$IHS (IHS Inc.)

$IHS {{ '2016-03-21T18:25:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IHS and $MRKT said they signed a definitive agreement whereby the companies will combine in all-share merger of equals to create a global leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The implied equity value of the transaction is more than $13Bil. The transaction has been unanimously approved by BoD of each company.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T23:30:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is in the process of testing and developing Google Maps to enhance the customer experience. The company intends to roll out Store Sales Measurement in the coming months to enable advertisers to measure revenue, in addition to store visits. Going ahead, Google sees strong growth for YouTube across all platforms, including television.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:35:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $GOOGL expects headcount additions to be seasonally high. Going ahead, significant contributions are expected from the growing non-ads revenue businesses, especially Google Play. Google continues to shift its focus to AI-driven computing, with efforts to make the technology available to people across the world.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:12:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the 20% growth in search revenue in 2Q17 was driven mainly by mobile search and YouTube. The $2.8Bil capital expenditure reflected investments in production equipment facilities and development of data centers. The internet search leader raised its stock–based compensation by 40% annually to $1.9Bil in the second quarter.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GOOGL said revenues of the Google segment grew 21% annually to $25.76Bil in 2Q17. Revenues of Other Bets division climbed 34% to $248MM. Revenues from US operations advanced 23%, and those from Europe, Middle East and Africa moved up 14%. APAC revenues grew 28%, while other Americas revenues dropped 8%.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of search service behemoth $GOOGL fell sharply in 2Q17, hurt by penalty imposed by the EU in an antitrust lawsuit. EPS dropped to $5.01 from $7 last year, despite a 21% rise in revenues. There was a 52% annual growth in aggregate paid clicks, while aggregate cost-per-click dropped 23%. Alphabet’s Other Bets division remained in loss.

$GOOG {{ '2017-07-24T20:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$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.

$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 {{ '2017-07-21T12:34:48+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 {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+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.

$SABR {{ '2017-07-20T17:33:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SABR filed its opening appeal brief in the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to reverse the December 2016 verdict and damages award in litigation brought by US Airways, citing errors of law by the trial court. $SABR’s appeal asserts that the verdict was based on incorrect legal standards and an inaccurate framework to assess the case.

$ADS {{ '2017-07-20T12:39:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADS has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.52 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on September 19, 2017, to stockholders of record on August 14, 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-19T21:56:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $DNB announces a strategic partnership. $DNB will use Microsoft Azure as its cloud platform. Dun & Bradstreet data will be made available through Microsoft Dynamics 365, a cloud-powered service, and the Microsoft’s Common Data Service. Also, the tech giant and D&B will enter into a co-selling arrangement beginning later this year.

$DNB {{ '2017-07-19T14:40:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DNB said it is teaming up with $MSFT to give companies worldwide direct access to its data through $MSFT's cloud services. $DNB has selected $MSFT as a strategic cloud provider to accelerate the company's digital transformation and deliver its customers more efficient and seamless access to its commercial data.

$SZMK {{ '2017-07-18T16:20:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SZMK agreed to buy $FUEL for $2.60 per share in cash, which represents an enterprise value for $FUEL of about $145MM. An affiliate of $SZMK, backed by Vector Capital, will begin a tender offer for all outstanding shares of $FUEL. The transaction is expected to close in 3Q17.

$OMC {{ '2017-07-18T14:10:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Corporate communications firm $OMC has named Gracia Martore an independent director, effective immediately. The appointment of Martore, who retired as President and CEO of $TGNA recently, expands the BoD to 13 directors. Currently, she serves on the BoD of The Associated Press, FM Global, United Rentals and WestRock Company.

$SNCR {{ '2017-07-17T21:22:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNCR submitted its plan to Nasdaq to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s listing requirements. $SNCR failed to file its Form 10-Q and was given a deadline of July 17, 2017 to submit a plan to regain compliance. If accepted, Nasdaq may grant an extension of up to 180 days from the Form 10-Q’s due date, or till Nov. 6, 2017 to regain compliance.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-17T14:50:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Business advisory firm $FCN appointed Lawrence W Smith as a Senior Managing Director in the SEC & Accounting Advisory Services practice, within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment, effective August 1, 2017. Smith was a board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He will be based in New York.

$FCN {{ '2017-07-13T12:48:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FCN announced the expansion of its Global Risk & Investigations Practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the appointment of Yaser Dajani as a Senior Managing Director to lead the practice in the Middle East and North Africa region. He will be based in Dubai.

$RAX {{ '2017-07-11T20:23:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAX announced a relationship with Lightstream, a systems integrator, to deliver integrated Microsoft Cloud Solutions with specialized customer lifecycle support. Together, the companies will provide managed services across a wide range of Microsoft technologies and productivity and collaboration solutions.

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