$TREE (LendingTree, Inc.)

$TREE {{ '2016-06-29T19:29:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Online loan marketplace $TREE said mortgage rates offered by lenders on its network have fallen 14BP since the UK voted to leave the EU. $TREE has seen a substantial increase in refinance requests as the market reaction to Brexit is driving down mortgage rates. The requests for purchase mortgage loans have also increased since the Brexit news.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-09-21T18:17:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Putting speculations to rest, $GOOGL agreed to acquire a part of the engineering team of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC Corp. for $1.1Bil in cash. The search giant intends to leverage the expertise of the HTC employees, most of whom were part of its Pixel project. Google will also receive a non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property.

$ICE {{ '2017-09-20T22:33:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ICE said the American Depositary Shares of BEST Inc., a Chinese supply chain technology firm, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BSTI. The company raised $450MM in gross proceeds and is the largest US IPO of a Chinese firm YTD. GTS is the NYSE Designated Market Maker (DMM) for the company’s shares.

$XL {{ '2017-09-20T15:18:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

XL Catlin's insurance operation in Iberia announced new local underwriting capabilities with the appointment of Santiago Herrero as Head of Political Risk, Credit & Bond (PRCB), Iberia. Herrero will be based in Madrid and report to Dan Riordan, XL Catlin's Global Head of PRCB. XL Catlin is part of $XL.

$XL {{ '2017-09-19T14:58:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance firm $XL has decided to move XL Insurance Company, its principal European Union insurance company, from the UK to Ireland in 2018 in response to Brexit. The measure is expected to allow clients and brokers to benefit from continuity of service through the company’s branch network in Europe.

$TREE {{ '2017-09-19T14:35:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TREE has acquired certain assets of Snap Capital LLC, a tech-enabled online platform connecting business owners with lenders. The acquisition purchase has a possible total consideration of $21MM, which consists of $12MM in cash at closing, and contingent consideration payments of up to $9MM.

$XL {{ '2017-09-13T20:33:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XL said XL Catlin's insurance operations appointed Roman Mosli as Underwriting Manager Casualty, Switzerland, Insurance. Mosli replaces Michael Rusch who steps down from his role as Underwriting Manager Casualty Switzerland, Insurance, effective immediately, in order to fully focus on his role as Country Manager Switzerland, Insurance.

$SPGI {{ '2017-09-12T12:37:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SPGI, a data provider to the capital and commodity markets, has taken a minority stake in Algomi, a fintech company, with offices in New York, Hong Kong and London. Algomi is the second minority fintech investment this year for S&P Global, following its stake in Kensho. S&P Global will have a seat on the Algomi BoD. Financial details are awaited.

$ICE {{ '2017-09-06T15:58:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ICE has named Stuart Williams as President of ICE Futures Europe and Timothy J. Bowler as President of ICE Benchmark Administration, both effective Oct. 2017. Williams will assume the role following David Peniket’s retirement, and Bowler will succeed Finbarr Hutcheson. Hutcheson succeeds Paul Swann, President, ICE Clear Europe, on his retirement.

$AAPL {{ '2017-08-31T18:03:26+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Smartphone shipment growth 2017-2021 AlphaGraphic $AAPL $GOOG

$TREE {{ '2017-08-30T20:21:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TREE announced two key promotions in its leadership team. The company promoted J.D. Moriarty, currently SVP of Corporate Development, to the position of CFO. Gabe Dalporto, who currently serves as company's CFO and Chief Marketing Officer has been elected to the company's BoD.

$MSFT {{ '2017-08-30T18:25:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $AMZN enters into a partnership to integrate their digital voice assistants Cortana and Alexa respectively. Microsoft will be able to activate Amazon's Alexa and Alexa will be integrated with Microsoft's Cortana. The two other notable digital voice assistants are $AAPL's SIRI and $GOOG's Google Assistant.

$XL {{ '2017-08-29T12:26:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XL said XL Catlin’s Broker & Client Management is expanding their team in the US with the addition of Arden Young as its new Client Distribution Leader. Young joins XL Catlin from Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. where he most recently served as VP for business development.

$WMT {{ '2017-08-23T14:15:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In a historic partnership, $WMT has joined hands with $GOOGL $GOOG to offer voice-activated shopping experience to customers. Under the partnership – a strategy clearly aimed at countering the dominance of $AMZN in the online marketplace – thousands of items will be made available for voice-shopping through Google Assistant, beginning next month.

$NLSN {{ '2017-08-15T13:11:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NLSN said it will begin crediting video content distributed on $FB, Hulu and $GOOG's YouTube in Digital Content Ratings. Through this capability, participating TV and digital publisher clients can now capture incremental viewing of their content within their reported audience numbers.

$FB {{ '2017-08-14T17:57:03+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

According to eMarketer, US mobile ad market spend is expected to touch $58Bil in 2017. $FB and $GOOGL command 57% of the digital market, while $SNAP holds a paltry 1.3%. In order to increase its share, $SNAP launched Ad Manager, which helps advertisers to manage their campaigns end-to-end. 60% of ads are delivered through this platform in 2Q17.

$ICE {{ '2017-08-11T12:30:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ICE has priced an underwritten public offering of $1Bil in new senior notes, comprising $500MM in aggregate principal amount of 2.35% senior notes due 2022 and $500MM in aggregate principal amount of 3.10% senior notes due 2027. The offering is expected to close on Aug 17, 2017. $ICE intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

$AAPL {{ '2017-08-10T20:05:40+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Tech Titans - Facts and Figures: Performance in 2Q17 $AAPL $FB $MSFT $GOOGL $AMZN $INTC

$MCO {{ '2017-08-10T13:55:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCO completed the acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a provider of business intelligence. Starting today, $MCO’s financial results will include Bureau van Dijk’s operations. $MCO expects to provide updated full year 2017 guidance, inclusive of the impact of Bureau van Dijk, in its 3Q17 earnings release.

$ICE {{ '2017-08-03T20:03:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ICE has announced a $0.20 per share dividend for 3Q17. The dividend is payable on Sept. 29, 2017 to stockholders of record as on Sept. 15, 2017. The ex-dividend date is Sept. 13, 2017.

$XL {{ '2017-08-01T14:48:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Insurance company $XL has named David Watts VP and Aviation Manager, Canada. Earlier, Watts served Boston Marks London as CEO. Stephanie Hope was appointed as Aviation Underwriter, Calgary. Most recently, Hope served Charles Taylor as Loss Adjuster. In addition, the company appointed Timothy Bartos as VP/Senior Underwriter, New York.

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