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September 17, 2014
11:42 EDTVZVerizon says company-wide growth at moment is 'fine'
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11:39 EDTVZVerizon says tower sales options more favorable in current market
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10:04 EDTGOOGDiscover rumored to be eyed as target by Apple, Bank Innovation says
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08:05 EDTCSCOCisco announces intent to acquire Metacloud
Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Metacloud. Upon completion of the acquisition, Metacloud employees will join Cisco's Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services organization led by Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president. The acquisition of Metacloud is expected to be complete in 1Q15, subject to customary closing conditions.
07:58 EDTRHTRed Hat October volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Red Hat September call option implied volatility is at 92, October is at 36, December is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 30 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on September 18.
06:19 EDTQCOM, GOOGGoogle picks former Qualcomm exec to head Google Fiber, WSJ reports
Google (GOOG) has hired Dennis Kish, a former Qualcomm (QCOM) executive, to head Google Fiber, replacing Milo Medin, the Wall Street Journal reports. A Google spokeswoman confirms that Medin remains a VP for access services and adviser to the Google Fiber team. Reference Link
September 16, 2014
11:16 EDTCSCOVirnetX plunges after appeals court vacates jury award in suit with Apple
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10:52 EDTGOOGGoogle's Nexus 9 tablet may arrive on October 8, PhoneArena.com says
Google's Nexus 9 tablet may be unveiled on October 8, reports PhoneArena.com, citing a Portuguese report from 4G News. According to the source, the Nexus 9 will feature a Tegra K1 processor and may come equipped with 3GB of RAM rather than the previously rumored 4GB. Reference Link
08:18 EDTVZ, CSCOFCC to hold a roundtable
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07:19 EDTQCOM, CSCOCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
06:41 EDTQCOMQualcomm accused of bribing Chinese official, WantChinaTimes says
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06:16 EDTGOOGGoogle called on by Berlin to disclose search engine formula, FT reports
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September 15, 2014
12:59 EDTGOOGGoogle launches Android One smartphones in India
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10:34 EDTQCOMQualcomm acquires image recognition start-up Euvision
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08:32 EDTVZApple says pre-orders for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus topped 4M in first 24 hours
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08:09 EDTVZUSA Technologies can benefit as Apple Pay drives interest, says H.C. Wainwright
H.C. Wainwright expects Apple's (AAPL) payment entry to validate the mobile wallet concept, which can shift the balance in the industry and benefit USA Technologies (USAT). The firm noted that USA Tech provides the backbone of the operation behind Softcard, the mobile wallet joint venture owned by AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), and T-Mobile (TMUS), and the firm believes that this system may "somehow" be absorbed into Apple Pay (AAPL) in the future. H.C. Wainwright reiterates its Buy rating on USA Technologies.
08:03 EDTBRCDBrocade acquires Vistapointe in all cash transaction
Brocade announced that it has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets in an all cash transaction from privately held Vistapointe, which has offices in the U.S., Ireland, and India. The acquisition enables Brocade to address the emerging opportunities and requirements of its service provider customers, especially global Mobile Network Operators. As part of the transaction, Vistapointe CEO, Ravi Medikonda, has joined Brocade as vice president of the Network Visibility and Analytics product group. Furthermore, Brocade has hired the Vistapointe development team, and they will report into Medikonda as part of the new business unit.
