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February 6, 2014
06:25 EDTHPQ, SSNLF, AAPL, AMZN, LNVGY, GOOGGlobal tablet market to have more keen price competition in 2014, DigiTimes says
The global tablet market is heading into a larger price competition in 2014 that may force white-box makers in China out of the market, reports DigiTimes. ACcording to industry sources, Samsung (SNSLF) has turned to aggressive pricing while others like Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) have offered 7-inch models at $159-$199 to promote tablet sales. Reference Link
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March 17, 2015
09:07 EDTAMZN, GOOG, AAPLDISH's Sling TV launches on Xbox One
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09:05 EDTAAPL, GOOG, AMZNMicrosoft Band now available at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Re/code reports
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07:42 EDTAAPL, AMZN, GOOGBoeing may produce satellite for tech giants, Reuters says
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07:28 EDTAAPLApple TV may provide boost for advertising unit, Business Insider says
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07:12 EDTHPQDeutsche Messe to hold a conference
CeBIT 2015 is being held in Hannover, Germany on March 15-20.
06:50 EDTAAPLBanks unhappy with high Apple Pay fraud rates, NY Times says
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06:37 EDTAAPL, GOOGAfter losing marketshare, Google now asks Firefox users to switch, BI says
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05:57 EDTSSNLF, AAPL, GOOGChina vendors to ship 50M Androids with fingerprint sensors, DigiTimes reports
China vendors is expected to ship 50M Android (GOOG) smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2015, reports DigiTimes. According to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend service companies, Android smartphone vendors have adopted sliding-type fingerprint sensors, which are more competitive in pricing compared to press-type sensors used by Apple (AAPL). Reference Link
05:46 EDTAAPLApple set to launch online TV service this year, Financial Times reports
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March 16, 2015
16:00 EDTAMZN, AAPLOptions Update; March 16, 2015
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15:24 EDTAAPLCablevision to provide HBO NOW via Optimum Online
Cablevision (CVC) and Time Warner's (TWX) Home Box Office announced that they have reached an agreement to offer standalone streaming service HBO NOW to Optimum Online customers via the internet. Optimum is the first cable provider to partner with HBO to offer the new service, which is expected to launch in April in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones, the companies said. Cablevision plans to provide pricing and other particulars for HBO NOW in the coming weeks. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Apple (AAPL) and Time Warner announced on March 9 that HBO NOW will premier on Apple devices in April.
14:43 EDTLNVGYAnalyst sees Himax facing headwinds, risks in near-term
The shares of Himax Technologies (HIMX) are falling sharply after research firm Northland Securities warned that the company's March revenues could come in at the lower end of its guidance. Himax develops semiconductors used in thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays and displays using other technologies. WHAT'S NEW: The Chinese sales of smartphones made by a number of Himax's customers, including Samsung, Lenovo (LNVGY), and ZTE, have been weak, Northland analyst Tom Sepenzis wrote in a note to investors today. Additionally, Samsung's new smartphones will probably ship with OLED displays, rather than TFT displays, the analyst stated. These developments create risks for Himax in the March-June time period, according to Sepenzis. Meanwhile, January and February data reported by a number of Taiwanese vendors, including HTC and Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM), do not bode well for Himax, as their sales were down 26.5% in February versus January. Additionally, Sepenzis is now more pessimistic on the near-term outlook for sales of augmented reality headsets, leading him to believe that Himax's revenue from these products will be lower than he previously estimated in the near-term. The analyst kept a $110 price target and Outperform rating on the shares, as he remains upbeat on the company's longer term outlook. PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Himax dropped 51c, or 6.5% to $7.47.
14:13 EDTAAPL, GOOGApple to offer Android users rebates to switch to iPhones, 9to5Mac says
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10:44 EDTAMZN, AAPLNetflix retreats after cut to sell on competition, cost concerns
The shares of Netflix (NFLX) are falling after research firm Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to Sell from Hold. Increased competition will force the company to increase its investments and the return from those investments is uncertain, the firm contends. WHAT'S NEW: In the U.S., technological advancements are enabling content providers to sell their programming to a wider range of Internet video distributors, Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena wrote in a note to investors earlier today. Moreover, content providers themselves are now able to stream more of their programming online and obtain higher profits from doing so, Sena reported. The analyst noted that Apple (AAPL) recently obtained a three month exclusive deal to stream content form Time Warner's (TWX) HBO Now, while Yahoo (YHOO), Amazon (AMZN), and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, NWSA) are all reportedly interested in obtaining streaming rights to "Seinfeld." Netflix's international expansion will not be sufficient to offset the increased competition, especially because foreign viewers are likely to watch less TV and be less interested in paying for TV content, the analyst believes. Furthermore, Netflix will face more competition from other Internet TV services overseas than in the U.S., according to Sena, who cut his 2015 consolidated operating income estimate for the company by 26% to $381M from $517M previously. In addition to cutting his rating, Sena lowered his price target on the shares to $380 from $450. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Netflix sank $16, or 3.7%, to $422.
09:37 EDTAAPL, HPQActive equity options trading on open
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07:28 EDTHPQWestern Digital, Seagate estimates lowered on PC weakness at Jefferies
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05:58 EDTSSNLFSamsung increases TV panel purchases to meet TV sales target, DigiTimes says
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05:31 EDTHPQHP Enterprise Services announces contract with TNT
HP Enterprise Services announced that it has been selected by international express delivery services company TNT. Under the six-year contract, HP will support TNT's business by consolidating and virtualizing its IT infrastructure and moving some functions to an HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud environment.
March 15, 2015
18:20 EDTAAPLApple's $17,000 watch looks over-priced, Barron's says
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16:14 EDTSSNLFBlackBerry collaborates with IBM, Samsung on SecuTABLET
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