$PLT (Plantronics, Inc.)

$PLT {{ '2016-03-14T20:22:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Audio communications company $PLT said it has appointed Paul Clark as VP and Managing Director of its Europe and Africa business. Previously, Mr. Clark was in charge of the Northern and Eastern Europe, Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa business. He succeeds Philip Vanhoutte, who will be leaving the company on April 1.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-27T19:39:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PYPL and $AAPL have expanded their iTunes integration enabling customers to buy games, music, movies and in-app purchases with PayPal, on their iPhones and iPads in the Apple App Store, iBooks, Apple Music and iTunes stores in 12 countries including the US, Australia and parts of Europe. This integration is expected to expand in the coming months.

$PYPL {{ '2017-07-27T19:38:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$PYPL's open technology platform has enabled expanded partnerships with $GOOG, $AAPL, $FB and Samsung. In April, $GOOG announced an expansion of its partnership to make it easy for consumers to use PayPal as a payment method in Android Pay in-store, in app and online. $FB also announced additional commerce experiences with PayPal on Messenger.

$VZ {{ '2017-07-27T18:45:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VZ closed Yahoo's operating business deal in 2Q. Post closing, the company formed a media division called Oath, which would include brands like AOL, TechCrunch, HuffPost etc., representing $7Bil in annual revenues, serving 1 billion monthly unique users. $VZ expects to save more than $1Bil in opex through 2020, which includes staff reduction.

$VZ {{ '2017-07-27T18:25:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Wireless segment, which brings in more than 70% of $VZ’s revenues, fell 1.9% to $21.3Bil, while user growth grew modestly to 114.5MM. Retail postpaid churn rate (percentage of subscribers who cancel their service) was flat at 0.94% from last year. The company also added that unsubsidized services account for 75% of its postpaid base.

$VZ {{ '2017-07-27T18:01:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Wireless provider $VZ’s 2Q revenues came in at $30.55Bil vs. $30.53 last year. The company reported a net increase of 614,000 retail postpaid subscribers, including 358,000 phone additions, which is far better from its first ever quarterly net subscriber loss in 1Q17. Growth in subscribers was due to the reintroduction of unlimited data plan.

$VZ {{ '2017-07-27T13:39:53+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$VZ Verizon Communications Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:07:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXN, which supplies chips to $AAPL (iPhone) for charging controller and power management reported strong segment results. Analog revenues increased 18% due to increased production of 300mm wafers, which is 40% cheaper vs 200mm wafers. Embedded Processing revenue grew 15% due to increased revenues from microcontrollers and processors product lines.

$ODP {{ '2017-07-25T14:37:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ODP appointed Janet Schijns, a veteran channel executive from $VZ, in the newly created role of SVP, services - copy, print and tech. Schijns will lead the strategy for copy, print and tech services, focusing on execution and growth.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-29T16:26:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADBE announced new voice analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics Cloud that enable brands to deliver more customer experiences. Through Adobe Analytics Cloud, brands can capture and analyze voice data for all major platforms including $AMZN's Alexa, $AAPL's Siri, $GOOG's Google Assistant, $MSFT's Cortana and Samsung Bixby.

$AAPL {{ '2017-06-29T12:52:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AAPL is all set to open its first store in Taiwan on July 1, bringing Apple’s products, services and in-store experiences to customers in that country for the first time. The new store, Apple Taipei 101, will host new ‘Today at Apple’ programs.

$PLT {{ '2017-06-26T15:46:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Communications company $PLT said it has entered into a partnership with $DLB to provide gamers with the Dolby Atmos audio technology, which offers spatial precision by changing the way developers deal with in-game sound. Atmos-capable gaming consoles will be available in the market later this year.

$ADBE {{ '2017-06-20T21:48:17+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ADBE expects its revenue and EPS to grow sequentially from 3Q17 to 4Q17. Major customer wins in 2Q17 included $BBY, $CSCO, $MS and $VZ. In Experience Cloud business, mobile data transactions grew to 57% of total Adobe Analytics transactions in the recently ended quarter.

$IM {{ '2017-06-20T16:57:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IM has signed an agreement with LearnQuest, an $AAPL authorized global training provider. Under the agreement, Ingram Micro’s Advanced Solutions organization will be able to provide channel partners worldwide access to technical training on Apple products and solutions. The alliance expands Ingram’s global training portfolio.

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