$AVG (AVG Technologies N.V.)

$AVG {{ '2016-07-07T15:06:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Avast Software and $AVG said they have entered into purchase agreement in which Avast will offer to buy all of outstanding ordinary shares of $AVG for $25.00 per share in cash, for a total consideration of about $1.3Bil. The Management Board and Supervisory Board of $AVG approved and recommend offer for acceptance to $AVG shareholders.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-18T22:23:11+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$IBM International Business Machines Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$AAPL {{ '2018-01-18T12:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Spurred by the Republican tax reform, $AAPL said it would increase its direct contribution to the US economy to over $350Bil over the next five years. The tech giant expects to invest over $30Bil in capital expenditures in the US during this period and create over 20,000 jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$SSNC {{ '2018-01-11T17:27:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SSNC agreed to buy $DST. $SSNC expects $150MM of run-rate cost savings annually, achieved by 2020. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to its adjusted EPS before synergies, and is expected to result in mid-teens earnings growth in 2019.

$SSNC {{ '2018-01-11T17:26:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SSNC agreed to buy $DST in an all-cash transaction for $84 per share plus assumption of debt, equating to an enterprise value of about $5.4Bil. $SSNC plans to fund the acquisition and refinance existing debt with a combination of debt and equity. Both $SSNC's and $DST's BoD have approved the transaction, and it is expected to close by 3Q18.

$MDRX {{ '2018-01-08T14:39:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MDRX announced a definitive agreement to acquire Practice Fusion, for $100MM in cash, subject to adjustment for working capital and net debt. This transaction is targeted to close in Q1 of calendar 2018. Allscripts intends to fund the purchase price through its existing secured credit facilities and cash balances.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$MDRX {{ '2017-12-18T17:49:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 4Q17, Horizon Health Network and Service New Brunswick extended its contract term with $MDRX through 2024, to further clinical advancements in EHR software and enhance the care experience for patients in its community. The organization has been an Allscripts client for more than two decades.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:33:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL launches its autonomous database as a power move against its archrivals in cloud computing, hoping to catch some market share. $ORCL assures its new autonomous database will cost less and believes that its customers will opt its new database rather than $AMZN's Redshift.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:21:10+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ORCL to deliver the world’s first autonomous database in Jan. 2018. This new technology is expected to dramatically accelerate the growth of PaaS and SaaS businesses and keep database license business strong as well, said the company.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-15T20:10:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite the strength of cloud revenue in 2Q18, $ORCL's cloud growth is forecast to slow in 3Q18 to 21-25% in constant currency. Revenue for Q3 is expected to grow 2-4% with non-GAAP EPS in constant currency ranging between $0.68 and $0.70.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T22:08:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Making up of 16% of the company's overall revenue, $ORCL's cloud revenue came in at $1.5Bil, up 44% YoY. Of that sum, $1.1Bil was attributed to Software as a Service and $396MM to Platform- and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, up 55% and 21%, respectively.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T22:00:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Profit of $ORCL grew 10% YoY in the second quarter of fiscal 2018 as the tech giant continues to focus on growing its could computing business. For the quarter, the company reported earnings of $2.23Bil, or $0.52 per share, on revenue of $9.6Bil, which is up 6%. Excluding certain items, the company's earnings were $0.70 per share, up 14% YoY.

$ORCL {{ '2017-12-14T21:23:00+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ORCL Oracle Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2018 Highlights

$AAPL {{ '2017-12-13T16:14:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Finisar Corp, which makes chips that can power various iPhone features including FaceID, will become the latest beneficiary of $AAPL's $1Bil Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple said it would invest $390MM in the chipmaker, following which, $FNSR shares shot up about 17% in premarket trading.

$DIS {{ '2017-12-08T11:53:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DIS' BoD elected two new directors: Safra Catz, CEO of global-technology leader $ORCL, and Francis deSouza, President and CEO of biotechnology firm $ILMN. The elections of Catz and deSouza are effective Feb. 1, 2018.

$DFS {{ '2017-12-05T21:02:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DFS said its network enables payments for $AAPL's newly launched Apple Pay Cash, which is a virtual debit card that lives within the Apple Wallet app. Apple Pay Cash works on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and later, and Apple Watch.

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