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January 2, 2014
06:24 EDTMSFT, TWTRSkype Twitter hack creates 8k retweets of anti-Microsoft status, Verge says
Skype's Twitter (TWTR) account was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army who retweeted a fake post over 8K times which advised Skype's 3M followers to avoid Microsoft's (MSFT) email services, according to the Verge, citing the tweet. Reference Link
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April 15, 2014
13:18 EDTTWTRDaniel Graf to join Twitter's product team
Daniel Graf, who led efforts on Google Maps (GOOG), is joining Twitter's (TWTR) product team, Graf announced in a tweet. Reference Link
09:13 EDTTWTRTwitter agrees to acquire social data provider Gnip
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08:07 EDTMSFT21Vianet announces general availability of Microsoft Office 365 in China
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April 14, 2014
17:10 EDTTWTRTwitter's lockup expiration encompasses fully 83% shares outstanding, WSJ says
The lockup on 489M Twitter shares expires on May 5, says the Wall Street Journal. Despite the recent statement that co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, along with CEO Richard Costolo, have no "current plans" to sell shares, the lockup expiration encompasses fully 83% of Twitter's basic shares outstanding or two-thirds of the diluted count, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
16:24 EDTTWTROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:26 EDTTWTROn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:02 EDTMSFTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:23 EDTTWTRTwitter co-founders, CEO have no plans to sell shares around May 5 lockup
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09:18 EDTTWTRTwitter co-founders, CEO state they have no plans to sell any shares
07:36 EDTTWTRTwitter exec goes to Turkey to ease tensions, Bloomberg says
Twitter's vice president of global public policy is meeting with the head of Turkey's information and Communications Technologies Authority, Tayfun Acarer, in Ankara in an effort to ease tensions in Turkey amid accusations from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration that the U.S. company evades taxes and refuses to follow Turkish law, according to Bloomberg, citing a spokesman for Acarer. Reference Link
05:36 EDTMSFTMicrosoft downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank downgraded its rating on Microsoft (MSFT) to Hold from Buy citing valuation and concerns over the closing of the Nokia unit acquisition. The firm has a $42 price target for shares.
April 11, 2014
12:44 EDTTWTRHedge funds initiating shorts on Priceline, Amazon, Twitter, CNBC says
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10:10 EDTTWTRTwitter bounces, drops, heads for retest of session lows
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09:37 EDTTWTRActive equity options trading on open
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April 10, 2014
10:00 EDTTWTROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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08:44 EDTMSFTCLSA technology analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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08:00 EDTMSFTSony PS4 grants Hirai profit potential as risk decreases, Bloomberg says
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06:33 EDTTWTRTwitter upgraded to Hold from Sell at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded its rating on Twitter (TWTR) shares to Hold from Sell citing the recent pullback in the stock as well as the upcoming launch of new ad formats which it believes should drive monetization. Cantor maintains a $45 price target for the stock and says it continues to prefer Facebook (FB). Shares of Twitter closed yesterday up 71c to $42.49.
06:23 EDTMSFTIDC says worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.4M units in Q1, down 4.4% y/y
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.4 million units in 1Q14, a decline of -4.4% year on year, according to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although still in decline and with continuing weakness in consumer and emerging market segments, the preliminary results are slightly better than a projected decline of -5.3%. The U.S. market continued to stabilize with growth near zero – in line with forecasts. With shipments totaling 14.3 million PCs in 1Q14, the U.S. market contracted by -0.6% from the same quarter a year ago. Desktop shipments were slightly stronger, posting 3.5% growth, while portables remained in negative territory. Lenovo (LNVGY) preserved its lead in total worldwide PC shipments despite a seasonal drop due to the Chinese New Year. Growth in other regions continued at a solid pace although Latin America slowed after a dramatic expansion over the past year. HP (HPQ) remained in the number 2 position, with growth rising nicely to nearly 5% year on year. Dell grew over 9% in the first quarter.
06:14 EDTMSFTMicrosoft may release server orders to Taiwan ODMs, DigiTimes reports
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