$PLCM (Polycom, Inc.)

$PLCM {{ '2016-09-27T14:02:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PLCM has been acquired by affiliates of Siris Capital Group LLC in a transaction valued at approx. $2Bil. $PLCM stockholders will receive $12.50 in cash. The company's stock will cease trading on NASDAQ under the ticker $PLCM effective today. Mary McDowell has been appointed CEO.

$T {{ '2017-07-25T20:40:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The second largest US wireless carrier $T reported a net increase in total wireless subscribers of 2.3MM to reach 136.5MM in service in 2Q17. The company had a net gain of 127,000 postpaid subscribers and added 267,000 prepaid phone subscribers with gains in both Cricket and AT&T Prepaid. It had 394,000 branded net adds in the quarter.

$T {{ '2017-07-25T20:27:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The largest pay TV operator $T lost 199,000 linear video subscribers for the 2Q17 as seasonality and elevated competition hurt traditional video subscribers. The company ended the quarter with 25.2MM total video subscribers, essentially flat from last year.

$SPOK {{ '2017-07-25T17:58:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPOK said Bermuda Hospitals Board has chosen the Spok Care Connect enterprise healthcare communications platform to strengthen clinical communications among its mobile caregivers and improve patient care. The platform includes solutions for operator console, on-call scheduling, web directory, emergency notification, and paging.

$AEP {{ '2017-07-25T17:05:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AEP's BoD declared regular quarterly cash dividend of 59 cents a share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 8, 2017, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 10, 2017.

$ODP {{ '2017-07-25T14:37:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ODP appointed Janet Schijns, a veteran channel executive from $VZ, in the newly created role of SVP, services - copy, print and tech. Schijns will lead the strategy for copy, print and tech services, focusing on execution and growth.

$TTEC {{ '2017-07-24T19:37:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTEC has roped in Jeff Marcoux as its VP of Product Marketing. He will be responsible for strategic evolution of customer experience solutions and service design innovation. Marcoux joins $TTEC from $MSFT, where he was into finding marketing solutions and developing SaaS solutions as the Senior Executive interface to Microsoft clients' CMOs.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-24T15:33:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OMC has selected $T to deploy a universal network solution that will deliver increased efficiencies and an added level of security for the company and its clients. $T will help $OMC agencies stay better connected, collaborating and delivering the latest innovations on behalf of their clients with the added benefit of cost savings.

$CSCO {{ '2017-07-24T13:25:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CSCO is partnering with the TIM Group to renew TIM's Optical Packet Metro (OPM) network. TIM's new OPM network will integrate $CSCO’s ASR 9000 technology, which will help TIM to effectively digitize its fixed and mobile line services. The investment is part of TIM's 3-year plan for 2017-2019, and involves an investment of about EUR5Bil.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked about the layoff of sales employees that was announced by $MSFT earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella said that the approach is to transform everything that's been done in the company. He added that this transformation is ongoing and has been happening over multiple years.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that Office 365 commercial revenue grew 43%. For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from traditional licensing business. Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded $18.9Bil, up 56%. Two years ago, Microsoft aimed to reach the $20Bil goal in annualized commercial cloud revenue run rate.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects operating expenses to be $8.6-8.7Bil, including about $1Bil from LinkedIn. CapEx is expected to be similar to 4Q17. More Personal Computing segment revenue is expected to be $8.6-8.9Bil and gaming is expected to have the typical seasonality revenue pattern for a pre-holiday quarter.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects Productivity and Business Processes segment's revenue to be $8.1-8.3Bil. Revenue from LinkedIn is expected to be about $1.1Bil. For Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft expects revenue to be $6.9-7.1Bil, helped by double-digit revenue growth across server products and cloud services with strong customer demand for Azure.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $MSFT anticipates that increasing demand for cloud services and healthy renewals will drive a higher annuity mix. Organic Microsoft expenses are expected to grow 3-4%. Also, $MSFT plans to increase the investments in LinkedIn to fuel its strong revenue growth.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:29:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's gaming revenue grew 3% in 4Q17, helped by strength in Xbox software and services, offset by lower hardware revenue. Xbox software and services revenue grew 11%, while Xbox live monthly active users grew 8% to 53MM, with growth in Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile platforms.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:28:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of More Personal Computing segment, $MSFT's biggest segment, declined 2% in 4Q17, hurt by declining phone revenue, offset by growth in search, Windows, and gaming revenue. Windows OEM and Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased by 1% and 8%, respectively. Surface revenue slipped 2% and phone revenue declined $361MM.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:25:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of Productivity and Business Processes segment, $MSFT's second largest segment, grew 21% in 4Q17 helped by LinkedIn and Office 365 offerings. LinkedIn, which was acquired by $MSFT in 2016, contributed $1.07Bil to Microsoft's revenue in 4Q17. Operating expenses increased 41% or $1Bil for the segment, hurt by LinkedIn related expenses.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T12:34:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's Intelligent Cloud unit revenue grew 11% in 4Q17, boosted by growth in server products and cloud services. Revenue of server products and cloud services was up 15%, while Azure, the software giant's cloud platform, surged 97%. Last week, $MSFT announced that $DNB and Chinese Internet firm $BIDU will use Azure for their cloud computing needs.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T11:53:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's GAAP revenue grew 13% YoY to $23.3Bil and non-GAAP revenue was up 9% at $24.7Bil in 4Q17. The increase in revenue was driven by growth in Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments, and a decrease in the net revenue deferrals of $1.4Bil related to Windows 10 operating system.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

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