07:24 EDTGOOGTech leaders concede need to address privacy, security concerns, FT says
Prominent start-up investor and Facebook (FB) director Peter Thiel said a "crescendo of concern is building up in Europe" about the U.S. tech industry's record on online privacy and security, which Silicon Valley is underestimating "badly,” though Google (GOOG) chairman Eric Schmidt tech companies "are way sensitive" to the concerns, reported Financial Times. The same report noted that Brad Smith, general counsel of Microsoft (MSFT), said some in the industry have "underestimated the degree to which people care about privacy,” while Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff said consumer Internet companies have “paid a terrible price” for imposing a U.S.-centric view of their technology. Reference Link
07:22 EDTBRCDAir Force Association to hold a conference
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07:19 EDTINTC, GOOGSNIA to hold a conference
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06:23 EDTCSCOCisco says Salesforce.com CEO Benioff to step down from board
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06:18 EDTGOOGFacebook hires Google satellite exec Michael Tseytlin, WSJ reports
Facebook (FB) has hired Michael Tseytlin, a Google (GOOG) executive working to deliver Internet service via satellite, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to sources, Tseytlin will work on satellite technology for Facebook's Connectivity Lab. Reference Link
05:53 EDTGOOGGoogle unlikely to buy stake in eBay, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says press reports that Google (GOOG) is in talks to purchase a stake in eBay (EBAY) are "largely unsubstantiated" and that the tech giant is unlikely to purchase part of the online marketplace. Munster notes that Google has only a limited history in taking stakes in public companies. He believes Google's general philosophy emphasizes full ownership in key assets as opposed to taking stakes in companies. Munster thinks a more attractive deal could be Google making a full acquisition of eBay's PayPal unit. He notes, however, that eBay has resisted activist investors who have proposed spinning off PayPal. Munster keeps a Neutral rating on eBay shares with a $55 price target. Shares of eBay rallied $1.51 to $52.19 on Friday amid speculation that Google was in talks to take a stake in the company.
September 12, 2014
16:44 EDTGOOGMarket ends week lower as investors fret over Fed statement
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16:20 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:51 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street opened in negative territory and have remained there throughout the morning. The day’s economic data, including retail sales figures, a report on import prices, and business inventories data, were generally in line with expectations. The economic bright spot was the University of Michigan consumer confidence report which came in higher than expected. The market is on the verge of ending the week lower, which would be its first weekly loss in the last seven. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., sales at retailers climbed 0.6% in August, matching expectations but also representing the fastest pace in four months. Retail sales growth for July was also revised upward to 0.3% from a prior estimate of having been flat. Import prices dropped 0.9% in August, while export prices slipped 0.5%. The University of Michigan preliminary consumer sentiment reading for for September rose to 84.6, beating expectations for it to be up more modestly to 83.3. Business inventories grew 0.4% in July, as expected. COMPANY NEWS: Shares of eBay (EBAY) were up more than 2% near noon after rumors circulated that Google (GOOG) may look to take a stake in the company. However, an eBay spokesperson denied the speculation, telling Reuters that the company has held "no conversations" with Google about acquiring a stake. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was digital marketing services company Conversant (CNVR), which soared 30% after Alliance Data Systems (ADS) agreed to acquire it for about $2.3B in cash and stock. Following last night's announcement of the deal, some Conversant peers rose as well, as Criteo (CRTO) gained almost 5% and TubeMogul (TUBE) rose 1%, while Alliance Data gained over 2%. Among the noteworthy losers was Amarin (AMRN), which dropped 22% after an office within the FDA denied the company's appeal of FDA's rescission of the ANCHOR clinical trial Special Protocol Assessment agreement. Also lower were shares of Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), which fell 5% after one analyst downgraded the shares and another initiated coverage of the stock with an Underweight rating. INDEXES: Near midday, the Dow was down 66.43, or 0.39%, to 16,982.57, the Nasdaq was down 19.83, or 0.43%, to 4,571.97, and the S&P 500 was down 10.28, or 0.51%, to 1,987.17.
12:29 EDTVZVerizon management to meet with Jefferies
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11:52 EDTGOOGeBay has had 'no conversations' about Google taking stake, Reuters says
eBay (EBAY) spokesman Alan Marks says the company has held "no conversations" with Google (GOOG) about acquiring a stake in the company, Reuters reports. Rumors had been swirling that Google could look to take a significant stake in eBay. Reference Link
11:43 EDTGOOGeBay off highs are denying talks with Google over stake
Shares of eBay (EBAY) are off their highs after the company told Reuters that it has had no conversations with Google (GOOG) over a possible stake. The stock remains up 82c to $51.50. The rally in eBay earlier was attributed to speculation that Google was in talks to acquire a stake in the company.
