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March 25, 2013
14:25 EDTVMW, EBAYVMware volatility flat on wide price movement
VMware (VMW) April call option implied volatility is at 34, May is at 37, July is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 37 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement after Business Insider reported earlier today that eBay (EBAY) would stop using VMWare's software on about 80,000 servers.
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September 30, 2014
07:19 EDTEBAYeBay to host conference call
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07:17 EDTEBAYeBay: Donahoe, Swan to have board role at one or both of eBay and PayPal
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07:14 EDTEBAYeBay: Neither Donahoe, Swan will have executive management role in new companies
eBay says neither CEO John Donahoe nor CFO Bob Swan will have an executive management role in the new eBay and PayPal companies.
07:12 EDTEBAYAmerican Express names Neal Sample as president, Enterprise Growth
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07:07 EDTEBAYeBay: PayPal on track to process 1B mobile payments this year
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07:03 EDTEBAYeBay says Dan Schulman to lead PayPal
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07:02 EDTEBAYeBay says Devin Wenig to become CEO of new eBay company
Devin Wenig, currently president of eBay Marketplaces, will become CEO of the new eBay (EBAY) company. As CEO of eBay, Wenig will lead the eBay Marketplaces and eBay Enterprise businesses. Revenue over the last twelve months1 for these two businesses grew approximately 10% year-over-year to $9.9 billion, with eBay Marketplaces accounting for about $8.7 billion. eBay Marketplaces and eBay Enterprise collectively handled approximately $85 billion of gross merchandise volume and gross merchandise sales, which grew 13 percent year over year. Scott Schenkel, currently the CFO of eBay Marketplaces will become the CFO of the new eBay company. Concurrent with the announcement of the business separation plan, the company also today announced the appointment of Dan Schulman to be President of PayPal, effective immediately, and CEO-designee of the standalone PayPal company following separation. Schulman joins PayPal from American Express (AXP), where he was president of the company’s Enterprise Growth Group. A seasoned leader in multiple industries, Schulman has held senior executive and CEO roles at AT&T, Priceline and Virgin Mobile, prior to joining American Express. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Allen & Company LLC are serving as financial advisors and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz is serving as legal counsel to eBay Inc.
07:01 EDTEBAYeBay sees completing transaction as tax-free spinoff in 2H15
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07:01 EDTEBAYeBay to separate eBay, PayPal into independent publicly traded companies in 2015
eBay Inc. said its Board of Directors, following a strategic review of the company’s growth strategies and structure, has approved a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, subject to customary conditions. Creating two standalone businesses best positions eBay and PayPal to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities in the rapidly changing global commerce and payments landscape, and is the best path for creating sustainable shareholder value, the company said. “eBay and PayPal are two great businesses with leading global positions in commerce and payments,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “For more than a decade eBay and PayPal have mutually benefited from being part of one company, creating substantial shareholder value. However, a thorough strategic review with our board shows that keeping eBay and PayPal together beyond 2015 clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively. The industry landscape is changing, and each business faces different competitive opportunities and challenges. In its recently completed review, the board concluded: A changing competitive landscape creates enormous opportunities for eBay and PayPal; separation will create sharper strategic focus and better position each business to capitalize on those growth opportunities as independent companies. The benefits of the existing relationships between eBay and PayPal will naturally decline over time and can be optimized in arm’s length operating agreements between the two entities. This is the best path for delivering sustainable shareholder value. The company expects to complete the transaction as a tax-free spin-off in the second half of 2015, subject to market, regulatory and certain other conditions. eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe and company CFO Bob Swan will be responsible for leading the separation of each business, with board oversight. This includes determining appropriate management and capital structures for eBay and PayPal, and putting in place appropriate operating agreements. Neither Donahoe nor Swan will have an executive management role in the new eBay and PayPal companies. But to provide continuity, they each expect to serve on one or both of the boards of the two companies.
07:00 EDTEBAYeBay to separate eBay, PayPal into independent publicly traded companies in 2015
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06:58 EDTEBAYeBay trading halted, pending news
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September 28, 2014
20:10 EDTVMWEMC buyout rumors could be good for VMware, Barron's says
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September 24, 2014
11:42 EDTVMWMobileiron advances after analyst sees easing competition
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September 23, 2014
13:22 EDTEBAYBitPay, PayPal announce bitcoin integration
BitPay announced a relationship with PayPal to further expand the adoption of bitcoin. The first joint project is an integration with PayPal’s Payments Hub, which is PayPal’s alternative payment platform for digital goods. The integration with PayPal’s Payments Hub is now completed and ready for merchants in North America to enable. Merchants using Payments Hub can create a BitPay merchant account and provide the API credentials into the Payments Hub admin. Customers with a bitcoin wallet will then be able to pay with bitcoin for games, music, videos, news, ebooks, and other digital content.
06:33 EDTVMWHP was primarily interested in EMC's VMware stake, Re/code reports
HP (HPQ) was interested in merging with EMC (EMC) primarily due to the latter company's 80% stake in VMware (VMW), according to Re/code, which cited unnamed sources. The deal discussed between HP and EMC was an all-stock transaction that would have created a combined company worth about $130B, Re/code stated. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
13:02 EDTVMWEMC exploring options ahead of CEO retirement, Bloomberg reports
EMC (EMC) is exploring strategic options ahead of the 2015 retirement of its CEO Joseph Tucci, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the discussions. The options could include a full or partial sale, or a spinoff of VMware (VMW), Bloomberg added, citing sources.
12:50 EDTVMWEMC jumps after reports detail takeover talks
The shares of cloud application provider EMC (EMC) are rising in a down market after Wall Street Journal reported that the company had held talks about selling itself to HP (HPQ) and Dell. WHAT'S NEW: EMC held on-and-off merger talks with HP for almost a year, but those talks have ended, Wall Street Journal reported today. Dell also held talks with EMC about a takeover, the newspaper added. According to a CNBC’s David Faber, the takeover talks between HP and EMC went on for months, but the two sides couldn't agree on a price, as EMC wanted HP to pay a large premium to its stock price. Tiernan Ray of Barron's added today that the takeover talks between the companies could resume, citing a source. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The New York Post reported on September 11 that EMC was considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW). UBS analyst Steven Milunovich responded to The Post's report by writing on the same day that EMC had become a potential takeover target itself. HP, Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) could buy EMC, the analyst wrote. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, EMC added 1% to $30, while VMware added 1% to $95.
September 19, 2014
10:59 EDTEBAYSamsung working with PayPal for mobile payments on smartwatch, Gigaom says
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September 18, 2014
12:58 EDTVMWEarnings Preview: Morgan Stanley views Oracle's Q1, Q2 estimates as 'achievable'
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08:47 EDTEBAYeBay October volatility elevated into Alibaba IPO
eBay September call option implied volatility is at 33, October is at 31, November is at 27, January is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected IPO of Alibaba (BABA) on September 19.
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