$EPIQ (Epiq Systems, Inc.)

$EPIQ {{ '2016-07-27T17:05:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$EPIQ said its BoD unanimously approved the transaction and recommends that its shareholders vote in favor of transaction. Upon closing of transaction, $EPIQ shareholders will receive $16.50 in cash for each $EPIQ's common share. $EPIQ will become a privately-held company and will be combined with DTI, majority-owned by OMERS.

$STX {{ '2017-07-25T12:57:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$STX’s net income surged 63% to $114MM in 4Q17, despite a 10% fall in revenues. EPS increased to $0.38 from $0.23. On a non-GAAP basis, excluding the impact of special items, net income was $192MM or $0.65 per share. The bottom line growth was supported by increased demand for the company’s storage products.

$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.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T15:18:54+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T14:41:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ITW faced some headwinds from price and costs in 2Q17, primarily the price of steel. The company has made the necessary price adjustments for 2017. $ITW anticipates the pressure on price-costs to moderate in 2H17 and margins to improve going forward on the construction side.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T14:21:06+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2Q17, $ITW’s organic revenue grew 2.6%. Organic growth was positive in all major geographies with North America up 1.4% and international up 4.2%, driven primarily by Europe which was up 3.4% and China which was up 13.3%. Six of the company’s seven segments had positive organic growth.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T13:38:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ITW raised its FY17 EPS guidance by $0.12 at the mid-point. Illinois Tool Works now expects earnings to be in the range of $6.32-6.52 per share, with organic revenue growth of 2-4%. For 3Q17, the company expects earnings to be in the range of $1.57 to $1.67 per share with organic growth of 1 to 3%.

$ITW {{ '2017-07-24T13:36:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ITW's 2Q17 earnings were up 16% to $1.69 per share, with revenue growing 4.9% to $3.6Bil. Operating income of $874MM was up 10% and was the highest quarterly income total in the company’s history. Net income was $587MM, up from $525MM a year ago.

$CSCO {{ '2017-07-24T13:25:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CSCO is partnering with the TIM Group to renew TIM's Optical Packet Metro (OPM) network. TIM's new OPM network will integrate $CSCO’s ASR 9000 technology, which will help TIM to effectively digitize its fixed and mobile line services. The investment is part of TIM's 3-year plan for 2017-2019, and involves an investment of about EUR5Bil.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-21T17:53:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM and University of Alberta published new data in Nature's partner journal Schizophrenia, exhibiting that machine learning algorithms helped predict schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. The technology predicted the severity of some symptoms in schizophrenia patients with significant correlation.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked about the layoff of sales employees that was announced by $MSFT earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella said that the approach is to transform everything that's been done in the company. He added that this transformation is ongoing and has been happening over multiple years.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that Office 365 commercial revenue grew 43%. For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from traditional licensing business. Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded $18.9Bil, up 56%. Two years ago, Microsoft aimed to reach the $20Bil goal in annualized commercial cloud revenue run rate.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects operating expenses to be $8.6-8.7Bil, including about $1Bil from LinkedIn. CapEx is expected to be similar to 4Q17. More Personal Computing segment revenue is expected to be $8.6-8.9Bil and gaming is expected to have the typical seasonality revenue pattern for a pre-holiday quarter.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects Productivity and Business Processes segment's revenue to be $8.1-8.3Bil. Revenue from LinkedIn is expected to be about $1.1Bil. For Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft expects revenue to be $6.9-7.1Bil, helped by double-digit revenue growth across server products and cloud services with strong customer demand for Azure.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $MSFT anticipates that increasing demand for cloud services and healthy renewals will drive a higher annuity mix. Organic Microsoft expenses are expected to grow 3-4%. Also, $MSFT plans to increase the investments in LinkedIn to fuel its strong revenue growth.

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