10:44 EDTGOOGeBay rises amid rumors of investment by Google
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10:09 EDTVZApple, carriers seeing very strong demand for new iPhone models, Re/code reports
Demand for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is greater than that seen in either of the past two years, a spokesperson for AT&T (T) tells Re/code. Re/code notes that Apple and the major carriers, including Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS), appear to have sold through their pre-order supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus. Reference Link
07:05 EDTGOOGGoogle to rival Apple apps by backing Japan developers, Bloomberg says
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06:42 EDTVZVerizon head receptive to possible tower sale deal, Reuters says
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06:30 EDTGOOGGlobal tablet shipments to increase 9.1% in Q3, DigiTimes Research reports
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06:19 EDTVZVerizon could launch digital video service by mid-2015, WSJ reports
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06:17 EDTGOOGFacebook looks to lure YouTube's video content providers, WSJ reports
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06:05 EDTCSCOCisco implied volatility of 14 at lower end of index mean range
05:56 EDTGOOGGoogle-backed Calico announce spartnership with UT Southwestern, 2M
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September 11, 2014
13:51 EDTINTCIntel tablet AP shipments could reach 7M units in 2H14, Digitimes reports
In the first half of 2014, Intel shipped approximately 1.5M tablet application processors, but Digitimes Research expects the company's shipments to total 7M units in the second half due to China brand vendors' and white-box players' full support, Digitimes reports. Reference Link
13:37 EDTVMWEMC not considering VMware stake sale, Reuters says
EMC (EMC) is not exploring a sale of its majority stake in VMware (VMW), a source familiar with the parent company's thinking told Reuters, refuting an earlier New York Post report that EMC had relented to pressure from Paul Singer's Elliott Management and was weighing an exit from its VMware stake. Reference Link
13:36 EDTVMWEMC sale of VMware stake would be sub-optimal, says Wells Fargo
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13:20 EDTVMWEMC not considering selling VMware stake, Reuters reports
13:13 EDTGOOGGoogle acquires Polar, terms not disclosed, Techcrunch reports
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11:17 EDTCSCO, VMWEMC seen as potential target after said to mull VMware stake sale
EMC (EMC) is considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW), The New York Post reported today, citing unnamed sources. Calling The New York Post "surprisingly accurate" on M&A news, UBS said the likelihood of change at EMC has increased and it has become a potential takeover target. WHAT'S NEW: EMC is exploring the possibility of selling its stake in VMware, which could be acquired by HP (HPQ), according to one source, The Post reported. EMC could also look to sell other assets, the newspaper quoted a second unnamed source as saying. ANALYST REACTION: UBS analyst Steven Milunovich wrote that he is more convinced in the wake of the Post story that "something is up" at EMC. Although EMC has denied in the past that it would consider selling or spinning off VMware, the company could change its tune, the analyst stated. HP could buy VMware or all of EMC, while Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) are also potential buyers of EMC, Milunovich believes.The analyst kept a $33 price target and Buy rating on shares of EMC. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Activist investor Elliott Management, a hedge fund, has taken a $1B stake in EMC and wants the company to spin off VMware, The Wall Street Journal reported in July. Early last month, research firm FBR Capital wrote that an EMC spin-off of VMware could enhance shareholder value for both companies and make VMware a top acquisition candidate by a larger technology company. The firm kept an Outperform rating on EMC at that time. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, EMC was little changed at $29.50, down from its earlier high of $29.89. VMware fell 0.7% to $96.75, down from its earlier daily high of $97.86.
11:14 EDTGOOG, RHTGoogle hires former Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens, GigaOM reports
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10:30 EDTVMWUBS sees increasing likelihood of change at EMC
UBS calls the New York Post "surprisingly accurate on M&A" after the paper reported that EMC (EMC) is considering the sale of its stake in VMware (VMW). The firm believes the likelihood for change at the company is rising. In addition, UBS says the industry should consolidate, and it views EMC as a potential target. UBS thinks Cisco (CSCO), Oracle (ORCL) and HP (HPQ) might be interested parties in owning part or all of EMC. The firm believes an HP, EMC merger would make sense. UBS has a Buy rating on EMC with a $33 price target.
