$PLUS (ePlus inc.)

$PLUS {{ '2016-05-26T12:59:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PLUS said its 1Q16 gross profit rose 14%, yielding consolidated GM of 22.4% versus 22% in 1Q15, reflecting changing sales mix in the Technology business. Adjusted EBITDA rose 11.8% to $18.2MM in the quarter.

$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 {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+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.

$INTU {{ '2017-07-20T20:50:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INTU appointed Deborah Liu to its BoD. Liu, currently leads $FB's developer and commerce businesses and has spent the last 15 years in product management. Liu is a seed investor and advisor to many start-ups. She co-founded and is the Board Chair of Women in Product.

$IM {{ '2017-07-20T20:41:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In a bid to boost its cloud platform, $IM has appointed Richard Dufty as SVP of the company’s Global Cloud Platform Group. Tim FitzGerald joins as VP of Cloud Channel Sales, North America, Ingram Micro Cloud. Jason Bystrak, previously head of North America Cloud Channel Sales, is the new executive director, Partner Enablement, Ingram Micro Cloud.

$SNX {{ '2017-07-20T14:11:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Concentrix Corp., a subsidiary of $SNX, agreed to buy Tigerspike. Alex Burke, CEO of Tigerspike, will stay as the leader of Tigerspike and join Concentrix' senior executive staff, reporting to Chris Caldwell, President of Concentrix. It is anticipated that the transaction will close in 3Q17.

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-20T12:48:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In regard with its battle against $AAPL, $QCOM has filed patent infringement complaints against the iPhone maker with both the International Trade Commission and in Federal Court in the US. The ITC investigation is expected to commence in August and the case will be tried next year.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17 $QCOM expects its revenue to be in the range of $5.4-6.2Bil. The company expects its diluted EPS to be about $0.55-0.65 and non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.75-0.85. This guidance does not include QTL revenues related to the sale of $AAPL products by Apple’s contract manufacturers

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:23:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM's 3Q17 results were negatively impacted due to the actions taken by $AAPL's contract manufacturers, who failed to fully report and not pay royalties due on the sales of $AAPL products. Due to this the company did not provide certain metrics of its QTL business, which include total device sales and related estimated ranges of device shipment.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:08:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM, that is facing several litigation issues, posted 40% drop in 3Q17 earnings, mainly due to the bitter legal battle with $AAPL, who did not report and pay royalties. Revenues fell 11% YoY to $5.4Bil. Net income were $0.9Bil, or $0.58 per share, down 40% from $1.4Bil, or $0.97 per share in 3Q16. Excluding items, $QCOM earned $0.83 per share.

$EQIX {{ '2017-07-19T18:55:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EQIX announced the appointment of Charles Meyers to the position of President of Strategy, Services and Innovation effective August 1.

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-19T12:49:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Isabel Ge Mahe, VP of Wireless Technologies, has been named $AAPL's VP and MD of Greater China business, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. In this newly created role, Ge Mahe will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team. She will assume her new role, based in Shanghai, later this summer.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

$CAR {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Car Rental operator $CAR said it has integrated $AMZN’s voice platform Alexa to allow travelers to book and manage car rental reservations with ease.  Avis is the first car rental company to offer the service.

$EQIX {{ '2017-07-13T12:39:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EQIX plans to invest $42MM to expand its SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre to meet the rising demand for additional capacity and interconnection services. The expansion is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

$IT {{ '2017-07-13T12:15:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

According to preliminary results by $IT, Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1MM units in 2Q17, a 4.3% decline from last year. Shipments in 2Q17 were the lowest quarter volume since 2007. $HPQ reclaimed the top position from Lenovo in the worldwide PC market in 2Q17, followed by $DELL and $AAPL succeeding in third and fourth place.

$AMZN {{ '2017-07-12T13:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMZN said on Prime Day 2017, held on July 11, sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Prime Day 2017 event grew by more than 60% compared to 2016, and sales growth by small businesses and entrepreneurs was even higher. Purchases made on Prime Day 2017 were more than 50% higher than the prior year.

$PTC {{ '2017-07-12T11:58:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PTC, a provider of IoT technology, and $TECHM have launched an Industrial Internet of Things Center of Excellence at Tech Mahindra's headquarters in Bangalore, India. Tech Mahindra is outfitting the facility with offerings from the PTC technology portfolio. The facility showcases technology that businesses can utilize for digital transformation.

$INTU {{ '2017-07-11T12:53:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Financial management solutions provider $INTU has joined hands with jewelry firm Stella & Dot to provide online accounting service QuickBooks Self-Employed to the latter. Under the partnership, Stella & Dot’s independent business owners in the US and Canada will be able to use the service for managing their finances and tax obligations.

$EQIX {{ '2017-07-11T11:48:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EQIX announced the eighth phase expansion of its SG2 International Business Exchange data center in Singapore. With a total capital investment of $41.8MM, this expansion will add 1,400 cabinets and 47,666 square feet of colocation space, bringing the total operational capacity of the data center to 6,300 cabinets.

$TECD {{ '2017-07-10T17:40:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TECD will offer a complete solution that integrates the new Microsoft 365 Business with its own Small Business Cloud Server offering, which runs on Microsoft Azure, to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with an ideal platform for digital transformation.

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