpoint management technology. The joint effort will help monitor and maintain multiple devices, stream computing technology for high-speed information processing collected from devices, and provide storage technology to accumulate information generated with M2M technology.
06:45 EDTSNEMicrosoft Xbox sales tripled since price cut, CNet reports
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06:22 EDTLNVGYLenovo, Asustek to launch $149 Chromebook, DigiTimes reports
Lenovo and Asustek plan to release Chromebooks using Google (GOOG) certified solutions from Rockchip in 1H15, reports DigiTimes. According to DigiTimes Resarch's latest finding from the Greater China supply chain, the devices are expected to be priced at $149. Reference Link
06:17 EDTSNESony unveils PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service
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November 12, 2014
15:08 EDTINTC, HPQEarnings Preview: Cisco reports amid analyst debate on break-up potential
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14:08 EDTINTCIntel reports 427.7K share position in Rocket Fuel
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06:36 EDTLNVGYOrder visibility highest for Apple, Lenovo shipments in 2015, DigiTimes says
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November 11, 2014
06:03 EDTHPQ, LNVGYQ4 global tablet shipments estimated at 74.5M units, DigiTimes reports
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November 10, 2014
15:43 EDTDELLAmerican Petroleum Institute to hold a conference
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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
06:30 EDTTOSBFGlobal LED lighting market ste to rach $25.7B in 2014, DigiTimes says
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November 7, 2014
06:39 EDTLNVGYLenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015, DigiTimes reports
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