09:37 EDTGOOGActive equity options trading on open
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09:34 EDTVZVerizon expects streaming online OTT video offering in late 1H15
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09:20 EDTVMWVMware to host conference call
Management discusses what's new at the company on a conference call to be held on September 11 at 10 am. Webcast Link
07:59 EDTGOOGEU antitrust chief says Google probe won't end before he leaves, Reuters reports
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07:40 EDTGOOGGoogle put 'on notice' about tougher regime by new EU digital chief, FT says
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07:35 EDTGOOG, INTCAntitrust suit over tech giants' hiring pushed back, WSJ reports
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07:07 EDTVMWEMC to explore selling VMware stake, NY Post reports
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September 10, 2014
16:00 EDTINTCIntel acquires Powerwave patent portfolio
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14:06 EDTQCOMQualcomm could be hit with $1.6B fine, WantChinaTimes says
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12:50 EDTGOOGGoogle acquires Lift Labs, terms not disclosed
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12:35 EDTGOOGNearly 5M older Gmail passwords may have been leaked, The Daily Dot says
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10:00 EDTVMWOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:22 EDTGOOGOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Twitter (TWTR), up 2.8% after upgraded at UBS... SunEdison (SUNE), up 2.7% after Google (GOOG) to provide $145M investment in the company's Regulus solar plant... Camtek (CAMT), up 15% after receiving new orders of $3.0M from large OSAT... Doral Financial (DRL), up 12.5% after announcing sale of approximately $430M in assets... Imperva (IMPV), up 1.5% after upgraded at Oppenheimer... Mandalay Digital (MNDL), up 13.7% after updating its guidance. UP AFTER EARNINGS: Land's End (LE), up 8.7%... Palo Alto (PANW), up 4.4%. LOWER: eBay (eBAY), down 2.6% after downgraded at Piper Jaffray following yesterday's launch of Apple Pay (AAPL)... Mobileye (MBLY), down 2.5% after downgraded at Deutsche Bank... Krispy Kreme (KKD), down 2% after Q2 earnings report... GT Advanced (GTAT), down 7% after downgraded at Goldman and Piper Jaffray... Boyd Gaming (BYD), down 3.3% after downgraded at Morgan Stanley... Urban Outfitters (URBN), down 2% after reporting Q3 SSS were so far in the low single-digits negative... Armada Hoffler (AHH), down 6% after filing to sell 5M shares of common stock... AvalonBay (AVB), down 1.8% after to sell 4.5M shares in a forward sales agreement with Goldman... AngloGold (AU), down 12% after announcing plans to restructure its international mining under a new company and saying equity capital raising being contemplated.
07:56 EDTRHTRed Hat October volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
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07:37 EDTINTCIntel products look strong, says Wells Fargo
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07:31 EDTVZGoldman to hold a conference
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07:24 EDTRHTRed Hat coverage assumed with a Neutral at MKM Partners
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07:04 EDTGOOGGoogle to provide $145M investment in SunEdison's Regulus solar plant
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06:17 EDTGOOGGoogle holding discussions in Europe on 'right to be forgotten,' WSJ reports
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05:32 EDTGOOGCray appoints Steve Scott as Chief Technology Officer
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September 9, 2014
19:39 EDTVMWVMware initiated with a Buy at Maxim
Target $120.00.
15:46 EDTVZVerizon offering free 16GB iPhone 6 with trade-in of old iPhone
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14:51 EDTVZApple announces iPhone 6, 6 Plus with Retina HD, Apple Pay
Apple announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, featuring two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms with the shaped glass of the display. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus include the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for fast performance and power efficiency. Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus introduce Apple Pay, a new way to securely pay for physical goods and services in stores or apps. Users can pay securely in stores by holding the phone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID. The iSight camera gets better with a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus and iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from optical image stabilization technology that compensates for hand shake in low light and works with iOS 8 to reduce subject motion. With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can browse, download and stream content faster. The new iPhones also support voice calls over LTE, or VoLTE, as well as Wi-Fi calling. iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 64GB model and 128GB model for $399 with a two-year contract. iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (TMUS), Verizon Wireless (VZ), additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19, and customers can pre-order both models beginning on Friday, September 12.
