$AVG (AVG Technologies N.V.)

$AVG {{ '2016-07-07T15:09:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Avast Software and $AVG said Avast has received financing commitment of $1.685Bil from Credit Suisse Securities, Jefferies and UBS Investment Bank. In addition, Avast has contributed $150MM in equity investment to fund transaction. The transaction is expected to close sometime between Sept. 15, and Oct. 15, 2016.

$AAPL {{ '2018-01-18T12:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Spurred by the Republican tax reform, $AAPL said it would increase its direct contribution to the US economy to over $350Bil over the next five years. The tech giant expects to invest over $30Bil in capital expenditures in the US during this period and create over 20,000 jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:33:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL launches its autonomous database as a power move against its archrivals in cloud computing, hoping to catch some market share. $ORCL assures its new autonomous database will cost less and believes that its customers will opt its new database rather than $AMZN's Redshift.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:21:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL to deliver the world’s first autonomous database in Jan. 2018. This new technology is expected to dramatically accelerate the growth of PaaS and SaaS businesses and keep database license business strong as well, said the company.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:10:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite the strength of cloud revenue in 2Q18, $ORCL's cloud growth is forecast to slow in 3Q18 to 21-25% in constant currency. Revenue for Q3 is expected to grow 2-4% with non-GAAP EPS in constant currency ranging between $0.68 and $0.70.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T22:08:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Making up of 16% of the company's overall revenue, $ORCL's cloud revenue came in at $1.5Bil, up 44% YoY. Of that sum, $1.1Bil was attributed to Software as a Service and $396MM to Platform- and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, up 55% and 21%, respectively.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T22:00:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Profit of $ORCL grew 10% YoY in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 as the tech giant continues to focus on growing its could computing business. For the quarter, the company reported earnings of $2.23Bil, or $0.52 per share, on revenue of $9.6Bil, which is up 6%. Excluding certain items, the company's earnings were $0.70 per share, up 14% YoY.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T21:23:00+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ORCL Oracle Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2018 Highlights

$AAPL {{ '2017-12-13T16:14:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Finisar Corp, which makes chips that can power various iPhone features including FaceID, will become the latest beneficiary of $AAPL's $1Bil Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple said it would invest $390MM in the chipmaker, following which, $FNSR shares shot up about 17% in premarket trading.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-08T11:53:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD elected two new directors: Safra Catz, CEO of global-technology leader $ORCL, and Francis deSouza, President and CEO of biotechnology firm $ILMN. The elections of Catz and deSouza are effective Feb. 1, 2018.

$URI {{ '2017-12-07T19:53:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$URI's subsidiary United Rentals North America, Inc. has extended the expiration date of its offer to exchange up to $750MM of its outstanding 4.875% Senior Notes due 2028 issued in a registered offering for equivalent of its new 4.875% Senior Notes due 2028. The offer is now scheduled to expire on Dec. 15, 2017.

$DFS {{ '2017-12-05T21:02:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DFS said its network enables payments for $AAPL's newly launched Apple Pay Cash, which is a virtual debit card that lives within the Apple Wallet app. Apple Pay Cash works on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and later, and Apple Watch.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-30T15:29:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT announced a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, payable on March 8, 2018. to shareholders as of Feb. 15, 2018. The ex-dividend date will be Feb. 14, 2018.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-11-28T18:04:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Responding to the growing 'search' interest in finance, $GOOGL $GOOG has added a Finance tab to its Search menu, making it easier for users to access finance information. The new tab brings information the same way as Google Finance does. The revamped search page also allows users to track performance of the stocks they follow, and related news.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-28T17:58:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $SAP expand their partnership by deploying each other's cloud solutions internally. Microsoft's cloud platform Azure, which competes with $AMZN's AWS, will allow its customers to run SAP's cloud platform SAP S/4HANA. SAP SE would move its few key internal business critical systems to Microsoft Azure.

$CRM {{ '2017-11-22T12:27:22+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$CRM commented it expects to grow the company organically to more than $20Bil by FY22. The company added that it is increasing its investment in international go-to-market resources. $CRM also increased its international headcount nearly 30% annually since FY14 and YTD nearly 40% of new hires were made outside the Americas.

$CRM {{ '2017-11-22T10:34:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q18, $CRM expects revenue in the range of $2.801-2.811Bil, up 22-23% YoY, while diluted EPS is projected to be in the range of $0.03-0.04. Adjusted EPS is expected in the range of $0.32-0.33 per share. For FY18, $CRM's diluted EPS expectation is of $0.12-0.13, while adjusted EPS is projected in the range of $1.32-1.33.

$CRM {{ '2017-11-22T10:29:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CRM's deferred revenue for 3Q18 grew 26% YoY to $4.39Bil, while unbilled deferred revenue jumped 34% to $11.5Bil. Overall, revenue rose 25% to $2.68Bil. Additionally, $CRM raised its FY18 revenue guidance to $10.43-10.44Bil, with deferred revenue for 4Q18 projected to increase 19-20% YoY.

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