$KATE (Kate Spade & Company)

$KATE {{ '2016-07-01T19:09:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Accessories and apparel company $KATE said it has appointed Carsten Fischer to its BoD. Mr. Fischer's initial term as Director is effective immediately and will expire at the company's 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. He also serves on the BoD of Seiko Holdings Co. Ltd.

$COST {{ '2017-10-12T18:08:49+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Although it is really late to enter the e-commerce club, $COST has rolled out two new e-commerce initiatives - two-day (dry grocery) and same-day delivery (both dry and fresh grocery) last week. With $AMZN’s acquisition of $WFM set to shake the grocery industry, the warehouse club Costco is looking to expand the grocery offerings over time.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-12T14:15:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN's Amazon Web Services unit and $MSFT announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, that allows developers to prototype, build, train and deploy machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps. The Gluon interface works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit in an upcoming release.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-12T13:56:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN is creating more than 120,000 positions this holiday season across its US network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites. The positions are available in around 33 states including Arizona, California, Washington, New York, Ohio, Kansas and Michigan, among others.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-11T14:29:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN unveiled the new Kindle Oasis, with high-resolution Paperwhite display. The Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof Kindle, with a longer battery life and fast-charging capability. With Audible built in, users can listen to a large library of audiobooks. Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for $249.99 and will start shipping October 31.

$COH {{ '2017-10-11T13:46:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$COH said it will be changing its name from Coach to Tapestry Inc. and its ticker symbol to $TPR, effective Oct. 31, 2017. It is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The company's portfolio includes Coach, kate spade new york and Stuart Weitzman.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-05T21:16:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that $GE has selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider. $GE continues to migrate thousands of core applications to AWS. Over the past few years, $GE migrated more than 2,000 applications, several of which leverage AWS’s analytics and machine learning services.

$KORS {{ '2017-10-05T16:52:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KORS announced that Michael Kors (USA), Inc., its subsidiary, will commence an offering of senior notes. The notes will be issued to finance, in part, the company’s pending acquisition of Jimmy Choo PLC and its subsidiaries. The proceeds of the notes will be held in escrow until immediately prior to the consummation of the acquisition.

$AMZN {{ '2017-10-04T14:11:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in India, and that they are coming to Japan later in 2017. The devices will start shipping in India later in October, and Alexa and Echo will be available in Japan later in 2017.

$MAT {{ '2017-10-03T22:24:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT appointed Joseph Euteneuer as CFO, effective Sept. 25, 2017. Euteneuer replaces Kevin Farr, who left the company on Sept. 29, 2017. In his role as CFO, Euteneuer will provide financial and administrative leadership to support $MAT's transformation strategy focused on delivering enhanced and sustainable growth.

$MAT {{ '2017-10-03T21:28:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MAT appointed Sven Gerjets as CTO, Amy Thompson as Chief People Officer (CPO) and Nancy Elder as Chief Communication Officer (CCO), effective immediately. Also, $MAT appointed Joe Euteneueras as CFO. The executives will work closely with CEO Margo Georgiadis and the Mattel leadership team.

$VFC {{ '2017-10-03T11:54:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Apparel retailer $VFC has completed the acquisition of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., a private workwear company, for $820MM in cash. The company expects Williamson-Dickie to contribute about $200MM of revenue and $0.02 per share of earnings this year. By 2021, the acquired firm is expected to contribute more than $1Bil of revenue.

$TIVO {{ '2017-10-02T13:00:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TIVO said $SNE renewed its multi-year intellectual property (IP) license agreement. The license to $TIVO's patent portfolios covers all of Sony's worldwide products and services.

$EL {{ '2017-09-28T18:25:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EL, manufacturer and marketer of personal care products, announced that Michael Smith joined it as SVP, Global Information Services and Chief Information Officer. Smith began in this position on Aug 28, 2017, reporting to Tracey Travis, EVP and CFO. He joined from Boma Technologies, a tech consulting company that he founded, and served as CEO.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-28T14:07:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced plans to open its fifth Ohio fulfillment center in Euclid, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. Associates at the 650,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship customer items such as electronics, books, housewares and toys.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-28T14:03:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced that Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the in-house engineering division for Toyota and Lexus motorsports programs, has chosen Amazon Web Services as its exclusive cloud provider. Building its race intelligence system on the cloud with the most functionality has helped TRD’s teams win NASCAR races.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T20:03:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN and BMW announced that Amazon Alexa will be available in BMW and MINI vehicles starting in mid-2018. Customers can also access Alexa skills from third-party developers like Starbucks, NPR, and TED Talks, among others. Amazon Alexa will be available in all 2018 model year BMW and MINI vehicles from mid-2018 in the US, UK, and Germany.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T19:58:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN introduced the new Echo and Echo Plus. The new Echo features better wake word processing, improved beamforming technology, and enhanced noise cancellation. Echo Plus has a built-in smart home hub, which makes connecting to compatible smart home devices easy. The new Echo is $99.99 and Echo Plus is $149.99.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T19:38:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN unveiled Echo Spot, featuring a new microphone array with second generation far-field technology, front-facing camera, built-in speaker, plus Bluetooth and audio-out to connect to one’s existing speaker systems. The new Echo Spot is $129.99 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. It will begin shipping in December.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T19:27:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN announced the all-new Fire TV featuring 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Alexa Voice Remote. The Amazon Fire TV can be paired to any Echo device and users can ask Alexa Voice Remote to find, launch, and control content. Amazon Fire TV is available for pre-order on Amazon in the US for $69.99 and will start shipping on October 25.

$AMZN {{ '2017-09-27T15:23:29+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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