14:12 EDTINTCApple confirms wireless charging for Apple Watch
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13:03 EDTINTCIntel head feels expensive tablet chip plan beneficial, Reuters says
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09:45 EDTQCOMBofA/Merrill wireless equipment analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Wireless Equipment Analyst Liani discusses a recently published report, "Wireless Equipment: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm's Royalties, Semis and Cash" on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on September 9 at 11 am.
09:09 EDTGOOGGoogle's Nest says adds Dropcam to Works with Nest
Nest announced on its blog, "This year at CEDIA, we can announce our success - developers have come pouring in and Nest now works with a whole family of products. Today that family includes Dropcam and, at long last, leading whole-home automation systems. Over the last year, our focus has been connecting Nest Learning Thermostats and Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to the rest of your home... Now we’ve added Dropcam to Works with Nest. When your Nest Protect alarm goes off, Dropcam records a clip of the smoke or carbon monoxide event and saves it for you, regardless of whether you pay for Cloud Recording. And when you set your Nest Thermostat to Away and walk out the door, Dropcam automatically turns on motion alerts so you’ll know if anyone’s in the house. Our other major announcement at CEDIA is that Nest products now work seamlessly with URC, RTI, Crestron and Control4." Reference Link
08:51 EDTINTCIntegrated Device says 'working closely' with Intel on wireless charging
Integrated Device Technology (IDTI) announced earlier at the Intel Developer Forum that it is working closely with Intel (INTC) on the development of wireless charging solutions to accelerate the delivery and adoption of the technology. The two companies, both board members of the Alliance for Wireless Power, will define, design and manufacture solutions that comply with the A4WP magnetic resonance standard. The new technology will offer the ability to charge both lower and higher power devices, from wearables and phones to tablets and PCs. The companies expect to have their technology in products in 2015, IDT stated.
07:29 EDTINTCUBM Canon to hold a summit
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07:28 EDTINTC, GOOGThe Money Event, Inc to hold a conference
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07:17 EDTINTC, CSCO, GOOG, QCOMThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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07:13 EDTINTCIntel to hold a forum
Annual Developers Forum: IDF 2014 to be held in San Francisco on September 9-11.
07:11 EDTQCOM, INTCUBM Tech to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTQCOMChamber of Commerce says China antitrust efforts may be illegal, NY Times says
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06:20 EDTGOOGForrester: Apple could sell 10M iWatches this year, FT reports
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06:09 EDTVZVerizon CEO sees self-driving cars 3-5 years away, Detroit News reports
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05:36 EDTVMWVMware, Capgemini announce strategic partnership
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05:16 EDTVZSprint announces improved phone-trade in program, price match guarantee
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September 8, 2014
13:18 EDTINTCIntel 'Grantley' line could drive server processor unit growth, says Wells Fargo
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13:15 EDTINTCIntel introduces Xeon processors for servers
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11:37 EDTGOOGGoogle rises after Jefferies highlights YouTube growth potential
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10:04 EDTQCOMAlcatel-Lucent sees commercial release of Enterprise Small Cells in early 2015
Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has announced that it will introduce its new Enterprise Small Cell device at the beginning of 2015. In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm (QCOM), Alcatel-Lucent is developing a small cell solution that will allow operators to extend superior 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and coverage into the office for in-building customers. The rapid development of the solution has led the company to extend its plans to include LTE and multi-standard residential cells, Alcatel said.
