$SMT (Smart Technologies Inc.)

$SMT {{ '2016-09-15T10:41:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Digital whiteboards provider $SMT said its acquisition by Foxconn has closed. Under terms of agreement, Foxconn has acquired all issued and outstanding shares of $SMT at $4.50 per share in cash. The shares are expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in 2 or 3 business days following completion of the acquisition.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T19:36:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$IBM said it expects to deliver operating EPS of about $13.80 for 2018. The company also expects free cash flow of about $12Bil, resulting in free cash flow realization of over 100%. Additionally, for 2018, revenue growth is expected at current spot rates.

$TXN {{ '2018-01-19T14:38:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXN's BoD selected Brian Crutcher to become its next president and CEO, effective June 1. Crutcher succeeds current president and CEO, Rich Templeton, who will transition out of these roles over the next 4 months but will remain chairman.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T11:44:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For FY17, $IBM generated free cash flow of $13Bil, excluding Global Financing receivables. The company also returned $9.8Bil to shareholders through $5.5Bil in dividends and $4.3Bil of gross share repurchases. $IBM ended 4Q17 with $12.6Bil in cash, while debt totaled $46.8Bil, including Global Financing debt of $31.4Bil.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-19T11:40:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Big Blue $IBM reported its first ever revenue growth in five years, with 4Q17 revenue growth of 3.5% YoY to $22.5Bil, driven by cloud computing business and artificial intelligence investments. However, $IBM reported a net loss of $1.05Bil or $1.14 per share, impacted by a one-time charge of $5.5Bil associated with the enactment of U.S. tax reform.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-18T22:23:11+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$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.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$MDRX {{ '2018-01-08T14:39:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDRX announced a definitive agreement to acquire Practice Fusion, for $100MM in cash, subject to adjustment for working capital and net debt. This transaction is targeted to close in Q1 of calendar 2018. Allscripts intends to fund the purchase price through its existing secured credit facilities and cash balances.

$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.

$CUDA {{ '2018-01-03T13:58:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CUDA has acquired PhishLine, LLC, a SaaS platform for social engineering simulation and training. Combining $CUDA’s AI-driven protection against phishing and spear phishing with PhishLine's platform gives customers comprehensive defense against email-borne targeted attacks and social engineering.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$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.”

$MDRX {{ '2017-12-18T17:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 4Q17, Horizon Health Network and Service New Brunswick extended its contract term with $MDRX through 2024, to further clinical advancements in EHR software and enhance the care experience for patients in its community. The organization has been an Allscripts client for more than two decades.

$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.

$OMC {{ '2017-12-07T14:52:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Corporate communications company $OMC said Mark Mulhern has been named CEO of its subsidiary We are Unlimited, effective January 8, 2018. Mulhern succeeds Brian Nienhaus, who will be taking up a new role within OMC later. Mulhern, who currently holds a senior position at iCrossing, had earlier served BBDO as EVP and JWT as Business Director.

$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.

$OMC {{ '2017-12-05T14:49:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OMC BoD declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on January 9, 2018 to shareholders of record on December 19, 2017.

$CUDA {{ '2017-12-01T20:03:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Wolf Popper LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors in $CUDA concerning the proposed acquisition of $CUDA by Thoma Bravo, LLC. Under the terms of the proposed acquisition, $CUDA’s shareholders will receive $27.55 per share in cash for a total transaction value of $1.6Bil.

$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.

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