$DMD (Demand Media, Inc.)

$DMD {{ '2016-04-12T22:34:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Independent TV station giant $SSP said that it has acquired satire brand Cracked, which informs and entertains audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular podcast. $SSP's and Cracked's current owner, $DMD, has agreed to a $39MM cash purchase price.

$MSFT {{ '2017-10-16T21:44:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT nominates Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Arne Sorenson, CEO of $MAR to its Board of Directors. The election will be held during the annual shareholders meeting on Nov. 29, 2017.

$MSFT {{ '2017-10-16T18:42:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT reported that $SYMC will use Microsoft Azure to help more than 50MM customers who use Symantec's Norton consumer products. Symantec had developed new cloud services and migrated them to Azure. Also, Symantec will bring its e-commerce system to Azure and plans to use the Microsoft Cloud for its key internal IT services.

$MSFT {{ '2017-10-16T14:53:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT said $SYMC is using the Microsoft Azure cloud to help deliver its Norton consumer products to a global community of more than 50MM people and families. Azure provides $SYMC with a highly reliable, trusted cloud that offers global scale and cost efficiencies.

$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.

$TIVO {{ '2017-10-12T13:05:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TIVO has appointed Marc Ehrlich as the company's SVP of Patent Strategy. Marc has nearly 30 years of engineering and IP management experience. Most recently, he served as Associate General Counsel for $IBM.

$JCOM {{ '2017-10-12T12:53:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCOM has completed the acquisitions of backupsonline and StreamSend and also sold its Australian hosting business Web24 and two subsidiaries of Everyday Health, Inc (Cambridge BioMarketing and Tea Leaves Health). In light of the three divestitures, FY17 revenue guidance is adjusted between $1.107Bil and 1.147Bil, with adjusted EPS of $5.60-6.00.

$MSFT {{ '2017-10-10T21:43:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Microsoft Ventures, $MSFT's venture capitalist arm, launches AI startup competition with a total prize of $3.5MM in investment funding. So far Microsoft Ventures has invested in AI startups like Agolo, Bonsai, Crowdflower and Livongo. AI startup firms from North America, Europe and Israel regions can submit their ideas before the end of this year.

$HON {{ '2017-10-09T13:58:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HON has named Anne T. Madden as SVP and General Counsel, reporting to President and CEO Darius Adamczyk. Madden succeeds Kate Adams, who decided to leave $HON to become General Counsel at $AAPL.

$MSFT {{ '2017-10-09T13:44:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of increasing the usage of alternative energy for its datacenters, $MSFT inks a partnership with $GE. The tech giant will purchase the 100% of wind energy produced from GE's 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland for 15 years. This deal will support Microsoft's growing cloud services needs in Ireland.

$AAPL {{ '2017-10-06T15:51:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AAPL said Katherine Adams, formerly SVP and general counsel of $HON, will join the company as general counsel and SVP of Legal and Global Security. She will report to CEO Tim Cook and serve on its executive team. The tech giant added that Bruce Sewell, who has served as its general counsel since 2009, will be retiring at 2017-end.

$IBM {{ '2017-10-04T14:26:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM to acquire Vivant Digital business, an Australia based innovation consultancy. Vivant Digital will become a brand name in IBM's IBM iX agency. Vivant CEO Anthony Farah will take role of Digital Strategy & iX Leader for IBM Australia and New Zealand. Deal terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in 4Q17.

$ARRS {{ '2017-10-03T14:45:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As previously announced, $ARRS' agreement to buy $BRCD's Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business from Broadcom is contingent on Broadcom closing its acquisition of Brocade. The refiling of Broadcom's notice with CFIUS delays the closure of $ARRS' deal, but $ARRS remains committed to its acquisition and associated strategy.

$BRCD {{ '2017-10-03T13:54:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD signed an agreement with Extreme Networks to directly divest its data center switching, routing and analytics business. The proposed transaction would be completed in lieu of the sale of that business by Broadcom to Extreme Networks following Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Brocade.

$BRCD {{ '2017-10-03T13:53:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BRCD and Broadcom Ltd. withdrew and re-filed their joint voluntary notice to Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to allow more time for review and discussion with CFIUS in connection with the proposed acquisition of Brocade by Broadcom. $BRCD and Broadcom now expect the acquisition to be completed by Nov. 30, 2017.

$MDRX {{ '2017-10-02T20:28:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDRX closed its acquisition of McKesson Corporation’s hospital and health system IT business, known as the Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business. $MDRX purchased the EIS business for $185MM in cash, subject to an adjustment for net working capital and net debt.

$BBRY {{ '2017-09-28T19:43:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BBRY, which had lost its smartphone market share to $AAPL and Samsung, reported a net income of $19MM in 2Q18 versus a loss of $372MM a year ago, aided by 34% jump in Software and Services revenue. On a per share basis, loss narrowed to $0.07 from the $0.71 loss reported in 2Q17. Revenue plunged 29% to $238MM while non-GAAP EPS stood at $0.05.

$JCOM {{ '2017-09-28T13:53:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JCOM named Vivek Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Shah will succeed Nehemia Zucker, who will be joining OCV Management, LLC as Managing Principal starting on January 1, 2018.

$MDRX {{ '2017-09-28T12:40:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDRX, provider of IT solutions to healthcare firms, has been selected by Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as its future partner for another five consecutive years with an expanded use of Sunrise suite of electronic patient record (EPR) solutions. The contract was signed in 2Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-26T15:11:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT announces the next update for its Office software named Office 2019. This update, which will be released in 2H18, will include the already existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications. Also, Office 2019 is designed for customers who aren't using Microsoft's cloud services. Previews of Office 19 will be shipped in mid-year 2018.

$MSFT {{ '2017-09-26T13:44:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT join hands with $ACN and Avanade to offer advanced cybersecurity solutions. This multiyear, multimillion-dollar partnership will provide cyberdefense solutions to clients to detect, investigate and respond to cyberthreats. In 2017, Accenture and Avanade have been named as Microsoft Alliance SI Partner of the Year, for the 10th year in a row.

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