09:43 EDTGOOGEU authorities seek more concessions from Google in ongoing probe, WSJ says
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08:45 EDTCSCONimble Storage, Arista, CommVault recommnded on M&A at Pacific Crest
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07:34 EDTQCOMU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:30 EDTGOOGGoogle organizes meetings to talk about privacy rights in EU, Reuters says
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06:21 EDTGOOGSmartwatch market to reach $10B by 2018, says Citigroup
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06:07 EDTGOOGGoogle implied volatility of 16 at lower end of index mean range
06:05 EDTGOOGGoogle Glass goes on sale in U.S. Google Play store
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05:35 EDTGOOGGoogle added to Franchise Picks List at Jefferies
Jefferies added Google to its Franchise Picks List saying the company's YouTube division looks best positioned to benefit from growth in online video advertising, which the firm estimates could be a $17B opportunity by 2017 in the U.S. alone. Jefferies has a Buy rating on Google with a $700 price target.
05:28 EDTVZVerizon announces Verizon Auto Share
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September 7, 2014
20:37 EDTVZ, GOOGApple's new iPhones face risk as carriers begin subsidy phase out, WSJ says
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September 5, 2014
16:12 EDTINTCFossil, Intel announce collaboration to develop innovation in wearable tech
Fossil Group (FOSL) and Intel Corporation (INTC) announced that they will be collaborating to further develop wearable technology for the fashion industry. Fossil Group will partner with Intel to identify, support and develop emerging trends in the wearable technology space. The companies will work together on emerging products and technologies that will be developed for the fashion-oriented consumer. In addition, Fossil Group will work closely with Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization, to identify and evaluate co-investments in emerging technologies to accelerate industry innovation and stay at the forefront of the wearable consumer trend.
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11:39 EDTINTCIntel launches Core M processor, available Holiday 2014
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11:32 EDTGOOG, INTCApple, Google, Adobe appeal court's rejection of hiring settlement, Reuters says
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10:39 EDTGOOGAkamai seen as 'Google of Internet infrastructure' by UBS
Shares of Akamai (AKAM) are advancing after UBS began coverage of the stock with a positive view, calling the company "the Google of Internet Infrastructure." Akamai provides infrastructure for delivering content over the Internet. WHAT'S NEW: UBS analyst Steven Milunovich initiated coverage of Akamai with a Buy rating in a note to investors today. Like Google (GOOG), Akamai relies on sophisticated algorithms, the analyst stated. Increased demand for Internet media delivery could cause the Internet content delivery sector to perform better than expected, Milunovich believes. Akamai's strong reliability is difficult to match, which should enable it to fend off competition in the space, according to the analyst. Moreover, Milunovich is upbeat on the company's new security and cloud initiatives. He set a $70 price target on the shares. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the Internet content delivery space include Limelight Networks (LLNW) and Level 3 (LVLT). PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Akamai rose nearly 1% to $60.91.
09:35 EDTGOOGActive equity options trading on open
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08:22 EDTQCOM, INTCNVIDIA lawsuits likely to have positive outcome, says JMP Securities
After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities thinks there is a good chance that NVIDIA will obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC),. The firm thinks that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), will launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommends buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm is upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterates an Outperform rating.
