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August 8, 2014
08:32 EDTEQIX, MSFT, EMC, VMW, NTAPVMware, others could benefit from increased cloud adoption, says Pacific Crest
After conducting a survey, Pacific Crest believes that enterprise adoption of the cloud should increase significantly. The firm says the survey indicates that VMware (VMW) could have an increasing role in both core virtualization and vCloud services. As a result of what it sees as the potential for enterprises to accelerate the build outs of private clouds, Pacific Crest has an upward bias to second half estimates for VMware, Microsoft (MSFT), NetApp (NTAP), EMC (EMC), and Equinix (EQIX). The firm keeps Outperform ratings on all the stocks named.
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March 18, 2015
05:21 EDTMSFTMicrosoft announces Windows 10 to launch this Summer in 190 countries
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05:15 EDTEQIXEquinix selects Singapore as strategic location for Asia-Pacific data center
Equinix announced the grand opening of its third International Business Exchange, or IBX, data center, known as SG3, in Singapore. The company's flagship data center is the largest in Asia-Pacific and demonstrates Equinix's ongoing commitment to the growing market demand for premium data center services from financial and cloud companies in the region. Equinix additionally announced that Orange Carriers Singapore, a 100 percent subsidiary of Orange Group, global communications solutions provider, and Datapipe, a global leader in managed hybrid IT solutions for the enterprise, have chosen to deploy in SG3 as part of their global expansion.
March 17, 2015
14:55 EDTVMWVMware to face more competitive process for DOD contract, says Stifel
After government websites indicated that Citrix (CTXS), Amazon (AMZN) and others succeeded in getting the DoD to reconsider its awarding of a $1.6B, five-year contract to VMware (VMW), Stifel said it doesn't think VMware has necessarily lost the opportunity, but that the company will now likely face a more competitive bidding process to win the deal. The firm view this example as supporting its concerns that VMware's steps to become a more strategic vendor have the potential to be as much of a threat as an opportunity and Stifel maintains its Hold rating on the stock.
14:43 EDTVMWVMware award from DISA canceled after protest, siliconANGLE reports
On March 12, the Defense Information Security Agency, or DISA, reversed a decision to award VMware (VMW) with a $1.6B contract following protests by Amazon Web Services (AMZN), Citrix Systems (CTXS), and others, reported siliconANGLE. A government posting noted that "Amendment 0002 is issued to cancel the request for proposal to further analyze the government's needs." Reference Link
11:36 EDTMSFTGoPro Channel app tops 1M downloads on Xbox platform
GoPro (GPRO) announced that The GoPro Channel app has been downloaded over 1M times on the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (MSFT). Additionally, users are watching an average of 25 minutes of GoPro videos during each viewing session. The GoPro Channel allows Xbox members worldwide to stream GoPro content on-demand, share favorite videos, and purchase cameras and accessories directly through the console.
09:13 EDTMSFTMSFT announced several partnerships with industry leaders
At Microsoft Convergence 2015, Microsoft (MSFT) announced several new partnerships with industry leaders. Teaming up with Microsoft, Ford Motor (F) will expand connected services for customers around the world with the creation of the Ford Service Delivery Network. Microsoft also announced several partnerships and collaboration agreements with leading companies in sales, field service, digital transaction management and analytics markets. Microsoft and InsideSales.com will offer its complete sales acceleration platform. Microsoft and FieldOne Systems announced their agreement to bring the FieldOne Sky field service management solution into the Microsoft Dynamics global independent software vendor program. DocuSign and Microsoft announced that the two companies will bring DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management platform to Microsoft Dynamics CRM users. Microsoft also announced the acquisition of intellectual property from Fusion Software which will add Voice of the Customer capabilities to Microsoft Dynamics.
09:07 EDTMSFTDISH's Sling TV launches on Xbox One
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09:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft exec confirms plans to drop IE brand for new browser, The Verge says
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09:05 EDTMSFTMicrosoft Band now available at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Re/code reports
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09:03 EDTMSFTElectronic Arts, Visceral Games announce availability of Battlefield Hardline
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07:12 EDTVMW, MSFTDeutsche Messe to hold a conference
CeBIT 2015 is being held in Hannover, Germany on March 15-20.
March 16, 2015
09:03 EDTMSFTMicrosoft price target lowered to $49 from $52 at UBS
UBS lowered its price target on Microsoft to $49 from $52 citing lower PC demand and foreign exchange headwinds. UBS reiterated its Buy rating on Microsoft shares.
07:32 EDTMSFTUBM Tech to hold a conference
Enterprise Connect 2015 is being held in Orlando, Florida on March 16-19.
March 15, 2015
19:33 EDTEQIXWalgreens Boots Alliance to replace Equinix in NASDAQ-100 Index as of 3/23
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March 13, 2015
17:34 EDTEQIXDenbury Resources to replace Equinix in S&P 400 as of 3/20 close
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17:26 EDTEQIXEquinix to replace Denbury Resources in S&P 500 as of 3/20 close
10:34 EDTMSFTApple joins data center group with Facebook, Microsoft, The Information says
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08:17 EDTMSFTMicrosoft price target lowered to $48 from $58 at Pacific Crest
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07:49 EDTMSFTVideo game hardware sales up 10% in February, software up 7%, Game Informer says
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05:54 EDTMSFTIDC: Worldwide tablet long term growth in low single digits, Digitimes says
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