07:31 EDTQCOMNVIDIA lawsuit positive, says Stifel
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07:12 EDTGOOGGoogle looks to promote rebranded mobile app, search feature, Ad Age reports
Google (GOOG) is launching an ad campaign to promote its rebranded mobile app and its voice-guide search feature, Ad Age reports. The campaign promote breaking news via mobile ad banners in a partnership with the New York Times (NYT), the publication says. Reference Link
06:59 EDTGOOGGoogle added to Conviction Buy List at Evercore
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06:41 EDTVZ, GOOGFCC head says agency to promote high speed Internet choices, NY Times reports
Stating that fewer than 25% of American homes have access to more than one high speed Internet provider, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agency would look to promote additional choices in the sector, according to The New York Times. High speed Internet providers include Comcast (CMCSA), Cablevision (CVC), Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Google (GOOG). Reference Link
06:33 EDTGOOGMicrosoft, competitors aim to halt Google EU agreement, Reuters says
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06:29 EDTGOOG$30 to be competitive price for sapphire covers in 2015, DigiTimes Research says
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06:03 EDTGOOGGoogle implied volatility of 16 at lower end of index mean range
06:01 EDTGOOGESPN head doesn't see people using Google for big sports events, Re/code reports
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September 4, 2014
16:13 EDTQCOMNVIDIA files patent infringement complaint against Qualcomm, Samsung
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15:26 EDTCSCOCisco UCS update further strengthens portfolio, says Cantor
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15:20 EDTCSCOCisco expands Unified Computing System portfolio
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12:34 EDTGOOGGoogle settles FTC complaint over kids app purchases
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12:30 EDTGOOGFTC says Google settles app purchase charges for $19M
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11:32 EDTVZVerizon raises dividend to 55c from 53c
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10:32 EDTRHT, CSCOCisco, Red Hat expand relationship, launch solution for OpenStack
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09:10 EDTRHTBarclays' top ideas in U.S. Software for 2H 2014
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09:06 EDTINTCHP, Intel, Dell announce creation of Redfish industry standard
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07:31 EDTINTCIntel management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held in Frankfurt on September 4 hosted by Deutsche Bank
07:22 EDTGOOGGoogle has upward bias to estimates, says Credit Suisse
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06:40 EDTINTC, GOOGApple, others restart discussions with tech staff in hiring suit, Reuters says
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06:30 EDTGOOGIDC: Phablet shipments to pass PCs in 2014, tablets in 2015, DigiTimes reports
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06:16 EDTGOOGLuxottica's returning CEO says 'embarrassed’ by Google Glass, FT reports
Luxottica's (LUX) founder and returning CEO Leonardo Del Vecchio told the Financial Times earlier this week that he has not used Google Glass (GOOG) and that it would "embarrass [him] going around with that on my face." Luxottica signed a deal with Google earlier this year to develop the $1,500 interactive headset. Reference Link
September 3, 2014
13:02 EDTGOOGAbbVie, Calico announce collaboration
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12:19 EDTRHTOptions with increasing implied volatility
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11:15 EDTVZVerizon to pay $7.4M to settle privacy investigation
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11:08 EDTGOOGAppeals court upholds Google win in patent suit brought by buySAFE
A district court previously ruled that patent claims asserted by buySAFE were invalid because they cover subject matter ineligible for patenting. An appeals court agreed that the district court’s holding is correct and Google did not infringe. Reference Link
10:52 EDTRHTRed Hat September volatility increases into Q2 and outlook
Red Hat September call option implied volatility is at 47, October is at 32, December is at 29; compared to its 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results after the market close on September 18.
08:34 EDTINTCIntel volatility increases as shares near 10-year high
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08:28 EDTVZISIS Wallet changes name to Softcard
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07:44 EDTINTCIntel management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meetings to be held in Amsterdam/Milan on September 3 hosted by Deutsche Bank.
07:43 EDTCSCODCP selcets Zix email encryption to replace Cisco
Zix Corporation (ZIXI) announces that DCP has switched its email encryption solution from Cisco’s (CSCO) IronPort Encryption Appliance to Zix Email Encryption in a new three-year contract. DCP is a holding company for Bank of Washington, Citizens National Bank and United Bank of Union, and all bank employees will now use ZixCorp to protect financial information in email.
06:23 EDTGOOGGoogle satellite exec Greg Wyler leaves company, sources say, WSJ reports
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06:22 EDTGOOGGoogle, UCSB partner on hardware initiative
Google yesterday said it is backing a project to design and build "new quantum information processors" with researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Google comments, "With an integrated hardware group the Quantum AI team will now be able to implement and test new designs for quantum optimization and inference processors based on recent theoretical insights as well as our learnings from the D-Wave quantum annealing architecture. We will continue to collaborate with D-Wave scientists and to experiment with the 'Vesuvius' machine at NASA Ames which will be upgraded to a 1000 qubit 'Washington' processor." Reference Link
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